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Great people Challenging projects Variety of technologies Potential Ability to learn new things Close interaction between different divisions Company is very Agile and has a quick turn around
Benefits are worse than at Microsoft It's a startup, so bonuses depend on sales - not just on engineering team results
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Bocada (Kirkland, WA) in July 2010.
Had sent in a resume and got a phone screening call within about two weeks. Talked to head of development and which went well enough that an in-person interview was scheduled. Four people in my interview loop. That's when things got a little odd. Two people (including lead developer) seemed on the ball, engaging, etc. The other two, you could tell, had no interest in interviewing and just didn't want to have to spend the time. Company apparently was about 60 people awhile ago and now is down to around 20. It's been around for several years and seems to be trying re-invent itself with a new version of its product. Not really a 'go-go' organization. It seemed to me to be a 'living dead' type company. Product is actually somewhat boring. Seems to be an ok place to work if you're unemployed and need a job but not the 'silicon valley' type of exciting software surrounded with energized people. Oddly, I never heard from them (either yes or no) after the in-person interview. No contact at all. I hope they treat their customers better than their applicants.
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When it comes to your business data, Bocada just wants to protect and serve. The company provides storage software that customers use to backup and restore data. Bocada's products collect, manage, and store enterprise data across a variety of hardware and software systems. Its customers come from fields such as financial services, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, consumer goods, and retail. The company's clients have included Amgen, Chevron, Xerox, Honeywell, Siemens, Target, Unilever, and Virgin Atlantic. Bocada was founded in 1999.