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Seattle, WA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
1986
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Vulcan is the engine behind philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen's network of organizations and initiatives.
We share a commitment to improving our planet through catalytic philanthropy, inspirational experiences, and scientific and ... Read more

Mission: Empowered by our founder Paul Allen's vision, our mission is to be catalysts for change and make a positive difference in our world."

Vulcan Reviews

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Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf
Bill Hilf
19 Ratings
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    "Loved it for a time, but it's become a frustrating place to work"

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    I have been working at Vulcan full-time

    Pros

    I've had the chance to work on interesting and fulfilling projects

    Cons

    Some disrespectful people in key leadership positions are contributing to employee disengagement
    Lack of transparency
    Poor communication

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Vulcan Photos

Vulcan photo of: Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin joins Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf on stage at a recent company meeting
Vulcan photo of: Russell Wilson and Ciara stopped by recently to meet with Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf, Mary Cadera and Art Min to discuss philanthropic endeavors
Vulcan photo of: Sporting our custom cycling jerseys
Vulcan photo of: At Vulcan we take the dog days of summer literally and invite employees to bring their dogs to work for a fun-filled day. This year we had more than 75 dogs in the office.
Vulcan photo of: Two of the stars of "Step" teach Vulcan employees some moves.
Vulcan photo of: Vulcan employees enjoy a unique opportunity to tour the Seahawks locker room at CenturyLink Field
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Vulcan Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Vulcan (Seattle, WA (US)) in May 2009.

    Interview

    I was recruited to the position by an old friend who I had worked with before. He pushed my name through the interview process, but I still had to jump through a lot of hoops with HR who were adamant on maintaining their control over hiring. Job required a thorough background check, which was no problem for me.

    Interview Questions

    • I was interviewed by an eventual co-worker who asked me many very specific questions about how I would approach a given problem. He later told me that any time he was stuck on a problem, he would quiz the potential employees he interviewed about it until he heard an idea that intrigued him.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Simple - they offered me more than I was asking, and I took it.

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Vulcan Awards & Accolades

  • Washington's Best Workplaces, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2016

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