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    I have been working at mSpot full-time (More than a year)

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    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad to add great place

    Advice to Management

    Nothing bad to add goo place

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mSpot Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
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    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at mSpot (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    The response times are generally within 1 week...both for setting up telephonic calls as well as calling for in-person interviews.
    Phone screen: was easy and involved ~30% theory and 60% of relatively simple coding questions, including simple recursion problems & remaining time for questions / general discussion.

    In-person interviews experience:
    Generally around 3-4 people...mostly coding/design with some theory
    Of the people I met, most were nice and conducted excellent interviews but the first person (of an eastern nationality known to have both very smart developers but also a lot of stupid, text-book style interviewers who ask irrelevant questions which in no way indicate a candidate's ability to do anything in real-life...eg. asking for differences between C++ & Java to an experienced developer and looking only for very specific answers & being dissatisfied even if someone listed out a bunch of correct points but missed the one they were specifically looking for !)....so yeah the first person totally left a bad taste in the mouth with crappy theory questions and then a design question which was open-ended and yet he was only looking for one specific solution, so most of the time went out in narrowing down the requirements to the specific area of his interest and narrowing down possible solutions to the direction of that one specific solution he was looking for...I couldn't pin point the solution due to lack of time, thanks to him not better clarifying what he wanted...I mean either you ask an open-ended question and discuss different solutions for their merits/demerits OR you clarify your question to guide the candidate towards the details of the specific thing you're looking for (which is bad in my books!)
    The others were smart people with interesting algorithmic problems (which weren't too hard either, though I did get one involving some math and initially struggled with it due to being totally out of touch with high school math, which is entirely my fault...but luckily did manage to solve it in the end)...
    You may even get a live coding round where you have a laptop and access to internet and are asked to provide a working solution...nice touch (& went well for me) !

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mSpot Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Companies (#40), Inc. 500, 2012
  • CNET Editors' Review (4.5 Star Rating), CNET, 2012
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