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Interviews at Collabora
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at Collabora in Aug 2021
Two interviews over their secure contact system. One with COO and the second was with someone else that had the same job role. The interviews themselves were nice and relaxed and I enjoyed this process. The negative from my experience came from not having any feedback for almost a month after chasing. It felt like they didn't care and as the second interview seemed to go very well, it was unexpected for the process to stop in this way. Had I received feedback promptly and not been effectively ghosted, the experience would have been positive.
- What is your experience with performance reviews and supporting development plans? We are a multi-national team, are you comfortable working with teams based in several different countries? Do you feel that you would be able to transition from your current role into this one easily?
Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Collabora (Remote, OR)
I had 3 interviews: 1 for cultural fit, 1 technical and the last one to negotiate salary. All of them were held like informal conversations, there were no whiteboard or code challenges.
- The questions were about open source, my previous experiences and some technical questions related to the position I was applying.
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2 days ago
So I recently got an offer at Tiktok but I’m not actually interested in joining due to their poor WLB. TC is currently 30% higher than what I make. Can I share this with my manager and ask for a counter offer? Counter offer seems pretty common at our company, but they don’t necessarily match the bump exactly, which is fine. Is there a chance that he is taken aback that I’ve been interviewing during work time and kicks me out? Don’t want to take the risk of actually accepting Tiktok…
a day ago
Director of Marketing
So I wanted to share this... Was contacted by the General Manager for a very senior (new) role at another start-up and this was the experience..... week 1 - 30 minute call. week 2 - 45 minute call. week 3 - 1 hour prepared presentation of my marcom achievements. week 5 - 1.5 hour prepared MOCK 2024 marketing plan... quite extensive week 7 - 45 minute team meet week 7 - SORRY BUT EVEN THOUGH YOU CHECK ALL THE BOXES, WE ARE GOING ANOTHER ROUTE Is this the norm? beyond painful
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Collabora
I had two interviews. The first guy was very friendly, the second one remained detached all the time. The biggest surprise was the fact they don't hire people who are not located in the UK and Canada, most of their workforce are contractors.
- All the questions were relevant to the position and my experience.
Anonymous Employee in Brasília, Federal District
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Collabora (Brasília, Federal District) in Jul 2018
The initial phase is more about soft skills, if you fit the company culture and values. The second phase is more technical, probably with the Domain Leader, but it is not tricky. The entire process is more about knowing the company and they knowing you, so smooth.
- tell us about the contributions that you have done to the open source community.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Collabora (Austin, TX) in Apr 2018
I had a phone interview with the recruiter at the Austin office. After the phone interview, I was moved forward and had an in-person interview the lead Manager at the office. Then, I had a lunch with the same manager and was the executives who was visiting the office.
- Why are you interested in sales?
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, England
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Collabora (Cambridge, England) in Aug 2016
Two different interviews over google hangouts. The first one was about the open source ecosystem, software licenses, and development community. Also, some questions about previous remote work experience. The second interview was more technical, regarding my qualifications, development experience, programming languages, projects and open-source experience. None of the interviews had tricky questions, nor live coding.
- Which license would you use if you were to release an open source project?
Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Collabora (Montreal, QC) in Mar 2016
The interview process divided into two parts. First you'll talk to their wonderful HR, and then you'll have one or two technical discussions group managers. I found the process very pleasant and overall very interesting, I think I learned as much about Collabora as they did about me.
- There weren't really any question, the interview was more along the lines of a technical discussion about what they do and what background I have.
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Collabora
I contected them directly through the site, the got back to me after some weeks, proposing a position as Software Engineer with relocation package. The interview happened via phone call, no technical question were asked, only my position on some Open Source aspects and my experience on projects. I hadn't much experience but I was willing to learn if needed, they were happy with that. It was a chat about me and them rather than an interview with the focus of selecting the best candidate. I was known in the field though; not largely but I guess sufficiently known to get straight to the philosophical points, skipping the technical ones.
- No technical questions asked. Only position and opinions on Open Source subjects