I have been working at Product Madness full-time (More than a year)
Great opportunity to work in a fun vertical in a fun environment
Management is very thorough in what they would like to accomplish and trying to succeed
Most teams and team members get great visibility to senior management when they have done good work
You get out what you put in. If you want a 9-5 job, you can do that, if you want to go the extra mile you are promoted and given a raise.
Product development is pretty slow
No free catered lunch, only groceries are brought in weekly
Product and development team do not communicate well which is important when they are in London.
Advice to Management
Work better on turning out products faster - the vertical is competitive and we need to stay nimble.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Product Madness (San Francisco, CA) in May 2016.
It is a nicely done product, so the phone screen interview went well followed by a take-home test (which I mostly found a bit amusing, but okay, I get it, hiring is competitive these days). The in office interview however progressed nearly identical to the office manager's review, which frankly was a bit obnoxious since I had already completed a test which was quite similar at home a few weeks prior. I knew they were not really interested in hiring me, but interested in solving some real issues they were likely having when they started drilling me, and taking lots of notes. I never was asked anything about what I had done in my career previously, my achievements prior or even any questions about previous roles nor anything at all about my background, which was another clue they were not seriously interviewing me. Their in-person in office testing was also lacking most of the data to give anything more than a creative quess, and required more time to complete than the take home quiz.