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FreshBooks Overview

Toronto, ON (Canada)
201 to 500 employees
2003
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
The FreshBooks story begins back in January 2003, when Mike was running a four person design agency. When it came to billing clients, Word was frustrating to use and wasn’t built to create good looking invoices. Then one day something happened that makes every ... Read more

Mission: If you create value for your customers by applying your time and expertise to other people’s problems, thereby running a service-based business - FreshBooks is built specifically for you. We uphold a longstanding tradition of providing extraordinary customer service ... Read more

FreshBooks Reviews

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FreshBooks Co-Founder & CEO Mike McDerment
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    I worked at FreshBooks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hires well.
    Worked with great people.

    Cons

    The culture is more suited for extroverts.
    Company has trouble hanging on to talent

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FreshBooks Photos

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FreshBooks Interviews

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    PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at FreshBooks (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    An employee from the FreshBooks HR Department contacted me with a request for a phone Interview. There was no initiation of contact on my part, as I was currently employed and quite happy with my position and employer. However, I must admit I was curious about FreshBooks. A standard 30 minute HR interview was conducted over the phone the very next day. It was pleasant enough and ended with a promise to contact me in several days to set up a more technical interview. Several weeks later I received an email form the same person apologizing profusely about the delay and another promise that a technical interview would indeed be set up in several days. That was the last time I heard from FreshBooks. I didn't bother contacting them back because quite frankly I was no longer interested. To initiate contact with me and then give me the run around is very unprofessional not to mention just plain rude. Clearly they do not value my time and there is absolutely no element of respect on their part. If this is any indication of how they treat their employees I'm pretty sure I dodged a bullet.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of technologies are you exposed to in your current position.   1 Answer
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FreshBooks Awards & Accolades

  • Great Places To Work, Great Place to Work Institute, 2019
  • Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2019
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