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FiscalNote Overview

Washington, DC (US)
201 to 500 employees
2013
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
FiscalNote reinvents influence—the way organizations build and manage their relationships with all levels of government, enabling them to participate in the political process (legislative and regulatory) around the world and win in this new ... Read more

Mission: Here at FiscalNote, it's our goal to connect the people of the world to their governments, and create an environment where everyone can understand—and respond to—the various impacts of governments' activities.

FiscalNote Reviews

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Tim Hwang
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    Pros

    Great environment not hostile at all!

    Cons

    Not that much room to grow

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FiscalNote Photos

FiscalNote photo of: Leaders offsite collaboration
FiscalNote photo of: Tim's 2019 Breakthrough Disrupter Award acceptance at the Council of Urban Professionals
FiscalNote photo of: LSE Career Fair!
FiscalNote photo of: India Team rockin' our FiscalNote Tee
FiscalNote photo of: Health week with our NY team!
FiscalNote photo of: Health week at our Brussels office!
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FiscalNote Interviews

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FiscalNote (Washington, DC (US)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Process was egregiously long and unnecessary for the role being considered. I applied online and received an email about 1-2 weeks later to set up a preliminary phone interview. The first phone interview lasted about 15 minutes. I was then asked to schedule a second phone interview, which took place a few days later, that lasted about 30 minutes.

    A few days after these two phone interviews, I received an email asking me to complete a "deliverable" assignment. I was asked to prepare a report/presentation that answered the questions in the deliverable as well as demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter and presentation skills. This assignment took me several days to complete. I submitted the deliverable and eagerly awaited a response.

    After submitting the presentation, I was invited to visit FiscalNote's office for an in-person interview. I was also asked spend a significant amount of time familiarizing myself with the FiscalNote platform prior to coming in for the interview, as I would be asked questions to evaluate my knowledge of their program. The in-person interview lasted about 2 hours, during which time I met with several "panels" of people, and was asked to present my deliverable assignment to the team as well as demonstrate my knowledge of the FiscalNote platform by walking through several questions and scenarios.

    After this latest interview step, I again waited for a response. This time, nothing. About 10 days had passed before I contacted FiscalNote to politely follow-up, and still heard nothing. Finally, after over 2 weeks of radio silence had passed since my in-person interview, I was told that, while FiscalNote was impressed with my skills and experience, they had chosen another candidate for the position.

    This interview process was very extensive and unnecessary. I'd rate it as more difficult and time-consuming than any interview process I have ever done, including interviews for much more important jobs in both public and private sectors. I felt like I was being vetted for the job of CEO but for the payscale of an intern. FiscalNote needs to have more realistic expectations of candidates and have more respect and appreciation for their valuable time. I appreciated the opportunity to demonstrate my skills, but I believe FiscalNote dragged this interview process out way too long. They should be able to narrow down their candidate pool without having to put each and every person though this laborious process and waste time.

    My advice: be prepared to jump through a thousand unnecessary hoops during your interview process and expect it to be lengthy and time-consuming. Above all else, after you invest hours or even days of your time, don't hold your breath for a callback.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to prepare a report and present it during the interview, as well as demonstrate knowledge of the FiscalNote platform   Answer Question
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FiscalNote Awards & Accolades

  • Bronze Stevie Award: New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Big Data Solution, The American Business Awards, 2018
  • Capital Bikeshare Corporate Member Award, goDCgo, 2018
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