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eShares Overview

Palo Alto, CA
201 to 500 employees
Carta
2012
Company - Private
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
Carta, formerly eShares, is a San Francisco-based tech company reshaping the private market. Companies use Carta to manage their equity, assets, and investor communications and investors use Carta to manage their portfolio.

Carta was founded in 2012 by Henry ... Read more

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.

eShares Reviews

  • "Going to take over the world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eShares full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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,

    Cons

    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.

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eShares Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at eShares (Seattle, WA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for a job at February or March, but got a reply at June. I had two video interviews: first is pretty short and easy - couple simple tech questions, no coding. Second - not very hard coding session. Both interviewers were friendly. Then I was invited to onsite interview in their office in Seattle. The office itself is small, I can't believe it can contain 100 people. There were 5 interviews scheduled, 4 of them are coding sessions and 1 is general conversation about experience and soft skills. After 2 interviews, I was waiting for the third one, but nobody appeared in 10 minutes. I came to coordinator, she said she'll find out what happened. The she come up to me and said, that the interviewer is at vacation, but the next interviewer is available and come to me in a minutes. But he didn't come, he appeared exactly as scheduled (so I was alone about 30 minutes). Also first he gave me a task, which previous interview already have me (I told him and he gave me another, but it is weird). All the interviewers were positive and friendly except one. He just crossed his arms, sit silently and looked how I struggle with his question (later I realized I misunderstood his question, and he clearly saw it, but didn't tell me that). In a week after interview I asked HR about feedback and she said that company is preparing an offer for me. In a couple of days I received a letter from CTO that they want me to join their team and we scheduled a call to discuss an offer. I was very excited, because the job seemed very interesting and challenging. I spent hours looking for daycare for my kids, I've read almost all the articles of company's blog. Then I had a phone conversation with CTO. Unfortunately there was a bad connection, I didn't hear the person well and misunderstood couple questions he asked me. I was very flexible about start date and didn't worry about money much, so we didn't discuss these questions. So the person said that office will send me an offer letter in a 2 days. In a 5 days I received a letter from HR that 'they appreciate my enthusiasm, but decided to move forward with other candidates'. What?! I was very upset. I thought it is a mistake, so replied and ask, what happened? Nobody answered. I repeated my question in a week. Nobody answered. I wrote CTO, but he didn't answered as well. I spent a lot of time on their interviews, on a calls to day care, when I thought I received an offer, and they can't even reply to my message. I think it is very POOR working etiquette.

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