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    Fantastic coworkers, great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Software Advice full-time

    Pros

    Great perks like a fully stocked kitchen, massage Friday and tons of vacation time. As the other reviewers have said, my coworkers are what makes this place really awesome. We get along, have fun and just genuinely enjoy each other. It's really refreshing to be around so many really smart people. The pay is also better than anywhere else I've worked. I was glad to find that it still feels like a "small company," even after the Gartner acquisition. The work can definitely get a little intense at times, but management usually does a good job listening. The hours were really, really unbearable. Like 10 hours. But recently they've been more flexible.

    Cons

    There's a lot of changes going on in the marketing department. This makes it a little stressful sometimes because we're chasing a moving target. Managers generally do a good job of communicating things, but there have been times where different managers say different things. That said, it's nice having new stuff to work on. It helps break up the day.

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    It was good to finally see someone else promoted. Keep it up.

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Software Advice Interviews

Updated Feb 27, 2015
Updated Feb 27, 2015

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    Market Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Software Advice in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    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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