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Hightail Overview

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Headquarters Campbell, CA
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown
Hightail's mission is to revolutionize the way people share and store their life's work. Founded in 2004, Hightail was working in the cloud before the term was even coined. At first our service (then called YouSendIt) was a simple way to send the large ... More

Mission: We are a technology company built around engineers, developers and operations working in small, independent teams where everyone is expected to voice opinions and have a material impact. We earn a real and sustainable revenue, and with a goal of doubling our user base quickly ... More

Hightail Reviews

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Hightail CEO & Founder Ranjith Kumaran
Ranjith Kumaran
11 Ratings
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    Hightail is actually pretty great...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Hightail full-time (More than a year)


    Really great people with wonderful ideas. Solid product with a really exciting future. Competitive Salary. Comprehensive benefits. Fully stocked kitchen (employees help decide what it's stocked with). Located in downtown Campbell in the Pruneyard. Free gym & community center access. Employee events (new hire bagels, summer picnic, movie day, holiday party, etc...) There are really big efforts being made by upper management to listen to the ideas/wants/needs/suggestions of employees who are smart enough to speak up. If you keep your feelings to yourself, and just let what is bothering you stew, then of course you will start feeling bitter and eventually leave (which is where a lot of these negative reviews seem to be coming from). This is a great time to be at Hightail since the employees really truly are getting a voice. The company is also working on more initiatives that grow the employees into the roles they really want.


    There are a few employees that are negative and choose to complain instead of try and help fix the problem. It's a bummer to be around those types of personalities because they bring down the rest of us who are excited about where the company is going. There are also some managers that need more training on how to be a manager which can be fixed... if they are willing to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management: We need to get rid of all the people who clearly don't want to be here but stay for the job security or their fat paychecks. Advice to everyone else: Every company will have their ups and downs. Yes Hightail had a pretty recent down period... but that is old news. The outlook for Hightail is bright and shiny now. Stop riding that negative train.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campbell, CA
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hightail (Campbell, CA) in March 2015.


    I applied via LinkedIn, and was approached by a recruiter and then scheduled a phone interview through the same recruiter. Next came the Phone Screen, general questions and several technical questions asked. After, another Phone Screen took place, and more technical questions asked. After, an onsite interview consisted of several different engineers you will be working with each asking different questions for 45mins each.

    Interview Questions

    • If you are applying as a Javascript Engineer, it will be necessary to review vanilla JS, scope, oojs, the use of popular js libs, css, sass, angular, html   Answer Question

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  • Top 100 Companies, OnDemand, 2013
  • HOT 100, JMP Securities, 2013
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