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Gem Overview

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San Francisco, CA
1 to 50 employees
2017
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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At Gem, we help companies build relationships with top talent — a bit like Salesforce for recruiting. Gone are the days when recruiting teams relied on inbound applications. The best companies are proactively engaging with talent months or even years before ... Read more

Gem Reviews

  • Helpful (1)

    "Easy to recommend Gem"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non-engineering Role
    Current Employee - Non-engineering Role
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gem full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Product works
    Product is used by a lot of companies, and they like it
    People are genuinely nice
    People in all departments care deeply about Gem's success
    Diversity is a named value, and people really care about D&I
    Transparency is a named value, and it's real
    Good benefits & perks

    Cons

    This isn't really a con but it could be for some people. Employees have flexibility with their work schedules but no one works from home on a regular basis. Some places allow 1-2days a week to work from home but the management team doesn't encourage that. You can WFH when you're sick or if you have some other thing going on. But you can't say that you work from home every Wednesday.

    Sometimes there are too many meetings.

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Gem Photos

Gem photo of: Team Mascot
Gem photo of: Halloween!
Gem photo of: Dog-Friendly Office
Gem photo of: Some of us are into fitness (not all of us)
Gem photo of: We do fun things together
Gem photo of: We do fun offsite activities
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Gem Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Gem (San Francisco, CA) in December 2018.

    Interview

    ZenSourcer does a two day project based interview. The process starts the first day by establishing a couple of projects that you will work on during your interview. Once you adequately understand the projects with your interviewer, you begin designing and coding a solution. The approach is very collaborative. At each step, it's helpful to discuss tradeoffs with the interviewer.

    Once you're done with the code, another engineer will do a live code review with you and discuss what choices you've made.

    When you've addressed the code review comments you are able to actually land the code onto the live site!

    I enjoyed meeting the team during this process and the collaborative nature of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I add fixtures for testing model code with an ORM?   Answer Question
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