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A Thinking Ape Overview

Vancouver, BC
51 to 200 employees
2008
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

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Surrounded by mountains and water in beautiful Vancouver, BC, we are smart people who like smart people. We create mobile games with a social core that engage players and provoke us with creative new problems.<br/><br/>When we set out to make great games with massive ... Read more

Mission: Surrounded by mountains and water in beautiful Vancouver, BC, we are smart people who like smart people. We create mobile games with a social core that engage players and provoke us with creative new problems.<br/><br/>When we set out to make great games with massive

A Thinking Ape Reviews

  • "Above and Beyond everything I expected"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Artist
    Current Employee - Game Artist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A Thinking Ape full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -They really care about your well being here
    -Everyone is clearly passionate about the work they do
    -Management is very warm and approachable
    -You have a lot of ownership over your work

    Cons

    Because of the company's massive growth over the past year, documentation for new employees hasn't been able to keep up. However, this isn't an insurmountable issue because everyone is so willing to help you directly.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing!

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A Thinking Ape Photos

A Thinking Ape photo of: Work hard, play hard! We've always got games and snacks on deck to keep our team fuelled. (Photo: Techvibes)
A Thinking Ape photo of: Our studio is just a handful of pedal strokes from a bunch of major cycling routes. (Photo: Techvibes)
A Thinking Ape photo of: Our banana obsession is a very, very real thing. Call us cliché! (Photo: Techvibes)
A Thinking Ape photo of: The hallway that leads to our workstations features our mission statement on one side and our core values on the other. (Photo: Techvibes)
A Thinking Ape photo of: Welcome to ATA! (Photo: Techvibes)
A Thinking Ape photo of: Our largest boardroom, officially named Hot Tub Room. Actual hot tub not included.
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A Thinking Ape Interviews

Experience

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    Junior Motion Graphics Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at A Thinking Ape (Vancouver, BC) in May 2019.

    Interview

    I got a response 3 days after applying, I had actually spoken to a few people at their booth at a job fair which was how I found out about the position. First I had a phone interview that went for around 30 minutes. We discussed the position and the company. Immediately after my interview I was sent an art test as discussed on the phone. I took a week to complete my test and got a response via email asking for a final interview at the studio. Everyone was very responsive and friendly which made the process enjoyable and less daunting. My final interview went for an hour and a half and was split into 2 interviews. The first part focused on the technical side of the position and the second part was more to see how I would fit within the company and how my core values aligns with ATA. Unfortunately, I didn't get the job but when I got the rejection email they gave me a bit of feedback about my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one team project you worked on that failed or didn't meet your expectations?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • You&#039;re probably aware that we&#039;re pretty proud of the culture here at ATA. Yes, we&#039;re guilty of shouting and bragging about it whenever possible. But, it&#039;s always hugely rewarding when we get external recognition for the awesome workplace environment we&#039;ve created. That&#039;s why we&#039;re absolutely over the moon to be featured on the first-ever list for Best Workplaces™ in Technology in Canada. Congrats to all our fellow winners! #thisisata #bestworkplaces #techculture http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0cN

    Best Workplaces in Technology 2019

    Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ in Technology. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and work primarily in the technology sector. We ranked the best based on employee responses to our Trust Index survey.

  • We&#039;ve been listed as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness, 2019! The health and wellness of our team is something that we&#039;re very conscious of and we&#039;re committed to ensuring they have the resources available to look after their physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. Check out some of the benefits we offer our team below; ✔️ Unlimited sick days, for when you need to take time to reset. ✔️ Access to a network of mental health professionals through our Employee and Family Assistance Program. ✔️ An extended health plan with access to registered counsellors and psychologists. ✔️ An annual fitness fund. ✔️ Mental health in the workplace training for our leadership team. ✔️ Weekly in-house yoga and a monthly visit from a registered massage therapist. #thisisata #mentalwellness #bestworkplaces http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM94x

    Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness 2019

    Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the list of Canada's Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness for 2019. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and at least 80% of employees must agree their workplace is psychologically and emotionally healthy.

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A Thinking Ape Awards & Accolades

  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year, EY Entrepreneur of the Year®, 2012
  • Empact100, Empact100, 2012
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