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I have been working at Pentaho full-time (Less than a year)
Great benefits, ability to work from home when you need to, overall the smartest group of people I've ever worked with. Genuine ability to move jobs within the company.
Not that crazy about the work itself that I'm doing, but hey, it's a job. The office is kind of packed with people since we're expanding so fast.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pentaho (San Francisco, CA) in September 2016.
I initially found the position on LinkedIn and applied.
After about a week and not hearing anything, I reached out to a recruiter that I knew was working with them and had her reach out to the hiring manager on my behalf. After addressing a couple concerns from the hiring manager regarding my background, the recruiter helped me schedule a conversation with him shortly thereafter. The conversation went extremely well; it went so well that he wanted me to meet his team in San Francisco the next day.
Scheduling the conversation was odd - they wanted originally to meet at a certain time, but then they asked if they could meet 15 minutes earlier and 15 minutes earlier after that. Considering that I had to drive in from the South Bay, I would have preferred that extra time to get there, but I accepted.
One noteworthy detail is that their office building is across the street from Embarcadero Center - it's not exactly a cheap place to park and they don't offer to validate parking (which they really should have done). I met with everyone in his team - each sharing with me that they thought I would be an excellent fit for the job and that they would try to coordinate a conversation with the hiring manager's boss the following week. I thought this was great news especially since everyone was going to be in New York for Strata. Each of them told me not to worry about it since the VP would not be going (the reality was she was not only going, she was speaking at the event). The following week came and I asked the recruiter to see when she wanted to talk and never heard anything back that week which was fine - I did not expect to have a conversation.
However, the next week came and went without a word from them as well as the following week. Considering how enthusiastic they were, I was really surprised by the lack of contact. I sent emails to the hiring manager and a number of the people I spoke with and didn't hear anything which was even more odd.
Eventually I managed to connect with the hiring manager once again where he promised he would call me later that week to discuss his thoughts. That time came and went as well; I reached out to see if he still wanted to talk - after a few days he wrote back and we scheduled a meeting at the HDS office in Santa Clara. I got to their office and checked in - no one had any idea that I was coming, but the receptionist said she'd contact him. Eventually he came about 20 minutes late and apologized. We found a conference room to talk where he asked me the same questions he asked during our initial call. At the end of the conversation, I asked him about next steps where he asked some additional questions. I thought that I resolved them because he said that he would then want me to talk to his boss (the VP mentioned above) and would get back to me with a time. Perhaps I was too eager because I asked him when he was hoping to schedule that. Looking back now, I realize he didn't provide a timeline.
Since I had another offer pending, I asked the recruiter to follow up with him. Long story short he decided to pass saying that even though I had the requisite skills, when looking at his team, he thought that I wouldn't be able to fit in.
I still am not exactly sure what that means because I know that I was given positive feedback by everyone I spoke with as well as knew many people who worked for them in the past and got along with them as well.