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Fog Creek Software Overview

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New York, NY
1 to 50 employees
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Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
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Fog Creek Software Reviews

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    "Great Company"

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    I worked at Fog Creek Software full-time

    Pros

    Leadership, autonomy, respect, amazing people, people first

    Cons

    you must be amazing because you're surrounded by incredible talent

    Advice to Management

    Need to start managing the remote employees, some aren't working full days like the people in home office

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Fog Creek Software Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Fog Creek Software.

    Interview

    Fog Creek is has the most organized of screening process I could imagine. Really shows that their core competency is project management software.

    The interview process was described as five 1-on-1 technical interviews. The interviews are strictly technical, and result in a hire/no-hire vote within hours. As long as I make it through the 5 without getting two no-hires, then the next step is a job offer.

    I participated in one technical interview, writing javascript code on a shared whiteboard. I answered all questions and solved the problem to every level of complexity asked. The hour went fast, and at the end I asked if there was any other problems or details he would have asked if we had more time, and he said no, I had answered everything he had. Then I got the goodbye form letter. Apparently that guy's vote counted twice because I was out.

    Interview Questions

    • Whatever you do, don't say the word "array" unless you're making fun of it. These guys love stacks and pointers. It probably also hurt me that I chose Javascript as the language. You can't be a programmer unless you're a Java programmer.   Answer Question
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