I have been working at Onfido full-time
- Autonomy to own, be accountable and make an impact
- No hierarchy - I can speak directly with the Founders and the Executive team face to face, by Slack/email or, in some cases, even WhatsApp (I added them by my choice)
- I've been rewarded regularly with pay rises
- The benefits are really great. For me, especially the free mental health coaching sessions and the exercise subsidy.
- We're growing and sometimes communication isn't perfect (just like every other company I've ever worked in), but we've got a great Internal Comms team working
Advice to Management
- Continue to be proactive with your communication
- Continue to give feedback to all team members, it makes a huge difference in terms of recognition
I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Onfido (London, England (UK)) in October 2015.
Short telephone interview with a member of their HR team. Covered basics of my skill set and what I'd been working on. Also asked about the environment I wanted to work in and why I was leaving my current position.
I then completed a short code task - creating a little game of chance with HTML/CSS/JS. I only spent an hour on it but was invited in for an interview within hours of emailing them the repo.
Next was the in-person interview with Onfido's CTO whilst the same member of HR sat in. I tripped myself repeatedly, came across incredibly unconfident whilst answering the technical questions correctly (!). I didn't do myself any favours. Looking back, the interview was quite pleasant, I just made a mess of it.
Lastly, they ended the interview with a 'quirky startup style' question - something about evacuating London in an hour. Following a poor interview performance I then came up with a dull generic answer to this too!