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Civis Analytics Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
51 to 200 employees
2013
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Civis Analytics helps organizations use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage their audiences. With a powerful combination of best-in-class data, cutting-edge software solutions, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists ... Read more

Mission: We believe in using data for good, to build a truth-driven world. By doing so, we empower great organizations to leverage their Big Data to solve their largest problems.

Civis Analytics Reviews

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    "A genuinely great place to work."

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

    Pros

    -The people. You will find some of the best people here. There is an abundance of kind, genuine, passionate, and intelligent people here. Guaranteed, you will remember and stay connected with some of these folks for a lifetime.

    -Social Good. The company is committed to "Data for Good". The fact that Civis won't comprise on values and principles to be written a fat check, says a lot about how they are as a startup and operate as an organization.

    -Interesting work overall. Civis is solving some pretty interesting problems that no one else is really tackling in the market right now. Their technology stack, platform, and products are all very fascinating.

    -Diversity. This place is miles ahead of other companies and start-ups with their diversity initiatives and progress. Could they do better though? Sure. Everyone can.

    Cons

    -No company, start-up, leadership, team, or operation is ever perfect. They have a few bits to work out in terms of the current structure and vision with products going forward. Though they better figure it out sooner rather than later...

    -Compensation is a little below market. However, I don't think this outweighs the opportunity here.

    -Management. They can be a little slow and delayed when it comes to setting changes in the right areas. They, however, do a good job of communicating for the most part.

    -Not a slackers paradise and not a lot of room for error here. If you like to do the bare minimum and get away with half the effort, look elsewhere. This place will require a little bit of your time, sweat, and elbow grease to get the work done. A lot of things are happening here and everyone is an integral part of its function.

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to listen to your employees when they raise suggestions or make comments! It makes the world of a difference to know that leadership listens to their employees :)

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Civis Analytics Interviews

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    Political Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Civis Analytics in March-2014.

    Interview

    Before I submitted my resume, I had a informational conversation with an employee. I don't know to what degree, if any, this impacted my application process.

    I submitted my resume a weekday morning. Within a few hours, I was contacted for a phone interview, which lasted about 60 minutes. The same day, I was also contacted about scheduling a timed, four-hour exam. I ended up taking it a few days later, and the exam was reasonably straightforward.

    After completing the initial interview and exam, I was contacted about taking another exam, which I was given a day and half to complete. The second exam was significantly more difficult (and arguably more interesting) than the first. At the same time that I was asked to take the second exam (that is, prior to my taking it), I also scheduled an interview to go over the exam results. Following that interview, I had two more in-person interviews, including one with the CEO. I received an offer the following week.

    In total, I took two tests and had four interviews, two by phone and two in-person.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked not to divulge exam questions. More pertinently, my impression was that the exam process is in flux, so the interview questions asked of me (or anyone else on this page) may no longer be used.   Answer Question
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Civis Analytics Awards & Accolades

  • Best New Startup, Moxie Awards, 2014
  • Most Valuable Technology, New Organizing Institute, 2014

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