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Presence Overview

Saint Petersburg, FL
1 to 50 employees
2012
Company - Private
Colleges & Universities
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

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Presence provides a web and mobile platform to universities and colleges to help increase student engagement, assess involvement, allocate funding efficiently, and improve retention through simplifying and digitizing processes, collecting, structuring, and analyzing involvement ... Read more

Presence Reviews

  • "Best Place to work Outside of Student Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Happiness Ally in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Happiness Ally in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Presence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office atmosphere is positive, unlimited PTO, dogs are frequent visitors in our office and we still get to help students and student affairs professionals without working on a college campus.

    Cons

    The only con is that there is not enough hours in the day to do the work we do. It's a fantastic place to work!

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Presence Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Presence (Arlington, VA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Straightforward and honest, the hiring process was painless, low-stress and even enjoyable. Everything about the process and experience was made clear beforehand- no surprises. While the general feeling of the entire process was somewhat casual and colloquial, it was all meaningful. Candidates can expect a culture that skips overbearing professional formalities and gets straight to what matters. There is a strong focus on building real relationships with their candidates right from the start. This was possibly the best interview experience I've ever had.

    Shortly after sending an email explaining who I was and what I was looking to get out the opportunity, I received a call from the CEO. He iterated that the call was a screening but also wanted it to be as casual and easy going as such a conversation can be. He asked a few questions about me, my life and the skills on my resume and after some shallow technical questions, we scheduled a technical interview over Skype with himself and the Lead Developer.

    The technical interview was also relatively casual. That is not to say it wasn't of substance. They wanted to know how much I knew and how well I could I communicate on a technical level. However, they weren't interested in a presentation style rundown of what I knew. They wanted to to know what I liked and disliked about the technologies I was familiar with and why- giving me a chance to support my stances and preferences with my technical knowledge. In my opinion, this allowed for both parties to get a glimpse of how compatible they may be when faced with discussing development issues. They we very welcoming and encouraging and seemed genuinely interested in me and my interests. We even had a few laughs. Pleased with our technical conversation, we set up a time for me to take their technical exam.

    The exam had very clear instructions, requiring the skills that the job description asked for. The goal is to build a small application with a handful of requirements and "bonus" benchmarks. They gave me a GitHub repo to fork that had all the info needed. The Lead Developer was also available for any questions or requests that I had about it and was extremely helpful and attentive. Overall, the test seemed to be flexible, the expectation being that the candidate should be able to attain basic functionality and then be creative in adding features and styles as he or she sees fit. The test was not easy but if a candidate has the skills they are asking for, it should not be a problem.

    This company is looking for very specific people. In order to achieve their vision, they require a TON of passion and drive from employees. If I could recommend one thing to candidates it would be to not take yourself too seriously but show that you take what you produce very seriously.

    Interview Questions

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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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