Mission: Empowering people through Machine Learning - starting with marketers.
I have been working at AgilOne full-time (More than a year)
Various fields in which you get to develop your knowledge (data, machine learning, retail business use cases etc)
A lot of cultural diversity (French, Turkish, Indian etc)
Sometimes you need to work extra hours
Won't pay as well as big companies
I applied online. I interviewed at AgilOne.
Cold and impersonal initial contact. Interview schedule was never provided. There was no one at the front door to greet me, and it took several minutes before anyone asked if I needed help. I was kept waiting for a good 5-10 minutes after my interview was supposed to begin. There seemed to be confusion amongst the interviewers about who was supposed to talk to me next and where. It was obvious that more than half of the interviewers didn't bother to read my resume before speaking to me. Only one interviewer had his questions ready, while everyone else seemed to be winging it. From talking to development and QA engineers, there seems to be a good deal of animosity between the groups. The engineering department needs to be unified. I heard phrases like, "this group is allowed to do it this way, because they insisted," and, "if it were up to me, I wouldn't use the technology we're using." There's a "code it and toss it to QA" mentality, without proper testing by developers first. There was a low energy feel to all the people I met with, and folks generally do not seem happy to be there. There's a lot of emphasis on having people from "all walks of life" working there, but I don't see any relationship between being professional cyclists or table tennis players and being capable of producing quality software. I thought it was odd that two higher-ups left together to start their own company, before this one really took off.
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