Mission: We transform how the world builds software.
I have been working at Pivotal full-time (More than a year)
* Lots of learning opportunities
* Continuous feedback ( I have 1-1 meetings with my manager every two weeks)
* Meeting with smart people
* Free breakfast
* Being on call is not mandatory
* 9-6 work
* Can't watch cat videos all day. Have to work
* Have to ask for solo time.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pivotal (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in July 2016.
I am in the early stages of my career and don't have a lot of interviews under my belt but out of the 4 or 5 interviews I have done, this was by far the most enjoyable and engaging. If your CV is regarded as a match for the position, you will be phoned by HR who will ask a few questions about you, what you know of pivotal (always have some idea of the company you are applying for), reasons for applying and where applicable, reasons for leaving your current job.
Once you complete the phone call, they will decide whether to continue the interview by organising either an onsite/remote pair programming exercise. This is very straightforward and even with no previous pair programming experience, as long as you're motivated and eager to learn, you will have no problems here. You don't write any code during this stage, you are just coming up with a solution. Don't forget pivotal are 100% pair programming and Test Driven Development. I think at the end you should have some basic questions about development within pivotal, again engage with the other developer.
Again after this stage, the screening developer will write up a review and send it back to HR. If successful, you will be invited onsite to basically do a days work. In the morning I was working with pivotal labs helping solve defect and in the afternoon was working with DevOps refactoring a test. At this stage is very important to keep asking questions specific to what you are working on. In the DevOps section, you will get an overview of CF architecture, you should be interested in this.
After 2 days or so, you will hear back from HR whether they will hire you or not.
I was offered what I asked for.
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