How about Unity Technologies?

Unity / Product
trumpy

Unity Product

BIO
you know, I know.
trumpymore
Apr 10, 2018 50 Comments

Think it would be interesting to hear how people comment on my company here.

We are a well-known name in the gaming industry (most mobile and VR/AR games made with Unity). And recruiters may tell you that we are pre-IPO.

Any thoughts or anything to ask?

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  • Uber CoolStory
    Which areas do you see product improvement?
    Apr 11, 2018 9
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      Oh your long introduction just proves my point that the teams are highly distributed and sometimes it’s a downside, which I didn’t want to point out earlier. And it is even more misleading to the audience as you seem to think ML is “core engine”. I am actually confused what “core engine” is. And you also want to show people that the culture of Unity is about not talking about others’ territory because we empower our employees?
      Apr 11, 2018
    • Unity / Eng
      zapato

      Unity Eng

      PRE
      Sony, Nvidia
      BIO
      Graphics Rendering VR AR Games GPU
      zapatomore
      ML is under R&D (and other groups too, like Labs). The company considers the work under R&D to be core engine.

      Empower != spread misinformation
      Apr 11, 2018
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      Not sure what is “misinformation” if R&D == core engine, while many people including me would consider “core game engine”. The ML team is by no means attached to the core game engine teams (management, the focus of projects). If you find one project related the the game engine, e.g. the ML agent, and insist it’s “core engine”, I really want to end this discussion. I am totally wrong and you are the winner.
      Apr 11, 2018
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      So, to give a graceful ending of this discussion, one area that needs more improvement is probably the people part...

      I realized that many employees like Unity products from the bottom of heart even before joining and then become very proud, which is good in some aspects but I am not on that track.

      Be prepared for what gaming fanboy culture + employee empowerment mean, if you are considering this company.
      Apr 11, 2018
    • Uber CoolStory
      Communication becomes so much more important for distributed teams. Glad you guys cleared some air :)
      Apr 11, 2018
  • eBay k578noi
    For someone who is not that much into gaming, which are some of the most famous games/products powered by unity?
    Apr 10, 2018 4
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      Well, I am not here to promote this company (not the style of Blind lol), but want to see and discuss some really interesting stuff. Well, it appeals to many people that it is a strong game engine but that team is totally in Europe
      Apr 10, 2018
    • Unity / Eng
      zapato

      Unity Eng

      PRE
      Sony, Nvidia
      BIO
      Graphics Rendering VR AR Games GPU
      zapatomore
      That’s not true. West Coast has large core engine presence(VR/AR, graphics, input, scripting)
      Apr 11, 2018
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      I think it is correct given that the core engine team and their VPE are in Denmark. It is more misleading in the other way around: if people join Unity in a U.S. team because they want to work on core engine, they would be disappointed.
      Apr 11, 2018
    • Unity / Eng
      zapato

      Unity Eng

      PRE
      Sony, Nvidia
      BIO
      Graphics Rendering VR AR Games GPU
      zapatomore
      That reminds me. The core runtime rewrite effort was inspired by a new team in LA (Acton and Fredriksson). And they have reqs (in LA).
      Apr 11, 2018
  • Affirm IcTb51
    Really wanted to work there but the ex private Equity leadership seems to give out minuscule options. I think they would have had to grow 10x for me to make 1mm. Coming from a FAANG that was not going to work. Cash was reasonable but not NFLX sort of comp.
    Apr 11, 2018 3
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      10x when your options are vested would require almost 100% growth year to year now... Does Affirm give you that?
      Apr 11, 2018
    • Affirm m9afO1
      We have a path to 10x. But I know most of us do not need to 10x to make 1m
      May 14, 2018
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      good luck!
      May 14, 2018
  • Workday wowq
    I had a bad experience during the interview process and am kind of
    irked about it but acknowledge that the recruiter was inexperienced and might not rep the whole company
    Apr 10, 2018 2
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      You are not the first one from whom I heard so. But think about how routinely recruiters’ work is. e.g. if recruiter calls you to rescind a job offer, it is not the recruiter who made this crappy decision.
      Apr 10, 2018
    • Workday wowq
      I'm talking about the recruiters knowledge and ability, not my performance , success with the interview
      Apr 10, 2018
  • Netflix Gghhjjkk
    I’ve heard only good/interesting stories about the technology and work there. Sounds like an awesome place to be
    Apr 10, 2018 1
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      Thank you for the compliment. I admit that the outlook has been good.
      Apr 10, 2018
  • eBay k578noi
    What technologies would an engineer typically work on? I assume stuff like C++. Is there a place for JavaScript / java engineers there?
    Apr 10, 2018 4
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      I am a PM but engineers seem to mostly use Go, Scala, and C#.
      Apr 10, 2018
    • Unity / Eng
      zapato

      Unity Eng

      PRE
      Sony, Nvidia
      BIO
      Graphics Rendering VR AR Games GPU
      zapatomore
      Core engine is C++ and C# for testing surfaces features.

      We have some JS devs doing some stuff for the website and launcher.
      Apr 11, 2018
    • Unity huGy87
      yes. apply.
      Jul 20, 2018
    • Unity strangeDr
      Definitely! The ads SDK tech stack has many languages, including some you mentioned
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Northrop Grumman ffyV33
    Screened (with no interview) from a position my experience places me directly in the center of swimlane for, simply due to “different culture.”
    How the f does Unity know if I fit culture or not from reading a resume?? Thats what interviews are for...
    Apr 12, 2018 3
    • Netflix Gghhjjkk
      Probably because you work for northrop. It’s an Uphill battle unless u work for a cool tech company or startup
      Apr 12, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman ffyV33
      Ah, got it. Thx. Nothing says “we’ve got a great culture” like making assumptions on cultural fit from a piece of paper. 😉
      Apr 12, 2018
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      It is unprofessional. But I have heard similar stories. The real reason may be the never-ending re-org and openings come and go quickly (or filled by an internal buddy).
      Apr 12, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng CharlesErz
    How's the interviewing process for Engineering? Thanks!
    Jun 19, 2018 1
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      It varies a lot by team. So take it easy!
      Jun 20, 2018
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    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      If Big4 means FANG, I don’t think you will get a competitive offer package as RSUs rise over the years but stock options are still paper money. But I don’t see FANG aka Big4, or you mean Big4 accounting firms?
      Aug 7, 2018
    • New / Eng poRd04
      Thanks for the explanation. big tech firms..
      Aug 7, 2018
  • New HeyApp
    This is for a PM role and not Engg. Aren’t you a PM?
    Apr 11, 2018 2
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      Dude, PM interview is not that standard as engineers (even for engineers, it varies a lot for Unity). So it all depends on what people you interview/work with.
      Apr 11, 2018
    • New HeyApp
      How did you assume my gender?
      Apr 11, 2018
  • New HeyApp
    Tips for upcoming PM interview please? What teams work in SF? What specific skills do they look for(other than the usual PM stuff) ? Do you need game dev experience?
    Apr 11, 2018 1
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      Ha, zapato knows much better than me and I don’t dare to say now. Maybe I can only say you don’t “need” game dev experience since I didn’t have. But zapato may use this to conclude that I am actually not qualified ;-(
      Apr 11, 2018
  • Uber CoolStory
    Does the company only invest in the engine or looking to vertically integrate/acquire end products? Do you see platform opportunities?
    Apr 11, 2018 1
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      The company is investing in many areas around game engine: gaming ads/analytics and AI, which we hope to have fruits and it will eventually turn into revenue. These days advertising is not easy so we also put much marketing efforts on our (small) machine learning team while they have ML agent (open source to game developers). As for platform, not quite sure but the company has a tradition of releasing portable software products (like game engine) and ads/analytics are just add-on.

      For acquisition, you can google yourself. Mostly small fish and we integrate their products (probably better than acquihire).
      Apr 11, 2018
  • eBay k578noi
    I know this is hard to predict buy how close do you think we are go IPO?
    Apr 10, 2018 1
    • Unity / Product
      trumpy

      Unity Product

      BIO
      you know, I know.
      trumpymore
      OP
      If there is a sign, there should be more media coverage as the company can easily get exposure, with the prospect of VR/AR and game AI.
      Apr 10, 2018
  • New soJO64
    What can a content producer make annually to start?
    7d 0
  • Oracle / Product
    dTCL34

    Oracle Product

    PRE
    Oracle
    dTCL34more
    What is the package for PM?
    May 9, 2018 0
  • Unity / Product
    trumpy

    Unity Product

    BIO
    you know, I know.
    trumpymore
    OP
    Oh I am sorry. I mean “my friend”, if it is gender-neutral enough :-)
    Apr 11, 2018 0
  • New HeyApp
    Very much neutral :) and thank you.
    Apr 11, 2018 0