Work at Valve

I’m reading the Valve Handbook, which got leaked to the public earlier this year.

It’s describing a perfect work environment for shipping high quality products (games) like pearls on a string, and how they do it without bosses and managers!

If (when!) our game studio starts to make money, the items described in the handbook would resemble what our studio would look like with employees.


  • No bosses or managers.
  • Do what you want and do it well.
  • Own gym and get paid to use it.
  • Normal working hours.
  • Family friendly.
  • Yearly company vacation with family.
  • And; WFH. Working From Home (what to do if a single snowflake falls out of the sky).

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Professional Software Developer, doing mostly C++. Connect with Kent on Twitter.

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