NTN Buzztime – Why Work For Us?


Buzztime is the world’s leading in-venue social gaming marketing & entertainment provider.

Trusted by over 3,200 bars and restaurants in North America since 1984, Buzztime integrates trivia, card, sports games and live events with in- and out-of-venue marketing, messaging and communication tools. While we don’t take ourselves too seriously, this is a pretty serious business. NTN Buzztime, Inc. is a publicly traded company (Amex: NTN-News). With over 6,000,000 registrations and over 60,000,000 games played each year, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime location to enjoy an evening of fun and competition. With Buzztime’s entertainment and marketing solutions, we turn our customers’ guests into fanatics with fun, boldly driving visits and value for their brand while delivering revenue and returns through a transformative and translatable in-venue experience and through targeted messaging.


Founded as a game to enhance the experience of watching football, Buzztime has transformed its business to support rapidly evolving technologies, moving from satellite-based systems to cable-based networks and harnessing the social aspects of our digital and mobile world.

Today, Buzztime is the preeminent partner to best-of-breed hospitality chains and enterprising, on-premise, emergent bar and restaurant brands for entertainment, events and marketing solutions.

In addition to thousands of independent bars and restaurants, leading brands such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee’s, and Hooters have incorporated Buzztime into their brand experience.


So, you think you have the right stuff?

The talent we seek are engaged, highly motivated and able to withstand our turbo anti-gravity chamber. Okay, that last one we made up – but we are looking for the best of the best and in exchange for your mad genius contributions, we provide benefits such as:

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical/dental
  • Annual performance reviews with higher than the norm opportunity for increases
  • Stock options
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Work/Life (Flexible Schedule, Wellness Program)
  • Holiday pay
  • Casual work environment
  • e-learning center

Best of all, we provide a fun, dynamic working environment where your incredible talent will be put to use for the powers of good.

A game changer for bar trivia and your business.

Buzztime's Jackpot Trivia invites every patron to become a player with a chance at victory-and thats good for business. Combining game show-style strategy with evolving trivia levels the playing field and increases the potential size of the party. Give them a fun reason to stay, play, and win with Jackpot Trivia, and every night out becomes a celebration. 


NTN Buzztime Reviews

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    Poised for Success

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA
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    I have been working at NTN Buzztime full-time (More than a year)


    The current cutting edge solutions in hardware and software are setting up Buzztime for rapid growth in self-service dining and entertainment. Smart, friendly, and motivated people that work here are all very invested in the success of the company. The workplace is a fun and positive atmosphere that is team-oriented.


    For a while the company didn't change much in it's products, but this is changing. Buzztime is developing new technology, so there have been a few growing pains along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate. Invest in employees. Continue on the current path.

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at NTN Buzztime (Carlsbad, CA) in July 2015.


    The first step was a phone interview with the hiring manager. This went well and he was very pleasant. Before a series of phone interviews, the Buzztime team requested a use case so showcase my work. The phone interviews that were done in succession were tricky since all of the participants called me individually from different phone numbers. This didn't work out very well since there typically was a bit of discussion after the next hour when someone was due to call.

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Additional Info

Website www.buzztime.com
Headquarters Carlsbad, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (NTN)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

NTN Buzztime doesn't see its knowledge contests as mere trivial pursuits. The company distributes interactive trivia and sports games to almost 4,000 bars and restaurants in the US and Canada, through its Buzztime Network. Players use a wireless game controllers or their mobile phones to play along with the Buzztime games displayed on television screens. The majority of the company's revenue comes from recurring subscription fees paid by hospitality firms. About 30% of the company's Buzztime Network subscribers come from national restaurant chains such as ... More

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