Mission: To change the way teams collaborate forever.
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 3 weeks. I interviewed at Teamwork.com (Dublin, Co. Dublin).
So this has been the worst experience in my career in regards to dealing with recruitment. It was a shambles from start to finish. It started off by being contacted to schedule a hangouts chat with the recruiter. The recruiter never showed up and didn't contact to apologise for over a day when I was contacted to schedule another hangouts chat. I was pretty convinced from this moment I wouldn't be accepting any offer made but decided to see how truly bad the recruiter is or was it just a one off.
So he managed to show up for a quick chat to better understand my current position and what I wanted. All grand and straightforward questions.
After this I was given a tedious generic technical test to do. I prolonged this process as I found it so boring that I preferred debugging an actual TCP issue in the Kubernetes codebase for the week.
After I submitted the test I was scheduled to talk to a remote engineer. This was a nice and friendly chat and he gave thorough answers to all questions I had. I get the idea the engineers in the company are extremely nice to work with, but god knows how they got through recruitment.
Now it's back to the recruiters turn. He scheduled a call, but surprise surprise he managed to not show up. 4 hours later I see a half hearted apology and an attempt to schedule another call. I gave two times but never got a response to my email. I can only laugh at this experience. But I really fear for other candidates who are actively looking for a job and have to go through this ordeal. I just can't comprehend the experience. There's no way skilled workers will put up with this. The twitter feed of the recruiter is also very embarrassing.
I pulled my application at this point.