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Redwood City, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Research & Development
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Kenexa, Institutional Shareholder Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Equilar is dedicated to the idea that better leaders make better companies. We help leaders and companies improve by providing information and tools that strengthen corporate governance, enable broader and deeper board searches and build bridges between people at the ... Read more

Mission: Equilar offers data-driven solutions for board recruiting, executive compensation, shareholder engagement and business development that bring together business leaders, institutional investors and advisors to drive exceptional results while ensuring sound corporate governance ... Read more

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Equilar CEO David Chun
David Chun
70 Ratings
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    "Still one of the best!"

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    Current Employee - EVP in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - EVP in Redwood City, CA
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    I have been working at Equilar full-time (More than 3 years)


    I've been at 8 companies in my career and I've never seen such genuine concern over the well being of the employees. Of course, this concern is only offered to those who are committed and hardworking. The benefits are amazing for a "startup" company. $1,000-3,000 each year to learn new things, take classes, go to events. Paid holiday week shutdown, 401k matching, forgivable loans for home purchase and higher education. These are just some of the benefits for all employees! Higher level employees can share in company ownership and profit distribution.

    The CEO is committed to the goals of the company and to making the corporate world a better place through proper governance. It's been a 18 year journey and he shows no sign of letting up. He has high expectations of the employees and those who show engagement and potential can expect great rewards.

    Finally for entry level people, there are plenty of opportunities to gain skills and learn more. The company values commitment and attitude. I've been here 3 years and I'm still charged up!


    The company deals in deep data gathering and analytics. Sometimes that can be tedious as we look for relationships and minute details in data. You have to deal.

    Teamwork is best done when members are present. There is little opportunity to work from home.

    Mixed pro and con. The company is very enterprise focused, although we operate in an environment that is fixated on startups. It's often difficult to keep some employees long term as the attraction to "cool" startups is very high. As a result, there's turnover that an affect key teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on the greater long term goal. There is clear evidence that its' working. The reward is steady but you cannot get distracted too much by the naysayers.

    Continue to find new markets and develop new products with a careful measurement to understand when things are going off the rails.

    Do more to communicate to employees so they understand and can take advantage of what the company has to offer. Don't assume they know what is available.

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    Associate Account Manager Interview

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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Equilar in December 2015.


    Submitted Application. Initial Phone Interview with an HR representative. Typical basic interview questions. Then I had a Skype interview with the manager. Much more detailed questions about the job, customer service, etc. In addition, you completed a skills test basically on grammar and excel. I had 30 minutes to complete that portion of the interview.

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