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Storm8 Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
2009
Company - Private
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At Storm8, we imagine and create worlds that entice, engage and entertain, and promote discovery because it's fun -- worlds we know you'd want to explore and play in. As a "Stormie," ... Read more

Mission: We bring the world joy through the discovery of play.

Company Updates

  • Our Support Team received these sweets from a player they helped last week. Amazing work from our team + amazing players!! #WhyWeWork #CareerGoals #LifeAtStorm8

  • Check out this Q&A with our User Acquisition Manager, David, on how he ended up in #MobileMarketing. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQnIx

    Liftoff

    Read David's blog post about making sure you know the importance of both data and creative for successful UA campaigns. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, David Yi is the User Acquisition Manager at leading mobile game network Storm8, where his team manages global UA and monetization campaigns for their portfolio of 45+ games.

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Storm8 – Why Work For Us?


We bring the world joy through the discovery of play. 

Founded in 2009, leading mobile game network Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone. Storm8’s high-quality experiences and deep storytelling keep global users engaged, whether they play for minutes or hours at a time.

Where will your next career adventure take you? www.storm8.com/careers

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At Storm8, we’ll keep you challenged, fascinated and infinitely intrigued, curious for what comes next. But we’ll also provide you with the right resources and programs – both inside and outside of the office – to keep you performing at your best. Where else can you find 100% health coverage for you and your family? Read on!

Life at Storm8

  • Free catered lunches and dinners, unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Funds to decorate your desk
  • Team building: from outings to Disneyland, to hackathons, to summer wacky “Olympics,” we’ve got you covered!
  • Learning and development programs: continuing education, mentorship, manager and employee training
  • Social activities: Friday beer tasting, parties, community outreach
  • On-site game rooms and subsidy for sports and game leagues
  • Pet friendly office

Life outside Storm8

  • 100% healthcare coverage (medical, dental, vision) for you and eligible dependents
  • Insurance discount for pets
  • Competitive compensation, including 401K, company equity, bonuses
  • Life insurance
  • Generous PTO, sick leave and paid holidays
  • Mobile device subsidy
  • Employee assistance programs: commuter, disability and flexible spending plans, travel assistance
  • Free gym at our business park


We want you! 

At Storm8, we imagine and create worlds that entice, engage and entertain, and promote discovery because it's fun -- worlds we know you'd want to explore and play in. As a "Stormie," you'll discover new ways to captivate players, helping create high-quality experiences and entertaining moments of escape. Bring your smarts, creativity and passion because it's time to do what you love! 

Are you ready to discover your next career adventure? Join us today!

Visit: http://www.storm8.com/careers/current-openings

Some of the awesome perks of being a Stormie:

  • 100% healthcare coverage (medical, dental, vision) for you and eligible dependents
  • Competitive salary and company bonus program
  • Free catered lunches and dinners + unlimited snacks
  • Support for sporting and game leagues
  • Learning and development programs, social activities, etc.
  • Most importantly, an opportunity to work in one of the hottest and fastest growing industries today: mobile

  • Founded in 2009
  • No outside venture funding and profitable since the beginning
  • 45+ mobile games launched across multiple genres
  • 250+ employees located in Redwood Shores
  • 50+M monthly active users (MAU)
  • 2014 top 3 U.S. private mobile developer in terms of revenue across the App Store and Google Play

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What to expect:

When you enter our office, you’ll notice a group of hard-working individuals who share common goals and interests. At Storm8, how you fit into our culture is just as important as how you fit in professionally. We want to make sure it’s a good fit on both our side and yours. So, just be yourself during the interview. We’re looking for bright, well-rounded and FUN individuals who always strive to be the best and who will contribute to our startup environment.

Process:

During our interview process, you’ll meet with a handful of Stormies who will go over technical, cultural, situational and behavioral questions that pertain to the specific role that you’re applying to.

Production Interview Process:

If you’re applying for a production role, we want to hear about your creative background and how you’ve contributed to this industry. We want to hear about games you’ve worked on, levels you’ve designed, and features you’ve developed. If you’re an Artist, don’t forget to bring that portfolio you’ve worked so hard on. Product Managers are more analytically focused, but we still want to hear about the features you’ve created and how you came about creating them. If you’re a Game Designer, tell us what games you’ve designed and where you find your inspiration. Producers are our Project Managers, so tell us about recent projects you’ve completed and how much you enjoy working with other teams.

Our process is efficient and consists of a phone screen with one of our leads and an onsite with the team.So be prepared to make that first impression count! Remember that we’re all gamers at heart so while we want to hear about your skill set, we also want to hear how you plan to be a proactive member of our gaming process.

Engineering Interview Process:

If you are interviewing for a software engineer position be prepared to solve challenging algorithm and coding problems. Here at Storm8 our philosophy is that a smart engineer with a strong foundation in computer science will be able to pick up new technologies quickly and solve complex problems efficiently. We can equip you with the right tools and skills to be a successful engineer here, but we look for people that already possess the core fundamentals (decomposition, object-oriented design, etc.).

Our interview process consists of a technical phone screen with one of our engineers, followed up with an onsite interview. There are two primary things that we look for throughout our software engineering interview process: 1) we look to see whether or not you can find the optimal solution to the problems we present you, and 2) we see whether or not you can write efficient code. We don’t test on any specific programming languages, so pick a language that you’re most comfortable/confident with, or devise your own pseudo-code. As long as your code is clean, maintainable, and simply works, then we’re happy campers!

How to prepare:

Research, research, research! Which, at Storm8, equates to playing our games! Our employees play and test our games, and we expect our candidates to know and understand our products as well. Whether you’re on the iOS or Android platform, take a look at our games and know them well.

It also won’t hurt to know a bit about Storm8 as a company, like where we started, how we’ve grown, what we’ve accomplished, and how we stack up to the competition. Lastly, learn about Storm8’s culture, and see if you’ll mesh well with it! To get a sense of our company culture, check out some of these links to past blog posts:

Interest Groups within Storm8
Storm8’s Pimp Your Desk Competition
Our Company Outings

To view/download our games, click the links below:

TeamLava in the iTunes Store
Storm8 in the iTunes Store
TeamLava in the Android Market
Storm8 in the Android Market

What to wear:

We have a very casual environment here, so keep that suit in the closet. Showing up in business casual attire works for us! Not rain nor snow nor dark of night will keep us away from our work, so no matter what the weather is outside you’ll find Stormies working hard in shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, jeans and sweaters.

That’s all! Thanks for reading! Once you’re prepared, the hard part is over; just come in and wow us with your dazzling skills!

Storm8 Reviews

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    I worked at Storm8 full-time

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    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company lay-off hopefully will grow again

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Storm8 Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Storm8 (Redwood City, CA) in August 2017.

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    Joke of an interview. The recruiter dodged an important question and the her questions made no sense. I was also accused of making an error with the scheduling of the phone interview which was incorrect and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • If a feature was discontinued by engineering with no notice to the customers, do you think it was the right move?   1 Answer
    • If a user got 2000 bonus dogs when would you contact engineering?   1 Answer
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Storm8 Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Mobile Developer, PocketGamer, 2015
  • EGR North America Awards(Social Bingo Operator), EGR, 2015
  • Top 50 Mobile Developer, PocketGamer, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2013
  • Technology and Innovation Award(Best Gaming & Entertainment), San Francisco Business Times, 2012
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