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I have been working at XPRIZE full-time (More than a year)
Here are the facts: we are a small organization. If you can't roll with the punches and aren't open to thinking that a part of this organization is your own to build and grow, then you won't get it. Be excited by a challenge, be excited by opportunity and growth. Understand that no-one is going to give you a step by step check the box job here. You have to know how to work as a member of a team, and as with any team, you have to know how to manage around people who are roadblocks. If you are not so completely entitled and jaded that you think you deserve a successful career served to you on a silver platter, you will enjoy working at XPRIZE. We get to work on amazing projects, the benefits are very good, we are given a lot of time off, we have flex work, and we work with some pretty amazing people. If you are expecting senior managers to listen to tirades about how incompetent YOU think certain people are, its time to get over yourself. Either commit to making meaningful change and doing what you were hired to do, or stop complaining.
Some people don't understand their role in the organization, and it causes a lot of unnecessary friction. Decide what you want to get out of your career here, and make it happen for yourself. Do you need HR? For some things, yes. But they are not your replacement for a manager, so stop blaming them for your inability to have a meaningful and effective discourse with your own manager. If your manager isn't cutting it, then put your big boy pants on and ask yourself this question: Is there any chance this will change, and if it doesn't, can I hang in there? If your answer is no - do yourself a favor and leave. Don't expect HR to sweep in on a white horse and fire your roadblock - that is not their job. I have personally never experienced any trust or confidentiality issues with HR, and I am not aware of anyone else who can legitimately make that claim. A smart applicant will ask about turnover in the position they are applying for - and then weigh that risk, or ask additional questions until they get comfortable with the environment they are thinking about joining. Its a personal decision - its just a shame there are a few people who seem to think that they get to speak for everyone.
Advice to Management
Start responding to reviews on Glassdoor - better to have your own response out there for potential employees to ask questions about than nothing.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at XPRIZE (Culver City, CA) in February 2014.
The interview process took almost two months from start to finish but the individuals that interviewed me were great, especially the hiring director. I had two phone interviews and a half day of in person interviews with 5 different interviewers.
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X PRIZE's mission is to boldly go where no one has gone before. The foundation set a $10 million prize for the first privately financed team to build a spaceship able to travel 62 miles (100km) into space two consecutive times within a two week period. Mojave Aerospace Ventures won the ANSARI X prize in October 2004 when its SpaceShipOne craft reached 360,000 feet. X PRIZE plans to organize further annual space vehicle competitions with the goal of jump-starting the space tourism industry, much like what the Orteig Prize (which offered a $25,000 prize to the first ...