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Valve Handbook LowRes

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HANDBOOK FOR NEW EMPLOYEES
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HANDBOOK FOR NEW EMPLOYEES
 A earless adventurein knowing what to do when no one’s theretelling you what to do
FIRST EDITION
2012
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Dedicated to the amilieso all Valve employees.Thank you or helping us makesuch an incredible place.
Table o Contents
 
Preace
.....................................................vii
How to Use This Book
.........................................viii 
Part 1: Welcome to Valve
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1
 
 Your First Day Valve Facts That MatterWelcome to Flatland
 
Part 2: Settling In
....................................................7Your First MonthWhat to Work On Why do I need to pick my own projects?, But how do I decide which things to work on?, How do I nd out what projects are under way?, Short-term vs. long-term goals, What about all the things that I’m not getting done?, How does Valve decide what to work on? Can I be included the next time Valve isdeciding X?Teams, Hours, and the OceCabals, Team leads, Structure happens, Hours, The oceRisksWhat i I screw up?, But what i we ALL screw up?
 
Part 3: How Am I Doing?
............................................25Your Peers and Your PerormancePeer reviews, Stack ranking (and compensation)
 
Part 4: Choose Your Own Adventure
..................................35 Your First Six MonthsRoles, Advancement vs. growth, Putting more tools in your toolbox
 
Part 5: Valve Is Growing 
.............................................41 Your Most Important RoleHiring, Why is hiring well so important at Valve?, How do we choosethe right people to hire?, We value “T-shaped” people, We’re lookingor people stronger than ourselves, Hiring is undamentally the sameacross all disciplines
 
Part 6: Epilogue
....................................................51What Is Valve
Not 
Good At?What Happens When All This Stu Doesn’t Work?Where Will You Take Us?
 
Glossary 
............................................................55

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