LMNT’s hiring process: What to expect

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James Murphy
ScienceLMNT’s hiring process: What to expect

Hi there!

Thanks for your interest in joining Team LMNT. We’ve been fortunate to receive well over 100 applications for most roles we put out in the market or in our community. As such, we’ve refined a robust hiring process. We find that sharing that process helps set expectations to find a mutual fit. Here we go: 

  • Step 1: Send your resume (and cover letter, if you choose) to jointheteam@drinklmnt.com with your name and the job title in the subject line of the email. 
  • Step 2 & 3: Intro questions or call. If your resume bubbles to the top ~10%, you’ll either first receive an intro call from a teammate or a set of opening questions. These questions are meant to be fun and a nice way for us both to start to engage with content together. The intro call will be relatively brief and may be spontaneous. The call and questions are in different orders depending on who is hiring. 
  • Step 4: A structured interview will take place with two LMNT teammates. We’ll ask you details about your prior work experiences and some “digging in” questions intended to highlight if this is the right fit. Bring your questions as well – this is a two-way process. 
  • Step 5: The project. We will assign a role-relevant project for you to take on. It will have background, context, and the steps for completion, with some flexibility  on how you complete the deliverables. Our team is a resource for this – and it’s a good chance for both of us to see what it might be like to work together instead of just talking about it. 
  • Step 6: Final round interview. You will present the project, and we will follow up with a decision after speaking with references. 

A few other process notes: 

  • Numbers: some roles have 250 applicants, some have 20. While that might seem like a lot, it tends to be fairly easy to stand out with a little extra effort. By Step 4, we’ll probably be down to fewer than 6 folks in the process. And at the project, usually 2-4 people at that point. 
  • Timing: We are patient. We find the right people are patient too. This process usually takes 4-8 weeks. Sometimes it can take longer to fill a role if we don’t feel we have the right people in the process. There have been a few folks who have had strong conviction that working at LMNT is the right fit for them, and the relationship has developed over a year or more before culminating in a role at the company. 
  • Transition: We aren’t going to accelerate our timeline based on your other options, and we aren’t going to push you to rush out of your existing role. If it’s the right fit, it will come together. We respect transition timelines – we allow time for you to transition out, and we expect, for example, that if you are at LMNT and the role isn’t for you, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to your teammates. While it can be tough, communication around transition is expected. 

We’re part of a salty rebellion to restore health through hydration. We’re looking for mission-aligned teammates dedicated to excellence. While our revenues are expanding robustly, our team is expanding at a modest rate, which means we have high expectations of personal growth in responsibilities by teammates.

Not every recruitment process results in a hire for us. We try to be very thoughtful in the process as we think it serves both parties to seek mutual fit upfront. It’s a commitment to go through the hiring process with us – we find that the right candidates love the experience as they get exposure to potential future teammates and gain insight as to what it will be like to work with LMNT. 

Thanks for your interest and jump on in!

In Salt, James.

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