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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
More Americans are renting now than ever before. Apartment List is building a technology platform to power that rental revolution. We have one mission: finding and moving into your perfect rental home should be easy.

We start mobile first, with intuitive ... Read more

Mission: Building the world's most extraordinary rental experience.

Company Updates

  • Your Worst Roommate Horror Stories

    Your Worst Roommate Horror Stories

    With the big moving season coming up, Apartment List wants to ensure our renters not only found a great apartment but are also prepared for their new roommates. We already shared our tips for finding the perfect roommate, but beware, not all roommates are perfect. Having a roommate (or many) can be a blessing.

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Apartment List – Why Work For Us?


Our mission is simple, we want renters to be able to find a great home and we want that process to be simple and delightful. In one word, we want their experience and apartment search to be extraordinary.

The extraordinary experience we are building is loved by renters and landlords. In fact, four million Renters used Apartment List last month, 75% of them on mobile. Each month more and more renters are signing their lease thanks to Apartment List.

We recently just raised $30M in our series B to accelerate our growth - think you’re up to the challenge? Check out the team and learn more about us. 


Health & Wellness
Healthy employees = 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 (100%!) coverage on our health, vision, and dental benefits for you AND your family. We make sure you can take a break with programs like our flexible time off and our competitive parental leave, so you can enjoy your life outside the office. 

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

The Feasts
There’s no such thing as a free lunch – except at Apartment List! Grab a plate and join your teammates for a meal of gourmet goodness, brought to us by Chewse. We also have fresh fruit courtesy of Fruit Guys, and a variety of healthy (and yummy) snacks.

Family Fridays
On the last Friday of every month, we randomly assign everyone to parties of four or five and eat out of the office, on Apartment List. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about what other teams are working on and sample the cuisine of delicious SoMa restaurants.

Forever Learning
At Apartment List, we believe you’re never too old to stop learning. We offer opportunities to learn new skills through in-house training, conferences, hackathons, and trying your hand at a new project. We know that learning goes beyond "work skills" too, and have weekly TED-style talks by our team members about their passions so we learn about everything from health to space to fencing to adoption.

Location, Location, Location
Apartment List headquarters are located in the heart of SoMa, minutes from CalTrain, BART and Market Street. AT&T Park is just a few blocks away, making group trips to Giants games as easy as winning three world championships in five years.

Getting Around
Not everyone can (or wants to) live 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, a parking spot, bike costs or even cab fare… we won’t judge

We believe in transparency throughout Apartment List, so every Friday at lunch (except for Family Fridays! See above) we host a company all hands named “Q&Meals” where we go through the latest company updates and get all your questions answered.

WE ARE ...

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.

Meet our Leadership Team! 

We call them Huddle:

John Kobs, CEO
Chris Erickson, COO
Marissa Dulaney, VP Product & User Experience
Matt Nemenman, CTO 

Meet our Amazing Sales Team

Our sales team is growing! Check out the cities we are hiring for:

San Fancisco, CA
Nashville, TN
Chicago, IL
Miami, FL
Baltimore, MD
New York, NY
Kansas City, MO


Apartment List Reviews

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Apartment List CEO John Kobs
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    "Amazing SF Startup !!!"

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    - 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



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Apartment List (San Francisco, CA) in August 2011.


    The interview process was thorough but not over-the-top difficult or exhaustive. Also, it gave me enough chance to meet a lot of different employees and have all my questions answered.

    Interview Questions

    • When tackling a particular software problem, do I approach it by gut or by thorough analysis and research?   1 Answer
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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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