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 1+ week. I interviewed at DoubleDutch (San Francisco, CA) in June 2016.
I was contacted by a DoubleDutch recruiter to set up an initial call within three days of applying online. Recruiter was very punctual (which I appreciate) calling at the scheduled time. To be honest, the recruiter wasn't the most welcoming for an initial call with a company you are considering to work for. The call lasted less than 15 minutes and one question after another was asked down the line - which felt definitely like a quick screen. I couldn't get a sense if the answers I was giving were 'good' or 'bad' - there was little feedback. The recruiter said he would be circling back by end of that week to let me know next steps but ended up getting back the following week - which left me a little underwhelmed. I guess, overall for an initial impression of DoubleDutch it wasn't very good - felt more like DMV than an innovative start-up looking to change the event software space. There was really no opportunity given to ask questions - it was more like a 'well get back to you'. Once I heard back that they were not going to move forward with me - I thanked them for the opportunity and asked if thye could answer one question for me as a follow-up and never heard back.