I have been working at Buffer full-time
Best company I've ever worked for.
The remote environment isn't for everyone.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Buffer in April 2018.
For a company that prides itself on transparency and openness, I found the interview process to be bizarre. I applied online in April and the website clearly stated that they'd be accepting applications through April 13th. They then said they'd review the applications during April 16th - April 27th and we should hear back the week of April 30th. The week of April 30th comes around and I don't hear anything - so I go to their website and see that the job I applied for is listed but with a deadline for the applications in May. Now I was never emailed or notified of any of these changes but I couldn't find any person to contact so I was like fine - guess I'll just wait a bit longer. So I wait another week or two and then I get a generic e-mail being like, "Hey sorry we decided to go with other candidates and we aren't staffed to provide any information as to why or what you might consider changing in the future."
I totally get that companies want to try and find people that are a good fit - but it felt bizarre to me to have to wait over a month for a generic, "no thanks" e-mail without any feedback. The combination of the job time frame changes without any notification and the lack of any feedback on an application that is not trivial and contains a lot of personal information is a bummer to me - especially for a company with as good of a reputation as Buffer has. Hopefully they'll consider changing up their process in the future.
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