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Boston, MA
51 to 200 employees
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FreeCause Reviews

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FreeCause CEO Mike Jaconi
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  • "An energetic and positive work environment that encourages ingenuity."

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    Pros

    The friendly co-workers, enthusiastic management, casual atmosphere and exciting growth opportunities make this an ideal company for which to work.

    Cons

    As with all young successful companies FreeCause is experiencing a few growing pains. However it’s nothing they can’t handle especially since they are attacking them head on.

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FreeCause Photos

FreeCause photo of: Giant Check for company outings winners
FreeCause photo of: A visit from parent company Rakuten founder and CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani
FreeCause photo of: Halloween costume contest 2011
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FreeCause Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FreeCause (Boston, MA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online, and was contacted by a representative from HR to schedule a phone interview. For the first part of the interview, I spoke with the rep from HR about the company structure, background (they were recently acquired by a large Japanese company). There were no questions - it was an informational discussion.

    I then talked with a development manager, and we discussed their technology platforms, my work history, and career goals. The phone screen was more of a basic technical screen, but seemed to be more of a test to see if I could fulfill a particular role opening up in the company and to make sure I would fit in with the company culture.

    After the phone screen I received a rather difficult development exercise that took about a week to complete (working on it casually while still working full time). The exercise touched on advanced OOP PHP, database, and web services concepts.

    Upon acceptance of my exercise, I set up an in-person interview. The in-person interview is a rotating panel. Several employees come in individually to ask questions. Most ask you to create small functions and algorithms to solve particular problems. Many questions were more about my work history, and to see if I would fit in. There were ample opportunities to ask questions about the company and the culture, and the employees were very forthcoming with answers. Afterwards I took a tour of their office, which was pretty new. They have a ton of free drinks, snacks, and have catered lunch every week. Sold!

    Interview Questions

    • Programming questions involving tree traversal, SQL query optimization, and PHP OOP concepts.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They accepted my initial salary offer without negotiation, and were very reasonable when it comes to salary.

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