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returntothepit >> discuss >> i have the best job in the world by lady_czerach on May 30,2008 3:56pm
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toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at May 30,2008 3:56pm
And you can, too!

Harmonix (developers of Guitar Hero I and II, and Rock Band) is hiring!

We're currently having a little contest here at work to see who can refer the most people, so if you think you have what it takes to work here (or simply love video games, art, music and/or coding), please send me an email with your name, your current position and best way to reach you (phone or email - though phone is better).

Someone from Harmonix will give you a call and just let you know that we're hiring and what positions are open. This is not an instant job offer - the call will be mostly informative with no commitment and no pressure. But seriously, we get free food and drinks, ride around on scooters all day and party a lot. Who wouldn't want to work here?

If you think you (or someone you know) might be interested in working for the best company ever, please, PLEASE send me an email. It doesn't even have to be for right now. We're always hiring, so if you think maybe later on in life you'd consider it, that counts, too!

Thanks! Sorry for the cheesy post - I really want to win!

-LadyC
jessica.smith at harmonixmusic dot com



toggletoggle post by W3 nli at May 30,2008 3:57pm
umm are they hiring in the Bay Area



toggletoggle post by aril at May 30,2008 4:00pm
is this for real because that would be a cool jorb



toggletoggle post by FuckIsMySignature at May 30,2008 4:01pm
sounds cool ... i dont know if i'd wanna deal with the commute to Boston though



toggletoggle post by W3 nli at May 30,2008 4:01pm
aril said[orig][quote]
is this for real because that would be a cool jorb


yeah its for real



toggletoggle post by anonymonster at May 30,2008 4:05pm
Emailing when I get home. I'm sick of working temp positions.



toggletoggle post by xanonymousx at May 30,2008 4:06pm
this would be awesome!
i am looking for a new summer job!
email sent. please give me a call when you have a chance... if i dont pick up its cause im at work.



toggletoggle post by aril at May 30,2008 4:06pm
What's the pay???



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at May 30,2008 4:14pm
aril said[orig][quote]
What's the pay???


Pay depends on the position and your experience. Oh, and we're in Central Square in Cambridge, right by the Middle East.

Thanks for the emails so far



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at May 30,2008 4:15pm
W3%20nli said[orig][quote]
umm are they hiring in the Bay Area


What the fuck are you doing out there??



toggletoggle post by aril at May 30,2008 4:16pm
i'm interested only because i don't like my current job. but if the pay is sub 45-50k, then no thanks!



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at May 30,2008 4:16pm
aril said[orig][quote]
i'm interested only because i don't like my current job. but if the pay is sub 45-50k, then no thanks!


What kind of position are you looking for? Programming?



toggletoggle post by aril at May 30,2008 4:19pm
anything, really. i briefly assisted in the design for a computer game but eventually moved over to the music part of it. i'm not a programmer though.



toggletoggle post by W3 nli at May 30,2008 4:19pm
lady_czerach said[orig][quote]
W3%20nli said[orig][quote]
umm are they hiring in the Bay Area


What the fuck are you doing out there??


living the life of traveling gypsy musician of course.

now make with the employment or the cupcake gets it.



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at May 30,2008 4:28pm
aril said[orig][quote]
anything, really. i briefly assisted in the design for a computer game but eventually moved over to the music part of it. i'm not a programmer though.


Design? That's awesome. We're also hiring audio engineers. I have no idea what the other departments pay, but I do know that we pay more than other gaming companies. If you want to email me your info, the person who calls you can definitely answer those questions.



toggletoggle post by dreadkill  at May 30,2008 4:29pm
jess, i'm going to email you when i get home. i'm going to need a new job in a couple weeks, so i definitely want to check out harmonix.



toggletoggle post by RichHorror  at May 30,2008 4:32pm
I e-mailed you even though I'm not qualified to do anything at your job.



toggletoggle post by FuckIsMySignature at May 30,2008 4:33pm edited May 30,2008 4:33pm
i have a job right now but this does sound exciting - i will be emailing you from the address Farbeyonddrivn@yahoo.com



toggletoggle post by thuringwethil at the library at May 30,2008 4:39pm
do they need sassy gamer librarians?



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2008 4:40pm
GH and RB are from the same company? i did not know that.



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at May 30,2008 4:43pm
the_reverend said[orig][quote]
GH and RB are from the same company? i did not know that.


Just GH I, II and "Rocks the 80s". The other GHs are from Activision.



toggletoggle post by sxealex   at May 30,2008 4:53pm
they made dance dance revolution too... no?



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at May 30,2008 4:57pm
sxealex said[orig][quote]
they made dance dance revolution too... no?


No sir. But we made Frequency, Amplitude, Eye-Toy: Anti-Grav and Phase (for the iPod).



toggletoggle post by DrewBlood   at May 30,2008 5:37pm
my friend forty works there. do you guys need any industrial engineers or supply chain managers? if so, im your guy.



toggletoggle post by blue  at May 30,2008 5:39pm
in 6 months i may be interested in this.



toggletoggle post by succubus  at May 30,2008 5:42pm
Go Lady C!
good luck with referrals!
<3



toggletoggle post by benfo at May 31,2008 1:00am
Word. I need a new job.



toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at May 31,2008 2:03pm
I sent my resume in there a couple months ago. the position I was going for may have been out of my league though. my sister's boyfriend works there. surprised to hear that you work there too!



toggletoggle post by ladyC at May 31,2008 6:31pm
Hey Mike! What position did you apply for? And who is your sister's boyfriend?



toggletoggle post by christopher at May 31,2008 9:42pm
there wouldn't be possible internship/part time work avaialble in the fall?

I need to get a job when I move into Boston this August.



toggletoggle post by ladyC at May 31,2008 9:59pm
There are interns at the company but I don't know if we need more. You should email me your info anyway!



toggletoggle post by Joshtruction   at May 31,2008 10:37pm
fuck me running. this sounds cool as hell. I'd do anything from audio engineering, video editing, testing, all the way down to being a janitorial engineer haha. I'll email my 100% terrible resume later.



toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at Jun 2,2008 5:36pm
ladyC said[orig][quote]
Hey Mike! What position did you apply for? And who is your sister's boyfriend?


Hey Jess, I just sent you an email with the details.

And to anybody else who might be interested in reading... my sis's boyfriend is a Composer / Sound Designer there. He programs music into the games. He loves it and he says it's absolutely great company to work for. So I'd recommend people take advantage of this opportunity.

It's awesome that Jess is doing this.



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 2,2008 5:54pm
talk to your sis' bf for me! that would be my dream job. i've been writing videogame type music since the mid 90s and did it for an Independent Game Developer for a little while!



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at Jun 3,2008 10:55am
So here's the deal for people sending me resumes... please apply directly through the website at http://jobs.harmonixmusic.com. They don't want me handing them resumes anymore. There's a "referred by" drop-down box where you can enter my name.

Thanks so much



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 3,2008 11:00am
would you prefer if we applied that way or was emailing you just okay? i mean, if someone contacts me, i'd send my resume no prob



toggletoggle post by anonymonster at Jun 3,2008 11:40am
lady_czerach said[orig][quote]
So here's the deal for people sending me resumes... please apply directly through the website at http://jobs.harmonixmusic.com. They don't want me handing them resumes anymore. There's a "referred by" drop-down box where you can enter my name.

Thanks so much


I figured as much so I did this yesterday. Thanks for the heads up!



toggletoggle post by xmikex at Jun 3,2008 11:47am
How flexible would you say they are on the qualifications for some of these jobs? I've got a bunch of experience in film/video editing, with motion graphics production, but no significant background in programming, or art. Is it worth sending in a resume?



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at Jun 3,2008 2:32pm
I'd say it never hurts to apply. Those will college degrees are highly favored, but they always consider hardcore gamers and other self-taught skills as long as they're relevant. Being a musician is a definite plus, too.

Every department is hiring. There's a need for artists, game programmers, web programmers, PR/community, production, admins, IT, and game and web QA testers.

@aril: I already submitted your name so you will be receiving a phone call either way. Anyone who gave me their contact info will absolutely be contacted. I have no idea how they're handling the resume submissions, but the best bet is probably to do both.



toggletoggle post by Yeti at Jun 3,2008 3:16pm
i thought this was going to be about the Mythbusters. they definitely have the best job ever.



toggletoggle post by DYA / NLI at Jun 3,2008 4:21pm
I probably need to think about this. So far, musician, IT d00d, gamer - checks all across the board.



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 9,2008 11:46am
no phone call / email yet!!!



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at Jun 9,2008 11:53am
The contest is going until June 27th. I'm not sure when the phone calls/emails start.



toggletoggle post by dreadkill  at Jun 9,2008 11:56am
i need to contact you this week about this, since my job ends this week. i've been so busy adjusting to being a dad, so i haven't done anything job search-wise.



toggletoggle post by Mess at Jun 9,2008 11:56am
i have an interview at 1pm today. i'll be loading and unloading trucks, 8 hours a day. you better believe a few of those boxes will just happen to "fall off the truck" if you know what i mean. fuck this life.



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 9,2008 11:57am
BIG adjustment for being a dad. I second that.



toggletoggle post by DrewBlood@Work at Jun 9,2008 1:18pm
fuck it, im applying too!



toggletoggle post by DOM_nli at Jun 10,2008 3:08am
Now if only they'll learn how to get back to people, applying might actually work!



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 24,2008 10:43am
need an update on this soon. i got a job interview on thursday but I don't think I'm going to get it. The contest ends this week, right?



toggletoggle post by ladyC at Jun 24,2008 11:42am
Yes, the contest ends this Friday. But like I mentioned in the original post, this isn't a job offer. So don't turn down other opportunities while you wait for HMX to contact you. Email me if you need more info. I'm not sure what kind of update you're looking for.



toggletoggle post by the_taste_of_cigarettes  at Jun 24,2008 11:55am edited Jun 24,2008 11:55am
Amazing facilities, great staff, cool work environment. Free beverages and Friday lunches, plus you're within one block of the best coffee house around? Fuck yeah.

Too bad Eric stopped getting back to me, I could have rocked the audio department's world.



toggletoggle post by secthammer at Jun 24,2008 12:04pm
I'm currently going to NEIA for audio production at the moment and am going to need to an internship, do you guys take interns?



toggletoggle post by ladyC at Jun 24,2008 12:19pm
Yep! We love interns.



toggletoggle post by dreadkill  at Jun 24,2008 12:45pm
i still need to get on the ball and do this. i need a job really bad. i've been so busy with my kid and not sleeping that i haven't made the time to apply for jobs. i need to get on it today.



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 24,2008 12:47pm
no update - just making sure this was still on!



toggletoggle post by dreadkill  at Jun 24,2008 3:49pm
i just applied



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 24,2008 4:03pm
wait, dreadkill (ken, right?), you graduated from UMD, right? what degree, I'll see if I can get you some stuff up here in Boston.



toggletoggle post by dreadkill  at Jun 24,2008 4:20pm
thanks, man. yeah, i'm ken and you are jim (if i'm not mistaken)? i have a masters in digital multimedia and a bachelor's in graphic design and digital multimedia (or electronic imaging as it was called until last year) from umd. i'd be grateful for any job leads or connections you have. i really appreciate the help.



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 24,2008 4:25pm
well, there's this temporary staffing firm called Manning Associates that will get your working temp ASAP (literally next day). but you'll be stuck doing something you probably won't like, like insurance or finance. as far as your field goes, I would highly recommend bbboston.org . Bookbuilders of Boston - my bud jared graduated with graphic design a few years ago and got a job asap through that page.



toggletoggle post by dreadkill  at Jun 24,2008 4:32pm
awesome, thanks for that link. i'll check them out. i usually just use craigslist and creative hotlist, but i don't always get results. i'll check out manning too.



toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at Jun 24,2008 5:29pm
Update for me: After 3 months, they finally got in touch with me for an interview. Unfortunately, that was on day 3 of my new job. LOLZ FAIL :(



toggletoggle post by hyper_sludge at Jun 24,2008 8:07pm
so everyone is still unemployed?



toggletoggle post by ladyC at Jun 24,2008 8:37pm
Oh noes! You should come in for the interview anyway!



toggletoggle post by xanonymousx at Jun 24,2008 8:40pm
secthammer said[orig][quote]
I'm currently going to NEIA for audio production at the moment and am going to need to an internship, do you guys take interns?


i was going to go there but the guy who interviewed me turned me off, and told me to go to a school like umass lowell instead.



toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at Jun 25,2008 12:38am
ladyC said[orig][quote]
Oh noes! You should come in for the interview anyway!


I know, I tried to coordinate something but I couldn't get the time off from my new job. I didn't want to jeopardize my new gig. SUCKS. :(



toggletoggle post by secthammer at Jun 25,2008 7:16am
ladyC said[orig][quote]
Yep! We love interns.


What information would you guys like for such interns?



toggletoggle post by ladyC at Jun 25,2008 9:14am
secthammer said[orig][quote]
ladyC said[orig][quote]
Yep! We love interns.


What information would you guys like for such interns?


You'll need to apply through the website with a resume and cover letter. Just specify that you're looking for an internship.

http://jobs.harmonixmusic.com



toggletoggle post by ladyC at Jun 25,2008 12:38pm
By the way, is there anyone here who has never played Rock Band (or can only play on easy)? We're looking for playtesters to come in during the evening to eat pizza and give us feedback.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 25,2008 12:50pm
i have never touched it. played GH3 twice and sucked.



toggletoggle post by ladyC at Jun 25,2008 12:52pm
Do you want to come in? It's pretty much any night after 6pm.



toggletoggle post by ladyC at Jun 25,2008 1:01pm
actually i just made a new thread. i guess these things start at 4.



toggletoggle post by aril at Jun 30,2008 12:22pm
okay, cool.
the competition should be over now.
still waiting to be contacted. should I send my resume to double-it-up?



toggletoggle post by lady_czerach  at Jun 30,2008 12:38pm
Definitely send your resume if you're serious about a job. Just put my name in the "referred by" field.



toggletoggle post by ernie at Jul 3,2008 2:58am
i need a job. a blow job. you ladies can send your resume in person at my place for a garanteed insta-job. this call will be mostly informative with no commitment and no pressure. call me 518 743 9678
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toggletoggle post by xanonymousx at Jul 14,2008 11:05pm
hey i'm just wondering if they started to call people yet?



toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at Jul 15,2008 12:03am
They contacted me, but I put my resume in in early march.



toggletoggle post by xanonymousx at Jul 15,2008 12:06am
hmmmm yeah i know i may not get a call i'm just wondering.



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