Niantic Overview

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 2011
  • Company - Private
  • Video Games
  • 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.

Niantic Reviews

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John Hanke
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"More fun than Niantic"

Sep 15, 2021 - Software Engineer


Lots of autonomy in the work place


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Diversity & Inclusion at Niantic

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How is diversity at Niantic?

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Niantic Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online57%
Employee Referral15%

  1. Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at Niantic (United States)


    Initially made it through 3 out of the 4 interviews. Beginning with a take-home assignment, then a one-on-one interview, followed by a panel of four interviewers spread over the course of an afternoon.

    The process took a great deal of time (roughly two months) and there was generally a lack of transparency surrounding the status of my application and communication on when to expect next steps.

    I've read a few other reviews of the interview experience and I think they're spot-on, particularly about the lack of communication.

    The most frustrating part of the experience was receiving the final 'no' via an automated email instead of through the usual email channel established with the recruiter I exchanged emails with.

    It seems they're pretty swamped and operating on low bandwidth, but I felt a general sense of disrespect after receiving the news I would not be moving forward via a 'No Reply' email that was obviously copy-pasted (or at the very least contained spacing/formatting issues).

    Cannot disclose, though other interview reviews contain greater detail that was representative of my interviews.

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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

  • America’s Best Startup EmployersForbes2020
  • BAFTA EE Mobile Game of the YearBritish Academy Games Awards2020

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What are perks and other benefits like at Niantic?

...Freedom to try new things, experiment, and take ownership over areas of interest plus benefits are fantastic and a compensation is great....

June 16, 2020

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