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Hotjar Overview

San Ġiljan (Malta)
51 to 200 employees
2014
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Headquartered on the beautiful island of Malta, in the ‘heart’ of the Mediterranean, Hotjar is a young startup that embraces remote working and personal development.

Hotjar's culture is driven by transparency, respect ... Read more

Mission: We want to democratize site analytics and feedback by making it affordable and accessible to everyone.

Hotjar Reviews

  • "Amazing culture and very smart people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hotjar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company built on transparency & trust. Transparency is not just a fancy word here, one example - employees have access to the financial results of the company, how much company has on the bank account, how much is it spending, etc. Trust is the same thing, no one is looking over your shoulder & micromanaging you, the company gives you prepaid credit card on the day 1, etc.

    All the people I've met with so far are very smart and excited about what they're doing... I'm really excited about being here!

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind

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Hotjar Photos

Hotjar photo of: Competition: On
Hotjar photo of: Dev Team Meeup
Hotjar photo of: Lots to learn at a company meetup
Hotjar photo of: Utah meetup skiers
Hotjar photo of: Snowshoeing in the Rockies
Hotjar photo of: Our Malta meetup
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Hotjar Interviews

Experience

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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Hotjar (Madrid (Spain)).

    Interview

    The interview process had several stages, a video question-answering interview, an HR interview, a technical screening, a take at-home project, and several calls with one of the founders of the company. All stages of the interview went very well, and the task was interesting to work on. I have reached the final stage of the interview, and got an offer from them. They offered detailed feedback for all interview stages. During the interview, there was no discussion about salary expectations or desired salary. The discussion where I was presented with the offer was a one-sided conversation with one of the co-founders, where I was told that the interview showed that I was not fully mapped to the senior position, a very popular sales tactic that I have heard before, and that they cannot offer me a salary in the range advertised on the job post. Also, he mentioned that the offer is not negotiable and that the sum is final since it was based on different factors. The attitude was very inflexible and sales-oriented coming from a company that advertises themselves as having a great culture and being transparent, this interaction was not at all in line with those assumptions. Due to this interaction, I have decided to decline their offer, only to be met by a response saying in rough lines that I was lucky to even get an offer. Bullet dodged! It seems to me they have not taken into account that a job interview is a two-sided conversation. They pride themselves with the fact that they pay you for the time you invest in writing the development task during the interview, as you are required to have production-level code. Nonetheless, they have never paid me for the development task and stopped answering all emails after I declined their offer. In a nutshell: they do not live up to the reputation they have created for themselves in the media.

    Interview Questions

    • Answer typical questions about yourself in a video format. Technical interview covering background questions, technical questions regarding different technologies used and design decisions. Development task to implement in a few days and present the solution with a Senior Engineer.   Answer Question
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Hotjar Awards & Accolades

  • Best Tech Startup, MCA eBusiness Awards, 2015

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