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I have been working at Summa Technologies full-time
Great culture. Interesting projects. Lot's of opportunities to work from home. Not too much travel. Competitive pay.
Can sit on bench for extended periods of time which can affect bonuses.
Advice to Management
Keep the small company feel while expanding.
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Summa Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) in August 2017.
Two 30 minute phone calls followed by one 4 hour on-site interview. The whole thing took place over about 2.5 months. The 30 minute calls were standard screening calls but the 4 hour on site interview was kind of oddly formatted. I was supposed to have 3 one hour interviews with Senior Consultants and one hour long interview with the hiring director. The hiring director was out sick that day, so they just had me interview with a fourth Senior Consultant. Everyone was welcoming and easy to talk to and there weren't any overly intense lines of questioning - just questions about my experience and how I think that fits with the position. The odd thing was that it was basically the same interview four times in a row with four different people. There didn't seem to be any coordination between interviewers.
The first interviewer gave me about 20 minutes for questions about Summa, which I appreciated and thought was more than enough to ask typical pre-offer questions. The next three interviewers told me that they were sure the other interviewers preceding them just asked me questions about my self, so they gave me 30-45 minutes each for questions of my own about Summa. This mean that my four hours of interviews consisted of about 2.5 hours during which I needed to come up with questions about Summa. I certainly had questions and appreciated the opportunity to go into more depth, but I think it's crazy to expect interviewees to have 2.5 hours of questions prepared for a 4 hour interview at your company. I honestly don't think Summa intends the 4 hour interview to be formatted this way, I think it was just a by-product of the interviewers' lack of coordination.
With that said, I thought the interview still went well and I left with a generally positive impression of the company. Unfortunately, like some of the other folks mentioned, I never heard back about the position. This was kind of a letdown considering I spent so much time in the interview process. It's a minimally decent thing for employers to notify candidates of their interview outcomes.