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Magnopus Overview

Los Angeles, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
We are an Academy Award winning team of ass-kickers forged for decades in the fiery ovens of Hollywood visual effects and games industry. We have created VR & AR experiences with some of the biggest franchises and companies. In everything we do, we look for ... Read more

Mission: When we were kids, the world was experience-rich, but information-poor.
Today the world has become information-rich, but experience-poor.

We intend to fix that by bridging content and technology across the physical and digital worlds into a unified ... Read more

Magnopus – Why Work For Us?

Magnopus is a VR & AR  Experience Company forging art, science, and technology to create new experiences across virtual reality, augmented reality, and good ol' fashioned reality reality.

Located in downtown Los Angeles, we are empowered by an Academy Award-winning team of artists, technologists, and "make it great" producers who bring a diverse body of experience and creative solutions to the field. We're working on technology platforms and content experiences that are interactive and immersive, powered by game engines. Our technology teams are developing AR platforms and custom VR platforms for clients on Oculus devices, HTC Vive, iOS, Magic Leap, and HoloLens using Unity, Unreal, and cloud infrastructure.

Our unique focus on story and content-driven technology development gives us advance access to some of our partner's over-the-horizon hardware and software developments in light field technology, holographic and translucent displays, HMDs, performance capture, and human computing interfaces.

We believe the best experiences are born through collaboration and are committed to building a diverse team that represents the world we're building. As we are constantly working with/on next-generation technology, we encourage our employees to challenge why "it's always been done that way."

We encourage risk-taking in order to discover, failure in order to learn, and a committment to teamwork above all.

We believe that everyone here should know WHY they're doing anything, and should have as much discretion as possible towards WHAT and HOW they're doing it.

We are an Agile company and that manifests itself at every level.

We organize cross-discipline teams by projects, by common goals, and support their specific disciplines with guilds.


We're honored to have a diverse team of talented individuals building products and experiences that have a positive impact on people's everyday lives, whether in entertainment, education, industry, or government.

We're always on the lookout for others who are passionate about making the world a better place through amazing experiences!

Magnopus employees enjoy a competitive benefits package as well as some amazing perks:

  • Meaningful, Purpose-driven work
  • Great teammates
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Comfy Office Chairs and Stand-up Desks
  • Top of the Line Tech + Tools
  • Free Gym Membership (located in our building)
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Magnocademy (our peer learning program)
  • Lunch Clubs (including D&D, board games, and knitting!)
  • On-Site Happy Hours
  • A weekly breakfast
  • A range of Complimentary Snacks and Drinks

Magnopus Reviews

  • "Best place I've ever worked!"

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magnopus full-time (More than 3 years)


    Alex, Ben, and Lap (our leadership team) truly care about the welfare of their employees and regularly roll out new initiatives and perks to improve our benefits packages. Magnopus is growing very quickly and they are focused on making thoughtful decisions as we evolve into a larger company. Culture is a huge selling point as Magnopus is full of highly talented individuals who also happen to be great people. Fun clubs at lunch! Overall great work/life balance (some crunch time close to deadlines, but nothing excessive). Plus, we're working on amazing projects!


    Would be nice to have additional choices for health insurance. The onsite parking situation can be pretty hectic (though it is paid for by the company and you're guaranteed a parking spot). DTLA commute is a pain, but the company will pay for your Metro pass to take the train or bus if you'd rather not drive.

    Advice to Management

    Because we're growing fast, that means we'll need more people in management positions. My advice is to make sure the right people are chosen for these roles who are committed to preserving the amazing culture Magnopus has built.

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Magnopus Interviews



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    Production Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Magnopus (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2018.


    Very laid back. Checked in at the front desk. Then went to a meeting room to discuss my resume qualifications with the hiring managers. Took a tour of the office and demoed 2 of their VR products. Overall, very friendly people and a very chill office environment.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where you're given a task by a project lead with a specific deadline, and then given another task from a different project lead with the same deadline, but only had the capacity to fulfill one of the tasks by the deadline?   Answer Question
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Magnopus Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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