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Apartment List Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Here at Apartment List, we believe that everyone deserves a home that they love and we want to help you find it. After all, the place you call home is often your biggest investment.

The rental process can be way more complex than it needs to be. By taking ... Read more

Mission: Everyone deserves a home they love. We help make the search simple.

Company Updates

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  • Renters are underrepresented in American politics in a way that has serious implications on the local and national stages. Find out how you can sway the #vote.

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Apartment List – Why Work For Us?


Here at Apartment List, we believe that everyone deserves a home that they love and we want to help you find it. After all, the place you call home is often your biggest investment. From making dinner with friends to a baby’s first steps, your home becomes your interior world, a place built on relationships and shared moments.

With over 110 million renters in the U.S., we want to change the conversation around renting, and we’re engaging the brightest minds to help reimagine the rental process. We currently have more than 4 million units on our site and we’re growing!

Apartment List launched in September 2011 and was founded by CEO John Kobs and COO Chris Erickson. We’ve raised more than $110M in funding from Canaan Partners, Matrix Partners, and Passport Capital. The company has been named one of Forbes’ “Top 25 Most Promising Companies” and one of Inc.’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

Check out the team and learn more about us at

Our Perks

Health & Wellness
Healthy employees are happy employees, so we do all we can to keep you in shape! Take advantage of the our monthly gym membership stipend. We offer full coverage on our health, vision, and dental benefits for you and your family. We make sure you can take a break with programs like flexible time off and competitive parental leave, so you can enjoy your life outside the office. 

Out of Office
We love spending time together outside of work. We celebrate everything from Halloween to company milestones, and we do it in style. We also go beyond the parties—join monthly company-wide events like community service, scavenger hunts, our yearly Tahoe ski trip, and monthly department outings to get to know your team better.

Dining In
Grab a plate and join your teammates for daily lunches, brought to us by Nourish Inc. Our office also has fresh fruit courtesy of Fruit Guys, and a variety of healthy and yummy snacks.

Getting Around
Not everyone lives within walking distance of the office, so take advantage of our monthly transportation stipend, as well as pre-tax account for commute. Use it to cover refills on your Clipper card, bike costs or Lyft/Uber rides to the office.


In addition to general tech rockstars, we embody these core values.

  • Succeeding Together - Our team is our greatest asset. We are unstoppable because of the commitment and passion of our teammates.
  • Endlessly Helpful - By always going the extra mile, we build strong, trusting relationships internally and externally.
  • Driven by Data - This approach creates a meritocracy and harnesses the intellectual horsepower of our team. Thoughtful, data-driven insights trump seniority and titles.
  • Making an Impact - We are motivated by game-changing solutions that will have a lasting impact on the entire rental marketplace.
  • Forever Learning - We believe that ongoing learning is critical to our happiness and professional development.
  • Bold While Pragmatic - A healthy and growing business fuels our growth and enables us to invest in our people and pursue our audacious goals.

Apartment List Reviews

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Apartment List CEO John Kobs
John Kobs
70 Ratings
  • Helpful (3)

    "Amazing SF Startup !!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Apartment List full-time (Less than a year)


    - Culture
    - Amazing people
    - Welcoming environment
    - Great management
    - Modern office lay out / clean
    - Location
    - Pay
    - Benefits / Perks
    - Annual company-sponsored trips
    - Flexibility / understanding for working parents!


    - Location is great as far as neighborhood, surrounding bars / restaurants etc. but a little further from BART than preferred (15min walk.) Can easily be a PRO for anyone who enjoys a daily walk!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek feedback and Apartment List will continue to be the amazing company that it is!

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Apartment List Photos

Apartment List photo of: Q&Meals (All Hands Meeting)
Apartment List photo of: Aloha Friday
Apartment List photo of: ALOHA Friday
Apartment List photo of: Check out our sales team at the NAA conference helping these puppies find their forever home.
Apartment List photo of: Listy Blue everywhere we go! Our ladies of the sales team are rocking it.
Apartment List photo of: We help you AND Max find a home.
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Apartment List Interviews



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Apartment List (San Francisco, CA).


    Normal process. Phone interview with HR then a technical call and github challenge assessment prior to onsite. went to the office to meet with team, very nice office and met with engineering and also product person. did not get any greeting or anything like that from hr, would have liked a tour, the office looks very nice. when i walked out i was left in room and eventually just left because i was unsure what to do and waited one hour there. Also I spent much time on the technical challenge. Did not get any answers on outcome from HR until I asked multiple times and then got standard email and no response to the follow up questions I asked.

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Apartment List Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2014
  • Webby Award People's Voice Real Estate, The Webby Awards, 2012
  • Vator Splash, Vator Splash, 2013
  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000, 2013
  • Top 25 Most Promising Companies,, 2014
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