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A Thinking Ape Overview

Vancouver, BC
51 to 200 employees
2008
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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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.

When we set out to make great games with massive ... Read more

Mission: We build communities.

Our vision is to build and create online communities and technologies that change how people socialize and play on mobile devices.

A Thinking Ape Reviews

  • "A Company That Cares"

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

    Pros

    So many pros for this company!
    - The Founders, Directors, and Leads care about the people of ATA and strive to create a healthy and inclusive work space where everyone can be themselves and do their best work.
    - Flexible work hours: Incredible work life balance
    - Extreme ownership / freedom on projects.
    - Support and resources from various sources (team leads, annual professional development budget, studio library, company wiki etc.)
    - Perks: studio snacks, weekly catered lunch, monthly celebrations, monthly in-studio massage clinic, annual fitness benefits, active design open workspace, dogs allowed, games room, patio parties, the list goes on.
    - Fun, super smart people to work with everyday!
    - ATA is a company that lives true to the company core values.

    Cons

    Obviously, as the company has grown over the last year there are certain pain points that come with many new hires coming onboard. However, it’s clear that the leadership team has been very proactive in addressing these issues and adapting to protect the amazing culture in the studio.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work!

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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

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at A Thinking Ape (Vancouver, BC).

    Interview

    Phone interview from HR about basic personality. Followed up by an hour technical in person interview and finally two more technical interviews with a lunch interview in between.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement a function that returns true if the given input string matches the given regular expresion. The regular expresion will only contain (part a) '^', and '$'; (part b) '.' and (part c) '*' characters.   Answer Question
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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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