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WillowTree Overview

Charlottesville, VA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

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At WillowTree, we bring our clients’ ideas to life — digitally.

In 2008, three of us began building mobile apps. Today, with nearly 400 full-time team members, we have launched over 500 apps, websites, IoT products, and bots for the ... Read more

Mission: The freedom to create products people love.

WillowTree Reviews

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Designer in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Product Designer in Durham, NC (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WillowTree full-time

    Pros

    - I'm impressed by the leadership team. They communicate clearly. They're transparent. They give shoutouts to those who deserve it. They're willing to admit when they're wrong, and adapt accordingly. They're inspiring. And here's maybe what is most important to me: they are clear that everything they do has a business goal. Even if something they do is deeply human, they don't try and trick you into the dangerous trap of thinking a company is a family. It's a team with a shared purpose — building products people love.
    - I'm impressed by the people. Folks here are nice human beings, but they also seem to care a lot about pushing themselves in their work. I like this, because my goal in working for a great company is not to make friends (that's what my personal life is for). I'm here to accomplish great things that I could't do on my own. I believe that's possible here.
    - I'm impressed with the workspace. Normally I qualify office accoutrements as the "sprinkles," but in many cases here it's the "ice cream." What I mean is that the office in Durham supports different work styles, and it's not just trying to be fancy. Open offices aren't great for me, but luckily there are many different places I can get my work done in the office. We have a library that is divine for an introvert who likes quiet, enjoys plants and plenty of sunlight, and appreciates quality interior design. The Charlottesville team has an incredible new office space in the works!

    Cons

    - It may seem strange to say this, but I think WillowTree has TOO many learning opportunities. There are so many people here hungry to educate, that I often feel like I can't absorb it all. However, this is ultimately a great challenge, and I think they're actively working towards solving this problem.
    - In a similar vein, it might benefit the team for WillowTree to set the tone early on that saying "no" is OK. Folks are so enthusiastic to jump in that sometimes I think they can bite off too much.
    - Tech in conference rooms could be more intuitive. I know this seems petty, but with remote calls with clients being so vital, A/V needs to be effortless.

    Advice to Management

    Proceed and be bold.

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WillowTree Interviews

Experience

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Awkward. I had to do their weird one way video interview, and it was pretty bizarre. I get that they say it allows for greater flexibility and the chance to consider more candidates but it would be nice if they allowed for more transparency in the process. For one, who will review the videos? Are they stored long term? When will they be reviewed and when will you hear back? I got ghosted, as it’s been over a week, so I wouldn’t say it’s been a great experience for me. The questions were very specific to your role, but again, a weird experience overall and honestly made me feel like I was just a number not a human.

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WillowTree Awards & Accolades

  • GlassDoor Employees Choice - Best Places to Work in 2019, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2019
  • Best Workplaces in Technology, Fortune and Great Places to Work, 2019
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