Workiva is growing fast. We are seeking talented, creative, and ambitious team members to join our dynamic team. Whatever your area of expertise, Workiva is dedicated to providing a fun, stimulating, and challenging work environment. Workiva offices are located around the world, offering a variety of career opportunities.
The Workiva Story
We founded our company to transform the way people were managing disparate business data with numerous collaborators, documents, and spreadsheets. Today, tens of thousands of people use the Wdesk platform to connect billions of data elements and modernize the way they work.
When you start with a handful of developers around a table, everyone is part of the work family. But even as we’ve grown, we’ve intentionally kept that feeling by being very selective about hiring to fit our culture. We’re our own eclectic work family, and it’s not just because we all have matching t-shirts. We’re honestly dedicated to helping each person feel welcome, be heard, and work creatively.
Workiva cultivates a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork and respect among all employees. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs and interests, and we recognize them as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective and innovation.
We are firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and interests may grow personally and professionally. Fostering a diverse workplace provides an inclusive environment for our employees, thereby increasing engagement, empowerment and satisfaction.
We offer access to individual and family coverage plans with highly competitive contribution rates, with some up to 100% funded. We also provide two vision plan options, and full coverage on preventative dental services—all starting on day one.
Workiva also provides additional coverage options, including: FLEX and HSA accounts, life, AD&D, supplemental life insurance plans, short- and long-term disability, paid time off and holiday pay, 401(k) plans, and attractive stock options.
We offer a creative culture and open-minded leadership. We want you to thrive, which is why we provide extras, like healthy snacks and drinks, Friday social hours with stocked fridges, awesome team outings, and even two dog-friendly offices.
I worked at Workiva full-time (More than 3 years)
Great Product with lots of market penetration, smart people that like to have fun while growing a real business.
Zero Loyalty and if you are not part of the Iowa click you are not likely to be successful
Advice to Management
Focus on maintaining the people who helped you build a great company
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Workiva (Ames, IA) in August 2017.
The first two interviews with HR and phone screen went great. Then my terrible experience follows (this may sound like a paragraph of excuses, but bare with me).
I applied through a recruiter and really relied on her for next steps. I had repeatedly asked if there is anything I need to do or prepare for the last interview, which I was told no, it was just conversational and meet and greets. I got the itinerary to be in Ames for 4 hours. At this point, I should have gone with my gut and done my due dilligence. No, I blindly take her word for it and get thrown into a 4 hour grilling (not terrible, but hell for anyone unprepared).
I answered poorly. I knew it. They knew it. I wasn't prepared to explain projects or pass a simple tech screen. Which leads to the next point that ultimately delivers certain death of my candidacy.
Again, I was not in the least bit prepared (my fault, I know, should have just prepped like normal instead of listening to a recruiter) and I hadn't done and back-end work in 3 months, as I am at a client for front-end only. Let me list why it was bad.
It was a tech screen others got to do at home. Not a big deal, except they had a chance to get familiar with coderpad. I didn't.
They use MacBooks so typing on them was like typing on glass shards.
Their whiteboard wasn't working. All that was a pen and paper.
In summary, I had to do a tech screen that was infinitely harder where other candidates had a chance to familiarize with coderpad, its autocomplete benefits, a chance to actually know they are getting a tech screen, their own mouse and keyboard they're comfortable with, a whiteboard, and actual time to prepare for it. I got a pen, paper, and two guys looking over my shoulder (they were super nice and professional though). Of course no feedback. I don't need it to know why I failed it. Any competent mid-level could pass it, so obviously failing something you know you could pass would be frustrating as all hell.
Plenty of blame to go around, but do your due dilligence like normal and you'll be fine. Don't be like me and assume everything is awesome.