- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at AeroFS full-timePros
The team is full of versatile, low-ego developers who, despite being engineers, are focused on the product and customers' needs. The team is notably aware of how their colleagues are doing professionally and emotionally and the overall state of the company. It's also full of Canadians, who are indeed kinder than the average bear. Many people wear many different hats; there's very little specialization.
Work-life balance is a little fuzzy and self-administered; some people go home promptly, some people work on weekends, and everyone seems okay with that. Time off policy is very flexible.Cons
The company is decent at mentoring, but doesn't have much of a continuing education/training culture; the company doesn't do much to encourage employees to attend conferences or tutorials and the overall culture is one where you feel a little guilty learning new skills rather than working on the product.
Currently the company is kind of oversubscribed in terms of work--there's too many projects and too few people to complete them, and everybody knows it. Hopefully hiring will help with this.
The product is enterprise-focused and the tech stack is Java-heavy, so it's not as glamorous or immediately scratch-my-own-itch as some startups are. Then again, we have actual customers and non-flippant use cases; we're not airbnb for dogs or whatever. So this is a plus and a minus.
Benefits are okay but could use an upgrade--no retirement benefits, life/disability insurance, or parental leave policy right now.
The office is average to slightly below average as tech offices go; it doesn't have the ultra-designed beauty or comfort perks of certain big companies, the plumbing in the building is suspect, the climate control tends to break, and the work environment can be rather noisy. But at least it's not a cube farm.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at AeroFS in December 2014.Interview Details
I was contacted by the director of engineering after applying at a career fair on campus. He asked me to do a coding challenge which i did within the week. Next I had a quick phone call with him and then they asked me to come on site for interviews. Office was really nice and well located, people were very friendly as well. I had 4 in person interviews. A bit later they indicated they would like to make me an offer, I spoke briefly with one of the founders before they made me a formal offer. They were very flexible throughout the whole process.Interview Questions
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