I have been working at Hubba full-time
This is a really smart, passionate and friendly team. And it feels like a team. It's an open and collaborative environment (both physically and mentally). Things move quickly, and people at all levels have the opportunity to make an immediate impact. The team is engaged and wants to win, and there's a definite clarity of vision.
It's an old building - the office temperature can be a challenge. Layers!!!
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hubba.
Comprehensive but that's expected in a small shop. This is how it went:
1. Application - I applied to their job posting online
2. HR feedback - HR emailed me re my interest and whether I wanted to proceed. I found that odd, but confirmed my interest anyway. She then scheduled a chat for the next day.
3. Phone interview # 1: With the friendly HR lady inquiring about my background and typical pre-screen questions. 20-30 minutes.
**She emailed me a couple days later to tell me that I was shortlisted for another phone interview with (one of many) hiring managers
4. Phone interview #2: Pleasant interview with more detailed job related questions. 20 minutes. Probably the most interesting interview in this saga.
**HR lady emailed me a couple days later to tell me that I was shortlisted for an in-person interview. I confirmed a time and went into their office
5. In-person interview # 1: With another hiring manager + an associate. Interview was an hour long, and while they asked some typical interview questions, most of the time they were picking my brain (and I, theirs)
**HR lady emailed me a couple days later to tell me that I was shortlisted for a second in-person interview, only this time with 3 people. Essentially two interviews, one after another. I confirmed a time and went into their office
6. In-person interview #2: First hour was spent with two additional hiring managers/team members. 20% was interview-esque and 80% was chatting about the overall context of the role. Final 45 minutes spent being grilled by a senior member, who pretty much asked me everything the previous 6 interviewers did
And then.... nothing! I get if the role wasn't a fit, but decency would've been to send a polite thank-you-for-your-time-but-we're-moving-ahead-with-someone-else email.
Dear Hubba - you do great stuff and take care of your people. But us mortals have lives too, and our time matters. Treat us with a little more respect.
Hubba and Ladies Learning Code partnering to provide tangible tech skills to women living in Nellie's Shelter and in their Outreach Program
Ben had a great chat with BNN about the Toronto Tech community and Hubba