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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    I have been working at OkCupid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've worked at several different firms in the tech industry, and there's no question that this has been the best experience I've had. Co-workers are friendly, intelligent, helpful, and fun. Excellent benefits and salary, and a great product of which we're all pretty proud. Atmosphere may be changing as all of the founders have left now and the organization is growing rapidly, but that remains to be seen.

    Cons

    Located in New York, not my favorite place but it works


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    Front-End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OkCupid (New York, NY) in July 2014.

    Interview

    First, there was a phone interview with a member of the team. He had me do some CSS and jQuery in a shared doc. Second, I went to their office. I met with two members of the team who asked me experience related questions, then two more members of the team, including the lead, who asked me technology related questions and had me do some CSS and jQuery on a whiteboard. After that, they had me do a no-internet test which included some basic tech knowledge and some code challenges (e.g. add comments to some pre-existing code, code and style a basic widget, optimize some inefficient jQuery). Then I had lunch with the team. Finally, I met with a member of the app team and the head of the product team (who oversees the app, front-end, and design teams -- and hires). They asked questions about how I would test and attempt to solve some user experience problems. I later spoke with the CTO on the phone. They made it clear after the in-person that they wanted me, and after the final phone call that were going to get back to me with an offer, but after voicing some reservations I had about the position, they decided to pass.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were almost disappointingly easy. You should be familiar enough with jQuery and CSS3 that you can to all the basic stuff without reference.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I took the interview because I really dig OkCupid, but I wasn't willing to extend my work day from 8 hours to 9 hours for a position that I'm sure wasn't right for my professional development, even though I would have really liked working with that team.

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Website www.okcupid.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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