The people here are fantastic & really made my experience the best it could be. They're funny, smart, and creative - and very welcoming. You can feel free to ask questions and know you'll get well-thought-out answers. Everyone seems genuinely interested in their work & helping one another. This company has a lot of events & free snacks, which keeps the atmosphere fresh and exciting. And there's a plastic skeleton that finds his way to hilarious places day-to-day.
It can at times be difficult to organize projects when they're split between New York and Chicago, but as long as there's effective communication, it can be done.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MCD Partners (Chicago, IL) in May 2015.
Pretty straightforward - I took my interviewers through my portfolio site, described projects (difficulties and things I learned), and we chatted about other ux-related things (including research methods). I didn't have any practiced answers, but I did know my portfolio projects inside and out. The interview was over their video-chat application (think Skype). Pretty low-stress and informal. The recruiting people I spoke with to set up the interview were incredibly nice and helpful, and were available through email as well as phone. After my initial interview, a recruiter and I set up a call to discuss next steps - salary, hours, etc. A few days (maybe a week or so?) later, I got a call with some good news that my pay rate was going up to stay in line with New York!
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