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Carbonite Overview

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Boston, MA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2005
Company - Public (CARB)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Symantec, Acronis
Carbonite's software preserves files just like it did Han Solo. We are a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses. Together with our partners, we support more than 1.5 million individuals and small ... Read more

Carbonite Reviews

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  • Featured Review

    "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Boston, MA (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carbonite full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere.
    Got actual work to do as an intern, so I got incredibly useful experience out of it.
    Management understood that as an intern learning was at the forefront of my experience.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of

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Carbonite Photos

Carbonite photo of: Office space
Carbonite photo of: Our team in Indianapolis volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to build a home in the local area
Carbonite photo of: Carbonistas cheering on the Oakland A's
Carbonite photo of: Our Salt Lake City team enjoying a summer morning at Top Golf!
Carbonite photo of: Indianapolis team at the Bet Places to Work 2019, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Carbonite photo of: Hackbeanpot 2019 - Carbonite provided mentors and sponsorship to this amazing event of students bringing their engineering and designing skills to life!
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Carbonite Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied for the position online. HR contacted me within a week.

    Phone calls:
    Had phone conversations twice, both times with different manager. Was OK.

    In-person interview:

    I was told the interviews would last for 3 hours. Was fairly excited that I would be asked some good to great technical questions. Here is how it played out:\

    - Met the HR. Her questions
      -- Why are you looking to change?
      -- Are you interviewing other companies? Are you going to take up the offer if they extend one?
      -- What is your salary reqs?

    - Met the VP. No technical questions. Professional fit questions only.
       -- Describe yourself in 3 words
       -- We need the engineer to interact with other non tech teams and sometimes even with customers. Are you willing to do that?

    - Met 3 different managers, one of them was a hiring manager. No technical questions. Again, only professional fit questions.
      -- The hiring manager mentioned that he wants all his employees to be always working on other technologies so that they are ready to switch jobs in the future.
      -- I asked the one other manager about what he likes the most about working, to which he replied by mentioning everything except for the kind of work he has done at the company.

    - Met an engineer: Professional fit questions only. I don't even remember the discussion.

    The experience was mind numbing. In a nutshell, I spent 3 hours interviewing and there was not a single technical question asked. Bad reviews about the company on Glassdoor could also explain the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • - Describe yourself in 3 words
      - We need developer to interact with other teams. Does it work for you
      - Do you have any open source projects?   Answer Question
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Carbonite Awards & Accolades

  • BBJ Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, Salt Lake Tribune, 2018
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