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Birst Overview
San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Birst – Why Work For Us?

Birst brings the benefits of fact-based decision making to a much broader audience than ever before. Founded in 2005 by Business Intelligence experts, we witnessed firsthand the power of enterprise-wide BI platforms, but were dismayed to see how the fragmented offerings, complexity, and high costs inhibited widespread adoption.

The advent of the Cloud opened up new possibilities for BI to drive better business execution. We recognized we could build a robust, multi-tenant BI platform that would unify the traditionally siloed BI technologies, automate critical data management tasks, and greatly reduce complexity—speeding deployments and reducing overall costs.

Our secret lies in our patented Cloud two-tier data architecture that sits on top all of your data. Birst creates a user data tier that plugs into existing data warehouses, data lakes or applications, automating the process of refining the data and creating a single view for all your business users. We add a complete BI layer that uniquely meets each individual business user’s analytics needs by providing an intuitive set of front-end tools that include reports, dashboards, mobile, and visual discovery.

At Birst we’re giving business meaning to data – by enabling business users to analyze all of their data, from all types of sources, to solve real problems. Fast. Our patented 2-tier data architecture and comprehensive BI platform sits on top of all of your data, to unify, refine and embed data into every individual decision.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in Europe, Middle East and Asia, Birst is among the fastest growing business-to-business software providers. Selling to businesses as well as other software vendors who seek to embed analytics into their applications, we help thousands of the most demanding businesses to make metric-driven business execution a reality.

Named to San Francisco Business Times' 2014 Top 5 Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area, Birst is expanding rapidly and is searching for driven and talented individuals to fill our ranks. If you have a passion for success, enjoy working with like-minded individuals and want to stay at the forefront of Business Intelligence and analytic technologies, we want to talk with you.

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Birst full-time (More than a year)


    -This is a great place to advance your career in software sales. If you are looking to be part of a world class team and company this is a place to be.
    - World class training and support so that a future leader in the space has the proper tool to learn and grow


    -There are none that i can think of

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    -Keep up the good work. This is a team that is going very far and will be a force to be reckoned with very soon.

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    Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Birst (San Francisco, CA) in April 2016.


    Higher management phone interview - Technical
    Teammate Interview - Technical interview with coding.
    Code Challenge - 2 hr 30 minute strictly timed.
    Onsite interview - code test

    From the interview process and the feedback it appears the management is highly unprofessional and is not familiar with HR 101. Based on my few hours of interaction with the management it appears they do not treat or value their employees or they consider all of the developers are on H1B.

    They do not trust what you produce even though the code tests are open book and on your own computer. They never heard of Code reuse. They think even if you use a framework, it is plagiarism :) Are they running a university?

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Birst Awards & Accolades

  • Career-Launching Companies, Wealthfront, 2016
  • CRN's 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors, CRN, 2016
  • The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors of the Cloud 100, CRN, 2015
  • The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors of the Cloud 100, CRN, 2015
  • The Best Cloud Computing Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2015, Forbes, 2015
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