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I have been working at OkCupid full-time (More than a year)
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.
Located in New York, not my favorite place but it works
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Helpful (3)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OkCupid (New York, NY) in July 2014.
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.
- 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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