Jacqueline Smith for the Business Insider Interviews Wix.com CMO Omer Shai on his unconventional interview strategies.
“Our employees are the driving force of our company, and I want to be sure that the people we add to the mix will fit into the department, are excited by a challenge, and can cope with our fast-paced startup environment without losing their calm.
Sometimes I take candidates up to our rooftop terrace and have breakfast with them during the interview,” Shai says. “Thrown off by the relaxed atmosphere, I like to see how they cope.” Are they easily adaptable? Can they work when things aren’t the norm? Can they still focus when forced into a noisy, bustling environment? “These are vital characteristics for anyone joining the Wix team,” he says. “So it’s important for me to vet them from the start.”