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San Mateo, CA
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to find, watch and share the movies and TV shows they love. The Fan service is available today on the Web and through an award winning iOS app, giving consumers an easy way to discover more than one million movies and shows across ... Read more

Mission: To make it easy and fun to find more of the movies & shows you're obsessed with -- and to give you new things to obsess over.

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Gilles BianRosa and Olivier Chalouhi
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    "inventing the future everyday..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fan TV full-time (More than 3 years)


    the best part about Fanhattan is getting up everyday and working with the brightest minds in silicon valley and hollywood to invent the future. this is a great company in the making and there is a strong vibe in the office that we are all in this together. it's the perfect example of that silicon valley start-up.

    great perks like membership to equinox gym, catered lunches, movie nights, great 401k and health care.

    strong management team and leadership.


    the company is growing so fast, we are all packed in the office... but that is a temporary situation.

    Advice to Management

    keep running ahead...

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    Lead Platform Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
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    Negative Experience
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Fan TV (San Mateo, CA) in November 2015.


    My opinion in two lines (for the impatients): the good part of my experience was the interaction with the recruiter and the positive attitude of the director. The bad part was the terrible evaluation process (I don't see how a Lead Platform role can be evaluated with coding one single function, where no scalability, no threading, no database, no complex data structure, no pattern, no unit/functional/e2e testing, is required), the lack of communication with the team, and the doubts about their current technology.

    More details if you are interested:
    I was contacted by a Rovi recruiter for a lead engineering role at FanTv, a company acquired by Rovi about a year ago. The interaction with the recruiter was very positive. The job description motivated me enough to initiate the interview process.
    I was given a HackerRank to solve at home. You choose your favorite programming language, when you want to do it, and you have 240 mins to submit the code and pass as many test cases as possible (out of 20). The problem was about scheduling meetings in rooms, based on priority. When I did it online, the solution I submitted was not perfect (there were a few tests failing). However, that was enough to catch the interest of the team and invite me for an onsite interview.

    That day I was greeted by the recruiter, and then had a brief chat with the director. He didn't have any questions for me, and was there to answer my questions. I personally wasn't particularly impressed by their technology, and their key differentiator compared to bigger competitors.

    Then, it was the time for one and later another engineer for the technical part of the interview. Interestingly, the full interview was exclusively focused on completing the HackerRank and making sure all the test cases were passing. Nothing more than that.
    Eventually I solved all the test cases.
    I wasn't given any chance to ask the engineers about their role. They didn't show any interest in my background (they didn't even ask me what I do). Everything was purely "solve the HackerRank".

    Finally, I was supposed to interview with a VP, but that interview was cancelled due to his/her absence.

    Hope this helps you.

    Interview Questions

    • You have N available rooms and M desired meetings. Each meeting has a start time, end time, and priority.
      Write a function that returns the list of meetings that can be scheduled based on the available rooms, ordered by priority and start time.   Answer Question
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  • 50 Must-Have iPad Apps, Time, 2013
  • Top 100 Private Companies, AlwaysOn, 2012
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