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  • www.telepathy.ai
  • Tampa, FL
  • 1 to 50 Employees
  • Company - Public
  • Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
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Telepathy Labs Reviews

3.8
73%
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5.0
Current Employee, more than 3 years

"Good work place with many opportunities"

Sep 28, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

* Get exposed to new technologies.
* Friendly management.
* Flexible working hours.

Cons

* Since it a startup some projects are going to stop at the middle
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Diversity & Inclusion at Telepathy Labs

4.8
(6 reviews)

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Telepathy Labs Interviews

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  1. VP Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Telepathy Labs (Tampa, FL) in Mar 2019

    Interview

    The CRO posted the job online. I applied and a couple of weeks later we set an interview time. Over the next 6 weeks I interviewed with the CRO, the head of investments, and the VP of Engineering. Everyone was very pleasant, asked good questions, and was professional.

    Then it was time to interview with the CEO and this where everything broke down in the interview process and for the company (more on that below). She sent a calendar invite for a 30 minute call on a Thursday where she was supposed to call me....she ghosted me...a no show. So, I sent a nice email asking if she would like to reschedule and she does for the following Tuesday. Sure enough, another no show but then she calls 30 minutes late. We spent less than 20 minutes on the phone during which it was completely obvious that she wasn't listening as I could hear hear talking to other people and asking me to repeat my answers and questions. At no time did she apologize or attempt to explain her behavior. Those were the first 2 red flags.

    After the CEO interview, the CRO is ready to send an offer letter, we discuss a package and timing. Then he calls back and tells me that the CEO won't let him hire me until the CEO meets me in person. Because the CEO has zero control of her schedule, we had to reschedule the in person meeting three times to three different cities.

    I arrive in Tampa, have a good lunch interview with the head of investments then meet with the CEO. Start the interview in her office and not 10 minutes into the very stilted conversation, she takes a personal phone call. Then some Q&A ensues where it becomes clear that she has not once looked at my resume. Amazingly enough, she then decides that she needs to do some email, so she starts typing emails and at one point actually holds a finger up to me to indicate that I should stop answering her question and be quiet so that she could complete an email! I'm incredulous at this point, but little did I know, it would get worse....she dials into a conference call with a potential customer during the interview. I almost got up and walked out. Needless to say, it was a awful meeting that left me conflicted. I really liked the rest of the team and the technology, but having to work for a CEO like that would make life miserable.

    The CEO is a classic case of narcissistic personality disorder and its obvious that she doesn’t know how to run a software company. Here are a couple of examples: 1. She actually admitted that she had let sales manage product development at another company and that she wouldn't do that again....anyone with more than one year of experience in either department knows that you don't do that. 2. She was complaining that she doesn't have enough resources to do all the customization and implementation work...so I ask her...what is your ideal customer/prospect profile (i.e. what ERP, CRM, Databases etc should they have to make the implementation easier) and her answer was "All of them...they all need our technology". She obviously didn't understand this basic business question, and I tried to clarify it for her, but she was stumped on the answer and kept interrupting me, so I moved the conversation along gracefully.

    Needless to say, the interview with the CEO went poorly and I didn't get offer in writing that the CRO and I had discussed. That's ok, I took another position with another company. What happened next made it clear why I wasn't hired...they don't have any money left and are having to raise more! Read on...

    I submitted my expenses for the Tampa trip via email to executive admin that had been very responsive in the past. I didn't get an acknowledgement that my expenses had been received and would be processed so I followed up after a couple of days to make sure the email hadn't gotten filtered out due to the attachments. Finally, I received a terse response that they would process them. 6 weeks goes by and I hadn't heard anything or received a check. So, I email to find out the status....no response for days. So, I call the admin and she admits that they don't have $950 for my expenses and that they have to wait another few weeks for new investor money (if they even get it). If they didn't have the money for expenses, then there is no way they could have hired me and paid my salary.


    In summary: The CRO is a great guy, I really like their technology and everyone was great to deal with but the CEO is just a massive problem waiting to happen and I definitely don't want to be a part of any organization that she leads. But, if you can work in a part of the company with no exposure to the CEO, then I would probably say go for it.
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