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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • 2012
  • Company - Private
  • Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
  • $5 to $25 million (USD)


BrainGu is a cutting-edge software innovation lab that dreams of, incubates, and scales technology that advances the customers' mission. For us, developing software is job number one. We combine critical analysis, creativity, and technology to solve problems by transforming and ...

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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?



BrainGu Reviews

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"Great attitude"

Sep 29, 2022 - Devsecops Engineer
Positive Outlook
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The company has a great attitude toward employee mental health and works hard to keep its hard working employees from burning out.


The company is growing fast and that leads to change and change can be painful.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.
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Diversity & Inclusion at BrainGu

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We value the unique backgrounds of our talented and multidisciplinary team. The diverse experiences and backgrounds they bring to our projects give BrainGu a true advantage. We can Change the Box and tackle our customer's most complex problems with innovative solutions because our teams' personal and professional experiences are varied and vast.

We know that formal education or degree is a privilege not available to everyone, and the best possible candidates may not always meet those criteria. That is why we judge potential hires in various ways, including their existing portfolio, technical interviews, and administered coding tests. We also work with an expanded recruiting

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  1. Mid Full Stack Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    All interviews take place over phone or Google Meet:
    1. Standard phone screen 30-minutes max
    2. Codility automated screening. Frontend test is 4 hours and backend is 2. Got an 80% between the two. Average difficulty if you've worked with React and Django before.
    3. 1-hour long 3-way high-level technical interview and automated test review (easy)
    4. Culture fit interview with HR and CTO 30-minutes max
    5. Offer

    Total interview process took ~14 hours over ~8 weeks. They aimed to complete it in half that. But had to reschedule every single interview at least once. Last minute cancellations and no-shows were common. Also had to redo the 4-hour long frontend test after they never received it (thanks Codility).

    Offer was instead "special" Associate-level equivalent position with a ~25k salary cut. Claiming that, as a new engineer to BrainGu I would need to "grow" into the position I originally applied to by working for them for some unspecified amount of time. Company assured me that this was no big deal, this wasn't unusual and that other people had taken the offer previously. Naturally I declined.

    In summary, worst interview process to date. Avoid this company. Do not let them waste your time.

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