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No Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA May 2012 – Reviewed Jun 10, 2012
Interview Details –
initial phone interview by recruiter
another phone interview by hiring manager
coding tests which they estimate to take *2 hours*, a big YMMV
follow-up from recruiter
disappointed that they don't even give the courtesy of providing real feedback on what they don't like about your code...no insight on what they're looking for
Interview Question – write a BS program that will take 2 hours (by their estimation). Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA May 2012 – Reviewed May 12, 2012
Interview Details –
The recruiting department at Fitbit consisted of two technical recruiters and one recruiter coordinator who all live in the Marina District of San Francisco. This should provide some context to the team's utter ineptitude.
My interview process consisted of a telephone interview, one 1:1 interview and one group panel interview. I found the recruiters to be painfully unprofessional. The conference rooms are made of glass walls and even with the door shut I could hear the recruiters talking about me. In the interview they told me that I would be a great fit, and then they left the conference room, shut the door behind them and proceeded to discuss how they had "concerns". What concerns? You just told me that you thought I would be a great addition.
The recruiters at this firm are very young and clique-y. With this being one of their first jobs out of college, it is my opinion that they do not have the business experience to recognize good talent. If you happen to be great engineering talent, look elsewhere as Fitbit's recruiters are utterly inept and the interview process is an opaque waste of your time.
Also, I am confused by Fitbit recruiter manager who told me that they only look for ivy league talent while she herself attended Chico State.
Every candidate, whether you hire him or not, is a potential Fitbit customer. Recruiters are often the first contact that a customer has with a company. I am baffled that the CEO of this company allows his recruiting department to go utterly unchecked.
Interview Question – where do you live? Answer Question
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