Mission: Next Century is dedicated to making a difference. We do this by providing key information to the emergency responders and analysts whose work protects us.
Best Places to Work: 2018 (#3)
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I have been working at Next Century full-time
Great people, Excellent work environment, and very mission focused.
None, anytime any issues have cropped up, they have been resolved very gracefully.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Next Century in January 2017.
Initially contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn. Did my research right here on Glassdoor because I had never heard of the company. Everything I found was overwhelmingly positive about the company (work/life balance, satisfaction with leadership, etc.) - so after some back and forth with the recruiter, I was sent a technical coding assessment to complete. After completing it, I turned it in to the company who assessed that it was good enough to come in for the real interview.
If you come out for the real interview, be prepared for a grind. The entire interview process is at least four hours. However, this is a small company and you will be interviewing with future potential team members all the way up the CFO, COO, and CEO.
That the company's leadership was involved in the process is actually what sold me in the first place. These people deeply believe in what they do, and they're looking for employees with passion, integrity, and character. Come prepared to show off your technical chops, but also come prepared to answer curve-ball questions requiring introspective answers. More importantly, come with your own questions - they want to know that *you* care.
In all, the entire interview process was amazing. They sincerely care - it is a culture and environment unlike anything I have yet experienced.