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DoorDash Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2013
Company - Private
Express Delivery Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 2013, DoorDash is a San Francisco-based technology company passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living. Today, DoorDash connects customers with their favorite local and national restaurants in more ... Read more

Mission: At DoorDash, we’re working to empower local communities and in turn, creating new ways for people to earn, work, and thrive. We believe in delivering good by connecting people and possibility.

Company Updates

  • Now Dashing in 60 New Cities Across the Sunshine State
    By Brent Seals, Head of Launch

    Today marks the biggest launch day in DoorDash history!

    We are now live in 60 new cities in Florida, adding 3000 restaurants to the platform, reaching more than 12 million Floridians. With today’s announcement, we have the largest footprint in the state.

    Customers in the area can order DoorDash between the hours of 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. from a wide selection of local and national favorites across the state, including: Alexandria Pizza, Felipe’s Mexican, BJ’s, Chipotle, Denny’s, Five Guys, Jack in the Box, Red Lobster, Wendy’s, and more.

    In celebration of our 60-city launch, deliveries for the next month will be $1.99, with a free delivery for first-time users. Florida residents can also use the code FLDASH2018 for $5 off orders of $15 or more through September 27th.
    Enjoy!

  • Now dashing in Miami!

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DoorDash – Why Work For Us?


Today, we’re one of the fastest, most reliable food delivery services in North America. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We want to share our revolutionary logistics technology with every business around the world, to streamline how our cities and local economies work. Make no mistake, it isn’t going to be easy, and our mission isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you’re daring, and you want to make a dent, let’s chat.

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DoorDash is a technology company that enables on-demand delivery to empower local economies. We help small businesses grow, give underemployed people flexible work, and offer affordable convenience to consumers.

We're looking to expand the founding team with talented people who are excited about our mission to build out the world's first real-time logistics company.

DoorDash is based in San Francisco, CA.

At DoorDash, our software engineers work on everything from backend systems where all our products plugin, to building out beautiful and intuitive user interfaces, to scaling products that will automate human processes and making deliveries happen as fast as possible. We move quickly in small teams with huge impact on our products.

Check out how our engineers are building the future of logistics

Data at DoorDash: Transparent, Ubiquitous, and Still Just Getting Started

Take a peek inside our most recent Hackathon: Hack to the Future

Come help our engineering team build the world's first on-demand, logistics engine for delivery! We're looking for talented engineers to join our team and help us create and maintain a 24x7, no downtime, global infrastructure system that powers DoorDash’s 3-sided marketplace of consumers, merchants, and dashers.

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation
    Incredible growth
    Interesting work
    Trusting environment
    Accountability to match it^
    Employees who genuinely care about the product

    Cons

    Typical struggles of exponential growth - habits of doing things in a non-scalable way which should change with maturity

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work toward scalability of business processes as well as code

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DoorDash Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DoorDash (Washington, DC) in July 2018.

    Interview

    Interview process was very thorough and organized. Spoke to a total of 6 people ranging all the way from the recruiter to general manger.

    The first call was with a recruiter. She reached out to me ~2.5 weeks after sending in an application telling me to pick a time on her calendar for phone screen. The phone screen was a 20 minute call where she told me more about the position and also asked me about my past experience and how it can help with this current position. By the end of the call I was informed that I will be moving onto the next round which is a 1.5 hour interview with 2 different people (done via video conference call).

    Before the interview, the recruiter sent me a detailed explanation of the process as well as links to everyone's LinkedIn profiles so I can do my research as well. I was also given material that better describe the company to prepare for the role play that would take place.

    The first interview round was 2 separate 45 minute interviews. Aside from the role play it was mostly just conversational where they get to know you so they can tell if you will make a good cultural fit. The role play itself was just trying to convince a merchant to become a DoorDash partner so you do need to know a good amount of detail regarding the business side of the restaurant industry. I had prior experience working in the business side of the space so it wasn't a big deal but I can tell that if you don't...you should do research before hand (fixed costs vs variable costs, cost of doing nothing, lay outs, dining room fire capacity)

    After this interview round was over, I got an email from the recruiter that I will be moving onto the next round which is another 1.5 hour interview with two separate 45 minute interviews. Again, got both interviewers LinkedIn profiles. I was also asked to do a take-home assignment for them to see how well I understand the product.

    This round was more of the same...first interviewer asked to do a role play with a lot more difficult objections. Was also asked what passions I have outside work for them to analyze the cultural fit. The second interviewer was with the GM who basically told me ask me any questions you have so when you have to make a decision on a potential offer you have all the information you need. Also got some interesting questions from her such as "what is something you believe in that others do not?" Makes sense considering DoorDash considers themselves a creative tech company rather than just a "food delivery app" so this answer would let them know how your mind operates.

    After this round, I was told to have a 45 minute video interview with my would-be manager. This interview was purely conversational where he asked me who I prefer to be managed, what my sales tactics are, what makes me a good sales person for this specific audience, etc. Overall, it was a good conversation and lasted over an hour and I did not feel rushed and the would-be manager gave me genuine answers to my questions. This interview occurred on a Friday.

    Later that day the recruited reached out to me saying there is interest so her and the 5 people I interviewed with would come together and have a discussion regarding a potential hire. On Monday I got another call saying after deliberating they decided to move me forward to the next step which was references. They asked for one professional and one personal reference. The would-be manager gave my references a call and on Tuesday the recruited called me back saying they have put in a "recommendation for hire" and all that was left to do is to get the CEO to sign off on it.

    Thursday, I got a call from the recruiter saying everything was signed off and she sent me the contract offer as well as documents going through all the benefits.

    The process took 4 weeks from submitting application to offer...but only 2 weeks from first interview to offer.

    Overall, this was one of the better interview processes I have come across. Everything from the people I met to the organization of everything was great. I had 2 other offers and didn't think twice before joining DoorDash.

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