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Derek Hamner
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  • Great company, great benefits, and very fast paced.

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Learning Objects full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    I enjoyed my time as a QA Engineer at LO; I met some great people, learned a great deal about agile development and software in general, and felt like I had chances to contribute. If I had to list the positives, they would have to be - Awesome co-workers, great job flexibility, amazing perks, and significant growth over a short period of time.

    Cons

    I'm not going to sugar coat things because wherever you have a ying there is always a yang. The QA role can require long hours because there are times when you will need to work later than usual to ensure build quality after all developer code has been checked in for the day. This is definitely not the place for you if you are faint hearted or can't be flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Try to recognize your frontline QA staff more for the effort they put in and how much they care. In fact, that should be the case for all staff members, not just development staff.


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    Technical Lead Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Learning Objects.

    Interview

    Short version - you'd be hard pressed to find a more unprofessional outfit then this one!
    Long version - The signs first started during my HR screen call. The recruiter was talking to someone else while on the phone with me. I virtually had to call out to her on on occasion to get her attention. Then she scheduled me for a technical screening with their Tech Lead and FORGOT to update the Lead of this appointment. I couldn't believe it as I sat by the phone and realized I was getting a call! I immediately called the HR lady and she scampered to set me up at another time. Eventually the technical screening went well and I was asked to undergo a codility test online. It took 90 mins of my time over the weekend and when I was done I notified them about it. This is when the unresponsive behavior started. I thought I had done reasonably well in the tests (average difficulty) and when a week passed without even a confirmation of my completing the tests, I sent a stern note to the HR lady. I then immediately got a response back saying she was "sorry If I felt disrespected" and informed me that I had passed the test and they wanted to bring me in. Against my better judgement I decided to give it another go (I really like the position). Then they disappeared again! Been over a week and no response to my emails requesting updates. I finally sent out an email withdrawing my application. A company so INEPT in their recruiting process can never be a great workplace! Consider yourself warned.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical screen involved questions about the various technologies I had worked with and my past experience. The codility test was of average difficulty and tested your knowledge of space and time complexity. Credit here goes to Codility and not Learning Objects   Answer Question

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Website www.learningobjects.com
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Learning Objects is a Washington, D.C. based ed tech incubator whose brands are revolutionizing education, building adaptive learner-centric technology products that help millions of learners achieve their learning goals. Hundreds of leading education organizations use our Difference Engine (DE) platform, which helps top education providers rapidly invent personalized learning experiences and deliver them at scale.

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