I have been working at Smile.io full-time (Less than a year)
This company truly lives its values: Hungry, Human & Humble! Incredible culture enables all staff (fam!) to contribute greatly to its success, while setting and working towards achieving our personal development goals.
CEO and leadership team clearly set and communicate our strategy, which ensures that all the teams are well aligned on what we need to achieve long term and how we are going to get there.
Smile's product is killing it but still so much opportunity to accelerate its growth. The company provides a very unique balance between stability from early success and exciting opportunities in a fast scaling business.
People here are incredibly friendly and everyone truly wants all of us to succeed as a team. Smile is still small enough to feel like a family, but big enough to provide great learning opportunities and benefits found in larger companies.
None that I have seen or experienced !
Advice to Management
Continue to focus on hiring great cultural fits as it is clearly working for us all now.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Smile.io (Kitchener, ON) in June-2017.
The interview process at Smile.io was a series of interviews (3) over the course of about a month, which became increasingly more specific each time. Interview #1 was a meeting to discuss why I was interested in the position. For interview #2 I was given a series of questions a few days beforehand to prepare with. These questions pertained to my technical skills, and were essential I think in demonstrating my abilities to respond to the tasks/situations I would encounter on the job. In the interview itself we went over these answers and critiqued them. Interview #3 consisted of meeting with two other employees who specialize in different departments (to see if I would be a good fit for them). The interview process was very thorough, which makes sense for a company that is growing rapidly. One thing I thought that was great was that the CEO was present for both of my first two interviews. Employees were really friendly/down to earth.
Interested in what it's like to work at Smile.io? Check out our instagram account @lifeatsmile for tons of great insight into our every day!
Into metrics? Check out our tips on how often to calculate them!
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –