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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.

Birst Reviews

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  • "Recently Acquired, Additional Opportunities on the Horizon"

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


    Excellent work-life balance
    Central Location
    Diverse culture
    Work from home optional
    Excellent team & accommodating management
    Excellent freedom & growth opportunities
    Free snacks, occasional lunches (3-6x per month), opt-in dinners (6x per month)


    With the acquisition, many good people transitioned elsewhere
    Somewhat spaghetti codebase (growing pains)

    Advice to Management

    Don't put off the 1:1 meetings despite a busy schedule, it's always beneficial to do them.

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Birst Interviews



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    Front End Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Birst (San Francisco, CA) in February 2016.


    The hiring process was quick and straight forward. The initial phone screen was technical which was followed by a coding challenge. I was then invited for an onsite. At each step the manager was very quick and efficient in giving feedback. I had applied for this role by looking at an online posting and then contacting the manager.

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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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