Tagged is now if(we)
if(we), formerly known as Tagged Inc., is a company building social products to enable meaningful connections between people. We’re a profitable startup growing our existing successful products, Tagged & hi5, and building new social products on mobile and other key platforms. We're constantly exploring new ideas and technologies to build the next massive social product and realize our mission of connecting people.
Careers at if(we)
Where big ideas meet opportunity.
if(we) combines big company scale and resources with startup agility and fearlessness. Working here means playing with the latest technologies, design trends, and toys. Do you get excited about living on the (cutting) edge? Maybe you’re the sort of person who dreams of getting to use innovative technologies, make new things, and still have your work visible to hundreds of millions of users? If so, you’d fit right in here.
In addition to the intangibles…
- 100% medical for employees
- 75% medical for dependents
- Monthly massages
- Catered lunch & dinner
- Unlimited vacation and sick leave
- Free gym membership
- Commuter checks
- Volunteering opportunities
- Employee referral program
- Flexible spending accounts
- 401k plan
- Intra-office games and competitions
- Fun quarterly outings
- Fully stocked kitchen
- Plus many more…
On the if(we) engineering team we’re working on cutting-edge platforms to power the latest generation of applications. We work in an agile/iterative development team using a diverse set of tools. What inspires us? Collaborative coding, code quality, unit testing and meaningful and active code review. Love documentation? So do we! Do you contribute to open source projects? We do, too! You game?
On the if(we) mobile team we build and ship product for millions of users every day. We’re always trying out the newest technologies and constantly iterate to make things better. Our team values autonomy, but also knows collaboration is a must. We’re looking for leaders who will help shape the future of mobile development at if(we). When we’re not in the office, you can find us partaking in our weekly pho lunch ritual or dressing up for “Fancy Fridays.” Tuxedo t-shirts, anyone?
Product & Design:
On the if(we) product and design team, we’re inspired to do more than just build products, we are working to build products that bring people together. Using data as a foundation for decision making, we work collaboratively with the data science and analytics team to rapidly test ideas with real users. We help guide the process and are champions for new ideas. What excites us? Changing lives by allowing users to do something in a way they never thought they could do before. You in?
On the if(we) business team, we make things happen. From keeping the lights on, to coordinating innovative, thought-provoking industry meetups, to recruiting the smartest and brightest to join our team. Our goal is to drive culture and experiences to live our mission. Whether it’s an Iron Chef cook-off, or our weekly all-hands meeting - bringing everyone together is what what motivates us.
The first impression is a lasting impression. For the if(we) customer experience team, our users are our priority and we’re inspired to provide them with the best possible experience. We want our users to feel like they’ve reached a friend who has time to listen and provide a solution. We’re driven by timeliness, critical thinking and troubleshooting. If our users are happy, then we’ve done our job
Interns are hands-on at if(we), gaining real-world experience in a production environment. From dev to release, interns are involved in the entire process. We give you the freedom and responsibility to contribute at the level of full-time employees and will treat you as equal owners on the team. You’ll ship code your first week, see your work reach a global audience and have fun doing it! Ready to dig in and make an impact?
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at if(we) Tagged as a contractorPros
They will treat you really well. Management really listens to people. They are driven to continue creating great stuff.Cons
Some of the engineers have a bit of an attitude to the non-engineering folks - this is typicalAdvice to ManagementAdvice
clean up your online reputation, because Tagged is much better than it seems online!RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at if(we) Tagged.Interview Details
Two interviews and then an all day in person.
I was contacted by a recruited about this position. The recruiter was one of the most talented I have ever interacted with.
The first in was pretty smooth. The interviewer asked standard questions. The only thing of note was the question to compare and contrast Discriminative and Generative models.
The second interview was a bit of a technical follow up where I was intended to walk through a standard problem with a current Data Scientist. The problem was pitched like a standard SQL problem but it is clearly something that could not be answered. The features would not be adequate for the desired outcome. We then spent the rest of the time talking about how to get better features.
I was then flown to San Fran for the in person interview. The first step was to give a talk which I did on something out of my field but that they told me they were interested in. The follow up questioning was intense and the manager was quite aggressive with a employee that agreed with me about a particular subject. I then met for a one on one with each of the panel members. In the course of this I basically decided I would never work at Tagged and now understood why they were offering me 20% over market. One interviewer told me that he did nothing but code. He had no free time and read coding books on the weekend. Another did not understand the question he asked and then tried to tell me my answer was contradictory. The manager stared down one of the employees in front of me and was so argumentative I nearly walked out.
Needless to say I took a position elsewhere.Interview Questions
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if(we), formerly known as Tagged Inc., is a profitable startup that builds social products to help people make meaningful connections.
Created by the team that brought Tagged to the world in 2004, if(we) was founded in 2014. if(we) was launched to build off of Tagged’s earlier experiences and success, tap the market growth and create the next billion user social product.
Mission: To enable meaningful connections between people.