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Alarm.com Overview

McLean, VA
501 to 1000 employees
2000
Company - Public (ALRM)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're a Washington Post and Minneapolis Star Tribune Top Workplace!

    Alarm.com named Top Workplace 3 years is a row.

    Inside Alarm.com is a casual work environment with open office spaces, a 350-gallon indoor pond and colorful private work rooms.

  • Take a peek inside our Experience Center at ISC West.

    A Sneak Peek from ISC West at What's Coming to Alarm.com

    As the leading platform for the connected home, we're always working on integrating new, cutting-edge connected devices into our smart home security solutions. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming soon...

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Alarm.com – Why Work For Us?


Our technology powers the connected home, making life safer, smarter and more efficient.

PASSION FOR INNOVATION

Our platform and solutions are at the center of four significant technology trends: cloud computing, the Internet of Things, ubiquitous mobile access, and intelligent analytics through big data. These macro trends offer new opportunities to rethink how people interact and connect with their homes and deliver a completely new experience.

At Alarm.com, our team develops new technology that is used by millions of people every day. We’re seeking people who are passionate about technology, want to make a lasting impact on the world around them, are creative and always looking to invent a better way to do things, who thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy the pace of quickly evolving industry.

With such a great opportunity to impact people’s lives, we’re growing our team with people who are ready to work together to usher in the next wave of connected home solutions.

WHY WORK FOR ALARM.COM?

  • Collaborate with outstanding people:  We hire only the best. Our quality standards are high and our employees enjoy working alongside other high achievers.    
  • Make an immediate impact:  New employees can expect to be given responsibility for bringing new technologies to the marketplace within weeks. You are empowered to perform as soon as you join the Alarm.com team!  
  • Gain well rounded experience:  Alarm.com offers a diverse and dynamic environment where you will get the chance to work directly with executives and gain a broad knowledge base across multiple areas of the business.    
  • Work with latest technologies:  As we continue to lead the industry, we require expertise across a broad spectrum of technologies including short and long-range wireless communication, video surveillance, lighting and HVAC automation, web development, and backend application development and hosting. 
  • Focus on fun:  Alarm.com places high value on our team culture. We even have a committee dedicated to hosting a stand-out holiday party, happy hours, and an annual corporate retreat.

Our Company


Alarm.com is the leading platform solution for the connected home and business. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Our security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. Alarm.com's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM.

Alarm.com earned the Top Workplace™ award for its employee culture and the meaningful work we do every day to develop and bring to market new technology that will make millions of people safer and help them use energy more efficiently. We’re seeking those who are passionate about creating change through technology and who want to make a lasting impact on the world around them.

For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.


We hire only the best. Our quality standards are high, and our employees enjoy working alongside other high achievers. Meet a few members of our team here.

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    Pros

    Alarm.com is truly a great place to work!! It's clear that ADC understands that satisfied and healthy employees are really what drives company success. Family leave and 401k benefits were substantially bettered for 2018 and ADC continually invests in employees by providing a fun culture with many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular employee-sponsored events. It's exciting to be part of such a fast growing, innovative company with a fun culture!

    Cons

    Management could do a better job in providing more visibility to overall company and department goals.

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Alarm.com Photos

Alarm.com photo of: Alarm.com's HQ office. 8281 Greensboro Dr.
Alarm.com photo of: Our 5th floor features a large kitchen & game room.
Alarm.com photo of: Our oxygen room with living plant walls, specialized air quality, and lighting that changes to mimic the outdoors.
Alarm.com photo of: Proud to have been named a Top Workplace for the third year in a row by The Washington Post and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Alarm.com photo of: Looking for more talent during our university recruiting tour.
Alarm.com photo of: The Alarm.com CORE team competing in the U.S. Pond Hockey Championship.
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Alarm.com Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Alarm.com (McLean, VA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online in late May and was given a HackerRank coding test. My contact said I scored really well but told me that the position was being put on hold for a few months because they'd recently acquired a company in California. Fine, but I was disappointed because this was only within a few days of me originally applying.

    Three months later, I followed up with my contact and had a phone interview. Afterwards, I was sent the exact same HackerRank test as before and asked to complete it for a second time. Again, he said I did pretty well and sent me onto the hiring managers. I was told they should get back to him by the next week, but they never did. By then, it was approaching October, and the entire company was apparently busy preparing for some big event.

    They ignored all my follow-ups for about the next month and a half until my contact finally replied in November. The next couple weeks were spent trying to schedule a day to fly into their HQ. I was told it would be one day but never received any confirmation or travel details before that date had passed. After my contact failed to get that date scheduled, he had to push things back again, but not without mismatching the dates for my flight and hotel reservations for the new interview date.

    When I finally made it to their HQ, I had four 45-minute interviews with two software engineers and two directors of software engineering. I was also taken to lunch by two other engineers. Once everything was all said and done, I was told to expect a response within 1-2 weeks and was sent on my way home. I received a generic canned response in two business days without the option to reply to the email.

    This entire process was slow, unorganized, and lackluster.

    Interview Questions

    • Few behavioral questions, mostly questions about past projects and work experience.   Answer Question
    • Describe, at a high level, how a genetic algorithm works.   Answer Question
    • What would be the fairest way to pick the top 3 teams in a competition with 20 teams?   Answer Question
    • Find a particular element in a given SQL database.   Answer Question
    • Given a stream of integers of unknown length, select a random integer from the stream once the stream has been closed. Give pseudocode for a solution that runs in constant space.   Answer Question
    • Given the implementation for a BST's iterator, determine the order in which nodes will be returned.   Answer Question
    • Debug code   Answer Question
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Alarm.com Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces (#15 - Midsize Companies), The Washington Post, 2016
  • Top Workplaces (#3 - Small Companies), StarTribune, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2015
  • Top Workplaces, StarTribune, 2015
  • Energy Efficiency Product of the Year, Consumer Electronics Association, 2014
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