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Boku Overview

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San Francisco, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Public
Financial Transaction Processing
$50 to $100 million (CAD) per year
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Boku Reviews

  • Helpful (3)

    "Decent pay, hazing, favoritism, hazing, mismanagement"

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    Former Employee - Full Stack Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Full Stack Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boku full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was OK, benefits were really good. Free lunch once per week, work from home once per week.

    Cons

    Absolutely no training whatsoever, people that have been there for years get treated much better than new employees. Most managers are super fake, will run their mouths behind your back to get you in trouble. They play favorites a lot. Perks given to older employees that go against company policy, and you have to be there for years to get treated right. HR is mostly useless. It took w months of me complaining that my laptop didn't work after they gave it to me unprovisioned and had me set everything up with no training and their wiki being out of date by at least 1.5 years in some sports, 3 or 4 years in others. Their setup is incredibly complex and written in java (who uses java nowadays for server side? Seriously), which also takes forever to build. Any small mistake will get you railed by qa and then 2 managers. You are expected to be perfect. My round trip was 6 hours to get to work, and no appreciation was shown. I was told multiple times by managers that I was "a huge risk" which obviously isn't exactly a confidence booater. One manager, after railing me for a simple mistake and talking down to me to make me feel dumb, called me the next day in a Saturday morning at 8am to do it again. If you like abuse, this is the spot for you

    Advice to Management

    Don't be jerks to your new employees, pay attention to your employee's behavior, and get them to stop the hazing.

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Boku Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boku (Mumbai (India)) in July 2020.

    Interview

    It had 4 rounds. Hackrank test comprising 2 questions on graph theory and knapsack algo. Next is round to code a command line application. Then a system design round followed by behavioral fitment round.

    The interviewer had a very open mindset and was really flexible in terms of approach to solve design problems.

    Interview Questions

    • Apart from technical questions, specific questions were asked on scenarios faced in current project, in-depth discussion on the current project, challenges faced etc   1 Answer
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Company Updates

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Boku Awards & Accolades

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