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Affectiva Overview

Boston, MA
1 to 50 employees
2009
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Emotient
About Affectiva:
Affectiva is an MIT Media Lab spin-off focused understanding human emotion. Our vision is that technology needs the ability to sense, adapt and respond to not just commands but also non-verbal signals. We are building artificial emotional intelligence ... Read more

Mission: Affectiva’s mission is to bring emotional intelligence to the digital world with our emotion recognition technology that senses and analyzes facial expressions and emotion.

Affectiva Reviews

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    Pros

    Great environment, all staff are very respectful and fun. Work space is collaborative and open, with plenty of breakout rooms, snacks, and drinks. Start-Up environment: Work hard, play hard. Flexible work environment to accommodate families, events, emergencies, life, etc. Transparent company.

    Cons

    Sometimes I miss a private office with a door that closes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing cool things!

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Affectiva Photos

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Affectiva photo of: Robot Petting Zoo (using our tech!)
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Affectiva Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Affectiva (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    I was asked to come on board after a phone screen. The questions were normal for a software engineer such as: love of computers, past roles played, and why Affectiva. The whiteboard session lasted a half hour and wasnt incredibly difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • 2 SQL questions. One question to describe the script which you could write in any language.   Answer Question
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Affectiva Awards & Accolades

  • NSF Award, National Science Foundation, 2012
  • Neuromarketing Award, IPG Media Lab, 2011
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