I worked at Stack Overflow full-time (More than 5 years)
I worked at Stack Overflow for 6 years in sales and, as my headline implies, it'd be difficult to find a better startup environment. While it has all of the typical lumps of a startup, it more than makes up for it with its collaborative and friendly environment, inclusive and (increasingly) diverse culture, products that put the end user (i.e. the community of developers that make SO so powerful) first and the people. The people are what make Stack Overflow such a special place to work. Everyone is genuine, helpful and eager to contribute their small slice towards an amazing work family. It's a place that genuinely cares about its people.
Senior management needs to be more transparent about the direction of the company. We all know its doing well, but providing employees (particularly the ones who have spent many years there) more transparency on exit strategy is critical if it wants to keep them.
Techincal and relaxed. Phone interview led to a technical Google Hangout interview which was about data structures and algorithms in the language comfortable for me. I chose Python and nailed the question asked. It was then followed by a in person interview, where the employers gauge my interests and expertise.
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