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Deem Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
SAP Concur, Coupa Software Inc, SAP Ariba
Our mission is simple. We make business travel less complicated for travelers, less costly for employers and more profitable for service providers. Using our industry-leading software solutions, employees book travel and car service and report those expenses faster and more ... Read more

Mission: To provide innovative solutions that maximize results for the business travel ecosystem:

A suite of travel booking and management tools for the business traveler, travel manager, travel management company and supplier. Deem Work Fource brings beautiful ... Read more

Deem Reviews

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Deem CEO, President and COO John F. Rizzo
John F. Rizzo
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    I have been working at Deem full-time (Less than a year)


    It's a great time to be at Deem! After refocusing and reorganizing the company, Deem now has the product, people, and partners to be THE leader in the industry. Deem's technology has a lot of valuable differentiators, and the market is looking for alternatives. I expect massive growth in the next few years, which will only be accelerated with the recent acquisition by EHI. As an employer, Deem has great work/life balance, awesome culture that promotes ideas and career growth, and pay is above average. CEO and Management are genuine and truly want everyone to exceed at work and in life.


    Some still view Deem for who they were 5-10 years ago under old leadership, which so much has changed. Deem acts as if we are a start-up, under new management, backed by one of the biggest and best private companies to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for providing a great place to work with a product to stand behind.

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Deem Interviews



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Deem (Foster City, CA) in April 2009.


    The phone technical screens were straightforward (as they asked some basic, intermediate and advanced Java questions, as well as general questions on HTTP and servlets).

    I had two on-site interviews, each lasting about 2-3 hours. The format for each interviewer was to ask a IQ puzzler and then a coding question. The IQ questions were: tossing two eggs off a building (a popular question lifted from Google's repertoire), computing the angle between the minute and hour hands of a clock and devising a way for representing VCR+ codes in a small amount of bits (yes I know, quite retro but a decent question). The Java questions themselves are not particularly difficult, although they did ask an open-ended OO-design question asking how to design an elevator system.

    Round One actually went reasonably well for me, so they called me in for round two. Sadly, I was doomed from the start: for a reason that is inexplicable to me - the interviewer's mannerism made it clear that he did not approve of my candidacy. Despite the fact that I was able to implement a hash table from scratch using only Java primitives and explain how to make it thread-safe (we are talking basic stuff here). But, when I asked him about the corporate culture of Rearden Commerce his bias against me became clear when he responded: "We are *results* driven". His tone of voice suggested that somehow he concluded that I am somehow not results driven. My past experience, rave reviews and monotonically increasing salary history begs to differ.

    Needless to say: I did not receive an offer from this company. And until clairvoyance has been proven as a valid tool for interviewers, be prepared for such unprofessionalism if you interview with Rearden Commerce. Speaking of unprofessionalism, a hiring manager also admitted to me that the MO of engineers at this company is to tell their coworkers "your code sucks!". Perhaps I should consider myself spared.

    Interview Questions

    • Compute the angle between the hour and minute hands of a clock.   1 Answer
    • Design a hash-table using only Java primitives   1 Answer
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