White Oak Technologies

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    A ton of smart people, working on interesting problems

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer  in  Oxon Hill, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Oxon Hill, MD

    I have been working at White Oak Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work with highly intelligent people, on a variety of interesting problem sets.
    By and large, our customers trust us to do things the "right way", and don't try to dictate what that means.

    Cons

    The company tends to be rather thin on middle managers. Normally I wouldn't say that's a problem, but our engineer base tends toward the mildly sociopathic (think BBC Sherlock), and there are times when getting things done feels a little like herding cats.

    Upper management also tends to be rather timid when it comes to new business development opportunities. They know the waters they like to swin in, and even though our software would provide greater opportunities, they're reluctant to take those risks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more tech leads / technical program managers, then empower them to make the best decisions for their teams. Take chances, make mistakes.

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at White Oak Technologies in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    My third party recruiter was very high on this company as a good place to work with a bunch of smart people and an ideal fit for what I was looking for, I then talked to the internal company recruiter and we had a long chat of almost 30 minutes and I felt totally in tune with what they were up to. Then I had a puzzle to submit by e-mail and on on-line computer science skills test on which I did well enough to get an interview a week later. It was one these mass candidate musical chair type interviews with three technical guys who were not introduced by title. Clearly smart guys but the guy that turned out to be the lead asked me two more puzzle questions to see what my thought process was -- and downhill we went. Literally the question was -- how do you find a needle in a haystack? The guy admitted that there is no correct answer, but the thought process was the key. Needless to say these guys weren't especially philosophy majors. Also, I kind of got the bums rush out the door.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you find a needle in a haystack (or for example a specific 20 byte string in files that are recursively archived/zipped to three levels) and let's say you can't find how to do this by researching the net?   View Answer
    • On the CMM scale of 1 to 5 what is the level you prefer to work at?   View Answer
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Website www.woti.com
Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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