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Blue Apron Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
2012
Company - Public (APRN)
Food & Beverage Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Plated, Instacart, Amazon
Blue Apron was founded in 2012 premised on a simple desire—our founders wanted to cook at home with their families, but they found grocery shopping and menu planning burdensome, time-consuming, and expensive. Our founders hand-packed the first Blue Apron boxes ... Read more

Mission: To make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone.

Blue Apron Reviews

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Arlington, TX
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    I have been working at Blue Apron full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits

    Cons

    the place is very cold

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Blue Apron Photos

Blue Apron photo of: Farm Walk!
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Blue Apron Interviews

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    Contract Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, CA
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Blue Apron (Richmond, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Wow! The SoHo office looks fancy and impressive! Too bad that wasn't my experience at all.

    The Richmond office emitted a spooky drug den vibe. No, I'm not stating this hyperbolically. My interview was at 5:00, darkness already pressing against the sky. I snapped a photo of the office entrance, sent to some friends, and "drug den?" was the consensus.

    I'm not sure to whom the blame belongs here - it's mainly because their corporate office is conjoined to the warehouse. I couldn't believe that I arrived at the right Blue Apron. The parking lot was crawling with mostly semi-trailer delivery trucks. I called and emailed my recruiter a bunch, and he wasn't picking up. A nice warehouse worker who was smoking a joint confirmed that this was it. Parallel to the barbed wire fence, the corporate office entrance was stationed at the side of the warehouse, almost like an architectural afterthought. The stairs were open between steps and aged neglectfully, then led me to one of the grayest doors I've ever seen.

    I was already running 15 minutes late from confirming and finding the address. I mentioned my difficulty in finding the office to my interviewer, and she said: "Oh yeah, we always allow 15-20 minutes for the candidate to find our office, it's pretty much expected." I was disturbed to hear this - why would you treat company time and the candidate's time so flippantly? Not only is this a mutual time waster, but also bestowing more stress to the candidate than is necessary. All because...you don't want to crank out 2-3 lines of directions in the interview invitation email, for fear that you may put candidates off because of the office's appearance?

    The interview itself was a bit better - I met with the national recruiter and then a hiring manager. The conversation wasn't anything special. There weren't any hard-hitting questions.

    Anywho, I'm going to wrap this up, because it's getting too wordy - but Blue Apron, at least the one in California, doesn't consider or care about candidate experience. There was no follow-up after my interview, after all the trouble I went through of getting there. All's fair in the recruiting game, AS LONG AS you always follow up. I'm a good sport about rejection based on that principle...but they never followed up, which I absolutely hate. Who even likes being left in the lurch like that, anyway?

    During my job search, Blue Apron had to be my most bizarre interview yet. The experience added new definition to my having "seen it all."

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Blue Apron Awards & Accolades

  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, 2016

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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