Mission: Our mission is to consolidate private company ownership onto one common electronic registry, and bring a wealth of financial services—previously reserved only for public companies—to all privately held companies.
I have been working at eShares full-time (More than 3 years)
The people – Carta attracts great people that are helpful and work hard.
The culture – Everyone's drive and beliefs all point to one thing - we are going to take over the world of private equity.
The transparency – The CEO opens the books every month and executive team is very transparent about what is going on in the company.
The perks – free books, free lunch, free snacks, free haircuts, gym & cell phone reimbursement, commuter/parking benefits,
We need better feedback loops. We also have had some toxic people come into the company and then leave - but honestly, we kept them at the company for too long - which can effect the culture and others have to carry the extra weight.
Advice to Management
Stick to what you've said before - hire fast, fire fast.
Take a page out of the CEO's book - admit when you are wrong and have humility.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at eShares (San Francisco, CA) in October 2017.
I went through three 30 minute video interviews.
1st one was to verify my skills and experience, very easy.
2nd was a technical interview. Was asked to create a button using HTML /CSS in a Codepen sandbox .
3rd interview was with a product manager who wanted to touch on the business side. He asked questions which tested my knowledge of the company, and their product. Had me do a few short exercises. He asked if I had any questions for him at the end.
I'm certain what disqualified me as a candidate was asking questions about the company culture. You can read all about their ' hire quick, fire quick' culture in their founder's blog. What another reviewer said about no salary negotiations is also true and can be found on the blog. The company culture has some huge red flags. Would not like to work there and feel I dodged a bullet. I'm sure I'd have been fired soon even if they'd hired me.
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