Talented staff, highly collaborative, good work-life balance, great benefits.
None that stand out at this time.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Shutterstock.
The interview process with Shutterstock was thorough, professional, and pleasant. I felt that they valued my time and took me seriously as a candidate. The full process from the initial recruiter contact to the final offer lasted about a month. The process consisted of both technical phone screen and in-person half-day interview loop.
The technical phone screen consisted of basic programming questions that proved I could write code and to assess my level of familiarity with the specific language. I was asked to solve a basic question on recursion, another one on data types, and finally I was asked to implement a unix command line utility.
When I arrived at the interview, the HR representative and the first interviewers were ready for me right away. The in-person interview consisted of 4 parts and I had questions on SQL and database design, an application design problem (implement a popular video game), and a more in-depth problem that required knowledge of datatypes and recursion. The interviewers appeared to be knowledgeable in the topics they were asking me about. Whenever I got stuck, they worked with me, gave me hints, and were very patient and polite. Overall I felt the technical questions were thorough and they adapted as I showed my strengths and weaknesses.
The people I interviewed with stayed focused on task but were also honest and friendly. They answered my questions to my satisfaction and also made a very personable impression. Everyone seemed both prepared and well-practiced in the interview process. Definitely one of the better interview experiences I've had.
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