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I have been working at Accela, Inc. full-timePros
I was looking for a growing company where I could have job variety, new opportunities, recognition, autonomy, the ability to make meaningful contributions, the ability to stretch, learn and grow, and the feeling like what I do matters. I also wanted a supportive boss who coached me and gave me learning opportunities, a drama-free team, and a fun environment.
So far I have found Accela to be a great place to work. People are friendly, helpful, and fun. There is a ton to do and it is really busy, but it isn’t stressful. My manager and other managers seem to generally care, want to have happy employees and want to build a great team. I feel valued and I feel like they are making a positive investment in me. So far my experience, though very short, has been very positive. I really hope it continues in this trajectory, but since it has been great so far, I wanted to post about it. I always look at Glassdoor, so I wanted to add my opinion on here of my experience so far.
Other great perks as well - brand new computer and phone, logo backpack (fun, functional, and gives a great sense of pride! Plus, free marketing). I love the free coffee, drinks, snacks, and breakfast foods. Plus, 2 days a week of catered food that is relatively healthy and has a lot of variety is awesome. It would be great if there was a free gym/treadmill/weights/yoga, but there is a walking/running trail right there plus access to showers, so that is nice.
The office location is great; not too many companies are in the East Bay, so that was a major factor for me in looking for a company. I was potentially willing to travel further, but so happy to find this. The Bishop Ranch park area is really nice also - greenery around, views of the hills. Plus, many options for restaurants, food trucks and farmers markets. Covered parking is available also.Cons
Many people seem to have been hired in at lower titles than they previously held. If the work is great, hiring is fair, and it doesn't prevent you from getting things done, it isn't the worst thing, but I bet a lot of people are hoping for promotions.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Continue to invest in people, care about your employees, promote from within, move in exciting directions, and offer great perks. Having great leaders creates great teams that produce great work.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Accela, Inc. in June 2014.Interview Details
I applied for the position in June 2014. Had a phone interview and then called for 1:1 interview and that's what happened:
2 out of 4 Interviewers didn't show-up ---I was supposed to meet the following people at following times:
1) Hiring Manager - 9 am to 9.30 am - He came on time and had usual interview.
2) 2nd Interviewer - 9.30 am to 10.00 am - Never showed up. Waited in the room for half an hour with no clue what's going on. I was ready to leave but then they called the 4th interviewer early at 10 am.
3) 3rd Interviewer - 10.00 am to 10.30 am - Never showed up.
4) 4th Interviewer - 10.30 am to 11 am - When the people in the background realized that the interviewers are not there, they called this person early, around 10.00 am. Seemed like an ok guy who wasn't very happy about this mix up.
5) Recruiter - 11 am to 11.15 am - When this person realized that the interview is completely messed up, did not even show courtesy to even talk to me for 15 mins. Asked the receptionist to bring me to the front desk and came out to say good bye.
Never given explanation of what went wrong. Imagine you taking the time to spend half a day for interview, taking time off from your current job, preparing for the interview - turns out a total waste of time and more - INSULTED.
A week later I got an e-mail that the "team" had a chance to discuss my background and they are going to pursue another candidate. I am confused, how they discussed my background when they did not even care to meet me?
I hope my review will help other candidates assessing the type of people work here and save their time and effortNo OfferNegative Experience
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