Uken Games has experienced growth most entrepreneurs can only dream of. With millions of dedicated fans, the team of 80+ (and counting) Ukenites is setting the scene for mobile gaming. And they’re just getting started.
What’s the culture like and how has it evolved?
For many growing companies moulding a culture is challenging. But despite recruiting a team of 80, Uken Games has maintained many aspects of startup culture. Weekly team stand-ups (yes 80 people in a huge circle), demos and social outings contribute to their tight-knit community.
“Even though I don’t work with everyone, I still feel like I know them all. The company has experienced tremendous growth but it still has those small startup vibes.” – Nathan Collman, Front-End Developer
He attributes an open concept office as the key factor because it encourages collaboration. Many companies don’t see the same value and place 100 employees on two floors. Some will never speak and others won’t see each other for weeks. By prioritizing stand-ups and demos, Uken Games ensures everyone has FaceTime—a mic is passed around and the team discusses industry news and announcements.
Who’s the ideal candidate?
Skills and personality are equally important when Uken Games considers candidates. As the company expands, roles can quickly shift around giving staff the opportunity to gain experience in different areas.
“We look for people who are comfortable wearing many different hats and have a wide array of talent so they can work on various projects.” – Rob Braun, Head of Analytics
If you want to stand out just show your passion and be prepared to talk about projects you’ve worked on, extracurricular activities and interests. You don’t have to be a developer to apply at Uken Games—there are tons of different roles from quality assurance to public relations. The team prides itself on a huge range of diversity among both personalities and talents.
Unique perks and benefits at Uken Games
Staff at Uken are well fed. They also have a nicely subsidized gym membership to burn off some of those calories. Food perks include:
- Daily Breakfast! (i.e. cereal, bagel, eggs, yogurt) Whether it’s hot or cold, there will always be food!
- Catered Lunch (Monday – Thursday)
- Crepe Day
The games room (which also doubles as a cafeteria) features virtual reality headsets to foster healthy competition in the office. Other perks include:
- Foosball and Pool Table
- Unlimited Vacation
- Bi-weekly Pub Nights
- Relaxation Room
- Remote Friendly
“Uken Games is liberating—I get a lot of autonomy on my projects. There’s a lot going on; if you show interest in something, even if it’s not specific to your job description, you may be able to help. It’s about showing passion and energy.” – Rob Braun, Head of Analytics
How to apply
If you have a passion for tech and want to help bring innovative games to millions of users, you may be the ideal candidate for this incredible company. Uken Games is hiring, to see their current openings please click here.