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HOMER Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
2008
Company - Private
K-12 Education
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

Age of Learning

HOMER is the proven, early learning program that provides the best educational start possible. We offer personalized, fun, and proven learning products for kids ages 2-8 to help build confidence, mastery, and a love of learning. Our learning experts have crafted the HOMER Method ... Read more

Mission: HOMER, a BEGiN brand, is the proven early learning program that provides the best educational start possible. We offer personalized, fun, and proven learning products for kids ages 2-8 to help build confidence, mastery, and a love of learning. We are deeply committed to our ... Read more

HOMER Reviews

  • "A kind and thoughtful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HOMER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HOMER, even before the pandemic, was a lovely place to work. They do a great job of hiring people who are smart and very good at what they do, but more than that, they find people who are just good people. It’s motivating watching them work and bring their ideas to life. And even better, it’s fun spending time with them!

    The management team are kind and thoughtful and don’t make decisions in a vacuum. They trust their team and are very collaborative in taking on feedback and new ideas. Their passion for HOMER’s mission is evident in everything they do, and while they are always thinking about the customer, they know that having a strong and healthy team is also foundational to the company’s success.

    Throughout this pandemic, HOMER has really taken care to make sure we are ok. We are all hard workers here at HOMER and with stay-at-home orders in place, we can lose balance. The executive team and the HR team have worked hard to make sure we don’t burn out during this time and have been proactive in scheduling check-ins, empowering us to take time for general stress, and setting up fun-times for us to unwind together as a company. They are also really considerate of parents and families, which I really appreciate.

    Cons

    We are growing and with our team’s passion, we want to do it all. We have dedicated people who love a challenge, but especially in times like this, deciding what to do and what not to do becomes even more important. Management is aware of it, and are working on this, but there’s always room for improvement.

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HOMER Photos

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HOMER Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at HOMER (New York, NY) in March 2020.

    Interview

    This was for a position in the New York office. I was referred by a former colleague and filled out an application online.

    First step is phone screen, then a take home coding project. The take home gives you the flexibility to choose whatever technology you're most comfortable with. They send you instructions and you set up the application yourself and choose the language, database, etc. It is not timed but if you choose a technology you're comfortable with it shouldn't take longer than 2-3 hours. If you do well in the take home there's an onsite.

    At the onsite they ask questions about your background and collaboration skills, how you collaborate with product, and also review your take home assignment - be ready to answer questions about your technical choices and tradeoffs.

    The process was pretty straightforward. The talent partner was very communicative and helpful. Everyone seemed really genuine, honest and friendly, and excited about the company and mission. I chose to accept a different offer but Homer seems like a great place to be. They are honest about what they need to work on and are actively trying to change things for the better, which isn't very common at other companies.

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about a time you disagreed with a product manager   Answer Question
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HOMER Awards & Accolades

  • Silver Honor, Parents’ Choice Award, 2014
  • Best Classic, Dr. Toy Awards, 2014
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