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Unity Technologies Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely-used real-time 3D (RT3D) development platform, giving content creators around the world the tools to build rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Our 800+ person engineering team keeps Unity at the bleeding-edge ... Read more

Mission: Democratize Development - Solve Hard Problems - Enable Developer Success

Company Updates

  • Last weekend, Unity celebrated its first Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award win! We've been recognized for excellence in engineering creativity that has materially affected the television viewing experience. We couldn't be more thrilled! Huge thanks to all of you creators helping us push the boundaries of what's possible to do real-time in Unity.

  • We’re honored to have selected by Fortune as one of the 70 best companies to work for in the Bay Area!

    The 70 Best Companies to Work For in the Bay Area

    This year's list of best companies to work for in the Bay Area features a large number of tech companies, as one would expect. But the annual list, compiled by Fortune research partner Great Place to Work, does feature some variety as well.

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Unity Technologies – Why Work For Us?


We are engineers, researchers, artists, marketers, scientists and everything in between, but first and foremost, we are the creators behind the most widely adopted and versatile game engine platform in the world.

In short, we want to enable creators – always have, always will. Our principles -- democratizing development, solving hard problems, and enabling developer success -- are at the forefront of what we do. In practice this means a disruptive freemium pricing model and powerful tools designed to let our users make, promote, and monetize their games with ease.

We are about bringing together some of the best people in the world, and letting them loose on solving interesting problems for our customers.

Having started in Copenhagen and now headquartered in San Francisco,  we have spread across the globe with offices in Bellevue, Austin, Montreal, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Brighton, Berlin, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul and more.

As we continue to build the best platform for development, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow with us -- we'd love to hear from you! Join our team today.

Made with Unity

To date, Unity powers 40% of the top 1000 mobile games and more than 60% of all XR content around the globe, and no team is better represents Unity’s goal of development democratization than our Made With Unity (MWU) team.

The team is tasked with supporting external studios and organizations looking to produce high-quality content using Unity: from games to films, our MWU team partners with content developers across industries (likeNeill Blomkamp) to help them realize their creative visions and demonstrate the technical and aesthetic potential of the Unity engine.


Link 1: MWU Website | Link 2: Adam Ep 2

Meet the Engineering Teams at Unity

Engineering teams at Unity are architecting the platform and services used by over 5.5 million developers around the world.  But we’re so much more than just an engine. Having products and services ranging from Analytics to Assets, Cloud Services to Ads and VR/AR to Education Unity engineers focus on solving hard problems, enabling developer success and democratizing game development.

With such a broad mission and massive scale your contributions can make an impact worldwide.

As we continue to build the #1 game engine for independent game developers and 3D creators, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow with us -- we'd love to hear from you! Join our team today.

Multiple Voices…Multiple Perspectives

At Unity we are committed to making the workplace as varied as those who are creating and playing our games.  We recognize -- and celebrate! -- that diversity encompasses a wide range of individual characteristics and experiences, including national origin, religion, political affiliation, marital status, disability gender identity and expression, age, race, sexual orientation, geographic background, and family relationships.  

At Unity we are making a concerted effort to ensure that respect is fostered and discrimination and harassment are not tolerated. When you’re here, you belong. Through investment in programs such as anti-bias training for managers, zero tolerance harassment policies and continued participation in community diversity initiatives we strive for an environment that embraces differences and allows our people to thrive.

We want all voices at the table heard and considered respectfully and recognize that diversity inclusion and equity are essential to our continued success.

We want everyone at Unity to stay happy. These are just some of the things that keep the smile on our faces.

Our Beliefs

  • Maintain work-life balance
  • Stay healthy
  • Save for your future

Global Benefits

  • Competitive salary & total compensation
  • Employee stock option grants
  • Retirement savings plans to help you plan for the future
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance to keep you and your family healthy
  • Generous paid vacations and holidays
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Transportation reimbursement program
  • Fitness reimbursement program
  • Catered lunches, snacks, and beverages
  • Fun times - happy hours, game rooms, ping pong table, hackweek, and more!
  • Continuing education programs

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    fantastic environment with really great people. Very inclusive and an honest dedication to keep it that way. technically a start-up but big and successful enough that it doesn't carry the typical risks of working at a start-up. Opportunity to work with innovative technologies. Management that legitimately cares about their employees. Ill be honest, as someone on the autism spectrum I spent 15 years working for places that I didnt fit in, didnt have any feelings (one way or the other) about the product or service i was working on and just resigned myself to the fact that maybe the perfect job i was envisioning for myself simply didnt exist. I would sit at company meetings where everyone else would pass the company koolaid around and happily take a sip, while i would secretly roll my eyes. I didnt understand how people could love a company or a job. ITS A JOB AFTER ALL. That all changed when I started working at Unity. For the first time I work at a company where I believe in our product and love what I do. Most important of all...I feel like I fit in. I feel like people go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and a part of things. From my first conversation with the recruiter up til my most recent conversation with my boss this whole experience has been amazing. Of course, its still a job and there are ups and downs and bad days and good days. But overall I love coming to work and am so thankful I work for a company where being inclusive isnt just some goal on a memo. It really matters here.

    Cons

    Moving to new office but until that happens we are getting more and more crowded and continue to hire more and more people, Some teams are having to sit at a satelitte office which isnt ideal, hard to feel part of things if you arent sitting with the rest of the company. Salary is only mildly competitive to rest of industry but once they go pubic im guessing this will improve. Lunch is free so its kinda hard to complain but I bet they pay good money for that lunch and I cant imagine that there isnt a better catering company for the money they must be spending. ( i know what a silly thing to complain about, first world problems)

    Advice to Management

    Dont change. Historically, companies like this get big, go public, and lose themselves. I would hate to see that happen to Unity.

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Unity Technologies Photos

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Unity Technologies Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Unity Technologies (San Francisco, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The process took about 3 weeks, from the initial recruiter call to the phone screen with hiring manager, to on-site.

    The recruiter and the entire team were very on top of the logistics and provided me updates frequently. The interviewers were open, honest, and friendly during the entire process. Interviews consisted of techincal, behaviorial, and situational. Not sure if the experience is the same for all, but I had to meet with several interviewers. What I really liked about this process versus other companies is that although the questions and process were similar, the discussions were almost always framed around either existing Unity situations or my past experiences (not as arbitrary). It made the conversations flow much better and more natural. This allowed for myself and the interviewer to get a sense of what it would be like to work together.

    Overall, it was a great experience for me, the team all around were world class and very professional. Would encourage those applying to really understand Unity and the company's direction.

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Unity Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • Develop Industry Excellence Awards - Best Engine, Develop, 2014
  • Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year(Silver), American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2014
  • Best Places to Work, SF Business Times, 2017
  • Best Places to Work (UK), GamesIndustry.biz, 2017
  • BAFTA Young Game Designers Hero Award, https://www.mcvuk.com/development/bafta-young-game-designers-awards-winners-announced, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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