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San Francisco, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
Jam City
2009
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
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TinyCo, a Jam City-owned Company, is a San Francisco studio at the forefront of bringing the world’s most popular entertainment franchises to mobile games. Our titles, including Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff and Marvel Avengers Academy, have been downloaded more than ... Read more

Mission: Make millions of people happy 5 minutes at a time.

TinyCo Reviews

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    "Great company, maybe lacking in direction"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TinyCo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've had the pleasure of working with. Everyone was respectful, everyone had a ton of fun, and there were plenty of opportunities to learn at regularly scheduled "learning lunches." Individual employees were given a lot of freedom in both how to accomplish the tasks they were given and the manner in which they worked, as long as those freedoms were not abused.

    Cons

    No clear sense of how to transition out of traditional mobile "decoration" games from management. No game designers were on staff when I was there, and after a series of layoffs employee morale took quite a hit.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to accept the risk that a creative industry necessitates, and trust that you've hired smart people who are capable and will do their job to the best of their ability.

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TinyCo Photos

TinyCo photo of: Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystical Arts of Animation
TinyCo photo of: What can we say... We Love to Eat! Here's our spread of Snacks from Around the World!
TinyCo photo of: We've Got Lots of "Stuff"! Bring Your Stuffed Animal to Work Day!
TinyCo photo of: Cadets! Attention! Bring Your Kids to Work Day 2017. Themed for our Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow Launch.
TinyCo photo of: Jam City (SF) Art Show @ TinyCo
TinyCo photo of: It's a Dog's Day! Special Treat Bags for our TinyFriends. :)
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TinyCo Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at TinyCo in December 2017.

    Interview

    I spoke with a Recruiter who described the company and discussed a bit about the position with me for around 15 minutes and sent me a test to take before the end of the day. I submitted the completed test the next day and got a rejection email about four hours later.

    Interview Questions

    • Analyze a piece of code and note any problems you see in it.
      Bonus: Note how RAII could simplify the code.   Answer Question
    • Given Class A with Function B (described later in the test), create Class C that encapsulates A and has function D that returns a state that may be changed by B.   Answer Question
    • Describe exactly what is going on in each step of program and the final output.   Answer Question
    • Given an overloaded operator, explain where it might be found in code, why it returns what it does, and why it is not written as a member function.   Answer Question
    • Given a tree of nodes, implement a depth-first search to look through it to find a node with a given value. For bonus points, do it as a breadth-first as well.   Answer Question
    • Given that same tree, write a function to determine the depth of a node in the tree.   Answer Question
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TinyCo Awards & Accolades

  • Best Mobile Games, Mobile Excellence Awards, 2014
  • Best Web Games, Facebook, 2015
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