Minted Reviews

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Minted Founder & CEO Mariam Naficy
Mariam Naficy
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    An exciting time to be working at Minted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Minted full-time (more than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO


    * Numerous personal growth opportunities. Minted is still small enough that you can find ways to reinvent yourself
    * Strong engineering leadership, including several people that I call mentors
    * Large enough to have some best practices in place (always a WIP)
    * Interesting software engineering challenges
    * Transparent senior management
    * Strong company growth
    * Results oriented culture (i.e. no 9-5)
    * Newly remodeled office


    * Work-life culture has historically been unbalanced, however that has drastically improved in the last few years
    * Office has a busy vibe, it can be difficult to find conference rooms for meetings and/or quiet places to focus.
    * Interviewing and recruiting process has room for improvement
    * Compensation might be lower than industry averages, which makes recruiting for specific roles more challenging

    Advice to Management

    * More diverse 401K investment options
    * Performance / peer review and goals setting process has room for improvement

Minted Interviews

Updated Apr 10, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Minted (San Francisco, CA) in April 2015.


    Submitted my application and promptly received a reply from an internal recruiter. We set up a phone screen for the same week. She was very nice and informative about the company and position. Moved me ahead quickly to the technical screen which consisted of several oral questions and a couple of simple programming questions. The coding portion was done remotely via an online code-sharing tool. I found the questions and process to be easy.

    However, to my surprise, they did not move me forward. As I felt I did very well on the interview, this was really unexpected. I answered every question in detail and completed both coding exercises without much trouble. The interviewer did not correct my code, ask me to expand on any aspect and even seemed to indicate I solved the problems as he would have. So naturally was taken aback when I was not moved ahead.

    Furthermore, they did not get back to me the entire week after my interview and I had to ask them for an update late Friday. I received a boilerplate answer back that didn't make logical sense. As someone who has had a lot of experience hiring, you should never leave a candidate hanging like that if they are a no.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe, in detail, as much as you can about an HTTP request.   1 Answer

Minted Awards & Accolades

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Goldman Sach's 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, Goldman Sach's, 2011
Silicon Valley's 100, Business Insider, 2012
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Additional Info

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Etsy, Shutterfly, Zazzle

Minted is a social commerce site and design marketplace, crowd-sourcing graphic designs and art from a global design community and selling those as printed paper products, addressing the $10 billion stationery market, $48 billion art market, and $7 billion party décor market. Combining community with commerce, Minted was founded by a
successful serial entrepreneur. Minted is... More

Mission: Connect consumers with the best designers through a design marketplace, empowering those outside the company to lead us to the best, freshest, customizable design in... More

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