I worked at OpenSky full-time (More than a year)
Awesome people, talented hiring, great culture overall, with some downsides.
Big egos at the highest level that is counter to the flat culture they espouse. Work life balance could be better.
Advice to Management
Good company that could still up it's game from an HR perspective. There's a big focus on hyping the company as a great place to work but that's the PR engine. Most developers for example, feels the people are talented but the pace not sustainable or realistic. A few all night sessions, etc. Overall a very decent place to work a few years but they need to back up the hype with more benefits and better work life balance. Everyone gets along very well and there's a lot of talent but there's burn out.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at OpenSky.
First, a screening interview was with HR. From there, separate technical and personality interviews with peers and management. Background checks were done, references given, etc. All conversations went well, and I was expecting an offer to be made, as that felt like the next logical step. However, further details of the interviewing process came up afterwards, including having to interview with their client (of which this particular job req was developed for), even though this was for a full-time position with the firm, not a single contract with a single client. In addition, the client had decided to hold-off on proceedings for one reason or another. This was very confusing and disappointing, as this part of the process was not made clear from the start. Got a call-back a month or so later, looking to continue with conversations where things left off. I declined, as I had accepted another offer in the meantime. Advice... get a clear set of expectations from the start of the interview process to better understand how their business is conducted.
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