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What appears to be Valve’s 2012 Employee Handbook has crept onto the web, and it’s just as insightful to read as that incredible blog by Michael Abrash from last week. It’s a rare, detailed self-description of the company that includes mantras like “We are all stewards of our long-term relationship with our customers,” policies like “Nobody has ever been fired at Valve for making a mistake. It wouldn’t make sense for us to operate that way,” and expressions of Valve’s independence that include “Fortunately, we don’t have to make growth decisions based on any external pressures—only our own business goals.”

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Edited by Oneironaut - 4/21/12 at 10:23am
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Gotta love valve!

edit- after reading more, I envy anyone who works for valve.
Edited by bulmung - 4/21/12 at 10:31am
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Define "leaked".
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This is exactly why I appreciate a company like Valve over other game companies.

Also explains Valve time so to say, and why it exists. tongue.gif
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Page 22, 2nd picture. The t-shirt.
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A very unique company i would say. I really like their way of working.
I hope the future is very bright for Valve.

Organizational charts:
Gabe > everyone > Chet

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Go to page 19 and see Valve's Timeline.

Look at year 2012: Q1: New employee handbook rolls off press.
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I remember reading in an old interview with Gabe that if Valve hires you, your on your own. No one really tells you what to do, they trust you enough to just let you do it. Pretty cool.
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Wow, a fascinating read.

Check out graphic 2 on page 23.
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Haha! That's awesome!
     
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