I have been working at Sourcetoad full-time (More than a year)
Sourcetoad is an excellent development shop mixing the world of small business requests to large scale enterprise solutions. The technology used in both the projects and development environment never fall behind which provides a very flexible environment to develop in.
As a Software Engineer you are given plenty of options (if used) to enhance your knowledge set whether from classes, conferences or webinars. Paired with that Sourcetoad is a big contributor in the Tampa community which results in plenty of developer meetups as our space is used for meetups.
The company is growing fast as we've already moved locations and expanded in the new location. You can rise fast and be immediately in a position where the work you do is put in the real world.
In terms of the office, hours are flexible and as long as you are getting things done working from home and vacation requests are always approved. Drinks and snacks are always at the office in case you start to get hungry. Company sponsored events are frequent so employees become more than someone you just work with.
As we are growing very quickly, sometimes its hard to figure out the direction the company is heading. Recent changes and monthly company status updates have begun to resolve this, but sometimes news catches you off guard if you are worried about always knowing the direction of the company.
Advice to Management
Don't let people abuse the flexible workplace we have. Employees can notice when others are abusing it.
I applied online. I interviewed at Sourcetoad (Tampa, FL) in December 2015.
After submitting the online form consisting of basic resume questions, I was contacting by Sourcetoad not more than 48 hours later with a link to take an online PHP test. This was not a right/wrong test, but free text boxes over some common PHP questions anyone would encounter working in the field before or would most likely know if they worked in PHP in any hobby project sense.
After completing the online test, I was contacted a few days later again for a more in depth phone call to see if I was able to come into the office for a half day interview. The interview started off in the conference room with some of the senior staff and turned into just explaining some of the projects found in my portfolio (GitHub). The interview went well spending a half a day with the team allowing myself to sit down with the current employees and ask questions. Lunch was provided to spend time with the group outside the setting of the office.
While there, a laptop was provided to take a 3 question test. These questions went from easy to hard to gauge the knowledge of PHP and I'm sure is slightly different among the different languages. It was slightly nerve racking working on a live environment on technology and IDEs that I was not used too, however the first two questions were very easy to answer and write snippets of code to resolve. The 3rd question stumped me, which I learned after being hired was used to help determine senior vs regular software engineer.
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