Culture Fit with Ammon Bartram

“Culture fit” is a term that is used to describe engineers that have the right personality for a given company. In the hiring process, “lack of culture fit” is used to turn away engineers who are good enough at coding but just don’t seem right for the company. As today’s guest Ammon Bartram says, “lack of culture fit” usually means “lack of enthusiasm for what a company does.”

Ammon is the co-founder of Triplebyte, a company that is debugging the interviewing process. Triplebyte has interviewed thousands of engineers, and is discovering which aspects of the current hiring process make sense and which are based on superstition, or tradition. We had a great conversation about what culture really means, and how to hire effectively.

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