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Horizontal Overview

Minneapolis, MN
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year


Founded in 2003, Horizontal is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) that solves complex challenges across two distinct businesses: Horizontal Digital and Horizontal Talent.

Horizontal Digital is focused on building friction-free digital experiences ... Read more

Mission: Horizontal Digital: Provides digital expertise to large enterprises who seek strategic solutions that bridge IT and marketing. They prefer Horizontal because they can trust us to consistently deliver return on their investments.

Talent: Solves business ... Read more

Horizontal Reviews

  • "Overall, a great place to work!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Alliances in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Alliances in Indianapolis, IN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Private ownership (no board of directors or outside investment); values-first; smart, diverse talent; fast paced and fun work environment; competitive pay and benefits for the size of the organization


    Technical debt and disconnected tools, (disconnected BUs as a result); transitioning from an old-school 'butts-in-seats agency office culture' to embrace outcome-base remote work.... but getting there...; could be too fast-paced for some.

    Advice to Management

    + Put all the great things you do on a megaphone- There is a great story behind Horizontal and its tremendous growth and future opportunity!

    - Operationalize employee feedback mechanism to inform the future

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Horizontal Photos

Horizontal photo of: Horizontal Integration MN Office
Horizontal photo of: Bangalore Office in Action
Horizontal photo of: Bangalore Office in Action
Horizontal photo of: Dubai Office in Action
Horizontal photo of: A Sneak Peek into our Dubai Office
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Horizontal Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (3)  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Horizontal.


    Sean approached me for the Federal Reserve in downtown Minneapolis. He said he was going to submit me, so when other vendors approached me for this same client, I told them I was spoken for. When I checked in later to see how things were going, I was informed that I was *not* submitted as they had filled a quota. No one had bothered to reach out to me to give me a heads up. Because of this, I lost out of an opportunity.

    Later in that same search, I interviewed with the other vendor about a position at Mayo. This vendor was working with HI, so the next step was to talk with someone from them. Normally, recruiters reach out over LinkedIn to set up a time to talk. I prefer this because I have so many wanting my attention that I can easily get overwhelmed. As of writing this, I have fifteen leads where recruiters are pursuing me. This allows me to give them my undivided attention and allows me to get to a place where I can talk freely about sensitive details like pay expectations.

    I was on public transit coming back from the interview with the other vendor and was called out of the blue. I would not have been able to talk at that time. When I tried to explain this later via e-mail, I was told "Not going to fly with me. If your phone is not working and you can’t answer……then I can’t work with you!" Fortunately for me, another vendor is also interested in placing me at Mayo and I'm working with them now. When any new position opens up, I get 2-3 vendors wanting to place me there. It's not uncommon to have up to five.

    That's a shame because I've worked with HI contractors and they were great. The recruiters, however, misled me on one opportunity and slammed the door in my face on another. If they are going to act like this, then why should I work with them?

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Horizontal Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, Star Tribune, 2018
  • Fast 50, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2017
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