- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at TopCoder part-time (more than an year)Pros
Competitive and always being challengedCons
Kind of tired out after a days work.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Stay in track and TC would be better.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at TopCoder in December 2012.Interview Details
I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the Topcoder team and learn more about the business. I truly believe Topcoder has a unique business that, in a few years, will be as commonplace as "outsourcing" is today. It's an exciting time to join an organization like Topcoder!
The interview process was mostly very professional. I went through a recruiter; there was an initial phone interview and then a day of in-person interviews in Glastonbury. I met with three of the senior executive team as well as a Platform Manager and a Technical Account Manager. I was impressed with everyone that I met, and I thought the interview questions were well thought out.
If I have to pick some negatives, the main one is that after my initial round of interviews, it took literally months for them to come back to me with an offer. Unfortunately the offer was below my salary requirement (and indeed, below what I had even discussed with them while I was there). I initially turned it down, but then some circumstances changed for me and I went back a month later, but the position had unfortunately been filled already.Interview Questions
Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- All of the questions were pretty standard; they did a very thorough job of exploring my background. Answer Question
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Both up-and-coming and elite programmers drive the competition at TopCoder. The organization offers a variety of computer programming services through its community of about 170,000 developers and graphic artists from more than 200 countries. Members create software and graphic designs for TopCoder's client base of FORTUNE 100 firms, small businesses, and individuals by participating in online coding contests. The competitions focus on areas such as algorithm, software design, development, and testing. TopCoder also provides employment services for job seekers and...