I worked at Pebble full-time
One of the best experiences I have had in my career was working at Pebble. The environment, culture and people made my "job" not feel like a job.
2 different offices in 2 different locations sometimes made it difficult for cross-functional meetings but we worked it out.
Parking was a pain.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pebble (Palo Alto, CA) in November 2015.
1. Applied online
2. Phone Interview with hiring manager
3. Take home assessment - accounting technical questions x 2
4. On-site interview with
a. Financial Analyst
b. Hiring manager & AR specialist
c. Finance Director
5. Take home assessment - excel reconciliation
6. Received a Pebble watch as a thank you gift for my time
7. Final round onsite Interview with
a. Sales-op analyst
b. GL Accountant
c. Hiring manager, Financial Analyst, and Finance Director
d. head of supply chain
The whole process took about two weeks and it was in their old office in Palo Alto. I totally thought there is only one round of on-site interview. The CFO was supposed to interview me during the second round but he was too busy.
Everyone was nice and they asked good questions. It was also very nice of them to send me their product and t-shirt to thank me for my time. Well done over there.
Here comes the cons.
1. I think they could have done a better job to inform me about all the tasks and interviews right from the beginning. I did't know there is a second round. I didn't know there is a second take home assessment. I didn't know I have to perform a reconciliation in front of three people with a Mac that doesn't have my preferred setting.
2. I was not prepared about performing a reconciliation in front of three people. I was told I need to present my second take home assessment in a digestible manner to the Finance Director. I worked on data they pulled from Netsuit in a format I am not familiar with. My head had to turn 90 degrees while i work because I didn't know the setting. I also can't see well and made mistakes typing the formula. My logic was correct but I was placed at a disadvantage, many disadvantages. I suppose that's part of the interview...
3. Didn't reply me within the timeframe they promised. And I got a phone call two days after I sent my follow up Email. I understand they needed to move to Redwood City for their brand new HQ, but hey, I think a simple Email wouldn't take that long, especially you are rejecting me.
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