“The path to more diverse technical talent” report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and sponsored by Karat is now available. Read it here.
How Karat supports leading technical recruiting processes.
Technical interviewing and the technology to make it predictive, fair, and enjoyable.
Our mission is to make interviews fair, predictive, and enjoyable.
What developer candidates need to know about the Karat interview.
Recommendations aligned to your technical bar. Data that informs your decisions. Quality engineering hires that happen faster.
Reclaim up to 60% of coding time and interview more software engineers.
Improve onsite-to-offer ratios up to 3x.
24/7 interviewing that 95% of candidates rate positively.
It’s enablement; I couldn’t do the job without it. I rely heavily on Karat because it is the one thing in our hiring process that is consistent and systematic. The inconsistent output I’d get if Karat did not conduct the interviews would throw me off completely.
We met our hiring target of 100 engineers in June 2019—six months earlier than we planned.
Cat MillerVP of Research Engineering
Karat has allowed us to free up thousands of hours in engineering time that was used in technical phone screens while still matching our hiring bar. The impact has been especially noticeable in peak hiring seasons where we can now interview hundreds of candidates in a short window and deliver a responsive candidate experience.
John EganHead of Growth Engineering
I am incredibly proud of our partnership. Karat’s interviews are highly predictive and provide a fair and responsive experience for our candidates.
Nick MaileyFormer VP of Talent Acquisition
The end result is our stellar team and growth trajectory. [Karat] allowed us to reflect on what kind of team we wanted to build, and the caliber of engineers needed to get us there.
Vipul SharmaVP of Engineering
We just hit a major milestone: 1000 first-round interviews conducted by Karat. Thank you to the entire Karat crew for giving over 2000 engineering hours back to our teams and helping us evaluate the transformational talent that makes Citrix a great place to work!
Tricia LincolnFormer UR Program Manager
At Roblox our goal is to be the best place in the world to do software engineering and computer science. Interviewing is a necessity and that’s where Karat comes in. The investment in Karat gets us the highest signal to noise ratio and helps us optimize our engineers’ time.
Claus MobergVP of Engineering
This is my second interview and Karat has a very high standard! I enjoyed the session and the interviewer was really helpful and supportive.
CircleCISenior Front-end Engineer candidate
Really felt at ease, I learned a lot about what I need to learn next and be better at. Chris was a great interviewer, kept me on track in a small time span.
Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeSenior Software Engineer, Full Stack candidate
I had a very good experience with everyone I had an interaction with, from interviewers to customer experience reps. The interviewers were patient, kind and helpful. I felt that they truly wanted to help me, not just solve my algorithm, but learn, in general. And the customer service reps gave A+ customer service. Special thanks to Andrei, Fred, Daniel, and Kahurangi. Technical interviews are intimidating and kind of brutal. But when I’m interviewed again in the future, I hope Karat conducts the interviews!
The interviewer was well-prepared, and had the interview problems ready to go. The interviewer was also really clear about how much time I’m expected to use in each section of the interview, so I didn’t feel like I had to manually manage my time on top of solving problems.
RobloxSenior Software Engineer candidate
Really enjoyed the interview. Interviewer was friendly and the questions were interesting and challenging.
CompassSenior Full Stack Engineer candidate
Morten did an awesome job as an interviewer. He’s a real asset to Karat. He did a great job explaining what was expected and his calm demeanor helped make a somewhat stressful interview experience enjoyable. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this experience, but this exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed this.
WayfairL2/3 Engineer candidate
Successful technical talent acquisition includes a technical interview with a Karat Interview Engineer. Karat interviews assess candidates’ technical and soft skills. We collaborate with your engineering team to pre-select interview questions that reflect the most relevant competencies and deliver them in an empathetic and human way.
Karat technical interviews can triple the chances an onsite will lead to an offer. Solutions Engineers align interviews to your hiring bar, and optimize that alignment using hiring outcomes. Be confident that you’ll make offers to candidates who get a strong recommendation.
Karat helps teams confidently make strategic talent acquisition decisions using insights from 80,000 technical interviews. Karat integrates with your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and ensures data efficacy while protecting PII. The result is accurate and measurable hiring funnel analytics that guide hiring process optimization.
Interviewing and hiring faster means you won’t miss out on great software engineers. Adding Karat to your technical talent acquisition process increases interviewing bandwidth, allows candidates to schedule automatically, and provides 24/7 availability.
We purposely built Karat for remote technical interviewing. Interview Engineers complete technical interviews with candidates around the world, 24/7 using our Interactive Developer Environment (IDE). We produce a video recording and structured write-up for every interview.
Hiring diverse engineering teams starts with building a talent pipeline that represents the team you’d like to build, then ushering them through an inclusive hiring process. Karat provides consistent, fair technical interviews and strategic guidance needed to mitigate bias.
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