Mission: Transforming apparel & footwear shopping through data.
Secret Sauce Partners is a market leader in providing data driven merchandising solutions to apparel and footwear retailers globally. Secret Sauce’s Data Driven Merchandising (DDM) Platform empowers retailers to leverage the value of shopper and product data they already have increasing shopper engagement, decreasing costs and enabling transformative user experiences.
Based in San Francisco with a development office in Budapest, Hungary, Secret Sauce Partners enables the world's largest ecommerce companies to provide the best shopping experiences online. Our products are branded and built into ecommerce web sites and are actively used by over 100 million users. We are well funded, fun, dynamic and growing fast. Join us!
Cutting edge technology used to solve real, hard problems. - Gábor Rátky, CTO
Don't hesitate too long. Go, try and learn. - Emese Pogácsás, VP Engineering
I always know why I do what I am doing and how the results will influence the company. - Ágnes Salánki, Data Analyst
You can touch the business - no matter which team you're at. - Julianna Göbölös-Szabó, Data Scientist
I worked at Secret Sauce Partners as an intern
Fun, comfortable work atmosphere. Direct needs and requirements.
Unable to fulfill full potential.
I applied online. I interviewed at Secret Sauce Partners (Budapest (Hungary)) in May 2017.
I really enjoyed the screening process with SSP.
I wholeheartedly recommend this place to you.
And here are the details of the whole process:
1. One hour online test on hackerrank.com. Asserting basic java skills and algorithms / problem solving.
2. One hour one-on-one interview at their local Budapest office with tech lead: Gabor Ratky. Very friendly and very knowledgeable person. Asserting java skills: starting from the basic java big picture leading deeper and deeper, testing the boundaries of my java knowledge. One of the questions was: if as a team-lead starting a new product, how would i set up the product: what project management tools, version control systems, what build/CI, communication platform i would use, etc.
3. One hour one-on-one non-tech interview with the project manager: asserting mostly personal skills, previous experience in working in a team.
If you made till this point, you are seriously considered, but still easy to fall:
Since SSP's has a very unique culture, they not only look for you to be talented & diligent programmers, but to have the right personality to match SSP's culture.
4. One hour one-on-one interview in English, with the CEO and Founder of the company: Zoltán Piroska, asserting my personality. Be prepared for very deep questions. Honesty is a must and key. I personally learned a lot from this interview, about how to overcome some of my weaknesses and improve further some of my work-in-progress personal skill.
5. (At this point i needed to sign an NDA). Another a bit over one hour one-on-one interview in English, with the CEO and Founder where i would learn about the founder's background, how SSP was conceived, SSPs past, present, and future. About startups in general, about stock options in general. What i listened to was quite mind blowing.
6. A trial day at SSP to complete a task related to their domain of interest. It is also possible to do this at home if you are full time employed, and can't easily take a day off for this. I implemented this task at home. Submitted my work as a github pull-request. And received a very detailed and very helping code review, from which as well i learned a lot.
SSP's culture is ALL ABOUT TEAM WORK. If selected, you will be working on state of art products, conquering their emerging market. Everyone in the company has a key role in the success of the company. When working at this company, you will be "working on your own company's success", as technically you will become part owner. This will keep you in a flow of constant motivation, with personal and technical improvement along the way.
Since they are relatively small company they have little to no bureaucracy, they are flexible, problem focused, and highly effective.
One of the things I personally really enjoyed about them, is - though relatively a small company - their CSR team buildings: they want to impact the culture they live in through activities that is not self-serving but selfless and noble: to help neglected parts of the society.
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