I have been working at Smile.io full-time (More than a year)
I've been working at Smile.io for a bit over 2 years now.
Smile.io provides a great place to work as well as an amazing group of people to work with. Regardless of what department you are in, you know that you're working with others towards a common goal. The trajectory of the business and resulting success sheds light on the meticulous planning and decision making that goes into each step the company; which is well calculated and thought out. Milestones are celebrated and individual effort is praised.
The culture feels easy and relaxed, albeit the fast pace and high standards of output. It really is a community that gives you as much as you put in.
The environment is fast paced and may be an adjustment for some. The only other con is not being able to work here.
Advice to Management
Keep up the transparency, make goals known and how to strive for success in each department.
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.
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