Abovo42 Corporation & Meta42 Recruiting & Interview Process
We appreciate transparency, and we hope you do too. That’s why we outlined the entire hiring process. Check it out:
Stage Zero: Written Interview
We love your resume and/or LinkedIn profile, so we set up your Initial Phone Conversation. For select positions, we have a written interview prior to the first phone screen. The written interview may be a core skills check on your role.
We may also ask you some general questions like how you deal with cognitive biases and your strategies for growth. The Abovo/Meta42 Written Interview will likely take 15–25 minutes to complete, depending on the position. We’ll go over these responses during the phone interview.
Stage One: Initial Phone Interview
The first round interview is generally with the hiring manager of the group you are interviewing with. This is an initial call and will be, at most, 25 minutes. This is to learn a bit more about you and what you are looking for (and to help you learn more about Abovo/Meta42). We’ll go over your written interview if you completed one. For engineers, this is usually followed by a more technical screen where you remotely work out a few coding problems with a member of our engineering team (<45 minutes).
Stage Two: 2-minute check-in
Here we do a 2-minute check-in with you to get your information, collect any additional questions you have, understand your compensation requirements. Also: we might love you but this is an opportunity for you to drop-out if you don’t love us (and yes, we will be very sad … but that’s ok).
Stage Three: The on-site interview
The goals of these conversations are two-fold:
1) Give you an opportunity to get to know the kind of team we are building at Abovo/Meta42
2) Let our team understand what it would be like to work, collaborate and communicate with you
You’ll come to our office, located in McHenry Row, and meet the team in-person. We respect your time and like to keep things quick and we can give you the option of meeting after-hours and/or weekends, if necessary.
At some point in the process, you will meet with the Founder/CEO Sean Fenlon. We believe that hiring and developing talent is one of the three most important things a CEO does for the company.
Optional Stage Four: Project/References
Depending on your background and the interviews thus far, there may be a small project or puzzle that we ask you to take away and complete. This project could take up to four hours of your time. We may also check references.
Penultimate Stage: Preparing you for an offer
If you reach this point, we almost certainly want to present you with an offer, but you might not yet have enough information to accept the offer.
You’ll have another meeting or call with us and go over any additional questions you have about the company.
We ask that you provide us with candid feedback about anything that would materially improve the odds of you accepting the offer we are presenting.
Final Stage: Acceptance
Congratulations, you’re getting a formal offer — and our goal is to be in the 90th percentile when it comes to total compensation relative to the market.
We’ll discuss your start date and your preferences for things like computer/laptop, monitor, seating, etc. – we provide a handsome “budget” for the new hire’s workstation setup and essentially let you choose your own work environment that would make you the most comfortable and productive.
Everyone at Abovo/Meta42 is thrilled you’ve accepted your offer.
As your start date approaches, we will send you relevant reading materials and begin discussing some potential projects to begin working on for your first week.
We already know you are a self-starter, but we also know that providing the right context about Abovo/Meta42’s vision and strategy is essential for you to hit the track running.
Before you start we will get you all the paperwork, Health/Benefits, payroll, laptop, and more so you can spend your first day at Abovo/Meta42 doing real work and immediately contributing to the team.
Your First Week
Once you start at the company, it is important you are doing meaningful work.
If you are an engineer, you’ll be pushing code on an important project your first week.
If you are in sales, we will want you on the phone with prospects and customers your first week.
If you are an analyst, we hope you will unlock analytical insights in your first week. Etc.
Is Abovo/Meta42 the place for you?
If all of this excites you, come work with us. 🙂