Mission: To change the way teams collaborate forever.
I have been working at Teamwork.com full-time (More than 3 years)
- Development is not stale, tech keeps moving forward, you're not stuck with 20 year old stack that only works on IE6.
- Developers are provided with any equipment they need.
- There's a good mix of people from various backgrounds with various experiences, each of their individual knowledge makes progress a lot easier and we're encouraged to share what we know.
- Owners are genuinely concerned about our happiness, work-life balance and general well-being.
- Flexible hours, remote friendly and even for in-office employees, working off-site every now and then is possible.
- Expenses covered for conferences of your own choice.
- Free (relevant) online courses and books provided.
- Office has plenty of snacks, fruit, drinks, coffee. Speaking of offices, the new Teamwork Campus One is amazing!
- The company is growing fast and it can be hard for things to stay in sync, but the processes are getting improved/established. Would like to see improvement in inter-department interaction, it would be a shame to see the company turn into a cliquey highschool.
- Pay reviews were irregular and uncommon, it seemed you would have to push commits at 3AM for months to get noticed, however we are told this is getting addressed in 2017.
Advice to Management
We're attracted a lot of attention recently and with more applications we should improve our hiring process.
You're on the right path, keep doing what you're doing.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Teamwork.com (Cork) in January 2017.
I initially had a standard HR screening. This involved basic questions on what you know about the company, and why you want to work there. No technical questions were asked. Before I even had the honour of speaking with a developer/engineer, I had to complete a coding project.
The next stage was a 8-12 coding assignment to build a sample app using Teamwork's API. They gave a list of requirements, which I completed.
The day after I submitted it, I got the classic rejection email – we won't be proceeding with your application and will keep your CV on file. No reason why, and when I pushed them further the response was as vague – "the code structure wasn't at the level of that submitted by other candidates".
Frankly companies asking you to invest 8+ hours before they talk to you are trying to use their power as potential employers to create an asymmetrical relationship with you, the interviewee – where you do a lot of work before they spend any time on you. This is indicative of how they will treat you as an employee.