situated in san francisco downtown
small company but would get more exposure than working in a large firm
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Rapleaf (San Francisco, CA) in January 2012.
Absolutely the most impersonal interviewing process I've ever been through. I added one of their infosessions at UCLA and dropped off a resume. The presentation was so so and the recruiter was boring. If it wasn't for the free food, I would have left after the first 5 mins.
A few days later, I got an email with a link to an online quiz that they do instead of an initial phone interview. Given that I was a first year computer science major, the quiz was somewhat difficult. They asked questions about database, algorithms, probability etc. and the most bizzarre one, why you would want to work at a company like Rapleaf?
I'm sorry, Rapleaf is not Google or Apple, asking that question seems a little overconfident.
Basically, all the questions were irrelevant and probably irrelevant on the job as well. The disappointing part is that I actually expected them to be hiring someone with a personality since their job description wanted "fun, outgoing, team worker", etc.
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