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San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2008
Company - Private
Information Technology
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Optimizely is the world's leading experimentation platform, enabling businesses to deliver continuous experimentation and personalization across websites, mobile apps and connected devices. Optimizely enables businesses to experiment deeply into their technology ... Read more

Mission: Enable the world to turn data into action!

Optimizely Reviews

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    I have been working at Optimizely full-time

    Pros

    work with really smart people. Open transparent culture

    Cons

    Usual growing pains of a mid size startup. Big customres dictating product direction pulling engineers in varying (sometimes conflicting) directions

    Advice to Management

    identify clear product roadmap

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Optimizely Photos

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Optimizely photo of: Another Impact Week highlight was working at the Ronald McDonald House making meals for families with children at UCSF Children's Hospital.
Optimizely photo of: Optinauts helping with the St. Anthony's Farmers' Market!
Optimizely photo of: Optinauts cleaning up Crissy Field with the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy!
Optimizely photo of: Last week was Optimizely's Impact week! A group of Optinauts sorted produce at the SF-Marin Food Bank!
Optimizely photo of: The Optimizer has landed in Amsterdam
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Optimizely Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Optimizely (San Francisco, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Finished the phone interview, then I flew to SF for an onsite interview. The onsite interviews were 2 rounds of coding, 1 round of design, and 1 round of interview with the hiring manager. The interviewers in my coding sessions were pretty mean, and the questions they asked were marked as HARD questions in leetcode. Unfortunately I did not prepare one of the HARD questions asked and I was stumbled upon that one. The hard questions they asked are totally irrelevant to their work. The interviewers are not trained to seek what the company looks for from a candidate/software engineer - totally a waste of the company's money and time for my onsite interviews.

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Company Updates

  • We are thrilled to welcome Jay Larson to the Optimizely family. Check out the letter from our Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Dan Siroker, on why he made the decision to hire a CEO.

    Founding Moment

    Reid Hoffman has popularized the notion of multiple "founding moments" in the life of a company: the key inflection points when leaders decide to change a path in order to better, or more quickly, realize their mission. Today is one of those moments. We have hired Jay Larson to succeed me as our CEO!

  • Optimizely CEO & Co-Founder, Dan Siroker, speaks to .Inc about building employee trust while increasing transparency.

    Want More Employee Productivity, Engagement, and Trust? Do This.

    "If only I knew then what I know now, (INSERT THE HEADACHE DU JOUR HERE) would be different." I have this thought about once a week when trying to accomplish anything new or difficult. At the core of this wishful thought is the desire to know more before making a choice or tackling a new issue.

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Optimizely Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
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