I worked at Eporia full-time (Less than a year)
Since it is a small company there is not much distraction. You can get in do your job and be left alone most of the day. You have the ability to make a difference in pretty much every thing you do. The expectations are clear though not always realistic.
There is a lack of structure. There Company is too small for there to be any room to advance you career within the company. The tools you are given to do your job are outdated, this includes computers and software.
Advice to Management
Invest back in your company. Provide a modern work environment with modern tools and perks. Or you will likely continue to have a high turn around. Ultimately it will come down to that you can give your customers. Without modern tools and the people to use them you cannot provide modern features to the customers..
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Eporia.
I applied on the Eporia website and got a call about a week later for an interview. There was not a real phone screening.
Just, are you *insert your name*?
What do you know about Eporia? (I knew nothing)
When can you come by?
The interview was a cake walk single interview split into two parts. The first part was with Doug (CEO/Founder). We talked a little about what I was looking for in a job and what Eporia does. It pretty much boiled down to Eporia is a small company and can you work in an environment where you can count the number of people you interact with on a singe hand.
The second part was with a Software Engineer. They came in asked me if I had Jquary, CSS C#, ASP.NET, XML, and Win Forms skills. I said yes and then I was asked if I had any questions. I asked about the technology stack and work environment but was mostly in shock at the lack of questions from the dev.
A few minutes late Doug came back and said they like me. He gave me an offer I made a counter, he countered. I told him I will think about it, called him a few hours later with a new number we agreed and set a start date.
After starting I asked about the lack of white-boarding and technical questions and was told that was unusual for the company.
The benefit package was not negotiable but salary was.
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