- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Kelly & AssociatesPros
The benefits are wonderful! The Kellys is very nice, and they appreciate their employees very much.Cons
the pay in certain departments are not competitiveRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Kelly & Associates in September 2014.Interview Details
The phone-screen was brief, as it was mainly to kick-off a technical assessment. This test included questions that had to be worked out using your choice of coding language, write a SQL query, and HTML code. It took about 45 minutes and was on collabedit so they could watch and answer questions.
My in-person interview latest about 3.5 hours. I meet with the current QA lead, the current Dev lead, and the CTO. All three seems to be good people, and smart. A few observations:
Development drives conversations over QA.
The business drives changes not development. This puts dev behind the 8 ball at times.
They say they are Agile, but I feel they are missing key aspects of Agile. The devs work ahead so QA appears to be behind all the time. It didn't sound like they had a SM. Too many companies are using Agile to really say they are just not waterfall.
The CTO doesn't have a technical background. I think that in-part causes him to micromanage, which he openly told me that he does for new people (I've heard the same comment for other sources not at the company).
I didn't get to see much of the office; it looked like cubes, but open for better communication. However, I did hear they are moving in the coming weeks to a new building near their current location. +
Tele-communicating is an option when it makes sense, like when you have apt and such, but not the norm. -
Even though they are really an insurance company that is really a software company, they don't seem to be over-working the development team. +
Overall I think it is an interesting place with some pros and cons, just like every company. I feel that they really need a different position for their needs.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- Most of the questions were fairly straight-forward, however to test ones analytical thinking, they did ask a few logic questions. One of them being, if you had a book that you wanted to give to an employee, and you had 5 employees, and only a coin, heads and ties, to use to make the decision, which employee would get the book? And assume the employees are all the same skills/experience wise. View Answer
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