I have been working at DoubleDutch full-time (Less than a year)
This is genuinely a start up culture. We laugh together and fail together. It's been a roller coaster since I've started, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I appreciate the level of autonomy I'm trusted with to do my job and not be micromanaged to death. I feel supported from all directions and appreciate the level of candor I can have with both my colleagues and management about where I'm at and whether or not I feel like we're moving in the right direction.
I've worked for other startups that pale in comparison to my experience at DoubleDutch. It's truly remarkable to me how fast product outages are resolved and the level of commitment everyone has to make the company successful from the top down.
There's a lot of flack on here about the change. In my opinion, it's been for the better and definitely something I would list as a pro vs con (granted, I haven't been around long, but if there's been one constant here since I've started it's that things are constantly in motion). You can float in a pool or ride a wave - I choose the latter.
During the last year with the changes other reviewers have mentioned, I think the level of transparency decreased from when I started (and was frankly shocked from day 1 by how open a company could be about where they stood and what was happening). Management has been VERY open to feedback on this and is already actively working to course correct going forward. Always room for improvement, but I do appreciate not turning a blind eye on the matter.
Advice to Management
Keep fighting the good fight. I know we have remarkable things in our future and am super excited to be a part of it!
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DoubleDutch (San Francisco, CA).
The initial phone call with the recruiting coordinator was great and actually made me more interested in applying with the company.
The next steps were two phone interviews, both interviews went great and their excitement for doubledutch made me want to learn more.
After this, I was invited to come to the doubledutch office for an in person interview. Both people I interviewed with seemed disinterested in the interview and had super low energy. The office space itself and meeting with them, definitely decreased my interest in the position -- but because of my previous experiences with them, I didn't want to dismiss them right away. I was told after I finished interviewing that I would heard back on Monday.
It's been several months since that happened, and I never heard back. I even sent a nice follow up email since I was interviewing with a few other places and still didn't get a reply. I find it very disrespectful that a company that takes you through the entire interview process - cannot even bother to contact you to let you know they have chosen another candidate, etc. In the end it felt like they just wasted my time.