Q: How can I apply?
A: Applying at Wooga is quite easy: Just visit our jobs page, select your dream job and click on the “APPLY NOW” button included in the job description. You will be forwarded to a short form, where you can enter your contact information and upload your CV and cover letter. Transcripts, coding samples or your design portfolio are sometimes necessary information, depending on which position you are applying for. By the way: it is not necessary for you to translate any certificates in order to apply. A CV and cover letter in English are just fine.
Q: I am not German. Can I apply?
A: Of course! We have colleagues from over 40 nations and our games are played in more than 150 countries. Therefore, we look forward to receiving applications from all over the world! So, are you ready to join us in Berlin, the coolest city in Europe?
Q: I am ready to join you in Berlin! Does Wooga offer support with my visa and relocation process?
A: Yes. The HR team will assist you with relocating and adjusting to your new life in Germany. We can help with your visa, work permit, registration, and any ongoing needs you may have related to being an expat, or simply to being new to the company. More than 50% of Woogas come from abroad, so many of your colleagues will understand and assist you with the process as well. Getting settled into a new country and culture can take some time, but with the right attitude, you’ll be singing karaoke songs in Mauerpark sooner than you think.
Q: Shall I apply in English or in another language, e.g. German?
A: Please apply in English and attach your documents in English whenever possible. Why? To facilitate exchange and integrate international colleagues, all communication is in English at Wooga. So you really do need to speak very good English to work at Wooga. In addition, for some localization-related positions, we may require you to be fluent in other languages.
Q: Can I also work from home?
A: Unfortunately this is not possible. We are big believers in the power of sharing the same space, sitting and working as a team. One time zone and one location means quick interactions and fast decision-making. We think this is one of the things that makes us successful.
Q: What are the perks and benefits of working at Wooga?
A: Wooga employees benefit from a comprehensive compensation package that includes public health insurance, paid holidays, paid leave, and an educational budget for personal development. What’s more, we’re mobile to the core so new employees can choose from a range of smartphones and tablets to help them stay connected to the world of games. For many candidates, we also facilitate relocation. Want to know more? Check out the reasons to work at Wooga.
Q: When can I expect to hear from Wooga?
A: We appreciate your interest and work hard to look closely into every application and give feedback as soon as possible. However, we receive a monsterish amount of applications – around 1,200 every month! – and therefore review can sometimes take a while. If you have not heard from us please feel free to initiate contact yourself.
Q: Will I be expected to travel a lot?
A: “One studio, one time zone” is one of our guiding principles. Generally the amount of business travel will be limited. However, you may occasionally need to travel for training or conferences.
Q: I’m a student – can I work at Wooga?
A: Yes, you can! Wooga offers 3-6 month paid full-time internships and some “working student” positions. We also offer excellent starting positions for recent graduates. Wooga encourages undergraduates to apply for internships as a valuable way of gaining an insight into the workplace. If you are a graduate, we welcome applications for our full time permanent positions. All positions are listed under student and graduate Jobs.
Q: Can I write my final thesis at Wooga?
A: Yes, we do offer some thesis topics. You’ll find all open thesis topics on our student page.
Q: What benefits do I have at Wooga as a student?
First of all, you will be a fully fledged team member with real impact on the projects you participate in. You will have the chance to work with high performers from all over the world and learn a lot about the games industry. Furthermore, you are invited to join our young talent lunches and of course numerous Wooga events! We will also pay for your monthly public transportation tickets.
Q: I am studying at school. Can I do a short term internship for 1 or 2 weeks?
A: Unfortunately this is not possible. Due to organizational issues, Wooga doesn’t currently offer this as an opportunity. We think that within just a few days, you won’t really have the opportunity to learn anything of lasting value.
Q: What should I wear for the interview?
A: The working atmosphere at Wooga is casual, so there is no need to dress formally for the interview.
Q: What can I do to prepare for my interview?
A: Spend some time thinking about what you would like us to know about you. In general, make sure that you have read the job description thoroughly. In addition, spend some time on the Wooga homepage. Play the games. It is essential that you are prepared and that you come to the interview with a good knowledge of what you can contribute and what you would like to learn.
- Play our games
- Spend time on the homepage
- Familiarize yourself with the social gaming industry
- Prepare your work references
- Tell us about yourself. Really – we want to get to know you!
- Articulate your goals
- Tell us about your relevant skills
- Give specific examples
- Be prepared to answer problem-solving questions
- Keep in mind that we will ask you to think out loud. For example, we may describe a hypothetical situation and ask what you would do or say
- Be honest and ask questions
Q: Who will conduct the interview?
A: Your first interview will usually be with one of our recruiters. The next steps are interviews with your future colleagues and the potential team lead. Depending on the position you apply for, the number of interviews will vary.
Q: How long will the interview take?
A: We will discuss this with you on your interview day, as it depends on the position. You can expect up to four 45 to 60 minute interviews.
Q: What are the next steps after the interview?
A: After the last interview, your recruiter will follow up with you and explain the next steps. If we decide to move forward we are generally very fast in making an offer.
Q: How does the on-boarding process work?
A: We work to provide you with a smooth on-boarding and integration into the company. You will attend a number of informative “starter sessions”, which provide an orientation of the company, its values, and way of working. Also, you will be assigned a mentor – another “Wooga” who will serve as a big brother/sister to you in your first few weeks.
Q: Will I have opportunities for training and development after I am hired?
A: Definitely. Continuing education, both formal and informal, is a key component of each employee’s career development at Wooga. Every employee has an education budget of 1,500 € per year plus 2 extra vacation days for training or conferences. Wooga also supports professional exchange at work with events such as the Wooga “brown bag” lunchtime lecture series.
Q: My question wasn’t answered here – where can I ask for more information?
If you have other questions, contact us via e-mail: RecruitingMonsters@wooga.com.
Working at Wooga
Based in Berlin, Wooga is one of the most popular social games developers in the world. Wooga’s free-to-play games are enjoyed by over 50 million players monthly and with colleagues from more than 30 nations, we’re truly international and proud to say that 30% of our talented team are women – an exceptionally high percentage in the tech industry. As our games are built for the world to enjoy, all internal communications are in English!