JustGiving is the world’s most trusted online giving platform. Our mission is to connect all of the world’s causes with people who care, from hyper-local community projects to major international charities.
There are more than 22 million people in 160 countries using JustGiving, and every day they use our platform to make a genuine impact for thousands of causes. Our technology allows anyone to become a powerful advocate for a cause they care about, through fundraising, giving and spreading the word.
Like most companies, JustGiving has a business model that allows us to grow rapidly and be financially self-sustaining, through charging a small fee to use our services. What makes us different is that our business is technology for social good. We’ve now been running for over 12 years, and we’ve re-invested every penny of our profits into achieving our goal.
We believe that with this continuous investment in technology, we can dramatically improve the way people find causes to be passionate about and show the world they care.
Together, we can make a real difference to causes everywhere. We’d love you to join us.
At JustGiving we're passionate about making good things happen. We work collaboratively, take risks and learn from our mistakes as well as our successes. If you're curious, ambitious and thrive under pressure then we'd love to hear from you.
At JustGiving we have set principles that help guide our work and how we behave. These are part of something bigger, what we call our manifesto.
The manifesto is our version of a company's values, it's the principles and behaviours we see in everyone who works here and that we hire. These principles aren't a checklist but an ideal - the perfect JG'r on a perfect day
I worked at JustGiving full-time
A sense of purpose, ownership, opportunity to grow, innovation and smart & dedicated employees - all things you can expect at JG
You're often left to define your own role and how to progress and learn. This can be hard if you need guidance or aren't a natural self-starter.
Advice to Management
Keep the culture as agile and nimble as it used to be now it's part of a bigger org.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at JustGiving (London, England) in December 2015.
Sent my CV in the evening, got a call the very next day before midday, this was the phone screen stage. The recruiter was friendly and described the business and the role. Asked what I currently earned up front, which is never a good thing. At least wait till the process is further along, or even better, only ask what the applicant is expecting.
I was then asked to complete their standard GitHub recruitment test, which comprises of 4 simple user stories, nothing difficult about the test. After sending it through I got a response a couple of days later for an interview the following week.
Everything was very positive to this point, but sadly it went downhill from there.
As mentioned with other interviews, two senior developers interviewed me, they asked a couple of .NET framework based questions and design pattern questions.
There are some very big egos at that this company. The developers who interviewed me were very judgmental, expecting you to remember authors names, and when you don't know who they are talking about, they are flabbergasted? No, not the usual people like Robert C. Martin or Mark Seemann, who are great mentors and truly very well known.
The developers were trying very hard to ask obscure questions that they knew the answer to, and if you don't know the answer, they would give you a confused look. (The obscure questions are *not* listed in the Interview Questions section)
I knew straightaway that I wasn't going to get the job, it was obvious.
I've heard a lot of good things about JustGiving and that they are doing a lot of great things technologically, I have no doubt that this is true.
Choose who you send to attend interviews very carefully, they represent JustGiving and the picture you are giving to applicants is of arrogance and big egos.
Advice, get rid of the arrogant developers with big egos and fast!