I worked at Foursquare full-time (Less than a year)
Never has so much fun. So many fun company events, networking functions, free perks almost constantly and extremely transparent with company meetings and really thorough onboarding. Best days are demo days!
There's definitely a HUGE divide between product and sales. Feels like the a completely different world. Also, not a lot of cross team mingling. Engineers stick to themselves. Design, Support and Marketing seem the most approachable and social, while Sales side feels extremely cliquey and disparate from rest of the company.
Advice to Management
Try to be more active getting to know members of all teams.
I applied online. I interviewed at Foursquare.
I got an email from Jessica (recruiter) saying she thought my experience and background was interesting. We set up a phone call and went over the role and a bit about the B2B side of FS. She said I'd do another phone call with the Head of B2B Marketing, and if that went well there'd be an assignment to showcase what I can do before coming in to interview face-to-face with the team.
I had the call with the Kendall, Head of B2B Marketing with basic questions like why Foursquare and what about this role interests me. But not too much about my background or savvy or questions testing my ability to succeed in this role. It was rather quick and I was surprised we didn't go more in-depth.
I was then emailed a few days later saying they went ahead and hired someone else who was "further along in the interview process" than I was. So I never got to do an assignment which was definitely disappointing. Apparently it was a timing issue, more so than a capability or experience issue.
Overall both Jessica and Kendall were nice and pleasant to speak with, and Jessica was good about staying on top of scheduling. It sounded like a great opportunity and I wish whoever got the ECM role the best of luck.
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