Mission: Our mission is to make high-quality pre-employment testing solutions accessible to companies of all sizes.
Our Customer Success team bonding over a cooking class - the empanadas and chimichurri were delicious!
Last night we celebrated the holiday season in style! We're feeling thankful for our bigger office space and for the many new faces who joined the Criteria family this year. #happyholidays
Criteria is a leading provider of online pre-employment testing services. Our mission is to make high-quality pre-employment testing solutions accessible to companies of all sizes. Founded in 2006, we quickly developed into one of the fastest growing companies in the talent management sector, earning a spot on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies in both 2015 and 2016.
Our office is located in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, where we are treated to a panoramic view of Downtown Los Angeles, Culver City, and the Hollywood Hills. We pride ourselves on cultivating a relaxed atmosphere: we dress casually, bring our dogs to work, and eat a catered lunch together at least twice a week.
We also know that company culture is more than puppies and free food. We believe our biggest strength is our people and we deeply value their input. We hold monthly all staff meetings to address any exciting updates, new ideas, or product suggestions from anyone and everyone. Our work culture is built on trust, respect, and clear communication. We trust everyone to get their work done without micromanagement, and we encourage honest, respectful feedback at every level. Check out some of our reviews to see what our current employees have to say.
Every job has its perks and working for Criteria is no exception. Our competitive benefits are in place to keep our employees happy, healthy, and secure. Some of our key perks and benefits include:
We also offer some perks just to make our staff’s life that much easier (and more fun), including:
Some of our favorite things about working here don’t technically fall under the umbrella of traditional “perks”. But when asked, our employees often say some of their favorite things about working for Criteria is our charity involvement, our company events and parties, our location in the heart of West Hollywood, or our incredible view!
Criteria Corp encourages employees to give back and to get involved with our community — locally, nationally, and globally.
We support fundraising efforts as a company and also provide each employee with their own charitable fund to allow them to select and donate to charities of their individual choice.
Criteria also boasts a volunteer committee who plans and executes company-wide volunteer events, including:
We're proud of our company culture, and our employees agree! Employee feedback helped to earn us a spot on two lists for best workplaces in 2017. We were featured in:
We also made it onto Inc. 5000’s List of Fastest Growing Companies in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
I worked at Criteria full-time (Less than a year)
You're treated like a person, not a number. Everyone that works here takes the aptitude and personality tests which means you can have confidence that you'll have competent coworkers.
Management is understanding and considerate. Fantastic benefits
Office has amazing views, lots of snacks, catered lunches twice per week, dog friendly. Product is solid, marketing team is solid, inbound leads.
One of the best work/life balances for any sales organization I've ever encountered
You're set up for success here
The (free) cold brew tap occasionally runs out and you're forced to enjoy your choice of green tea, kombucha or k cups instead. Overall it's a good setup
Advice to Management
Keep listening to feedback and improving processes. I'm grateful for the opportunities to learn what I did while I was here
I applied online. I interviewed at Criteria.
They use their own test that they sell to other companies to speed read candidates and filter them out from the job application pool. The test consists of 4 sections, a logic test full of puzzles and grammar comprehension type questions, an internet test, an software test and a psych test.
The test failed to test for the one major component of the job which is people and communication skills which is a major facet of managing clients as an account manager. It also had a major bug in it. Anytime you would scroll down to read the rest of the questions it auto selects one of the multiple choice questions. There is no way to go back if the wrong answer is selected.