I have been working at 18F full-time (More than 3 years)
engineers & designers get to work on meaningful projects
we have a lot of autonomy
can select the work we want to do and are passionate about
cares about diversity and inclusion more than i have seen elsewhere - of course still needs work getting more diverse staff but is focused on it
a lot of great teammates -(no matter where you are there are always a few who are not measuring up)
leadership is allowing staff to dictate too much and is not setting a strategy
too many acting roles in leadership/mgmt positions
Advice to Management
set the strategy and vision and don't try to be all things to everyone
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at 18F (Remote, OR) in October 2017.
A multi-step interview process with both phone screens, skills test, video chats, culminating with a 3 hour long multi-person chat with 18F team members.
Overall, a fair interview process. They take their time with each person, and are very open with the timeframes and expectations. It all falls a bit apart in the end during the "culture fit" interview, mostly due to questions unrelated to technical expertise.
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