I worked at Alexa Internet full-time (More than a year)
Alexa Internet is one of the hidden gems of Bay Area. Alexa has fast paced yet friendly atmosphere with some of the smartest and nicest people.
Alexa culture encourages everyone to discuss and debate on technical ideas. They have built excellent internal tools to accelerate their development cycle and manage their AWS stack.
All engineering managers at Alexa have strong technical experience. I was fortunate to be part of DevOps team where our manager provided good technical leadership and also filled in engineering responsibilities. This is a huge plus at Alexa.
Not really a contra, but something nice to have: It would be great if company had/has some Work From Home type policy like many other Bay Area companies have.
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Alexa Internet in June 2008.
Call from Recruiter
Interview with Hiring Manager
Interview with 5 Engineers
Job Offered! :)
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