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Coffee Meets Bagel Overview

San Francisco, CA
1 to 50 employees
2012
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) is a highly curated dating service where women call the final shot on who gets to talk to them among guys who expressed interest. We believe that the best dating experience is offered through a differentiated service for men and women. Globally, we have ... Read more

Mission: Coffee Meets Bagel's mission is to flip the online dating industry (and the accompanying stigma) on it's head. We want to create a safe space for singles to look for meaningful, long term relationships. We've worked hard to ... Read more

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  • CMB made Top 20 San Francisco Startups in 2018
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    Silicon Valley is home to some of the biggest names in business today: Apple, Google, Facebook, and more. The success of these companies and others like them has led to a boom of business in Northern California. Startups are aplenty, with all types of professionals from dating app founders to business communication tool developers.

    Top 20 San Francisco Startups in 2018

    Silicon Valley is home to some of the biggest names in business today: Apple, Google, Facebook, and more. The success of these companies and others like them has led to a boom of business in Northern California. Startups are aplenty, with all types of professionals from dating app founders to business communication tool developers.

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Coffee Meets Bagel – Why Work For Us?


We started Coffee Meets Bagel in 2012 because we wanted to inspire singles to feel good about dating again.

Over the last 4 years, we came to realize that men and women have very different styles of dating and that the best dating experience for everyone is offered through a differentiated service for men and women. Hence the new way of servicing #LadiesChoice was born.

Singles, especially single women, are becoming exhausted with the direction mobile dating is headed today. Dating has become an endless swipe of photos -- a place for ghosting and being ghosted. To us, that isn't really dating, that's a huge waste of time. With #LadiesChoice, we are giving women more control of their dating experience. We are enabling them to re-focus their time and energy on men who are serious about taking the next step. We are hoping to inspire all singles around the world to feel good about dating again.

Welcome to Coffee Meets Bagel!

Have you ever watched movies where a bunch of engineers, marketing experts, and designers are working in a super groovy office with lots of sunlight, no cubicles, all while colaborating and engineering some amazing and innovative software?? That's CMB!

We are a company that believes diversity is the best way to create the best product. Our culture exudes that principle and celebrates it everyday!

But let's get down to business, what does CMB have to offer that other companies do not?

To start, an amazing (new) office in the beating heart of Union Square, in San Francisco--the tech capitol of the world! This is where the magic happens on our couches, oversized bean-bag, lunch tables, and kitchen! We have a huge selection of snacks and drinks, catered lunches together every Wednesday, happy hour every Friday, and game nights once every month!

But it's not just about the space. We collaborate well outside as well! Our out-of-office activities include: bubble soccer (you may have noticed our team photo!), beach visits, dinner parties, learning how to create street art and graphiti, and of course a big company Christmas Party every year.

Our benefits are some of the best! We partner with AnyPerk to bring our staff industry wide discounts in a variety of spaces--hotel and car rentals, flights, retail stores, and even pet insurance (and that's just a few examples!). We offer full health coverage including dental and vision! Our company also coordinates 401K, commuter benefits, and even a flexible spending account for your medical and dental needs!

What are you waiting for?? Come join us at CMB and help the world fall in love :)

Our Mission: To provide the world's most exciting & curated dating experience.

Coffee Meets Bagel is committed to finding love for singles all over the world. From product to customer service, we believe a diverse team is essential to providing the best experience for our members. Our team comes from all walks of life and represents over 7 different countries. We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, hot sauce tolerance level, or whether you’re a dog or cat person. Come join our team!

Meet more of your fellow "Bagels" here!

Each day at noon, guys will receive up to 21 quality matches – known as “Bagels”. They are given the option to either LIKE or PASS. Then, Coffee Meets Bagel will curate the best potential matches for women among the men who expressed interest.

Women will choose who gets to talk to them among quality men who already liked them.That’s right. No more guessing games! #LadiesChoice


 

Why Coffee Meets Bagel?

We bring a simple solution to the complex problem of love

Facilitating human interactions in a scalable way is a very difficult problem, yet something that can profoundly improve peoples' lives. We are proud to be making a difference in people’s everyday lives.

We believe in growing and learning together

We are an early-stage startup, where everyone is given a significant opportunity to shape the future of the company. We want our team members to grow personally as we grow the company together.

We look for excellence, drive and passion

We take hiring very seriously and look for quality people who are great at what they do. Our ideal team member is both passionate about their work and hungry to succeed.

Prime Location

We're located in SOMA, close to the Montgomery Bart station, in San Francisco. Come ready to mingle with lots of other awesome startups in the community, and enjoy quick access to many restaurants, including a Farmer's Market at Embarcadero!

Endless Fun

Expect no less working at a dating company! Enjoy singles parties, team outings, ski trips, boating and more. Be prepared to sing -- we love our karaoke.

Competitive Compensation

We reward you for your experience and expertise. And don't forget, unlimited coffee and bagels ;)

Awesome Benefits

Enjoy competitive health, dental, and vision insurance.

Flexible Environment

You work hard, we make it easy for you.


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    I have been working at Coffee Meets Bagel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very special company with transparent, authentic leadership and goals. I can see what everyone is working on via Asana.
    Ability to focus on top 1-2 priorities and have conversations on what won’t get done (rare in my experience).
    Great work life balance with reasonable expectations from leadership.
    Ability to make an impact given small size of company. Very refreshing as compared to larger, bureaucratic organizations.
    Very collaborative environment with low egos yet high caliber people.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing and balance great culture with business results!

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Coffee Meets Bagel Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer - Android Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Coffee Meets Bagel (San Francisco, CA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process was straight-forward and as expected for a software engineer role. There was an initial phone screen where we covered my background and then did a coding challenge on CoderPad. After successfully answering that question the interviewer left time for me to ask questions and we discussed app architecture.

    Next I had a phone call with the CEO where she explained the direction of the company and the company's current needs.

    Finally, I came on site and had 3 interviews. The first was building a small Android app in Android Studio, both Android developers at the company where there and worked through the problem with me. There was no scaffolding code so I had to spend a decent amount of time setting up gradle and dependencies. The next was a coding problem on CoderPad. For both of these interviews a Mac laptop was provided. Finally, there was a personality interview where we discussed personal strengths and weaknesses, goals, and various experiences from my resume.

    Throughout the whole process the recruiter kept in touch on a regular basis and everyone I interacted with was extremely friendly and personable. After receiving an offer the negotiation process and starting my first day was very fast as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone Screen - Implement an LRU cache via CoderPad   Answer Question
    • Write a function to check Tic Tac Toe checker via CoderPad   Answer Question
    • Build a small android app that shows a grid of photos from a given endpoint in Android Studio   Answer Question
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