I worked at Oceanit full-time (More than a year)
+ Freedom in terms of what projects you can do/join
+ Everyone is incredibly smart and talented
+ Allows you to meet and network with alot of different companies and people due to the nature of most projects.
- Salary is lower than in most places
- Projects are dependent on funding
- Pressure to finish projects to get more funding/stay employed
- Pressure to GET projects to stay employed
Advice to Management
* Have a bigger team that can push projects to commercialization
* Group people in the office together that are close in background
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oceanit (Honolulu, HI) in December 2016.
First talked to HR about personal preferences, experiences in software development. Then talked to the scientist in depth about the area that you interviewing for. Last ended with a coding challenge question.
The interview process was really smooth. I think the "meat" of the interview was in the conversation with the scientists. You needed to show that you are passionate about the topic. Don't lie! If you don't know something, you can be straightforward by telling them you are guessing, because they are much smarter than you, they KNOW if you are just BSing your way through.