DeNA – Why Work For Us?

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We are mobile

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Please call us ‘D-N-A’: we make games, a social games platform, e-commerce products and other services for mobile devices.

We believe mobile is the future of human communications and entertainment: we aim to impact and delight this mobile world.

We are games (and so much more)

We are proud to host the leading mobile social games platform Mobage (say it "mo-ba-gey"). Mobage hosts our own hit games on Android & iOS, and a plethora of games from our third party partners.

Working here, you have the potential to reach tens of millions of people with your work.

We are San Francisco

In 2010 DeNA purchased ngmoco:) a pioneer of gaming on the iPhone.

With ngmoco:) we established a DeNA West office in SOMA, the exciting South of Market area that is at the heart of San Francisco’s technology culture. You can see the Giants baseball park from our office windows!

We are global

DeNA was founded in 1999 by Tomoko Namba on her vision to leverage new technologies to delight and impact the world.

Today DeNA has offices from Tokyo to Vancouver, Santiago to Stockholm; San Francisco is the headquarters for DeNA in the Americas & Europe.

We are entrepreneurs

We have an entrepreneurial office culture. We work hard, we push ourselves to excel, and we smile in the face of the impossible.

We're building things that have never been built, learning together how to delight a rapidly evolving mobile app market.

undefinedWe pay competitive salaries and we offer meaningful stock equity in a promising venture. Your well-being is important to us, so we offer these perks:

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Snack wall (healthy and junk food)
  • Fully stocked fridge
  • Kegerators filled with beer, coldbrew and rootbeer

Wellness

  • Gym reimbursement
  • Weekly Bootcamp classes
  • Bike garage & showers for those who bike to work
  • Customizable ergonomic setup
  • Embarcadero running paths nearby

Intramural Sports 

  • Soccer
  • Basketball

Company & Team Celebrations

  • Regular happy hours
  • Off-site dinners
  • Milestone celebratory outings
  • Company in-house/off-site Parties

Health Care Benefits

  • All your standard HMO/PPO options, and the company covers 100% of the employee’s premiums
  • Dental coverage (with Ortho Coverage)
  • Vision

Time Off

  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • 120 hours accrued PTO
  • Flexible work schedule

Learning & Development

  • Board gaming and game design lunches
  • Get Schooled on different technologies and regular guest speakers on various topics
  • Performance reviews twice per year with ongoing feedback and mentorship

Future Planning

  • 401k savings plan
  • Paid maternity & paternity leave

undefinedIn January 2013, DeNA unveiled its new corporate logo.

This new logo represents two key goals for DeNA as a corporate entity: “Delight” and “Impact the World”.

undefinedDelight

DeNA is committed to bringing delight to people all over the world through its services. The logo's initial letter "D" is a smile emoticon, symbolizing the company's ongoing pursuit of customer delight.

Impact the World

DeNA strives to be an approachable, friendly company for people worldwide, and to create services that have a positive impact on their lives. The handwritten font is intended to represent this concept of a lighthearted, caring and fun company.

DeNA leads the world in its mobile Internet expertise. Based on the company's deep understanding of global customer needs, DeNA will continue the rapid development of new services that bring delight to people and impact around the world.

DeNA Reviews

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    Great people, great vision, great (upcoming) games.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at DeNA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are awesome and the culture is awesome! There are people from all walks of life that have come from mobile, console and many other places to work here.

    If you want to get promoted, you will. Speak up and work hard and you'll be rewarded. Too many people are obsessed with immediate satisfaction and don't stay with the company long enough to really see the upside. Work hard, have fun and you'll have a job you will enjoy for years to come.

    Work/Life balance is awesome. I enjoy working within my own hours and not required hours that are set arbitrarily .

    The food is pretty amazing too...

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best. The office is a little meh...not your typical gaming company office space. No real hit titles yet, but they're coming! The desk pods are a bit annoying and not really conducive to communication. No real centralized area to play and engage with your coworkers (a MUST for a gaming company). Needs a proper centralized gaming area (not just tucked away in the corner of the office).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

DeNA Interviews

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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at DeNA in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, had one phone interview and one onsite interview. The onsite interview lasted over 5 hours with several people coming to talk to me one-on-one. The questions were not very difficult, they were mostly about if I'd heard of or used this or that technology, or basic questions like what does a MongoDB query look like, or what is "this" in JavaScript.

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Additional Info

Website www.denajobs.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2010
Type Company - Public (2432)
Industry Media

We are mobile.

Please call us ‘D-N-A’: we make games, a social games platform, e-commerce products and other services for mobile devices.

We believe mobile is the future of human communications and entertainment: we aim to impact and delight this mobile world.

Mission: We have an entrepreneurial office culture. We work hard, we push ourselves to excel, and we smile in the face of the impossible.

We're building things that have never...
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