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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
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    I worked at Convio full-time (More than 5 years)


    My time at Convio was the most rewarding seven years in my professional career. Some of the high points. Passionate and intelligent employees The privilege of helping non-profits change the world Amazing leadership team


    The single low point was that we were bought out by our largest competitor BlackBaud. Within the space of a year most of the talent had left the company.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Convio (Austin, TX).


    Applied for the job via Craigslist ad, was contacted via e-mail in 2 days. Initial screening was lengthy but basic. Your everyday behavioral questions (tell me about your greatest success/failure...). The next phase was the onsite interview. Went through 4 rounds and each round was about an hour. Round 1: Non-technical, more behavioral stuff, almost business analyst of the non-profit sector. The purpose of this is probably to make sure that I have the personality and interest to work with non-profits. Round 2: Technical architecture: This one is over the phone which is a bit challenging to describe certain design patterns but overall it was technical. Round 3: Database/SQL questions, design a library DB, wrote some queries, fairly basic. Round 4: Java coding. Wrote a method in IDE, nothing revolutionary.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Describe the builder pattern? 2. Design a DB schema for a library?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The overall package was decent but the stock options was on the low side. The company already IPOed at that point and with not much stock options, the upside was just not there.

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20 Best Medium Size Companies to Work for in Central Texas , Austin Business Journal, 2009

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Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Blackbaud, Araize

Convio takes an approach con brio to helping not-for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and associations raise money, organize volunteer efforts, manage online content, and get their message out. The company's online Common Ground customer relationship management (CRM) software and services connect potential donors and volunteers to groups they may support, and vice versa. Convio's 1,500 clients include the AFL-CIO, The American Red Cross, the ASPCA, Meals on Wheels, and NPR. Founded in 1999, the company went public in 2010. Convio is being ... More

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