- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Gemalto as a contractor (More than a year)RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
From high-level executives to junior-level support personnel, the employees were a delight to work with. The pace was, for the most part, slightly less than demanding, although as a Systems Admin, I did go through several stretches where I felt like the Maytag Man…sitting around waiting on something to break, and feeling like I was wasting company time. Opportunity for growth was there, although breaking into the "direct hire" field was somewhat difficult as a 4th-level contractor. Many of the company "perks", such as picnics, lunches, etc were available even to the contractors, and I was always made to feel like a Gemalto regular employee, and never as an outsider. The facilities were in a gorgeous location, and were always well-kept and secure.
No real lunch area; if you chose to go to lunch any time between noon and 1:30, good luck finding an open microwave, or an open table in the tiny little break areas they had. For a company that housed ~400 employees on 4 floors, they should have had at least one large break/cafeteria area. Many chose to bring their lunch, rather than go out to eat, and seating was almost always difficult to find. Additionally, no snack machines in the entire building… Soft drinks were available, but no snack machines. Petty as it sounds, it would've been nice to grab a candy bar or a bag of chips without having to go downstairs, get into your vehicle, and drive to the nearest convenience store. (This would, of course, inevitably lead to you losing your prime parking that you'd found by getting to the office early.)
Advice to Management
You were great to work with and for. I appreciate feeling like I was a valued employee, and would welcome the chance to work for you any time.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Gemalto (Austin, TX) in May 2015.
Phone interview was a straight forward Java full stack developer type of conversation. The interviewer asked about my experience and then followed up with some technical question. I was fairly confident I answered them all correctly. After the technical test, it led to me just asking him questions about the development team, methodologies, work-life balance...
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