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Don Fornes
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Software Advice full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    - Fast growing company with healthy business - Room to craft your own position and advance - Excellent, intelligent and fun coworkers - Much better work/life balance and hour flexibility (policies have changed in the last few months) - Strong compensation and benefits packages - Epic office perks like massages, stocked kitchen, smoothies, food trucks, catered lunches, social events - Access to Gartner network for resources and advancement opportunities - Individual contributions and achievements are recognized and rewarded

    Cons

    - Certain parts of the office get limited sun and fluorescent lights are harsh - Software isn't the "sexiest" of industries

    Advice to Management

    - Look into replacing lights with full-spectrum bulbs - Cross-departmental communication could still be improved


Software Advice Interviews

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    Market Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Software Advice (Austin, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Sent in resume via email, contacted by email for a phone interview, then went in for an in-person interview. The phone interview was pretty straightforward, about 20 minutes, although she did call early. The in-person interview was long - almost 3 hours. One person went through my resume and asked about every job listed - best part, worst part, biggest accomplishment, how did it prepare me for this job, etc. A second person then asked me more direct questions - strengths, weaknesses, why would I fit in here. They seem very concerned about corporate culture fit. None of this seemed too hard, but I didn't get an offer - I don't think I "fit" with their culture, which includes being in the office for 11 hours a day. If you want this job, be prepared to be at work all the time. That's not what I wanted. On the phone, they asked for my salary requirements, but didn't tell me at the time that it would be for 50 hours, not 40. Some of the interview questions seemed highly personal, like what my life goals were for the next 10 years (not just career, but life). The woman who interviewed me also dropped the F bomb twice. The interview also happened on a couch, which felt unprofessional to me. They were really low to the ground and it was hard to sit up straight. I wore a skirt (knee-length) and it was really awkward to "lounge" in a nice outfit.

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Software Advice Awards & Accolades

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Top Workplaces , Austin American-Statesman, 2013
Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies , Inc. Magazine, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.softwareadvice.com
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Software Advice™ is a trusted resource for software buyers. We provide detailed reviews and research on thousands of software applications. Our team of software advisors provides free telephone consultations to help buyers build a shortlist of systems that will meet their needs. Since we started in 2005, we've advised more than 160,000 software buyers. Software Advice is a Gartner company. Gartner (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and has ... More

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