I worked at Manifest Digital full-time (More than 3 years)
Extremely smart rank an file.
Management uncertainty and changes in staff
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Manifest Digital (New York, NY) in September 2015.
I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter a few days later. The initial phone interview was pretty standard. Talked with the recruiter, based in Chicago, about my background and the role itself. I was invited for a meeting with the Manager for this position a few days later.
When I met with the Manager, his vision of the role was very different from the one that was posted online and what I had spoken withe the recruiter about. He also explained that the New York office functions as a hub where most of their PMs work, while the other offices hold most of their creative teams. I personally don't believe in this model, I feel that teams work most effectively when they are in the same office (whenever possible).
Honestly, if I had this information from the beginning, I would not have proceeded past the phone interview. Clearly things are very chaotic here because of the recent merger. My impression is that many of their offices are in good shape, but personally I would stay away from the New York one.
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