- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Avenue Code full-time (More than a year)
Fun Environment, welcome growth, encourage to get certifications, tasty Tuesdays (call everyone for Lunch on Tuesdays at Avenue Code and serve different cuisines)
Constant change in management and HR team leads to delay in processes
Advice to Management
Keep skip level meetings with individuals to understand their needs
I applied online. I interviewed at Avenue Code (San Francisco, CA) in October 2013.
I simply must leave review for this company interview, as I should do this for all unprofessional HR acts out there, as a warning for candidates. I had received a request to set my time aside from their HR. I had not received a call at scheduled time; however, 15 minutes later, I received a call from their recruiter with NO apology about them being late whatsoever. The fast-talking recruiter who appeared to be inexperienced began from asking me questions addressing details of my immigration status right off the bat, even though my ability to work for any employer was clearly mentioned in my resume. My "immigration status" happens to be as American as it gets. Despite me making this clear, he proceeded to insist that I somehow may need a visa (I have an accent, after having moved to this country 16 years ago) and kept saying "we do make visas". I became pretty clear for me what it was about. I was asked several questions about my background (which was fully matching their position requirements) and I was asked to set my time aside for in-person on site interview to test my technical skills and determine "CULTURE FIT" . I said that I needed to look at my schedule to see available times and was asked to email them. Needless to say I never heard back after emailing them the available times. Another example of disrespectful HR culture that took over certain subset of SF internet and mobile companies. This finally made me rethink applying with SF tech companies altogether, as I keep observing bad scheduling attitudes and complete lack of most basic courtesy in a few of these.