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Criteria Overview

West Hollywood, CA
51 to 200 employees
2006
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Criteria is a leading provider of online pre-employment testing services. Our testing system, HireSelect, is an SaaS (software as a service) solution that enables organizations to better manage their most important asset — their human capital — by providing ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to make high-quality pre-employment testing solutions accessible to companies of all sizes.

Company Updates

  • 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

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Criteria – Why Work For Us?


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:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • A generous vacation policy
  • Wellness benefit for you to spend on your own well-being
  • 401K/profit sharing
  • FSA and HSA account
  • Phone/Internet Benefit

We also offer some perks just to make our staff’s life that much easier (and more fun), including:

  • Catered lunch twice a week and a stocked kitchen
  • Charitable gift matching
  • Dog-friendly office (check out @DogsOfCriteria on Instagram)
  • Game room
  • Monthly Lyft credits

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:

  • Volunteering at the Midnight Mission
  • Participating in the Reading to Kids youth program
  • Providing families with holiday gifts through LA Children’s Hospital’s Holidays from the Heart program
  • Running a Warrior Dash for St. Jude
  • Annual participation in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” walk
  • Providing food to people in need with the LA Food Bank
  • Helping keep LA beautiful by cleaning up beaches with Heal the Bay

 

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 and 2017. 

Criteria Reviews

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    I have been working at Criteria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Criteria is a wonderful place to work:

    Everyone is very kind.

    The product integrity is crazy high; the value of the product is pretty much identical to the sales pitch, unlike almost any company I have ever worked for or observed before. By comparison to other products and their corresponding sales pitches I've heard, it almost feels like we understate how great we are!

    The office dogs are shockingly quiet and well behaved.

    Managers strike a perfect balance between providing helpful guidance while still allowing employees to make mistakes and solve problems on their own.

    Management is extremely encouraging; across the board, managers genuinely want to see all of their employees prosper and grow, both in their roles and within the company.

    There is zero drama.

    No weekend work is required.

    Snacks are plentiful, and so is great catered lunch.

    Excellent health care offerings.

    Cons

    I wish there were more team building events; everyone I work with is kind and I'd love more opportunities to get to know them better.

    The cold brew machine is nearly always empty, and I wish it were refilled more often (seriously - this is the only con I can think of).

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! I'm excited to watch Criteria continue to grow.

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Criteria Photos

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Criteria photo of: Company outing at the LAFC game
Criteria photo of: We won the softball championship for the city of Los Angeles municipal league!
Criteria photo of: Volunteering at the LA Food Bank
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Criteria Interviews

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    Account Manager Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Criteria.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Of course, they asked me what I thought of their test since I was going to effectively be selling it to other businesses.   1 Answer
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Criteria Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Private Company in America, Inc. Magazine, 2015
  • Fastest Growing Private Company in America, Inc. Magazine 500/5000, 2016
  • Best Workplaces, Inc. Magazine, 2017
  • Fastest Growing Private Company in America, Inc. Magazine 500/5000, 2017
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