Kong Overview

  • www.konghq.com
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • 2010
  • Company - Private
  • Internet
  • $5 to $10 million (USD)

CompetitorsUNKNOWN

We are THE cloud connectivity company. Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s service connectivity ...
Mission: We are powering the world's connections!
Today's world is all about connections, both digital and personal. We are providing the reliability and security to make those connections possible.

Kong Reviews

4.4
85%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Augusto Marietti
Augusto Marietti
24 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 3 years

"Awesome Company, Awesome People"

Jan 20, 2021 - Builder
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's a good company if you're entrepreneurial, customer-minded, and interested in building

Cons

If you're looking for tons of internal resources, need direction, or want roads paved for you, this might not be a great fit. It's a place that is fast-moving and made for the ambitious.

Advice to Management

Keep it up
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Diversity & Inclusion at Kong

3.6
(5 Reviews)

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Kong Interviews

Experience
Positive43%
Negative50%
Neutral7%
Getting an Interview
Applied online54%
Recruiter23%
Employee Referral15%
Difficulty
3.1
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  1. Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Kong (United States)

    Interview

    I interviewed with Kong for a Senior SWE position. The entire process took 3 weeks.

    The entire interview loop was:
    30 min recruiter chat around why Kong, what you want at your next role
    1 hour chat with the hiring manager talking about my previous experiences.
    2 phone screens, 1 hour each, one coding and one around low level OS concepts, networking, containerization.

    Onsite was
    2 coding rounds of 1 hour each
    1 system design interview of an hour
    1 deep dive around technical knowledge
    1 VP round, 30 mins

    The folks I interviewed with were good to talk to, and knew what they were talking about.

    Now comes the best part, they said they wanna move ahead with the offer. The recruiter quoted me a number and a level (which I was interviewing for)
    Then in the next call, I receive the good news that I am being down leveled to SWE but the pay remains the same. I was fine with that knowing that I will make up that gap for sure in little time.

    Next I had a hiring manager chat to know what the expectations from a Sr SWE are and what is the path that I would take to move into that direction. Very little was offered in terms of the actual plan, only we will make that plan once you join. Another bit of good news on this call was that my offer was being reduced to be in line with my new title.

    Then came the joining bonus discussion stage, which was peanuts compared to a normal joining bonus (not talking about higher 50s - 90s) in the SF area.

    My main reason for walking away was this entire process made me feel very unwelcome. From the down leveling, to reducing the pay, and the whole underhandedness of the whole process was, to say the least, very off putting. The interview loop was not to assess what I bring to the table, it was only about if I am eligible to be near the table. And then, the company somehow decides my worth and then renegades on their earlier decision.

    I felt passionately about the product, and I liked the people I was going to work with. But this process was very unwelcoming. The things that they pulled even before me joining, make me wonder, what would they do once I join, since at that time my options are even less.

    In retrospect, I think they just wanted to keep me around until my other offer expired after which I would come to the table with no leverage. In any case, it just felt like it was wrong of them to treat prospective candidates this way.
    Interview

    golang questions and 1 LC medium.

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Company Updates

January 27, 2021
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Kong named to the 2021 Career Launching Company List by Wealthfront.com. “Your choice of company is more important than your job title, your pay or your responsibilities.” — Andy Rachleff, Wealthfront CEO
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January 27, 2021
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The Digital Economy Is The API Economy – And Kong Is King
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The Digital Economy Is The API Economy - And Kong Is King
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Kong Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work CertifiedGreat Place to Work®2020

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