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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Equal Experts.

    Interview

    Some recruiter of that company reached out for me, asking if I would be interested in working for Equal Experts. Got a very simple but ambiguous coding challenge to hand in remotely. Afterwards, there was a meeting with two of their developers in a rented meeting room and another coding challenge. Also, very simple task. Talking and discussing with the developers about the pros and cons of different coding styles and language constructs was not possible. The mood in both challenges was "do the thing with as least code and as least effort as possible". Was not a match on both side, I was not interested in working for that company afterwards and they also didn't wanted because I don't know enough of the standard library of the used programming language in my head…. From my point of view that indicated that either the company does not know that programming is primarily problem solven or the project they perform are extremely simple.

    In the end a big waste of my time, as they reached out for me. I think I will charge a fee for the next company that wants me to do a code challenge.

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  2.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Equal Experts (Cape Town (South Africa)) in March 2020.

    Interview

    What a brilliant interview process! I loved the pair programming idea as it creates a far more realistic and relaxed atmosphere. Instead of trying to trip you up with really weird questions, it's a friendly and low-pressure get-to-know-you exercise, with some code and problem solving thrown in for good measure.

    Interview Questions

    • There are a few problems to solve, nothing esoteric.   1 Answer
  3.  

    DevOps Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Equal Experts (Bengaluru (India)) in March 2020.

    Interview

    Hiring Process is as similar to any other startup company. Their People Management team is great. They briefly explains about the company and what would interviewer look for at the time time of evaluation.
    There were total 4 rounds.
    1 ) Offline Code challenge
    2) Pairing Round on the same problem.
    3 ) Face to Face Technical
    4) Leadership Round

    They Don't focus on any perticular technology But you should be clear with the concepts.

    Also they ask lot of questions around "WHY" than "HOW".

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  4.  

    QA Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Equal Experts (London, England (UK)) in February 2020.

    Interview

    1. Initial telephone chat with a Peoples Manager to briefly go over your experience
    2. Take home technical test that consists of both manual and automated testing
    3. Overly challenging pairing interview (that I did not pass), it was heavily focused on performance testing and I failed for lack of test strategy and consultancy skills even though we never actually touched on my experience of setting up QA strategies from scratch
    4. next round is consultancy / hr round which I never got to

    All in all, the pairing interview was tough and feel the interviewer tried hard to get me to slip up in somer regards, however my Peoples Manager is/was excellent and encouraged me to try again in 6-12 months, which I may consider and in the mean time have taken aboard some feedback and will continue to up skill as there's never any harm in that,

    Interview Questions

    • Why use BDD (I answered this correctly, I've read John Ferguson Smart's book "BDD in Action") yet interviewer still did not seem satisfied

      What's the difference between HTTP and REST? (My brain froze during this unfortunately but I do know the difference, nerves got the better of me)

      How can you come up with a Load testing strategy?

      What would you do if you see a drop in performance but developer argues that everything works fine from a functional perspective? Again I believe I gave a reasonable answer but interviewer did not seem satisfied   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisbon (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Equal Experts (Lisbon (Portugal)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    360 hiring process in which you will be tested on your motivations, personality and technical skills. Though I didn't get any offer this time, I found the interviews to be interesting and the interviewers to be both friendful and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • According to you what would be the best quality a consultant could have ?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Equal Experts (Bengaluru (India)) in November 2019.

    Interview

    A coding problem was given which is very simple in nature , and they asked to keep it as simple as possible with proper test codes. Code has to be given in 6 days from the email sent from HR on the test.

    Interview Questions

    • create a Cart with only backend   1 Answer

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisbon (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Equal Experts (Lisbon (Portugal)).

    Interview

    Pure technical process! They're looking for robots, not people. Starts with a phone interview to check your background and afterwards you have to be the perfect tech guy. Simple home challenge (ok for start..), pair programming session (1.5h of "let's see were he fails"), and a final interview with architecture problem to solve ("almost there robot guy"). Miss some points and you'll be seen as newbie (forget your 20 year successful career if that's the case). Guess they're not looking forward to grow careers too.

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    Equal Experts Response

    13 Nov 2019

    We are sorry to hear you had a negative experience and left with the impression that we are “looking for robots, not people”, as that’s the opposite of our purpose.
    We try to have a technically challenging process whilst assessing personal and consultancy skills. I’d be happy to connect and understand in more detail your feedback, so we can ensure we are constantly improving our process and provide a better experience for future candidates. You can reach out to me at jsousa@equalexperts.com.

    Thanks,
    Jóni Sousa
    People Manager

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    Full Stack Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisbon (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Equal Experts (Lisbon (Portugal)) in November 2019.

    Interview

    The interview process took 5 weeks divided in 3 phase:
    - programming exercise to do at home
    - remote programming session (90m)
    - on-site interview at lisbon's office where we talked about the company values and about my work experience. They questioned me about agile, TDD, pair programming, and how I would handle different work situations. At the end we did a small distributed system design exercise.

    The interview process is long bu they quick replying and scheduling the next phase.
    At the end I didn't get a job offer but they gave me feedback regarding what skills I need to improve and overall I liked to meet the company and their values.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the whole process to delivery software to a client.   Answer Question
    • What problems do you see in working in a flat organization?   Answer Question
    • What do you think about pair programing?   Answer Question
    • What is your opinion regarding TDD and how would you influence your teammates to do it?   Answer Question

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    Senior IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Equal Experts (Pune (India)) in August 2019.

    Interview

    Pair Programming: 1. You need to solve programming exercise with TDD approach. If you don't have experience with TDD, they still force you to follow same approach to solve exercise.
    2. If you don't follow TDD, You will gets rejected.
    3. If candidate ask for reasons for rejection they won't give satisfactory reason. If you didn't worked on TDD before, then they don't even evaluate on technical skills.

    They must mention first level scrutiny of candidates having hands on experience in TDD.

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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Equal Experts (Lisbon (Portugal)) in August 2019.

    Interview

    I was approached by the People Manager of the Portugal office on LinkedIn.

    We had a phone chat in the next couple of days.

    Then I was asked to prepare a presentation about the strategy I would use to deal with a specific work-related situation. After this, I was asked to present and discuss my strategy in the local office (Lisbon). I met with the People Manager and, remotely, with someone from the Talent Acquisition team from London.

    I got the offer shortly afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I go about hiring in a specific scenario.
      What is my experience with/ openness to remote working.   Answer Question

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