- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Venmo for less than a yearPros
• Everyone is valued, no matter which team you're on.
• Founders are well-grounded and take the time to listen to you
• Vibrant, youthful team overflowing with talent (yet still humble and always looking to learn)
• Workers are largely self-directed (yet still accountable to peers)
• Flat hierarchy and complete transparency across the company.
• Can choose SF & NY; can transfer freely
• Depending on your team's situation, you may have good travel opportunities (SF<-->NY and recruiting ops)
• Catered breakfast and lunch
You'll work on something that matters. The college-aged crowd LOVES the product.
You'll work with the nicest and most supportive people you'll ever meet.Cons
• There's some technical debt that could use refactoring.
• Writing good tests is hard. Some teams may want you to write tests for the sake of having tests. Would have liked more direction on how to test code effectively.
• "Bugs" come at a much higher price than they would at a social network company, so be cautious that you're dealing with money.
• Paypal is a large bureaucracy with so-so public reputation. Usually they stay out of the way, but they can be annoying to deal with.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Preserve the Venmo culture and VenmoCorp - Don't let Paypal kill the vibe.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Venmo in May 2014.Interview Details
Had a pleasant phone interview with an Engineer and then they asked me to do a programming project. Project was pretty simple but they decided not to move forward after seeing my implementation. When I asked for feedback a recruiter read some notes one of their engineers had written down, but because the recruiter didn't seem to understand the notes, he couldn't answer any questions in depth. When I asked to see an example of a well designed implementation, they refused.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
- Write a small program Answer Question
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