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Update: A Valve representative confirmed to Game Informer this handbook is legitimate.
We got some insight into the inner workings of Valve last week when employee Michael Abrash posted a blog discusses the company's odd structure, and now we get to see a lot more.
Originating on Flamhaus.com, a PDF version of Valve's employee handbook appeared online. It could be a total fake, but if it is then it is a very good one complete with illustrations. If it is real, then I would direct your attention to page 22 where you can see a guy wearing a Half-Life 3 shirt! It probably doesn't mean anything, but any Half-Life news is news. And I mean literally anything.
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I'll make sure to check it out. My dream is to work at Valve one day.
I'm calling it. This is all an elaborate troll joke by Gabe to get people excited about Half-Life 3.
At least employees knows Valve care. . . in a weird way, but they care.
I wish I could work there.
The concept of their business ethics explains why Valve games take so long to come out, but also explains why they are so good when they do.
Valve looks like an amazing place to work. The handbook has a fantastic sense of humor. You wont find this sense of humor working at a restaurant :/
Now that is awesome.
After reading about half of that handbook, I have to wonder how many other companies would have more success and better employee morale if run similarly. I don't find it odd at all. It's refreshing, and if I were talented enough to work in the industry I'd want to be at Valve.
Youre self fund company, and you chairs with wheels? Valve sounds AWESOME!!