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    One of the few consulting companies that I have worked for that focuses on their individual employees.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Lab49 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Work/Life Balance
    - If you need it, you get it.
    - Smart Peers
    - Great Office Culture
    - Huge support for individuals
    - Large space for advancement, Promotions
    - Snacks always available

    Cons

    - Vacation seems to be lacking
    - Technology stack

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    One of the best jobs I have ever had. Company really focuses on the individual employee. That is always a huge benefit and will always outweight the current project that an individual will be on. You take care of the employees, the employees take care of the company.

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Lab49 Interviews

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014

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    Front-End Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Lab49 in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via LinkedIn. The recruiter was positive and made me feel confident that I'd be able to work for them. He said they were looking for individuals with knowledge of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. The actual interview was a much different experience. I felt like I was taking a computer science exam from my undergraduate days, and all the focus was on JavaScript. I received no questions about HTML5 or CSS.

    My interview was spread out over two phone calls. The first phone call was with two engineers. One did all the talking while the other stayed on mute. They asked me questions about JavaScript scope management, new standards appearing in ECMAScript 6, how to force scopes using call and apply, JavaScript object inheritance, automated testing, and how to test asynchronous code. This interview did not go well for me. I thought I would be rejected after this. To my surprise the company scheduled a second phone interview.

    For my second interview the engineers immediately went into algorithms. I believe we spent over 10 minutes on the first question. The problem I was given had to do with ensuring a certain quantity of parentheses had matching pairs. The solution I provided worked for the requirements given. The engineer wasn't satisfied with the performance of the algorithm. Thus, he kept adding requirements. After the second modification to the requirements he came out and asked that I devise an algorithm with O(n) performance. When he realized I wasn't going to give the answer he expected he asked if I knew what a stack was to which I responded "yes." I had actually clarified towards the beginning that ideally we would write a recursive algorithm but I wouldn't know how to explain the code over the phone.

    From that point forward the second interview just got more uncomfortable. I felt a tone of condescension in the remaining questions. When I tried to inject humor into the conversation I got no laughs. The second engineer was also on mute and rarely spoke. The second interview was the nail in the coffin as I got a rejection letter several days later.

    My conclusion is that the company sets a high standard for the engineers they wish to hire which I totally understand. I just wish the recruiter would have made this clearer from the beginning so I wouldn't have gotten my hopes up.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were given a string with any combination of matching parentheses, write an algorithm that ensures no set of parentheses are left unmatched. No other characters except for parentheses will be in the string.   View Answer
    • Talk a little bit about how you go about testing your applications. If you use automation which tools do you use?   View Answer
    • Discuss how the this scope works in JavaScript.   View Answer
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Website www.lab49.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
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Founded in 2002, with offices in New York, Washington DC, London, Sydney and Dublin, Lab49 is a strategy, design and technology consulting firm that creates advanced solutions for the world's leading investment banks, asset managers and exchanges.

Mission: Every client project is different. That is why every member of a Lab49 client project team is individually selected from our domain experts and industry-leading delivery... More

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