I have been working at DataCamp full-time
- Growing scale-up, plenty of good reasons to join if you like this kind of environment: fast growth, lots of opportunity to take on responsibility, new colleagues joining every week
- Compensation: the company pays well, and from what I hear across all positions. For most roles part-time working from home is a possibility and there is a lot of flexibility with regards to where and when you work
- Co-workers: the bar for recruiting is high, both on fit as skill, creating a group of very interesting co-workers with different backgrounds. Bi-annual retreats, happy hours, etc... make sure there is plenty of time to got to know each other
- Vision of the company: democratizing data science education and making it accessible for all to prepare people better for the jobmarket and reduce the skillshortage felt in every company is enough motivation in itself
- Little structure and support: If you are a looking for set careerpaths, support functions that can help you at every moment, clearly outlined responsabilities, etc... DataCamp is not yet the place for you
- No time to stand-still: workload is high and a lot of things need to get done
- International company: offices both in the US and NY make collaboration some times a challenge across timezones
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at DataCamp (New York, NY).
First interview consisted of a phone conversation with their talent scout. The questions were generally easy, it was actually a pleasant conversation. After a few days, I received an invite to a face to face interview. The interviewer was very unprofessional, cocky, and arrogant. He proceeded to ask me nothing about my experience nor seem interested in getting to know me. He instead wanted me to ask all the questions. At one point he even said, "Ive only been here 12 days, not sure why they want me to run this interview." He didn't seem interested in being there and did not speak highly of the role I was interviewing for. At one point, he said, "I don't give *$#@ about what you do here, just make money." At the end of the interview, he did ask me the dumbest question Ive ever heard, "why shouldn't I hire you?"How does that make any sense? In the days to weeks after the face to face interview and after multiple follow up emails, the HR rep went cold. Never responded to a single email. Thats not how you treat people. If thats an indication of how employees are treated, thanks but no thanks.