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Compass Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. We are building the first modern real estate platform pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.

Our team is made ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#32)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#32)

Company Updates

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  • Honored to be amongst the top 15 best tech companies to work for in 2019!

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Compass – Why Work For Us?

Compass is a real estate technology company which enables real estate agents to manage and grow their business with one system, in one place. Through the industry’s first end-to-end platform, we are building the infrastructure, data and technology on which the future of the global real estate industry will operate. Together, we will harness the power of AI, machine learning and cloud-based technologies to develop an entire ecosystem.

Our goal is to be the first place consumers go for all of their real estate needs.

Finding your place means finding where you belong

At Compass, you will unleash your full potential and thrive both professionally and personally. You’ll bring your authentic self to work and collaborate with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs driven by one common goal ― to improve the real estate industry for everyone. Come create and innovate with us in a solutions-driven startup without boundaries.

Join us.

We’re a company of entrepreneurs, building for entrepreneurs 

The Compass Principles of Entrepreneurship serve as our company's values and guide us on our journey to help everyone find their place in the world.

  1. Dream Big
  2. Move Fast
  3. Learn From Reality
  4. Be Solutions-Driven
  5. Obsess About Opportunity
  6. Collaborate Without Ego
  7. Maximize Your Strengths
  8. Bounce Back with Passion

We foster a culture of entrepreneurship by enabling our employees to develop new skills through experiential programs where they learn from reality at hyper-growth speed.

Join us.

Locations Compass all over US

Compass is headquartered in New York and has since launched offices in:

East: Hamptons, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Miami, Naples, Atlanta

Central: Houston, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Nashville, Denver, Aspen 

West: San Francisco, Seattle, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Denver

In early 2019, we will also be launching Las Vegas, Phoenix, Columbus, Inland Empire, Raleigh, Portland, San Antonio, Charlotte, Tampa, Detroit, Twin Cities, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Orlando and New Orleans

Wherever your home is, find your place with Compass here.

Join our engineering team

Our world-class engineers create technology that our agents and their clients can’t live without. We integrate listings, client, and transaction data in one place by providing personalized recommendations and insights for agents to better serve their clients. 

At Compass, you’ll work alongside, and learn from, engineering talent that has developed applications at some of the world’s most innovative companies while creating proprietary software that is re-inventing one of the world's largest industries.  

Search and apply for engineering jobs here and follow our engineering blog here.

Compass Reviews

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    "Amazing. Simply Amazing."

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


    Having recently joined Compass, all I can say about the company, its mission, and the people in it is ..... "simply amazing". Compass is a unicorn. It is that rare company that combines passion, focus, execution, vision, and has a heart and a soul. It values its agents and employees, putting them at the center of what it does. It innovates relentlessly, looking to build solutions that matter. It services its agents with passion, ensuring their success. And, the company consistently looks to get better. It is fast moving, willing to take risks, and willing to learn. The company that does all of this will win. That company is Compass. Every market has its dominant player and winner. Compass will win because it leads with vision, passion, empathy, and has the resourcing, focus, and commitment to change the industry.


    The only con is also a pro. The company is not satisfied with good. It wants great. Being great isn't easy, so if you prefer settling, this isn't your place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward. Changing an industry is hard. But, we are well down the road.

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Compass Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Compass.


    Loved it. My recruiters were great listeners and really helped me develop a path to the best place I could be within the company. I got to meet a team that was really dynamic and enthusiastic about what I could bring to the table. It was really awesome to start working and see that all that was discussed in the interview process was actually true.

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Compass Awards & Accolades

  • 6th Largest Broker in the U.S. by closed sales volume, REAL Trends, 2017
  • #2 Best Startup in New York, The Tech Tribune, 2018

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