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Five9 Overview
San Ramon, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (FIVN)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Five9 is the leading provider of cloud contact center solutions, bringing the power of the cloud to thousands of customers worldwide and facilitating more than three billion customer interactions annually. Since 2001, Five9 has pioneered the cloud delivery model, helping ... Read more

Mission: Disrupt the Contact Center Industry by building innovative cloud software solutions that enable our clients and their agents to deliver a world-class customer experience for every interaction

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Five9 – Why Work For Us?



Create Powerful Customer Connections

Five9 is the leading provider of cloud contact center software. We are driven by a passion to transform contact centers into customer engagement centers of excellence, coupled with a deep understanding of the cost and complexity involved in running a contact center.

We help contact centers of every size create powerful customer connections. Engage with Five9 and here's what you can expect:

Get a complete set of integrated capabilities. Five9 software creates more successful customer interactions while increasing contact center productivity, without the capital expense and maintenance costs of premise-based systems.

Leverage unparalleled cloud expertise. With the experience of thousands of customer implementations, we are laser-focused on building, implementing, and supporting an easy-to-use, complete cloud contact center solution.

Benefit from a secure, reliable, and scalable contact center. Our software is built on a flexible architecture that adapts to your changing needs. Companies can turn agent seats on and off as needed, avoid the hassle of maintaining infrastructure, and focus on converting interactions into brand loyalty.

Access an extensive ecosystem of partners. Enhance the Five9 cloud contact center platform with leading customer relationship management (CRM), analytics, workforce management, performance management solutions, and telephony providers.

Gain a trusted partner. We take the time to understand our customers’ requirements, tailoring deployments to specific needs and performing data collection and analytics to improve operations, optimize usage, and drive better business outcomes. 


With Five9...

You Create the New Standard

At Five9, you are at the forefront of creating innovative solutions. As the leading pioneer of our industry, you are provided the tools to expand on what’s been done and set new expectations to what can be done.


You Grow Your Career – Expand Your Potential

We’re looking for passionate and talented individuals to join our team, but where you start is not where you will stay. You’ll be introduced to new ways to solve problems and teach others as you are supported in you progressing your career. It also helps that you will be surrounded by some of the most creative people in the business.


You Become WE

We continue to grow as Five9 because of the Culture we’ve built.  We live and work by our values: Respect, Teamwork, Customer Focus, Integrity, Innovation, and Execution. You will be taking on challenging new endeavors, sure, but you will also be having a lot of fun with people who care about you and your professional identity. The camaraderie doesn’t end within the walls of our business – we like to get out and picnic, ski, paintball, bowl, hike, and golf, and the fun doesn’t end there.

A Fulfilling Culture

What’s it like to work at one of the fastest growing companies in the Bay Area?  For starters, no two days are ever quite the same!  We have the speed and excitement of working for a startup, but with a product that has already won a Cloud Computing Excellence award.  Employees join Five9 because they want to work on cutting-edge technology and be at a company that puts employees and customers first. One example is the "Thursdays in the Cloud" Social Event every last Thursday of the month. Five9 aims to provide a culture where employees can work hard and also have fun. 

Values to Live and Work by

The culture of Five9 is rooted in our company values.  We aim to achieve the highest standards, and we work collaboratively – and with an unrelenting commitment to pursue our customers’ needs.  We are passionate about what we do.  At Five9, we strive to build strong relationships with customers and colleagues through our values of: Respect, Teamwork, Customer Focus, Integrity, Innovation and Execution. 

Excellent Events

One way that we promote our culture of teamwork is through our corporate events.  Every other month all employees in headquarters are encouraged to join in an event ranging from race kart driving, to paintball to attending a Giants or Warriors game.  We also host several volunteer events each year.  In 2013 we partnered with the Alameda County Foodbank and One Warm Coat to provide food and clothes to our local community.   

Plenty of Room to Grow

Five9 is a rapidly growing company with large offices in San Ramon, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and Manila, Philippines.  In October 2013 Five9 acquired SoCoCare, a provider of cloud-based social engagement and mobile customer care solutions.  With company growth comes opportunities for employees to grow their careers at Five9.


Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to attract and retain the best and the brightest. Full-time employees and their family members enjoy comprehensive benefits programs and perks. 

Five9 covers 100% of the employee portion of the healthcare benefits and shares a high portion of the dependent cost.

Medical Plans:

We’ve got you covered. With 4 different plan options (Kaiser, Aetna), including a highly flexible HSA plan, you’ve got your bases covered when it comes to making sure your medical needs are addressed.

There’s also a Vision and Dental plan through Guardian.

Life Insurance:

You’ll be protected right away by the company-provided group life insurance, with the option to add to that protection with supplemental life insurance for yourself, your spouse, and any children.


We provide options to prepare for your future by way of both traditional contributions (pre-tax) as well as Roth (post-tax).

Company Stock:

You’ll also have the option to enjoy discounted rates on Five9 stock-- which are rapidly on the rise!

All new employees receive stock, and as the company grows, you benefit!

The Perks

  • Discounted health club memberships
  • Accrued PTO, company paid holidays, and floating holidays
  • Free lunch brought in on Fridays
  • Commuter discounts
  • Regularly scheduled company events every other month

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    I have been working at Five9 full-time (Less than a year)


    - Exceptional leadership team
    - Amazing culture
    - Experienced resources
    - Awesome technology
    - Great strategic direction for the company
    - Unparalleled growth in the space


    No tuition reimbursement currently available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Declined Offer
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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Five9 (San Ramon, CA) in November 2016.


    Disorganized, bland, lacking any real structure. Technology related questions made no sense. Interviewers were unprepared and were just reading my resume for the first time with me in the room!

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Five9 Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. Magazine 500/5000, 2014
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2013
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2012
  • Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Bay Area, SF Business Times, 2012
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2011
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