I worked at Auctiva full-time (More than 3 years)
- 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
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.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Auctiva (Chico, CA) in September 2012.
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.
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