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Palo Alto, CA (US)
1 to 50 employees
2013
Company - Private
Internet
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In 2012, we started a “Sales-as-a-Service” business called ElasticSales. Our vision was to build the sales infrastructure necessary to empower companies around the world to scale their sales efforts.

We opened an office, hired top sales ... Read more

Mission: ��Mission ��
Double the productivity of every salesperson in an SMB.

��Values ��
* Good is the enemy of great.
* Embrace the ... Read more

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    "One of the best remote cultures of any business I've worked with"

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    I have been working at Close full-time

    Pros

    Remote working is the future and it's great to find a company that embraces it so fully. Schedules are flexible and as long as the work gets done, nobody really minds when you work.

    I've met people from all over the world, and twice a year we all get together in the same place. Everyone cares about the product and the business, and are truly some of the best at what they do. The hiring process is rigorous but it has to be to enable the company culture and ensure people can work together well. They would rather accept the "right" person for the company than the "best" person in the field. Everyone is a little bit mad :)

    Cons

    If you've never worked remotely before it would be a challenge to adapt. It's also difficult to structure your day around certain meetings due to the differences in timezones. I've found myself working later and later.

    The benefits offered are great but only if you live in the US. There is no healthcare, dental or 401k otherwise.

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    Senior Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Close (Palo Alto, CA (US)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The application included some basic technical questions.

    There was one phone screen, then I was given an online coding exercise that took about an hour.

    After passing the exercise, I was asked to do a technical phone interview. They told me beforehand that there would be a total of 3 technical phone interviews after the coding exercise. Seems a bit excessive to me but yeah.

    On the the technical phone interview I was asked to give detailed explanations of what an HTTP request is and how to insert a string into the dom in a browser.

    Overall it sounds like a good company to work for but the interview process felt a little pedantic and excessive to me. Very small company though so I guess they're expecting people to have wide generalized knowledge.

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