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Asana Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2009
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. More than 70,000 paying organizations, including AllBirds, KLM Air France, NASA, Sephora, Uber, and Viessmann, and millions of teams across 195 countries rely on Asana to manage everything ... Read more

Mission: Asana’s mission is to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly.

Asana Reviews

  • "Unnervingly clique-y a few years ago, but I've heard it's gotten better"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive on-boarding process.
    Top notch perks.
    Company has solid reason to exist.
    Slightly above average salary and stock grants.

    Cons

    Unfortunately Asana was the worst experience I've had in my career thus far.
    Extreme micro-management.
    A strong clique culture.
    My boss made a point to publicly say how long they'd taken to hire for my role-- but then essentially didn't allow me to do my job from that point forward. They rarely took my advice, but I was able to move some important structural elements into place before leaving. The loudest person in the room held the attention and made the decisions.

    Advice to Management

    I've heard that the management issues have been largely worked out. But it goes to show how tough it is to run a company well all the time-- even with an unlimited cash supply and endless culture statements.

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Asana Photos

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Asana photo of: We welcome new hires nearly every Monday
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Asana Interviews

Experience

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  1. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    I had a coding challenge, a phone-interview and an on-site interview. The initial phone screen and the first interview of the on-site was fine. The interviews were enjoyable and resulted in a reasonable reflection of my ability. The interviewers were courteous and supportive.

    The last on-site interview, however, was the worst interview that I have ever had. During this interview, the interviewer came across as distracted, aggressive and increasingly frustrated. It felt obvious that he had already decided to fail me. I perceived him to be programming during the interview, rather than taking notes, which was off-putting. He seemed visibly frustrated each time he gave me a hint, and seemed to make this very clear to me. He made one or two sarcastic comments during the interview and by the end he had lost all interest in answering my questions.

    It is a single data point and it may have just been an engineer having a really bad day or I may have made a misjudgement in my assessment. That being said, my overall description would be that the interview left me feeling small and humiliated. The experience was so bad, that had I been extended an offer, I would have seriously considered choosing elsewhere based on this single experience*.

    Upon reading Glassdoor, it seems this experience corroborates with another negative interview experience.

    For each Glassdoor review, there will be many more similar interview experiences in which the candidates did not write a review. Based on the Glassdoor sample, 10% (2/20) of Asana's software engineering interviews resulted in the candidate having the worst interview experience they’ve ever had.

    Engineer time and interviews are expensive, so Asana has an incentive to fix this. However, the most damaging aspect is probably that it hurts the reputation of the company, which reduces the likelihood of attracting great people.

    *Asana is a small company, so if you are considering working here, it is likely that you will work alongside this engineer.

    Interview Questions

    • A dependency management question, which can be represented as a topological graph.   Answer Question
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Asana Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2017
  • #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, Great Place to Work, 2019
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