Challenging work, strong investors, significant potential to help people with mTBI/concussion; established support from the military; multiple FDA clearances already. Solid clinical research and publications demonstrating accuracy and efficacy.
Demanding work environment, can be high pressure; leading edge technology brings uncertainty and can be frustrating to develop. Products not yet for sale; adoption by physicians not clear.
Advice to Management
The work is challenging and requires considerable dedication. This is not problematic since most people want this kind of challenge. However, it can be difficult for employees to find a work-life balance and management should find ways to help them do this and reduce stress.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Brainscope (Arlington, VA) in August 2015.
I was initially contacted by the clinical trials team via email. I had a 20 min phone interview with one of the team members. The next week I had a 20 min phone interview with someone within the HR department. I was asked to come in for an in-person interview the next week. The interviews were conducted by the clinical trial team, some members of the engineering and algorithms team, the president/COO, the CEO, and the CIO. There was also a lunch. While everyone was pleasant for the most part, the entire day was about 5.5 hours with interviews by a total of 9 people. The following week I had another phone interview with the clinical trials team for follow-up questions. They seemed concerned because I had asked about the work/life balance. The only reason I had asked was because of the reviews about working at the company on Glassdoor stating that work took up the majority of their lives. They also seemed concerned with me wanting to go back to school for a PhD in some field of scientific research in a few years.
While I had expressed several times that I had no problem working long hours (as evidenced by me working the entire weekend prior to my in-person interview), I wanted the honest opinion of employees after reading the reviews on here. Most employees agreed that work hours were long, but usually during big deadlines. It appears that the company is also taking on a lot of new hires to reduce the workload for everyone.
Ultimately, I was notified via email the day after the follow-up phone interview that I was no longer being considered for the position. The interview process seemed excessive for an assistant position and made me feel like I needed to sign away my first born child to work there.
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