Product Manager


shopkick,Redwood City, CA

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Job Description

shopkick is looking to add an amazing Product Manager to our team that is passionate about solving hard problems to build the future of shopping!

About us!
shopkick helps people live an affordable awesome life. It helps them save, find, discover and get rewarded at stores they already go to. All they need to do is show up!

shopkick is the most used shopping app at retail stores in the U.S. (Nielsen data), and a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer. It has over 150 brand partners (P&G, Unilever, Mondelez, L’Oreal, Revlon, General Mills, Pepsi etc) and 15 retail partners (Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, Old Navy etc), and is deployed in over 10,000 large stores across the U.S. In 2013, shopkick drove $500M in revenue for its partners (2012 - $200M, 2011 - $110M). shopkick adds a digital layer on top of the physical store experience for over 7 million users, to make it personal and rewarding. In November 2013, shopkick launched the first Apple iBeacon-related live trial with a major retailer anywhere (Macy’s) with shopkick’s shopBeacon platform. This technology allows brands to connect directly with consumers in the store.



shopkick Starts 100-Store iBeacon Trial For American Eagle, Biggest Apparel Rollout Yet
http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/16/shopkick-starts-100-store-ibeacon-trial-for-american-eagle-outfitters-the-biggest-apparel-rollout-yet/


Apple’s iBeacon Comes To Macy’s: Is This The Future of Shopping?
http://www.fastcompany.com/3021989/tech-forecast/apples-ibeacon-comes-to-macys-is-this-the-future-of-shopping


Macy’s Begins Pilot Test of Apple’s iBeacon In Flagship New York, San Francisco Stores
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/11/20/macys-begins-pilot-test-of-apples-ibeacon-in-flagship-new-york-san-francisco-stores


Apple’s iBeacon Potential Emerges in shopkick Macy’s Initiative
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/11/20/details-emerge-on-ibeacon-shopkick/


shopkick users have earned $25M in rewards, scanned 70M products, and viewed 4B offers
http://venturebeat.com/2014/02/13/shopkick-users-have-earned-25m-in-rewards-scanned-70m-products-and-viewed-4b-offers/

Responsibilities:
  • Manage and conduct usability testing
  • Define feature specifications
  • Work with engineering and design to bring products to life
  • Manage operational activities that keep users delighted
  • Analyze and report product success
  • QA and test products that are being built
  • Doing whatever it takes :)

Requirements:
  • 5+ years of prior product management/design (or related) experience
  • Ability to conceptualize ambiguous product challenges and excited to design significant, new-to-the-world products
  • Passion and point-of-view on shopping, retail or eCommerce products
  • Appreciation for and point-of-view around visual design
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to understand and discuss technical issues
  • An equally creative and analytical approach to problem solving
  • A strong grasp of great user-experience and user-interface design
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excited about coming ready and challenging your abilities every single day

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Employee Reviews

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shopkick has been whatever I want it to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    At shopkick I've easily been able to get involved in whatever areas/projects interest me. The engineering team is also top notch and I've learned a tremendous amount from the people I work with.

    Cons

    Bathroom is shared with the Chinese restaurant downstairs. Workspace is pretty cramped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've felt the senior management has always been fairly reasonable and transparent, so I don't have any advice to give.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect for personal life.

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Super smart and energetic engineers.
    The engineering team is smart enough to implement any solution or fix any problem in a matter of weeks.

    Cons

    Exec team. People who wanted to spend time with family over weekends were almost made to feel guilty about it. Same goes for going home at a reasonable time after work.
    Exec team felt that you were a slave, since you were getting a paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    You worth better than this!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    They always say how great of a company they are.

    Cons

    But that is not enough...I think the idea is doom to fail since people want to buy everything online any way since it is much cheaper. You can not fool the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be hard headed freaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  4. 4 people found this helpful  

    Berated, belittled and battered...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and some really brilliant engineers.

    Cons

    Its hard to put into words how poorly treated I was during my short stint at Shopkick. On more than one occassion I was berated, belittled and battered. I left the company by choice with a very sour taste in my mouth, largely due to the CEOs unprofessionalism and ego. I would highly recommend that those valuing professionalism, education, and excellence stay away from this organization. There are many other start ups in the Silicon Valley doing bigger and better things. Don’t settle for mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't abuse your employees. Word gets around....especially to your investors.

    Doesn't Recommend
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