Mission: Our mission is to connect people to knowledge. We provide intuitive, cognitive knowledge solutions – minimizing the effort required for people to find, consume and share what they know.
I worked at Transversal Corporation full-time (More than a year)
* Totally supportive and engaging development team with a real commitment to building great software. Your opinion is always valued and Developers are often the first point of call when new features are designed. Active discussion is encouraged.
* New challenges always around the corner and the team is working hard to repay technical debt and break up the monoliths!
* Able to experiment with new tech on a regular basis, even during my 18 months Apache Kafka was introduced along with Protocol Buffers and Docker. There is a growing drive to leverage the best in open-source software which will transfer well throughout your career.
* Excellent job for first time and seasoned developers alike. You are encouraged to work on your interests. As a C++ developer I still had an interest in NodeJS/React and the front end of the application. The moment I voiced this I was paired up with the lead JS developer and given side projects to sink my teeth into.
* Pay is great and there is a more than fair performance/salary review process. You don't feel like your going to stagnate as the company is constantly growing and your skill and efforts are rewarded.
* Really very little to say that is negative, I only left because a role turned up in my very niche area of interest, otherwise I'd still be with Transversal.
* Free breakfast bits and coffee on tap! (Essential stuff).
* There can be a slight disconnect between the Development team and the rest of the company during busy sales periods. Some of the Developers ideas and visions for the future (valuable ones) don't always make it to the roadmap.
Advice to Management
* Keep doing what your doing. You treat staff brilliantly and its clearly reflected in the high rate of retention and day to day atmosphere.
* Have a few more sit downs with the Developers to talk about what the application might look like in the future and allocate some time for them to hack at it. The team have some great ideas which aren't instantly marketable but could improve the rate at which new features can be delivered and generally make the world a better place!
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Transversal Corporation (Cambridge, East of England, England) in June 2013.
I was approached by a recruiter whilst at the end stages of another interview for a different company. The process moved quickly with a friendly phone chat with their Lead Front End Developer who had a very good knowledge and friendly manner. This was just a chat to find out what I had been doing and what I knew about.
Next was the in person interview where I had to have a short technical test which was very simple and in 2 phases. One problem here was the tools I was given to complete the challenge were quite simply, terrible, (an 8 inch laptop with a text editor) but the challenge was easy enough. Next I had to complete a website critique where I listed my concerns with the overall feel, UX and general problems with an existing companies website. This was followed up with a group conversation between the Project Manager and UX expert where they asked about my reasoning.
Good, I had already been given an offer by another company and Transversal were able to improve their offer considering. They basically snatched me from the other company just before signing a contract.
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