The name “Compass” was chosen to represent diverse types of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the celebration of finding one’s own unique path in the world. Compass aims to provide LGBTQ+ people and allies at Niantic with opportunities for personal and professional development as well as a safe space for discussion and social connection. Compass promotes activism around important issues through educational workshops and community outreach.
Diversity & Inclusion
Our mission is to use emerging technology to enrich our experiences as human beings in the physical world. We build products that inspire movement, exploration, and face-to-face social interactions. When you attend our events, you immediately see the rich diversity of ages, abilities, personalities, origins, economic backgrounds, religions, genders and ethnicities of the people playing our games. We take great pride in creating games that are universally loved by so many different people, and we want our products to reach (and positively impact) as many humans on the planet as possible.
Diverse teams are valuable, are more successful, and better serve their customers. Niantic’s diversity and inclusion strategy creates opportunities for every employee to maximize their contributions and to enable a culture of innovation. Equally importantly, it strengthens the communities in which we live, work, and play through our commitment to build communities and partnerships that recognize and value diverse cultures and perspectives.
Employee Resource Groups
ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that unite around a common affinity, experience, and/or interests to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Adventuring together means all of us!
The name “Wolfpack” is a reference to Abby Wambach’s viral commencement speech about coming together as women to change the game. Wolfpack aims to inspire and connect the women of Niantic to each other and organizations that support women in the workplace through discussion, collaboration, and mentorship. Wolfpack hopes to cultivate opportunities for our members’ professional and personal development through discussion, gatherings, and interpersonal connections.
The name “Wakanda” is a reference to the blockbuster film Black Panther in which the land of Wakanda is a place to celebrate Black excellence. Wakanda supports all members of the African Diaspora through mentorship and career advocacy while developing a robust recruiting pipelines that creates a diverse and inclusive workplace. Wakanda aims to advise internal teams on inclusive product development and amplify Black voices in the gaming industry through community involvement.
Niantico’s mission is to promote cultural awareness in the workplace and to empower Latinxs of Niantic to come together and give back to their communities. We hope to provide Nicanticos with opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a safe space for social discussion and collaboration to build relationships and create new connections. We want to celebrate and share our Hispanic and Latin American heritage with our allies and help create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.