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I worked at Direct Technology full-time (More than 3 years)
I worked at this company for over 2 years; my manager was a supportive mentor, my team was full of lots of hard working and awesome people. You get what you put into it, that is one thing that is for sure. You can definitely be a worker bee, and that is fine, or you can go above and beyond and are praised and rewarded for it (in most cases). I felt empowered by my management team, and was trusted to make educated decisions for my team without much micro management. Tons of fun company activities and team building. Loved the office; snacks, beer, lots of light! It was like a large family; everyone knows everyone. Tons of room for growth and learning!
It maybe would have helped to have more structured training programs, though they did often offer to pay for higher education or classes if it pertained to your job (at least in the department I was in). Honestly, my only complaint would be the salary, which is the reason I left.
Advice to Management
Invest more time and raises into the employees that you can see potential in. I know that a lot of people there complain about the wages and maybe just come in to collect a paycheck, but I think to those who really work hard, learn more and take on more and more responsibilities need to be rewarded for that.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Direct Technology in January 2015.
First you speak with a recruiter who works directly on behalf of the company. I thought my recruiter was a nice guy. He gave me a shot despite my relatively low experience, given I am at junior level and this was a more senior-level position. However, when you arrive onsite, it may be a completely different story. There are several departments within Direct Technology, so your mileage may vary. After the fizz buzz programming challenge, I was interviewed or *ahem* interrogated by two higher management employees. One was practically shouting at me half the time for my lack of familiarity with X or Y technology, while the other just sheepishly peeked at my resume and didn't say a word. Granted, I see he was looking for someone with a very particular skill set and experience, but there was no need to be so angry! Not a good first impression at all.
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