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Backbase Overview

Amsterdam (Netherlands)
501 to 1000 employees
2003
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
We’re on a mission to revolutionize banking. 800+ Backbesers work together globally on better and more advanced products. We believe that doing new things is great, but it is more important to learn from them. Being part of Backbase is more than just “doing ... Read more

Mission: Million people around the world would like to have access to their money via a smartphone. Our mission is to help banks to do everything via digital technology.

Backbase Reviews

  • Helpful (2)

    "Great culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Backend Developer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Backend Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Backbase full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Multinational team, very friendly atmosphere
    - Interesting projects, there is room to grow
    - Company just opened offices in Toronto, there is an opportunity to shape the culture there

    Cons

    - A bit messy since company is growing really fast

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Backbase Interviews

Experience

Experience
58%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Backbase (Toronto, ON).

    Interview

    I was approached by a recruiter from backbase about a potential contract role. The recruiter himself was very professional and pleasant to talk to. I was asked if I have code to share which I did, I got a reply that the team was impressed by the code and want to schedule an in person interview/

    That is where the so far pleasant experience ends.

    I went to a technical interview with one tech interviewer - and I am a solid experienced engineer, - the whole interview I was talked down to and corrected with info that is mostly wrong from a technical perspective. Yet when I politely denied the wrong corrections, I was answered in a way that only the interviewer knows what they are talking about.

    I emailed the recruiter post interview, said I have NO (zero) further interest in moving forward and gave feedback in case they care about feedback. I even mention the wrong technical corrections I received in the interview and provided links to support it.

    Two days later, I receive a generic email from BackBase saying they decided not to move forward as they are looking for someone with expertise in their tech stack (hilarious).

    Not only the interview was insulting, they went further to display a weak hiring process by acting like if they are the ones saying no to me. This is super unprofessional and childish. Weirdest hiring process i've been to and I've been to many.

    Interview Questions

    • General Easy Angular / React / Cloud / Web development questions.   Answer Question
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Backbase Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Show, Finovate Europe, 2014
  • Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Experience Portals, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2014
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