Mission: We empower financial institutions to accelerate their digital transformation and effectively compete in a digital-first world.
I have been working at Backbase (More than a year)
Flexible work environment, strong team, positive attitudes and company culture, international travel, strong ethics, cutting-edge product with a beautiful UX, one of a kind product in the marketplace, growing rapidly, great location in Midtown, reasonable working hours, start-up feel without the start-up hours, if you work hard you are rewarded. Incredibly transparent. Retention-focused. You will grow.
Competitive Dutch Salaries (on the slightly lower end of the average).
Young company that is constantly rethinking it's structure.
Internal struggle between Ams HQ and American office.
Product is constantly evolving so it's difficult sometimes to stay on-top of the latest iteration and maintain "expert" knowledge.
"Sales-First" mentality can be as harmful as it is productive.
There will be difficult late nights (as there always is).
R&D is mostly in Amsterdam.
Advice to Management
Stay non-political and avoid Bureaucracy. The growth of unnecessary structure within the company cab be cannibalizing to the growth of individuals.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Backbase (Atlanta, GA) in April 2017.
I had an initial call with HR to learn about the role and discuss my prior experience. I was given a small frontend project to complete and return within 48 hours. The requirements were pretty open in terms of modern frameworks/tooling. The only rule was to not use any boilerplate, templates, or plug-ins. In other words, show off your frontend skills utilizing best practices.
After the FE assessment, there was an informal call with the FrontEnd Lead more along the lines of "Get to know you/learn more about the company" chat which lasted about 30 minutes. After the exploratory call, I was scheduled for an onsite interview (role play). The role play was a mock presentation of the assessment demo with some members for the frontend dev team who pretended to be clients. The onsite lasted for about an hour and 30 minutes. That actual presentation was about 30 minutes and the remaining time was spent asking questions about the team, processes, and culture. The final step was a personality assessment and background check completed online.