I worked at Teamwork.com full-time (Less than a year)
People are nice, quality of work is high and it's really important, they really care about the final users, the perks are good and the owners truly believe in the company's mission.
Some of the core values of the company include:
- Be humble
- Communicate kindly with your peers
- Contribute to a healthy work environment
- Don't be a "d!ck"
Ironically, some "leaders" (much more like bosses) don't follow any of those, they are not humble, they often communicate aggressively and humiliate less experienced developers, make them feel like stupid every time they ask a question, tend to pull the "I'm the leader" card to support an argument and very often play the "d!ck" role.
If you want to join, go ahead, but DO NOT HESITATE to use Officevibe (feedback tool) every time that you feel that something like this happened to you!
Advice to Management
"Striving for excellence" it's not just in the codebase, it's in all the aspects of the company and in all the core values. I think some tech "leaders" don't consider that.
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Teamwork.com.
Phone screening with recruiter, short presentation of company, few Q&A about employment status and salary expectation.
Receive a coding test by mail, very general description about building something, need to accomplish in reasonable time frame.. After spending 20 hours doing test at evening and weekend, sending back the test as instructed, then never hear from them again.
Did not bother to check in with them, probably lost somewhere in the process..
Bit waist of time, special time use for doing test implementation is in evening and weekend after a long working day/weeks, probably lose 1.5 weekends and some random hours in couple of evening to accomplish test.
As a team lead I doing training and hiring, and we use similar test as well as part of the evaluation process.. But if people spending their free time doing test and candidate want feedback, we always giving feedback in timely manner and giving suggestion for improvement, no matter they are hire or not. At minimum email with a few lines or a phone call. It's part of professional courtesy.