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Chico, CA
51 to 200 employees
1998
Company - Private
Information Technology
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Since 1998, Auctiva has successfully grown multiple online properties including auctiva.com, auctivacommerce.com, and sellathon. Auctiva Corp was acquired by Alibaba.com, one of the world’s largest eCommerce companies, in the second half of 2010. We believe in a lean ... Read more

Auctiva Reviews

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chico, CA
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    I worked at Auctiva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Everybody is so nice and friendly.
    - Every engineer works as a team to solve problems.
    - Awesome learning environment
    - Full kitchen stocked with food and drinks
    - Awesome softball team

    Cons

    Ever since the acquisition by Alibaba, everything fell apart. Some great projects were terminated because Alibaba thought those projects were competing with their existing products. So, engineers were laid off. The branch in San Jose was closed down. Great employees in the Chico branch were slowly leaving because it seems there was no clear direction with Auctiva after it was sold.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps bring every employee up to speed to what's going on before the acquisition. They could then be prepared no matter what the outcome was. By terminating some projects and closing down the branch in San Jose all of a sudden, some employees took it very hard.

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Auctiva photo of: Auctiva Softball. Playoff bound!
Auctiva photo of: Auctiva had the Cupcake Crusader truck park outside the office with free cupcakes for all employees
Auctiva photo of: Cupcake day
Auctiva photo of: Even our Directors enjoyed the treat
Auctiva photo of: Yumm.. Cupcakes!
Auctiva photo of: Sr QA Engineer Kent O'Shea, enjoying his standing work station, as do many other Auctiva folks.
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Auctiva (Chico, CA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Well, I interviewed with the manager, basic question format, on my way home i was called back in to interview with the CEO, we talked about hacking the psp. I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • The regular "How have you delt with an unruly customer" question   1 Answer
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