I worked at Madison Tyler Holdings full-time (Less than a year)
Excellent place for tech savvy individuals. You'll get a chance to work with most talented people in their field. Company does not waste resources in following latest trends and focuses on accomplishing the business goals. Very admirable approach. Pays well to employees. Excellent incentives. You would be pleasantly surprised with unexpected cash bonuses. Open working environment.
Little or no work-life balance. If you get to office at 6AM, you are already late for work and if you leave before 6PM you are leaving early. Perfect for singles with no personal/social life. Borderline slavery - a typical high tech and upbeat work environment. The open working environment is too open to make every one very restricted. If you open personal email or browse for 5 minutes, some one around is bound to notice.
Advice to Management
Focus on retaining the new talent instead of just churning the numbers and going through unbelievable number of hires to keep a few for long run.
The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Madison Tyler Holdings (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2011.
They ask difficult questions, I think they're looking for those freak genius types that can answer any brainteaser on the spot - only hire Caltech/Harvard/BYU people from what I can tell.
Sent in my resume through their website, received an email asking for a phone interview. The HR person forgot to send me the interview confirmation, but that's not a huge deal as we had already agreed on a time.
1st round wasn't too tough - the clock hands questions, plus some others described below. Interviewer was very nice and gave compliments on my quick solutions.
2nd round was ok until the second question, which I struggled with greatly. The interviewer was very patient and nice in helping me work out the solution, which took me over 30 minutes since I felt kind of stuck. As soon as we got the correct answer he said "thanks for calling, we'll be in touch" and hung up. I could tell he was amused by how long it took me to get the answer. (FYI this question is the chessboard one below). I haven't officially heard back yet but there's no way they'll want to fly someone out if it takes so long to get a solution at the phone interview stage.
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