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Equilar Overview

Redwood City, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$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 and shareholder engagement that bring together business leaders, institutional investors and advisors to drive exceptional results while ensuring sound corporate governance. We are committed to ... Read more

Equilar Reviews

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Equilar CEO David Chun
David Chun
62 Ratings
  • "Good opportunity for technical growth!!!"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
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    I have been working at Equilar full-time (More than a year)


    Great and helpful people to work with, good opportunity specially for beginners for technical growth, I really like "Learn Grow Lead" Program. Free lunch once in a month, Fruits, team outings. Good work-life balance. No pressure.


    Nothing specific. Company is making efforts to improve and grow day by day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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Equilar Interviews



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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Equilar (Chicago, IL) in August 2017.


    I was contacted by a recruiter to set up a phone screening for this role. I then moved on to a phone interview with the VP of sales who asked my about my background and my interest in the company, as well as some questions about my interest in their specific products which were somewhat detail-oriented. The recruiter followed up with me saying the VP of sales was very impressed and wanted to move forward with a product demo. I created a powerpoint deck and did a virtual product pitch for the VP of sales. Again, the feedback I received was that he was very impressed with my presentation and our conversation afterward, and that I stood out among all of the other candidates. I was asked to then create an example of an email to a client that involved finding a news article relating to the industry and was given feedback. The VP of sales then asked me to come in for an in-person interview the next day. I came in and spoke with him about the logistics of the role. It was very conversational and positive. The recruiter followed up with me after the fact to let me know that there was again excellent feedback and that I now would have an interview with my potential manager. This call was friendly, informal, and even involved discussing the logistics of when I would be able to start. According to my manager, both of the team members had great reviews of me and felt as though I stood out as a candidate. I was then asked to complete a 20-30 minute skype call with the CEO as the final step. The CEO asked me to walk him through my work history, asked why I was looking to leave my current role, and then asked me if I had questions for him. After my third question, and only about 8 minutes into the call, he essentially cut me off and abruptly shooed me off the call. I found it bizarre considering that everyone I had interviewed with so far had allegedly thought I was an excellent fit for the role, and then the CEO was rather disinterested and almost rude when speaking with me. I got a call the next day that I would not be receiving an offer because the CEO decided to extend an offer to a candidate who did not come from the staffing agency. I wanted to write this review because I feel like the CEO went into the call knowing he would not be making me an offer before ever giving me a chance. I would advise that anyone who interviews here proceed with caution and just be aware that rave reviews from your interviewers may not mean as much as you think it does. This process was very fast-paced and took a lot of effort and preparation. I probably read the website 15 times over.

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    • Why are you looking to leave your current role?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • We believe in gender diversity and that there should be more Women on Boards! Our research shows that progress is being made.

    Equilar | Nearly 60 Boards Have Added Women for the First Time in Five Years

    Knowledge Center Blog Home March 06, 2017 "Glass ceilings are shattering all over-except in the boardrooms of 76 U.S. public companies that have had no female directors for the entire past decade." -The Wall Street Journal , "Dozens of Boards Excluded Women for Years," December 27, 2016 Discussions around boardroom diversity often have a gloomy outlook, considering the slow progress that many quantitative assessments have shown.

  • See Dan Marec on NBR talking about trends in CEO pay based on our newly released study.

    Executive pay raise

    Mary Thompson reports the findings from a new study on the highest paid CEOs.

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