I have been working at MBP full-time (Less than a year)
People are the company's greatest asset and they know that. A lot of time and resources are put in to help employees grow their careers. Also, even those running the company still engage in day to day activity, often working alongside you on a project. It's a place where anyone from just starting out to founder of the company can feel comfortable.
Work load is growing faster than the company, despite efforts to grow and bring on more people. Not a bad problem to have and efforts are there to manage it.
Advice to Management
Keep at it
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MBP.
Met with multiple team members. The focus was more on ability to fit into the team. Salary negotiations are tedious as you will most likely not be speaking with the individual with the authority to "sign off" or accept your offer.
Slow. I settled for less than anticipated but it was due to the desire to work for the team in place at the time. They have a tendancy to drive down the salary. You can negotiate a fair range but you'll have to be willing to go back and forth a few times.