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A Thinking Ape Overview

Vancouver, BC (Canada)
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. We value data, informal leadership, and keeping it all ... Read more

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

A Thinking Ape Reviews

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    I have been working at A Thinking Ape full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If we ban certain players, it would be safer for other players!

    Cons

    We do have a lot of complaints from players from other ATA games! For instance, the game Party In My Dorm, we have to much problems with extortion. From my perspective, a lot of people are asking for stuff that is nearly impossible to do almost. I would really want to make Party In My Dorm a safe game for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is that we should lower the prices for in-app purchases.

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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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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at A Thinking Ape.

    Interview

    After I passed the phone screen with HR, I was brought on-site for a first round technical interview, which is a standard 45 minute whiteboard type of deal. Upon passing that, you'd then have a final round of interviews- two more whiteboard interviews in the morning, then lunch, then a third whiteboard interview, then a meeting with the CEO.

    I actually received the offer by telephone by the time I got home from the interview, so expect a quick turnaround time. They are also generous with giving feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your thoughts on the free-to-play business model, as applied to mobile games?   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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