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Bolt Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2014
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Bolt is on a mission to perfect the checkout experience for online retailers and make sure nothing gets in the way when shoppers decide to buy. We provide the industry's fastest checkout that is optimized for any device and coupled with a unique approach to ... Read more

Mission: Bolt is on a mission to perfect the checkout experience for online retailers.

Company Updates

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    Entrepreneur Magazine recognizes Bolt as one of the best companies in America | Bolt - Perfecting Checkout

    Today we're excited to share that Bolt has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America. The Entrepreneur 360 list evaluates companies on over 50 data points and recognizes companies based on their ability to expertly balance impact, innovation, growth, leadership and value.

  • “We are thrilled to partner with Bolt and deliver the power of seamless checkout capabilities to help retailers achieve their mobile-first customer experience goals,” said Marc Biel, CEO, Shopgate.
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    Shopgate Partners with Bolt to Increase Conversion for Online Retailers

    New partnership combines a native mobile shopping app from Shopgate and dynamically optimized checkout from Bolt AUSTIN, Texas - October 1, 2019 - Shopgate, Inc. today announced it has partnered with Bolt, adynamically optimized checkout platform. With the power of Bolt, Shopgate customers canbenefit from conversion-focused fraud detection that approves more good orders and seamlesslyintegrated payments that completes the buying experience.

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Bolt – Why Work With Us?


Be 20% Wrong
If we don't make mistakes,
we aren't moving fast enough.

Be Fearless
Trust yourself, not the masses.
Make the hard choice.

Chase 10X, Not 10%
10x moves the needle.
Leave 10% for those other guys.

All or Nothing
Do not settle.
Only make clear-yes decisions.

Keep it Simple
Simple solutions are the best representation of clarity of thought.

Win as a Team
The team builds the company.
We fight and win together.

Good People

We’re uniquely driven by our values. Not only do they guide how we work, they also help dictate how we treat one another. We don’t shy away from candid feedback, we welcome it; we don’t win as individuals, we win as a team, and most importantly - we leave our egos at the door, so only the best ideas win.

Meaningful Work

We’re a lean company addressing some of the biggest challenges in ecommerce. As such, we’re counting on you to bring your passion, courage, and creativity to the table every day. From the start, you’ll practice extreme ownership over your ideas and have the opportunity to work on high-impact projects. You’ll be part of a collaborative culture, find mentorship opportunities, and you’ll have the ability to work with some of the most driven individuals in the industry who will push you to become the best version of yourself every day. 

Tremendous Impact

We’re building more than just a platform. Bolt is changing the way shoppers purchase online and helping retailers in the process. As a member of the Bolt team, you’ll hone your critical thinking, you’ll sharpen your problem-solving skills and you’ll have a tremendous impact on the lives of the millions of shoppers who interact with our checkout daily. 

At Bolt, we believe that everyone succeeds when they feel safe, heard and empowered. Since day one, we’ve prioritized authenticity and transparency, and it's the reason our teammates are able to bring their whole selves to work.

Bolt is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 

Bolt Resource Groups

One way we prioritize inclusion is through our employee resource groups, an influential network of people who come together based on shared characteristics or life experiences. Our resource groups are committed to strengthening the broad range of experiences and shared values at Bolt and provide our teammates with a sense of community and belonging.

Ladies at Bolt (LAB)

The Ladies at Bolt group is a support system for women (but anyone can join!), a forum for collaboration and discussion, and an opportunity to explore intersectionality. We curate programming, speakers, and mentorship opportunities to enable career development and action around the prominent issues important to our community. 

BoltQ

We’ve created an open culture for all employees at Bolt. From partnering with local community organizers to sponsoring and participating in Pride activities, we support all LGBTQ+ initiatives and teammates.

Our Vision

 

We aim to create a work environment where employees feel empowered to share, launch and even relaunch their ideas. One where employees take intelligent risks, go out on a limb and push the limits of what is possible for online retail. We encourage our employees to take extreme ownership of their ideas. Even when things don’t go as planned, Bolt employees are encouraged to get back up, reflect, and try again. 

 

Togetherness

 

At Bolt, we understand that global and impactful change doesn’t spring from individuals. It takes a unified team rallying being one shared goal to truly make a difference. Building the world’s first checkout platform will be challenging and we know we have a lot in front of us, but we’re confident we’ll achieve it together. 

 

Belonging

 

We believe that the strength of an organization is based on the diversity of ideas that its team members contribute. Since day one, we’ve prioritized inclusion, diversity, and transparency in our workplace culture. We believe in building a workplace where all voices are heard, egos are left at the door, and people feel that they belong. 

 

Bolt Partner Resource Groups

 

Our Employee Resource Groups embody our sense of community by celebrating and supporting the diversity of experiences and identities at Bolt. 

 

Bolt’s ERGs (to learn more visit the Authenticity tab):

  • Ladies at Bolt (LAB)
  • BoltQ (LGBTQ+)

Building a world-class product starts with building a world-class team. We take care of our team by offering our employees a competitive range of benefits and perks.

  • Competitive Pay
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter stipend (parking and public transit)
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Comprehensive health coverage: Medical, dental and vision
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Paid parental leave
  • Daily lunch and catered meals 
  • Monthly team events
  • Retirement plans
  • Pet-friendly office

Bolt Reviews

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    I have been working at Bolt full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The fast pace of decision-making, relatively flat structure and the hyper-growth of the company create a lot of opportunities for impact and exposure. Management is highly responsive to feedback and a lot of decisions / accountability are delegated. There has been a heavy investment in building out a culture that prioritizes writing over speaking to ensure all voices are heard and that we aren't held back by tribal knowledge. Management values the team and pay, perks and career growth are all structured to ensure we are a highly competitive workplace. The team is strong and many members bring with them experience from leading tech companies (Google, Twitter, Facebook, Uber, AirBnB, etc), payments companies (Adyen, Braintree, Worldpay, Marqeta, etc), consulting firms and universities (Stanford, MIT, CMU, etc.).

    Cons

    We have very ambitious goals and move at a quick pace so you need to be comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty to succeed here. Given the stage of the company, there is not a ton of formal training or onboarding so you need to be self-motivated and proactive to get fully up to speed.

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Bolt Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bolt (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2019.

    Interview

    Started with a phone call where we connected about my interests, experience, and what Bolt is as a company. Next was an on site in person interview where I was interviewed by two managers and a few team members so I could get a sense of what it was like here at bolt and they could get a sense of how I would fit with the team as a whole. When they chose to move forward they contacted my references via phone to get former coworkers and managers views on my work ethic and experience. Once that was completed they made the decision to job offer me a position. During the whole process they were in contact with you so you knew what was going on and what you could expect.

    Interview Questions

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