44 Reviews
44 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO CEO Kevin O'Connor
Kevin O'Connor
38 Ratings
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good fit for my interests, with the opportunities and pace to make personal development possible.

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at full-time


    - Plenty of opportunities to take on responsibility. For engineers, there are a lot of different technologies in the platform, and you’ll have the opportunity to be as full-stack as you’d like. Or, focus on specifics like front-end development or data scaling. One of my major reasons for choosing FindTheBest over a larger organization was the freedom to determine my own focuses, or even to avoid specializing right away.

    - Projects move fast (three weeks each, max), and teams are fluid. Very little dogma in terms of how problems can and can’t be solved.

    - You’ll be pushed to build features in robust ways – most code will affect each of several thousand datasets on the site.

    - Perks are great: ask about them. Most employees enjoy one another and stay involved in the many (optional) events and activities.

    - It’s something to be aware of when considering FindTheBest, because it may not fit your needs, but in my case the long hours have been a plus. I wanted an environment where I could push myself and learn very transferrable skills, even if that meant a lot of work in the short term. That said, hours are flexible and have generally decreased over time.


    - Team workflows leave little time for perfection. Internal QA is quite effective, for various reasons, but as a result formal testing is largely skipped. This has worked well for staying agile and building quickly, but may frustrate engineers and designers who prefer testing their work or who are hoping to develop that skillset.

    - Location. Yes, Santa Barbara is beautiful, and the area makes it easy to keep an active lifestyle. That said, I would choose a larger city if I could, for the purposes of meeting other developers and for personal reasons.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO Interviews

Updated Oct 12, 2014
Updated Oct 12, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    First, they will set up a phone interview to ask about your basic background, then second phone interview to test your technical skills. Usually they will start by letting you introduce yourself and then they will ask some questions about your project, then some technical problems

    Interview Questions
    No Offer Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add an award

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
Headquarters Santa Barbara, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2010
Type Self-employed
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

FindTheBest is a research engine that collects, structures, and connects the world’s data — 88 billion facts to date — to give people the most information about their interests. The company's desktop site, mobile site, and embeddable widgets let people thoroughly research thousands of topics on one intuitive interface. Launched in late 2010, FindTheBest has quickly become a... More

Mission: FindTheBest's mission is to collect, structure, and connect the world’s data

Work at Share Your Experiences

Click to Rate