Toys For Bob are the creators of the innovative, new Skylanders video game and toy franchise.
We've made games for over 22 years now on every conceivable platform and have never worked harder and been more proud of anything we’ve ever done. In games and in life. Well, maybe those of us with children are a little more proud of them but Skylanders is a pretty close #2. Or maybe it’s a tie for #1 because to us, Skylanders is our baby.
Our studio was founded by Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford, is located in lovely Novato, CA, is owned by equally lovely Activision-Blizzard, Inc., and generally advocates the relocation of polar bears to Antarctica. Besides that, our dream is to keep making fun games and now, awesome toys forever and ever.
I have been working at Toys for Bob full-time (More than 5 years)
Great place to work and wonderful people to work with. Studio culture and management style promote creative freedom and a sense of personal ownership over one's work. Relatively flat management structure allows all employees to influence and contribute to the game design.
With so many creative people in the mix, there can be a lot of course changes during the creative design process. Not really a con, more of a result of the democratic nature of how the studio works.
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Toys for Bob (Novato, CA).
Two phone interviews and one on-site interview. I spoke with the HR Manager and the Head of Talent Acquisition on the phone. During the on-site I met with several members from the business, including senior leadership. The process was fairly quick and the only delays were to be expected with the end of the year holidays and office closures.
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