I worked at Edmodo full-time (More than 3 years)
- Great company culture. Management transparency, cool office and perks (including gym membership and catered lunch)
- Strong engineering team that values good practices and getting things done.
- Mission driven company with close ties to its users. Many former educators work at Edmodo. Passionate teachers write in with ideas and share how they're using the product. It's inspiring to see how Edmodo is used around the globe to improve learning outcomes.
Communication across the organization is not always as clear as it could be. Clearer priorities would help teams perform better.
Advice to Management
Clearly communicate the company-wide priorities and goals.
I applied online. I interviewed at Edmodo (San Mateo, CA) in March 2016.
Brief phone interview to talk about basic personal questions and the company/interview process with some Q&A about the position; the interviewer said they would send a coding challenge later that day. I waited a couple of days before emailing that I had not received the coding project yet; it wasn't until two days later that I got a response and the instructions.
Following the specifications, I built the app which involved interacting with one of their APIs. After submission, I had another phone interview (same person) to talk about the completed challenge and discuss the next step - that they would contact me on Friday (two days later) to schedule an onsite interview.
I did not receive any emails or phone calls, so the next week I sent a follow up email; they responded after a week to say that people were traveling and they would not be able to interview until they returned (in a week or two). Fair enough, I waited but received zero communication from then on, despite sending a few follow up emails to clarify the situation.
Although beginning well and moving quickly at first, the interview process as a whole felt extremely unprofessional and disrespectful.
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