I have been working at Calabrio full-time
Company is doing well and growing like crazy
Challenging and interesting projects to work on
It's a real software company so the developers are revenue generators, not an expense
Fast paced, never a boring day
Smart and fun coworkers
Collaborative work environment
Modern downtown office with easy metro transit access
Could be a bit more progressive with development tooling and processes
401k match would be nice
Can be a bit chaotic. Priorities change quickly and deadlines can be aggressive.
I applied online. I interviewed at Calabrio.
I had a phone screen with HR and then two interviews over the phone with a few different hiring managers. The phone screen with HR left me not wanting to proceed with the company, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and continued. It was structured in a very corporate way where the questions asked were simply about years of experience in technology, rather than depth of experience in any given silo. There wasn't one question that led me to believe they were screening for cultural fit or interest (which is the most important thing for me when looking for a new opportunity). It felt like the HR phone screen could have been accomplished by adding a few additional questions during the application process online.
The screens with the Hiring Managers were an improvement b/c it did feel like it was more about fit and experience. However, I felt it was strange that both were 15 minute phone calls rather than in-person sessions. One of the Hiring Manager screens was for a role that I was clearly not qualified for, but I was asked by the recruiter to explore it. The Hiring Manager had clear expectations for what was needed (although the job description did not clearly articulate it) and my experience did not fit the role, leaving me embarrassed that the recruiter even recommended it to me.
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