Doist Overview

  • www.doist.com
  • Palo Alto, Portugal
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • 2007
  • Company - Private
  • Computer Hardware Development
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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In the beginning, there was no Doist. No company. No team. No bigger vision. There was just a stressed out computer science student struggling to manage multiple jobs on top of a full course load. So he built a little app to keep track of it all which he imaginatively called ...
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Doist Reviews

4.9
100%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
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Amir Salihefendic
Amir Salihefendic
20 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 5 years

"Growing at Doist, personally & professionally"

Apr 10, 2018 - Head of Marketing in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I don't think any other company would have given me the chance to grow so much both personally and professionally as Doist has. Five years ago, I started working with Amir on a freelance basis and,

Cons

As a fully remote team, I don't get to see my teammates as often as I would love to. The Doist family is a truly amazing group of people.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Doist

4.6
(8 Reviews)

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How is diversity at Doist?

...Openness to diversity and inclusion (still under development)...Read More

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Doist Interviews

Experience
Positive84%
Negative6%
Neutral9%
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Applied online96%
Employee Referral4%
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  1. Backend Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Germany
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Doist (Germany) in Aug 2022

    Interview

    The interview process was organized and well-communicated from the start. The steps were:

    1. Interview with head of infrastructure. This interview was mostly composed of scenario and behavioral questions as well as discussion of former projects.

    2. Take-home test task composed of two parts lasting max six hours (honor system). The first part was two-hours long involving a simple script that needed refactoring as well as a bug fix. The second task was a Flask API which also needed refactoring but it was rather open-ended. The second task also required a code review and further documentation.

    3. The third interview was with a backend engineer. There was a very brief discussion of the tasks, e.g. what I might have done differently. This interview was a bit more "pop quiz" style of my skill set than I was anticipating, e.g. specific questions about SQL, HTTP, and Python. I found myself stumbling at a couple points during this portion of the interview, and felt at one point discouraged. Gratefully, the engineer who conducted this interview was very kind and encouraging and also took the time to explain some previously unknown concepts to me.

    4. The fourth interview was with the CEO, Amir. I enjoyed this interview (or as he phrased it–"conversation") a lot. The questions were again behavioral but with more focus in regard to how Doist operates, e.g. async, trust, etc.

    At each step of the way, I was impressed by the kindness and enthusiasm of the people I talked to–this left a very positive impression on me.

    After some difficult back-and-forth, I ultimately declined the offer. Doist hires employees as US contractors, and although the compensation (localized based on cost of living) and benefits are very generous in my opinion (e.g. $1000 per year for legal/tax aid), this means that in some countries (like Germany), you are considered to be a freelancer. There are pros and cons to this, but the balance was on the negative for my family and our plans for the next several years. I ultimately decided to take an offer with a company with a legal entity in my home country so as to benefit more neatly with the national social programs and institutions.

    Doist, however, truly seems like a unicorn company with a down-to-earth servant leader, and I'm sure I will have moments in the future when I'll think, "Maybe I should have..."
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    Q: How would you deal with a deadline you might not make? Q: What are some recent Python developments that interest you? Q: When was there a time you didn't see the light at the end of the tunnel? Q: What company or person do you admire?

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