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San Francisco, CA (US)
1 to 50 employees
Elastic
2012
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
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Founded in 2012, Swiftype’s industry leading search platform delivers accurate, relevant and customizable search results for businesses. Swiftype’s suite of products, Site Search and Enterprise Search, have revolutionized the way people find information ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
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    I have been working at Swiftype full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love how transparent and meritocratic Swiftype is. The environment is conducive to getting important work done and attracts very high-performing people.

    Opportunities to learn and move up - Swiftype recently launched a new enterprise search product and the marketing team is very busy spreading the word about this product. We are all getting to contribute in a big way to these efforts. Additionally, Google recently announced that they are sunsetting their site search product, so our site search business is booming and we’re finding ways to fuel the fire. Things move quickly at Swiftype which creates lots of opportunities for employees to grow and take on bigger roles.

    Great people - Swiftype is full of smart and interesting people who genuinely care about your well-being. When I joined the company, they went out of their way to welcome me in which really had a positive impact on me. Our team works hard and stays incredibly focused but also knows how to have a good time.

    Technology-driven - Swiftype has built some amazing search technology and the engineers behind it are a pleasure to work with. In general, building search technology requires a high level of technical competency, so we have some of the best engineers in San Francisco.

    Nice office and benefits - Finally, the office set up is great. Swiftype’s office is located in the SOMA area of SF surrounded by lots of high-growth startups and well-known companies (many of them are our customers). They cater breakfast and lunch from Zesty and have all the free snacks and drinks you could want.

    Cons

    Since things move so quickly at Swiftype, you will not have people constantly telling what you need to be working on and how to do it. You will often have to figure out problems on your own and decide the best course of action to push an initiative forward. This might be uncomfortable to some folks but most employees at Swiftype thrive under these conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep cultivating the positive culture that exists at Swiftype. It’s awesome that we’re able to consistently do great work in a laid back office atmosphere. Stay focused on remaining the best search as a service company and keep building easy-to-use products that leverage your unique technology.

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Swiftype Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Swiftype (New York, NY (US)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewer walked through some somewhat difficult algorithmic questions over Skype and an online codesharing platform. Interviewer didn't offer much guidance, but helped out in the one or two times I got stuck.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe several possible solution algorithms to generate anagram substrings of a string.   Answer Question
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