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I worked at InVision full-time (More than a year)
remote culture, autonomy*, ability to push boundaries and be innovative*, working on a brand that many love and follow. *= formerly, not so true any longer.
remote challenges, namely communication. Often times it feels like information does not trickle down and leadership seems to purposely side step important issues and challenges. Working here feels like surviving an abusive relationship. I was here almost two years and watched early promises fizzle along with a culture that is quickly eroding in the name of scaling and growth. Really bad leadership is being let in the door. I watched the trust and autonomy that was prized in this culture vanish almost overnight, replaced with a very top down approach. By the end it felt like working for any old generic Inc. They get you in the door with big promises but fail to follow through. It's like surviving an abusive relationship, I kept thinking things would get better, but they never did. I now only regret not leaving earlier.
The worst part of this company is the lack of work life balance. They talk about it all the time. Senior leadership will preach defining your boundaries and shutting work off after hours, as they send you long emails and requests at every hour in the middle of the night. So much hypocrisy here. It's very difficult to take real time off, because the pain of what you'll return to isn't worth the short break. I worked so many weekends, 1 out of every two Sundays, and so many late night hours here, yet never felt caught up. This place has a work life balance crisis.
Advice to Management
I have no idea what to say; what is happening here is a sad case of chasing IPO, a very common story in startups, where culture and long term planning is sacrificed for the short term gain of reaching IPO. I don't see that changing.
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at InVision (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in October 2017.
6 (six!) video call interviews. First was a technical screening, then meeting with two team lead types. Then another technical screening because they claimed the first interviewer had "forgotten" to do it. Finally a call with a "Harvard Business School" type VP who asked "what impression do people have of you that's incorrect" type behavioral questions designed to throw you off balance. They definitely came from some "how to evaluate employees" pop-psych handbook, and it did not much resemble a conversation between human beings.
Tech interview was more conceptual; no actual writing code.
Eventually received a generic "we'll keep your resume on file" voicemail, despite them having several other open positions I was more than qualified for.