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I have been working at Hotjar full-time (Less than a year)
I used Hotjar in my previous business for more than two years and I was also following their story so I felt like I knew the company. When I started with Hotjar I was expecting to see cracks appearing... That's because, in the past, the picture painted by my previous employers and the reality were really different.
It wasn't the case with Hotjar.
I have yet to find something to complain about...
The pros include:
- Smart, humble colleagues with common sense who know a lot more than you do
- True remote lifestyle as long as you have a good internet
- There is a subtle balance between audacious goals we want to reach and the patience of knowing we're going to get there. We're not in a race against time.
- The co-founders are all really cool and smart, they have this Level 5 Leadership that Jim Collins describes in Good to Great (read the book!): "These Leaders have a unique combination of fierce resolve and humility."
- Everybody is encouraged to be productive during their working hours so we can all "go home" on time.
- Amazing perks and benefits: 40 days holidays, budget to go on holiday, amazing retreats twice a year, budget to learn new stuff... So many! Hotjar clearly cares about their people.
I really can't find any.
Advice to Management
I have no doubt that you will stay the way you are. The challenge is going to keep this amazing culture as we grow.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hotjar (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in April 2017.
The Hotjar recruitment process was by a mile the best I have ever experienced. Even though Hotjar is 100% remote, they managed to make the process personal and enjoyable.
Hotjar wants to hire the best people and it shows.
The interview itself comes in Step 3 of Hotjar 5-Step Hiring Process (https://careers.hotjar.com/), was conducted by four Hotjarians (even the CEO attended, which is always a good sign, isn't it?), and was done entirely over video.
The interviewers clearly worked hard to understand who I was, what I cared about, what I was good at, or what what I should improve on.
It never really felt like an interview and more like a conversation I could have with some friends.
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