I have been working at ID.me full-time (More than 3 years)
ID.me is the example that work CAN be fun. There are a lot of times that you buckle down and get things done, but at the same time, there are a lot of times that you can take a breather and have a little fun. The opportunities to learn at ID.me are endless and the people are fun, energetic, and highly intelligent. Another point to highlight is that there is a great deal of autonomy and very little micromanagement happening. You are entrusted and empowered to do your job the way you want to do it, as long as you stay within the guidelines.
There aren't a whole lot of negatives to be found working with ID.me. It's not all rainbows and roses though. It's very fast-paced and it's a living, breathing entity that is constantly evolving. If you want a job that is monotonous and slow-paced, ID.me is not for you. If you are looking for an average 9-5 job, ID.me is not for you. That's just the fact of how startups are. Every job has it's ups and downs, but at ID.me, it's up to YOU to decide whether you sit there like there's nothing that can be done or whether you celebrate the ups and learn from the down's so that you can offset the down's with more up's in the future.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ID.me (Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA).
The interview was informal but thorough and it seems like they're looking for 'fit' as much qualification. Knowing and preparing for the exact position you want would be very helpful, as I was unsure until late in the process. The company is still a startup but it is a larger one, so they do have a good deal of structure in place and departments and a budding bureaucracy, so if you're looking for the startup-in-a-garage experience this isn't quite that. It's still small enough to appreciate hard working and dedicated individuals who want to go all in within their position.
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