- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Dimagi full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Sticks to the mission and is attempting to make great technology available to those who can benefit from it the most. Hearts are really in the right place and are thoughtful about the work that they do, it's about doing things the right way and setting a high bar for the work that is done in low resource settings.
Flexible work environment, generally everyone gets along and are good friends. Lots of international travel and ability to work on a lot of different projects. I've worked in more areas of public health and with a list of impressive international organizations that most people have done in a decade.
Technically strong for international development, team is mostly engineers and really talented ones at that.Cons
Not a perfect company, but good luck finding one in the development sector. Pay is not competitive and growth within the company is getting more and more difficult. Also, not the best at firing low performers, but typically doesn't hire them to begin with.
Partners can be somewhat difficult compared to dealing with the true for-profit sector and are very resource strapped.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Directed growth and retain good staff.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Dimagi.Interview Details
After applying I was initially contacted and asked to complete a tutorial and create a small survey using their CommCare software, in addition to sending them a writing sample and a short explanation of how I would teach an illiterate, french-speaking woman how to use their software. I was contacted very quickly after turning these exercises in for a skype interview. The Skype interview was followed by an in person interview at their Cambridge office. The field manager position is their entry level position and they claim to hire many of their upper level staff from the field managers. Field managers are paid a "living stipend" which seems to be the same regardless of the site you will be working at. This was not made clear to me until the in person interview, and I would not have been interested had I known this. They are a for-profit company and they seem to be growing and doing very well, so why they opt not to compensate their employees is beyond me. They do seem to be growing a bit too fast and they don't know how to direct this growth, because they had me in for an interview and told me they didn't really know where they had space for me. I was fairly annoyed by this, as it seemed like they were wasting my time and theirsInterview Questions
No OfferEasy Interview
- Is there any work you do not want to do? Answer Question
- What are you trying to get out of your next position? Answer Question
- Can you give an example of a time you received and incorporated feedback? Answer Question
- How did you like building an app in CommCare? Answer Question
- Can you tell me about a time when a project blew up in your face and how you responded? Answer Question
At Dimagi, we’re committed to creating great impact by creating great technology. We develop cutting-edge software tailored for underserved communities, where literacy rates are low, electricity is sparse, and wifi is inexistent. Our end users are midwives in Afghanistan, farmers in rural India, and small business owners in the slums of Kenya. As a leader in the social...
Mission: We deliver open and innovative technology to help underserved communities everywhere.