I worked at IMVU
--open minded people, open work areas, everybody is accessible
--overall a very good set of smart, intelligent people.
--very good hr.
--TDD or bust
--rather than building a great product, focus was on immediate revenue leap
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at IMVU (Mountain View, CA) in May 2014.
Sent my resume to them via email. They were very prompt in responding. Process starts out with a standard phone screen with a VP asking you standard questions about your background, interests etc. etc.
If you pass that you get a call from an engineer who then proceeds to ask you some technical questions. Nothing too out of the ordinary and if you are reasonably competent you will pass with flying colors.
Next step is to get you to their Mountain View office for an all day interview run. Everyone is fairly nice and professional. You will be asked a series of technical questions and will have to write code on the white board. Again the questions are very reasonable and if you have been around the block a few times you will have no problems. I will not give questions here since I signed an NDA. However, the technical questions border on the routine with no curve balls or gotchas.
One thing that irked me is they changed what I would be working on the instant I showed up at the place. If I had known beforehand about this I would not have bothered to continue the interview as I had absolutely no interest in the new position.
You also get to ask them questions about the business and technology that they use. For me this was the point where I realized I would not want to work at IMVU. According to management they want to grow via acquisition with the final goal being to sell the company to whoever ponies up the cash they want. Not a long term strategy that I find appealing or well thought out. From the reviews of past employees this seems to be their M.O. ie. lack of a long term viable strategy to grow the company.
As for the engineering team they are nice and professional but I quickly realized that I would not be learning anything cutting edge or novel if I worked at IMVU. It would be just a job and the engineering work would be routine and not anything that would help my career path. Do not expect to be working on ground breaking technology here.
Got a call back a few days later stating that they would not be proceeding with an offer which was nice of them. So to recap the company seemed professional, nice but in the end this is not the place I want to be at for the reasons stated above.
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