I have been working at Workplace Systems full-time (More than a year)
Absolutely the best working environment I've ever had the good fortune to find myself in. A fantastic culture, a world class product team, great and trusting management who Actually Get It, motivated and passionate coworkers. I can't see myself moving on for a good long time, which in this industry is about the most glowing review I could give! After years of mediocre jobs, this has been the absolute jewel in my career. And, surprise surprise given all this, I've never worked harder for a company.
If I was pressed I'd say the lack of hierarchy means career progression opportunities in a traditional sense are limited, but given the recent takeover this seems likely to change anyway. No complaints - professional development IS on offer.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing. We have faith in you, and we appreciate the latitude you give us to do our best work. Very refreshing to be able to critique a management team and reach that conclusion.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Workplace Systems (London, England) in July 2014.
Telephone Interview followed by 1st and 2nd interview: First was a question and answer session with two people lasted about 1 hour followed by a second interview which consisted of a15 minutes presentation in front of 2 people followed by further questions lasted about 1 hour. A mixture of diffcult and easy questions.
Negotation phase was handled by the recruiter.