Valve Employee Handbook is Refreshingly Honest

Maximum PC Staff

Have you ever wondered what everyday life is like for the average worker at Valve? As a privately held company they tend to be a bit overly secretive, and as such we know surprisingly little about what they do all day. Aside from tormenting us with silence over Half-Life 3, it turns out new employees actually get issued a handbook on what to do “when no one’s there telling you what to do” .

The handbook includes a great run down on the values and principles that we’ve all come to know and love, but also details an impressively honest admission of the things they aren’t so good at (p. 52). Also included is instructions on what to do “if we all screw up” (p.23).

We didn’t see anything pertaining to what to do in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, so we can only assume this is a working draft. For Valve fans, this is a must read.

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