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Smart Wires Overview

Union City, CA
51 to 200 employees
2011
Company - Private
Utilities
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
ABB, Siemens
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland, Smart Wires is the leader in grid optimization solutions that leverage its patented modular power flow control technology. Driven by a world-class leadership team ... Read more

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    "Unique, High Impact, Growth Opportunity"

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    Pros

    Unique culture, with a world class team that puts work ahead of ego, every time.
    Emphasis on industry-changing product ensures innovative, challenging, and highly rewarding projects
    Ability is rewarded. Potential for fast growth , professionally.

    Cons

    Self-determined deadlines and work hours often result in longer work weeks, but offset by generous time off policy

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Smart Wires Photos

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Smart Wires Interviews

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    Strategy Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Smart Wires in January 2018.

    Interview

    After applying online with a resume and cover letter (that answered very specific questions that they included in the job posting), a recruiter reached out and asked that I complete a PowerPoint presentation that introduced myself. This was a fun exercise and an interesting way to shot off PPT skills, but also time consuming if you want to do it right. Afterwards I had a call with the recruiter, where we covered fairly normal behavioral questions, although I thought they did a good job of not repeating what was already on the PPT and asking more interesting and thoughtful questions than normal. After that I had another phone interview with a member of the strategy team, which was also more of a behavioral "get to know you" type conversation. After that I got notified that they wouldn't be advancing me to the final round.

    Overall I felt like it was an interesting and well-managed process. If I were to make changes, I would say that 1) it would be nice to include feedback on why I wasn't advanced to the final round - always nice to have that as a reference 2) I would move the PPT portion to later in the process - maybe only require it for the final round so that people that probably won't advance aren't spending too much time on it.

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Smart Wires Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Companies To Watch, Silicon Review, 2017

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