I have been working at Teamwork.com full-time (More than a year)
People, culture, values and facilities
Growth comes with success. The small company feel is slowing sipping away.
Advice to Management
Advice for potential employees. Teamwork.com operates in a relatively new space of software development and is really good at it. I came from a more traditional industry and was a bit skeptical about applying ( leaving a pensionable full time time job...blah, blah) but after doing some research was excited by what Teamwork was doing. Although I am not a software developer the environment created by the owners to create and enhance our product offering is excellent. The offices are fresh and personalised, team spirit thrives and meetings are kept to a necessary minimum. Additional benefits include a competitive salary, gym membership, free lunches and ample opportunities to learn. The operating pace is swift and does take a little time to get up to speed but once your there it becomes the norm.
I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Teamwork.com.
Got passed the technical interview easily and was called in for a face to face interview. I was quite impressed by the office space, however that's where the positives end. I was interviewed by a very uninterested what appeared to be a junior developer.
I explained to the interviewer my past experience and tried to explain Redux and state management to him, but I could tell he wasn't sure what I was talking about. I also explained our company structure and how we are doing agile and TDD. He explained that they dont really have a structure for agile and they dont do TDD, which came as quite a shock, and I left not really understanding what I had just heard.
I got an email the next day saying that they appreciated that I enjoyed looking into new frameworks, However there would be to much of a gap between me and the other developers. To be quite frank the person who interviewed me was in no position to make such a call.
Overall this is a company who seems to be more interested in showing off their shiny office then showing off their process' or accomplishments. If I have a word of advice for other developers thinking to join teamwork it would be to steer well clear as im not sure where this company is going, They are taking on very big names - Jira and Slack and to be honest are failing miserably