Niantic Overview

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 2011
  • Company - Private
  • Video Game Publishing
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable


Originally formed at Google in 2011, we became an independent company with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. Our current titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and ...
Mission: Niantic’s mission is to use emerging AR technology to spark creative and engaging journeys in the real world. We build products that inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and meaningful social interaction.

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Niantic Reviews

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John Hanke
John Hanke
106 Ratings
Current Employee, more than 5 years

"great talent when leadership listens to them"

Sep 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO


tons of positive changes in the last few months. lots of talent incoming and interesting projects moving forward.


leadership seems out of touch

Advice to Management

ask people what the real world is looking like for your games and what you need to do to fix things. stop doing it all on your own and trust the people you hired. you have a ton of talent. use them!
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Diversity & Inclusion at Niantic

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Niantic Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online65%
Employee Referral14%

  1. Product Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    Really great experience even though it didn't work out. The hiring manager was extremely nice and interesting. In my case it wasn't a good fit for my interests and specific skills.

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Company Updates

June 15, 2020
We’re focusing on rebuilding our communities & introducing the Niantic Local Business Recovery Initiative! Now is your chance to nominate your favorite local & small businesses to have their storefront integrated into Pokémon GO for a year free!
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Local Business Recovery Initiative Nomination - Niantic
June 3, 2020
We stand with the Black community & against white supremacy, racism, & police brutality & condemn the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop & countless others. Here’s the internal memo we shared with Niantics earlier this week on how we’re committing to change. #BlackLivesMatter
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Taking action - Niantic

Niantic Awards & Accolades

  • 2021 Gay Gaming Professionals (GGP) HonorsGay Gaming Professionals2021
  • America’s Best Startup EmployersForbes2020

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What is paid time off like at Niantic? life balance is absolutely encouraged with generous vacation and time off policies....

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Employees rate Niantic 3.5 out of 5 stars based on 164 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 49% of employees would recommend working at Niantic to a friend. This is based on 149 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

55% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Niantic as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.9 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Niantic.

46% of employees think that Niantic has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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