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Southfield, MI (US)
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Unknown
HelloWorld is a digital marketing solutions company working with the world’s leading brands. HelloWorld creates brand-consumer interactions through promotional campaigns to spark interest, loyalty programs to retain and reward, and mobile messaging to continue the ... Read more

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    "Amazing culture, amazing people, amazing growth"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southfield, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southfield, MI (US)
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    I worked at HelloWorld full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HelloWorld was an amazing place to work. It was my first proper engineering job, and it was an incredible experience.

    A developer's first program in any language typically prints HelloWorld, and I honestly can't think of a better place to have started my engineering career proper, than here.

    Onboarding was smooth, within a month I felt like I had known everyone on the team for a bit. The work was fun, and challenging, and the open floor plan made everyone appear very approachable. The best part is people were actually very approachable, and I still maintain contact with quite a few of them.

    I especially liked the communication between my manager and our team as it helped set expectations for software delivery. Sure we had some crunch deadlines, but it was nothing we didn't discuss as a team and agree too.

    This open and transparent communication made it easy to ramp up and contribute quickly. When I think back on it, I gained responsibility with time, but it never once felt undue or burdensome; it all happened rather naturally.

    By far the biggest pro, the people and culture. Honestly. Everyone was just really cool. Being a marketing company, I happened to like to go by the creative team quite a bit as it's really nice to see the stuff they make. As a plus, they happen to really like talking about their work and it makes for a great listen IMO.

    There's also a pretty nice game room to unwind in if you need a breather, and jigsaw puzzles if you want them.

    Cons

    None for me, but it did feel like developers lived in a different world than producers at times with regards to pressure and needing to deliver. I'd chalk it up to my manager being able to set and communicate reasonable expectations and delivery dates however.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change the culture, by far the biggest thing I miss. Just great, great people.

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HelloWorld Interviews

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HelloWorld (Southfield, MI (US)) in August 2018.

    Interview

    4 step process.

    Step 1: phone screen with HR/Talent team. Basic personality questions/do you mean basic qualifications.

    Step 2: complete a code assessment using the language of your choice

    Step 3: in-person technical interview. Two people interviewing you, most likely team leads a part of the project you are being interviewed for. Reviewing your resume/experiences. A few white board questions, 2-4 questions depending on how much time is spent on each one.

    Step 4: second in-person technical interview. Two people who are senior level/associate director level of engineering. Basically same as first in-person but different whiteboard questions.

    If all goes well, you should recieve an offer. Took about 3 weeks total process. No option for start date, and due to merge with Merkle Company, all start dates begin on a Monday.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a method that divides two numbers without using divison or modulus operators.   Answer Question
    • What is your experience with Agile process?   Answer Question
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HelloWorld Awards & Accolades

  • Communicator Award, Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, 2014
  • Crains General & In-House Counsel Award, Crains Detroit Business, 2014
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