- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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I've worked in the corporate world and the startup world and my experience at bibliocommons was by far the most pleasant. If it wasn't for my personal circumstances I would not have left - you can honestly work here for many years if you like.
- They're tackling an undertapped opportunity in the gigantic library world by producing world class products that are on the cutting edge with creation of ebook, ecommerce and search platforms (and more). There is a ton to learn and innovate in this space and that is what they're heading into.
- The management team is very talented, smart and genuine. They're very easy to work with. The CEO is a Harvard MBA grad with previous startup experience and Tier 1 management consulting experience. The technical leadership is equally exceptional (all Universtiy of Waterloo grads with a knack for taking on very challenging technical issues).
- The company is growing pretty fast so they have lots of opportunites for growth both in the product and technical side - a big upside.
- The office environment is fun and family-like. No divas here nor a-type jerks. They're all smart, hard working individuals who're open minded and interested in helping you succeed. There are a lot of companies that talk about this by in my experience Bibliocommons is the first company that has actually lived up to it. Bonus, they have a great office at a great location with lots to eat and do around.
- Good worklife balance. Management team's focus is on efficient work, not long hours. I've been in meetings with the CEO where she'd request the meetings to be finished quickly so everyone can get to their families on time or catch their long commutes. If you're an efficient person you'll love it here.
- Since they're growing rapidly, things are a bit disorganized right now. That's part of all growth companies and the management realizes this and is working on this.
- Teams are working in Silos right now and sometimes that becomes a challenge when we're rolling out a product. Improvements can be made here.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at BiblioCommons.
The interview was a coding package which I had to do and send back. They had their own json URL which would contain books, from which I would parse, create a list of books and make it sortables by author and title and other things. It's pretty straightforward and I was given 2 hours to do it.
- Most Difficult I guess would be the sorting, just brush up on json parsing and generating html content with jquery and you should be fine. Answer Question
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