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Updated Jan 18, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits.

    Interview

    Received a phone call from a recruiter. She was very pleasant and asked me the basic questions. From there, a technical interview was conducted with a senior QA engineer. He seemed like a nice guy. Nothing really challenging was discussed.

    I was then brought into the office for a round of in person interviews. I met with 8 people total for a total of 6 hours. It was a long day.

    The first person I interviewed with was the same person who had phone screened me. He seemed a little socially awkward, but this is a tech company and that’s kind of par for the course. At one point he stated that he had already asked me all the technical stuff in the phone screen but felt like he needed to ask me a technical question just to say that he did. He then asked me to explain in detail how I would test something completely unrelated to software. Which, given my background was fine. However he was upset that my answer wasn’t what he was looking for. However the points he raised weren’t really valid as, having years of manufacturing experience, I can confidently say that the test approach I would have taken was industry standard. But, this was a software testing job and that wasn’t a big concern to me.

    After him I met with the other two senior members of the QA team individually. This was followed by lunch with three of the junior members of the Qa team.

    This was interesting. One member of the team was asking me about my experiences in the financial industry because she was interested in a position at another company and wanted to know what it was like working in that environment. This was odd to me. Weren’t they trying to learn about me and see if I’d be a fit for Intrepid Pursuits.

    After this lunch, I met with a project manager and a lead IOS developer. Both of them were great and seemed very nice.

    I did not take a position at Intrepid pursuits. My overall impression of the company was good. However specifically I felt the QA team was lacking. The three senior QA members seemed less qualified than I’d expect. The junior members were very junior. It’s not a situation I think I’d have enjoyed working in.

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits in November 2017.

    Interview

    Almost interviewed. Following up on the resume I sent, the recruiter emailed me stating "We were very interested in your skills and background" and request a day/time for us to further discuss to which I responded promptly with a couple of day/time options. Since I didn't hear for a couple of day after that, I emailed and asked her if we should reschedule for a later time. She replied 3 days later apologizing, saying she was away and was trying to catch up. She asked if I would be available the following week. I wrote back saying "no problem" and provided a new time/day for us to talk which she agreed to. Today was the day we were supposed to discuss the position. She never called.

    While I understand unforeseen events can happen, why not let the other person know or at least apologize for having missed the meeting? I have put aside my activities, my work for this call. Very disappointing to know that a company who have such rave reviews would allow their recruiters to handle the interview process so poorly. Needless to say that I am no longer interested.

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    Design Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits in October 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process consists of an HR interview, brief phone interview with a designer, design exercise, and an on-site interview.

    I was first scheduled an interview with HR back in late September, I waited for the call, but never received it. A few days later, we rescheduled as she said she had a last minute meeting during the call time. A week later, I was scheduled a call with a designer. Most of the questions asked were pretty general. My phone call with the designer was cut short since she had a time limit of 30 mins max.

    I was very interested in this position, but unfortunately I did not make it pass the interview with the designer. Since Intrepid was recently acquired by Accenture (June 2017), the process for this position may have been more rigorous. HR was pretty slow at replying,
     but this could have also been since they're growing rapidly (took around average maybe 3-4 days in scheduling interviews).

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  4. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me in a day after I applied online asking for my availability. Thats it, she never responded back. I left multiple emails trying to contact her but got no response. I genuinely liked what the company was doing but looks like recruiting team is not their best point.

    Interview Questions

    • there was no interview, so can't put down any questions.   Answer Question

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    Communications Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits (Cambridge, MA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The process was three steps. Step one was an phone screening with a recruiter. Step two was a phone interview with the Director of Marketing. Step three was when they brought me into their office, where I interviewed with three different employees. They got back to me a week later. No offer, but the process was fast and the communication between them was on point.

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    Apprentice IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits (Cambridge, MA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    First let me say that it is my belief that it was my age (I'm just over 50) that was the reason I was passed over for the apprenticeship and was treated the way I was treated.

    First, a brief background. I have worked with Macs for many years, repairing the hardware and helping clients with OS X and IOS issues. My business took a hit as the mac hardware became less and less repairable, so two years ago I went back to college to validate knowledge I already had and to fill in any gaps in that knowledge with the view to getting a job in networking - security, systems administration etc. I maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA through all my courses. In the spring of 2017 I took a course in introductory IOS programming. (I already had some Java and Python experience) I fell in love with Swift and xCode and even turned in 2 final projects, one which was the very basic app that was assigned and the other which was the app with all the functionality and features you would expect from a professional app.

    My professor was very impressed and told me about the apprenticeship program at Intrepid which takes in computer savvy applicants with some programming experience and a strong interest in IOS development and works with them "Code Camp"style to turn them into junior IOS developers. I was a perfect fit she said and if I was interested she had a friend who was the IOS director and she would give me a strong recommendation for the program. I said I was very interested and so she contacted her friend and made the recommendation.

    I sent them my resume and was soon contacted to set up a phone interview. This was a simple screening call and it was scheduled and confirmed for 6/21/17 at 11:30am. It would last about 30 minutes and they would call me.

    The day came and I sat by the phone from 11:00am till nearly 1:00pm. No call came. I sent an email to the person conducting the interview asking if they wanted to reschedule and got no reply. I emailed again in case they hadn't received my first one but still nothing.

    After 5 days I finally emailed the IOS director who had been my initial contact and asked what happened.

    He said that things were busy and that was most likely what happened. (Really? Too busy to even send a brief email?)

    The woman who'd set up the initial interview emailed the next day and after a brief apology set up another appointment for the screening interview.

    This time she did call but the interview lasted all of 10 - 15 minutes and it was painfully obvious that she was just going through the motions. She said she would call by the end of the week and let me know what they'd decided. No call ever came.

    I believe that at some point between their enthusiastic emails setting up the first interview and the time of that actual interview itself someone figured out my age from the dates that I was in high school. (My birthdate was not on my resume) This is the reason no one called. They couldn't be bothered once they knew how old I was. Writing to the IOS director got me that sad excuse for a screening interview that followed.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about past employment, programming interests, and the like. My interview was likely shorter than usual. YMMV There were no skill questions as the next step was to be a technical interview.   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Web Developer Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits.

    Interview

    Applied through their website. First was a phone screen and then after that step was a technical screen using a codeshare with one of their developers. After that, they will fly you out to do an onsite interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a base and a height return the area of a triangle.   1 Answer
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    Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initial their is a phone screening with the recruiter. If you move on from their you will interview over the phone with a developer with code sharing software, next an on-site interview

    Interview Questions

    • Given 3 integers how do you find the middle number?   3 Answers

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    Web Developer Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits (Boston, MA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I had two phone screens. The first with the hiring manager was the usual basic questions: describe your experiences, how did you get into programming, etc. The second was a technical phone screen that was partly online through codeshare. Very basic questions.

    However, even though I answered the second question correctly (in 4 lines of code), they wanted me to redo it in an overly-complex manner. When I had completed it, they tried to point out that it was incorrect. I had to point out to them in return that I had indeed done it correctly. The response was pretty much 'Oh.' It seemed like they were looking for something very specific for the answer and, even though I got the answer right using two different ways, it wasn't exactly what they wanted and thus didn't accept my answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an input of a radius, return the area of a circle.   1 Answer
    • Reverse an array without using the reverse method.   Answer Question
    • Reverse an array without using the reverse method, without using a second array, and without duplicating any of the values.   Answer Question

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Intrepid Pursuits (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Three stage interview process. First you have the HR round, then a technical phone interview, along with an onsite. The phone interview was not bad. However, after looking at some of the glassdoor reviews, and then speaking to HR... it occurred to me that this company does not really promote a culture that I want to be a part of. More specifically, the way this company is run, encourages favoritism (which is one of hte main complaints from employees working there). I never ended up showing up to the on-site interview of this (it's a three hour drive each way, it's not worth going, if I know I don't want the job because of the favoritism and Brogrammer Culture).

    Interview Questions

    • 1) What are the advantages/ disadvantages of dynamic memory allocation
      2) Implement a queue without using malloc
      3) What do you need to be carefull of when dealing with interrupts   Answer Question

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