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    Very laid back atmosphere, really get hands on experience, even interns are really involved in the company lifestyle


    The separate teams do not have the best cohesion, could use some organization

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    Front End Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Gawker Media in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received an email from HR a week later for me to do a coding assignment. I had never used backbone.js before, and made sure they knew that in the cover letter, since it was listed as a requirement on the app. I promised I'm a fast learner and could pick it up if I need to.

    The coding assignment they sent was backbone.js only, which excited me, since I needed an excuse to learn it. It was just adding a bunch of functionality to a basic comment system backbone demo. I had to add validation, a cancel button, remember last author's name, make the comment box modal, and a couple other things. They sent it the day before thanksgiving, and had a hard deadline of the following Monday (kind of a small window given the holiday). I learned the required material and passed it in Sunday night. A few days later I was contacted to set up a Skype interview with one of the team members in Budapest.

    The Skype call wouldn't have been hard if I was experienced in backbone, since all the questions were very easy, I just don't have enough experience with backbone to know everything he asked. The questions were simple:
    Q:"Why should you return false in a backbone method"
    A: To stop propagation of the browser (Knew that one).

    Q: "How can you prevent everything from being in the global space"
    A: RequireJS.

    Q: "What browsers support .trim() method?"
    A: IE9+

    Was contacted the next day that they weren't moving forward with the application. (I figured)

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year

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