- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Amobee full-time (More than a year)
Great benefits, Great leadership team, Work hard/play hard mentality
Competitive landscape which creates challenging environment
Advice to Management
Bring back summer Fridays and make sure company culture stays strong
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amobee (Chicago, IL) in November 2017.
Ever been ghosted by a Recruiter? Well, there's a possibility of that happening here, because I did after a very accelerated interview process.
I received a call within 5 days of applying for the Executive Assistant position from the recruiter, who is based out of the west coast. We spoke for about an hour. He gave a great amount of detail about the position, the company, and the hiring managers. I was pleasantly surprised to speak with what at the time seemed like a fantastic recruiter. He expressed wanting me to interview with the two hiring managers within the next week. I agreed to meeting them on two different dates because of their conflicting schedules.
It was suggested that I dress business for this interview and I had links sent for the hiring managers' profiles. I did for the first interview, and upon walking in the office, I wondered if the recruiter had ever set foot in this office. It was as casual as they come, with the most senior employees most likely not being that much over 40. The majority are under 30 years old.
Upon researching and preparing for my interview, a lot of what the recruiter told me came from a video made by the Chicago team. "They are very close knit and hang out after hours," he said, which I found out was directly from that video. From my observation, some of the staff in that video didn't seem to be working there anymore. I did not observe the closeness that they spoke of. Everyone seems to keep to themselves. I didn't sense solid leadership present and/or enthusiasm from the staff. It's somewhat of an open environment, with about 50 - 60 employees in the office. They are moving to a new space next year to merge with other employees in a different office, formerly Turn employees that are now Amobee employees.
The first hiring manager I met with seemed very driven and outstretched, bringing us to the reason he needs an assistant. We were scheduled to meet for about a half an hour and only met for 20 minutes. He was sold on me and I was scheduled immediately to meet with the other hiring manager. That meeting seemed to go well - we were initially scheduled for 30 minutes, and that went for an hour. She is relatively new to the organization and has not been in the office much.
After both interviews, the recruiter called me after 7pm Central Time. He was interested in finding out how the interviews went, which I appreciated, but it would have been nice to have the follow up calls scheduled or via email as I had other commitments during those time frames.
The recruiter completely ghosted on me after the second interview. I checked in twice via email to see if they had recruited anyone. No response. No rejection email. After this guy had been assertive in getting me in to interview with the hiring managers within the span of a week, nothing. I was told that they wanted to hire someone before the Thanksgiving holiday. I really felt like I wasted my time with this place, and it's just a bunch of lip service. I can't help but feel like this was a bullet dodged if this is how they treat interviewees.
A job site sent me a sponsored/recommended ad with a repost of this role, so I guess they're not going with me!
Oh - it's worth mentioning that it's probably not a good idea to ask what one's religion is during an interview. Yes, that happened. I wasn't offended, but you never know who may be offended.