FreeWheel is my first job, and I have been working here for almost 3 years. Before joining here, I did internships at five other companies, including huge ones such as IBM and Bosch as well as small start-ups. Experiences with various companies told me I should work in a good start-up, and FreeWheel is the one. From my individual experiences at FreeWheel, I would like to state a few advantages to work here:
Fresh challenges. I started my job in the UI group without any Ruby on Rails experience. After two years I was transited to the Video Integrations group to work on ActionScript and Flash, another totally new field for me. Recently, I began a rotation program to work as a Sales Engineer, flying between New York and Beijing to help build a bridge and exchange knowledge. As a Sales Engineer, I have more direct communication with clients, which is precious practice for me.
Real and fast. When I worked in a big research lab of a huge company, I found my project probably would go to nowhere after six to twelve months. But at FreeWheel, the codes you’re writing today will sometimes be released several days later to satisfy eager clients, and will be running on some of the biggest video sites in US. This is totally thrilling.
Working closely with US people. Why do Silicon Valley and so many great companies exist in the US? In my opinion, a very root reason is the nature of the American culture and entrepreneurial spirit. By working with US people, we can learn from them about this.
Nice environment. Besides boosting and showing your own personal value, our company is also a very nice and flexible place to work. We’re in very good business district. Our office is nice. Food is awesome. And you can find lots of friends to play with. (For board game, contact me please…)