Mission: To inspire adventures in nature, wearing nature.
I worked at Icebreaker part-time
Fun staff, laid back environment, cool customers
Can get some difficult customers, corporate management is shaky
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Icebreaker (Portland, OR) in January 2016.
Over the course of about a month, I had three interviews: First was a short phone interview with someone in the New Zealand office. Next was an in-person interview (in Portland) with the development manager, a senior developer, and an HR person, which took more than two hours. Finally, I had a panel interview with the rest of the development and tech design team, which took about an hour and a half.
Everything looked very promising. My last interview was on a Friday afternoon and at the end of it, the hiring manager said to me "I will be in touch on Tuesday with an offer." So you can imagine my surprise when she contacted me on Tuesday and told me they'd decided not to hire for the position after all! She didn't cite budget issues, a hiring freeze or other logical reason, just "we've decided to go in a different direction."
I'm not upset that I didn't get the job; that's obviously a possible outcome of any interview. I'm upset that they wasted hours of my time, led me to believe I had the job, and then at the last minute simply... changed their minds. The company seems pretty volatile and after this experience I would definitely not apply there again.
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