I have been working at IOActive full-time
IOActive is good if you are a true geek with skills looking to work on fun, challenging projects you would never see in the real world. If you are looking to just hide and collect a check, take a pass, you will be managed out.
There could be more cross over between the hardware and software teams and for those of us looking to get more into breaking gates, time on the FIB!
Advice to Management
Keep sending cookies.
The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at IOActive (West Seattle, WA) in May 2013.
I heard Chris Valasek speak about car hacking a their IOAsis suite and figured any company cool enough to be leading automobile security research could use a person like me. I sent my resume to their HR team, had three rounds of phone interviews and was flown into their Seattle HQ (which was amazing) for the in-person.
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