Je travaille chez Glispa à plein temps (Plus de 3 ans)
- Friendly atmosphere and camaraderie among highly skilled professionals with great work ethic that care for their craft
- Freedom to use the latest and greatest technologies to tackle technically challenging problems
- Mostly flat structure with not much politics, at least within the Athens office (less so in the company as a whole)
- Central easily accessible location, flexible schedule, low pressure environment
- Nice benefits, private health insurance and salary paid on time (sadly that's a pro instead of a given in Greece these days)
- Several large strategy and management changes over the years (restructures, acquisitions, etc), leading to uncertaintly, lack of focus and low morale
- Occasional, if not frequent, friction among teams in remote locations, "us vs them" mentality and toxicity
- Non-trivial amounts of technical debt, mostly due to inherited codebases from remote teams & acquisitions
- The company has slowly drifted away from its startup roots to more and more bureaucratic and "enterprisey" over time:
- Project estimates are often measured in weeks/months/quarters instead of hours/days.
- Meetings, meetings to decide on further meetings and more meetings, sprinkled generously with buzz words and jargon that has seeped into everyday vernacular
- Paying lip-service to "agile" with standups, retrospectives, etc. but mostly feels like going through the motions of cargo cult rituals
J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 3 semaines. J'ai passé une entrevue à Glispa (Paris) en mai 2016.
This process was one of the most unprofessional I ever got involved in.
The steps were as follow:
1. Applied via the career page
2. A couple days later, I was invited to an initial skype interview (classic phone screening: experiences, motivation to join Glispa, description of the role and company). During the interview, I felt the person was such in a hurry that she didn't paid attention to what I had to say. What's more, the bad wi-fi connection in their office made the Skype chat really laggy. Finally, there were a loud noise in their office.
3. Right after the interview, I was invited to complete an online test (15 minutes).
And that was all. After this test, no more news from them, despite follow-up emails. Eventually, I saw that my application was not selected ... by checking the application platform. And it was about a month after the interview. I did not get any notifications whatsoever.
I can perfectly understand that a profile does not match with a company's expectations. But at least, a simple email can be sent, and I'm not talking about feedbacks. It's just a matter of RESPECT.
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