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Later Overview

Vancouver, BC
1 to 50 employees
2013
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Later is the leading visual marketing platform for businesses on Instagram. Founded as the first-to-market Instagram scheduler in 2014, over 1.5 million people use Later to simplify their marketing and grow their business on Instagram.

Mission: At Later, our goal is to simplify Instagram marketing and make it accessible to all businesses. Later helps streamline your approach to social so you can set yourself up for more sales and success. Later’s features focus on visual scheduling, media management ... Read more

Later Reviews

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    "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company really cares about their employees and has a product that people really want. It is possible to do both! People are encouraged to innovate and the structure is very flat.

    Cons

    Some growing pains for a fast growing company ie: processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your people and treating them well - they're the key to your success.

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Later Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Later (Vancouver, BC) in October 2019.

    Interview

    Started with phone interview, which was a laundry list of questions to get an idea who you are and knowledge of things surrounding the role. Went fine, even though if really echo’d over the phone so it was difficult to hear. Did not hear back for a bit over a week so I did not expect anything, but they reached out to schedule a 30-45 minute in-person interview with hiring manager.

    Went in a week later. Office is nice but a bit odd you have to call them from the lobby and they’ll come receive you. When calling, the response on the other line was “hello?” as well. Bit unexpected and odd. Nevertheless, after being brought up, met with the hiring manager who really focused on only asking more behaviour style or general/hypothetical questions about yourself - nothing about what I really did or anything on my resume or what I had really said when going into detail about my experience. Perhaps expected since coming from a different industry; still, a bit offsetting when they don’t seem to care about your work or as is suggestive by not asking you about it. It was a very short interview; as such, since he only had like 5-6 specific questions overall. I suppose this is normal if they want to find a good “culture fit” (if it was that or something else) which is what I got emailed the following morning right away to why they are moving on with other candidates.

    You never really know with these things, but it’s hard to enjoy the interview when they don’t seem to take interest of anything you did or acknowledge it at all during the interview. Hence, bit hard to really have a good natural conversation and make a connection for me anyway. I guess their invite is already suggestive enough you qualify in some form, but I’m not a fan of this style of interviewing. Others are probably better prepared for this, but I feel you should be able to discern what a person is like based on the actions what they did in experience and how they carry themselves out in the interview overall. Well, again you never know, could have been anything I did, and I figure they know what they are doing, but can’t say it was one I most enjoyed. And don’t get me wrong, culture is important to a business. Given the next steps would have been an assignment, I suppose they gauge your skillset there.

    Also, more on the funny/joking side, but still weird, not sure why I am the one opening the door for the interviewer during the end to leave the meeting room. I know the atmosphere is casual, but it is their office. Waiting for the elevator as well, he couldn’t seem to come up with any conversation items as well to keep it going regardless of how awkward it may have been or the lack of interest in my application. Not sure what is up as well with interviewers not really introducing themselves either or giving a bit of background about themselves. I know they are in full control and can do whatever, but would be nice to hear from you what your title is or what you oversee or do.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if hired and I was say not there for the entire first week?   Answer Question
    • What do you think our biggest challenges are?   Answer Question
    • What do you think the culture is like at Later?   Answer Question
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Later Awards & Accolades

  • Winner Summer Pitch Day, Launch Academy, 2014
  • Top 15 Startup in Canada, Metabridge, 2015
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