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Guidance Overview

Marina del Rey, CA
51 to 200 employees
1993
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Guidance is a customer centric commerce service provider dedicated to growth oriented mid-market and enterprise branded manufacturers and merchants in both B2C and B2B with industry leading practices in multichannel retail strategies, mobile, customer experience, innovative ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Crowded brick-N-mortar stores R a thing of the past, as shoppers now buy on phones, computers & tablets http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIx3h

    Ecommerce Boasts Double Digit Growth in Q1 2016

    The U.S. Department of Commerce recently released U.S. retail eCommerce numbers for Q1 2016 and they are momentous. Online sales are continuing their strong CY2015 growth; in Q1 of this year, web sales grew 15.1% and accounted for 11.1% of retail sales! (In 2015, consumers spent $341.73B online representing a 14.6% growth as compared to 2014.)

  • Too many organizations with something we call ‘DOD’ - Desktop Only Disorder. #ecommerce #mcommerce http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIx1Z

    Countering Amazon: Four Key Retailer Takeaways from Fashion Digital LA

    Calling all brands and retailers - the stakes are higher than ever. According to Morgan Stanley, Amazon is now the second largest apparel retailer in the United States! There is tremendous pressure on brands – including in fashion, apparel, and accessories – to get off of the endless markdown cycle and drive higher levels of engagement with customers using digital. It is differentiate or die.

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Guidance – Why Work For Us?


Guidance is a customer centric commerce service provider dedicated to growth oriented mid-market and enterprise branded manufacturers and merchants in both B2C and B2B with industry leading practices in multichannel retail strategies, mobile, customer experience, innovative design, and complex system integration. 

Since 1993, national flagship retailers and consumer branded manufacturers have relied on Guidance’s expertise to facilitate more than $5 billion in web, mobile and social commerce.

Brands such as Foot Locker, Johnny Was, Robert Graham, TOMS Shoes and others, have engaged Guidance to build hundreds of world-class, omni-channel solutions that enhance customer experience and increase business performance.

Learn more at http://www.guidance.com/careers.

Our Culture

Guidance is comprised of enthusiastic professionals committed to the success of our clients, and to providing technical leadership and powering ingenuity. Our culture attracts inventive thinkers, passionate technologists and collaborative achievers – all who have been the key to our success.

We are client-focused, but we also have fun. From our Wednesday night pick-up basketball games and our group volunteer events supporting our Guidance Green initiative, to our summer and holiday parties, the camaraderie in the office is strong. To continuously achieve this bond, we demonstrate, talk about, share, and hold to our core values in everything we do.

Our Core Values


  • Honesty, Integrity and Fairness
  • Respect for Individual Ability, Creativity and Diversity
  • Teamwork and Open Communication
  • Passion and Commitment
  • Enjoyment of Work and Life

As a Software Developer at Guidance, you'll make an impact on the future of eCommerce.  In this role, you will use the latest web tools and technologies in a rapidly growing marketplace.  Plus, you will work with top professionals in their field, and as a team develop critical technical strategies for high-profile clients such as Foot Locker and Burlington Coat Factory.

But there is more....

Guidance has been named one of the Best Places to Work in L.A. by the L.A. Business Journal year after year as recently as 2015!

We offer an innovative, modern, industrial office space, flexible culture, and an employee-friendly comprehensive benefits plan.

We believe in keeping work and life balanced and learn as we grow.

Led by our employee-driven Green Committee, we are proud to be environmentally and socially conscious, give back to the community, and are a 100% carbon-neutral company.


As a Sales Professional at Guidance, you'll make an impact on the future of eCommerce. We have a great reputation in the industry, longevity in the game, and an impressive client list.  

In our Sales roles, you will be intimately involved in the sales process and you will learn a lot about the eCommerce business. You will work with top professionals in their field, and as a leader or on a team be involved with the business decisions our clients go through.

But there is more....

Guidance has been named one of the Best Places to Work in L.A. by the L.A. Business Journal year after year as recently as 2015!

We offer an innovative, modern, industrial office space, and an employee-friendly comprehensive benefits plan.

We believe in keeping work and life balanced and learn as we grow.

Led by our employee-driven Green Committee, we are proud to be environmentally and socially conscious, give back to the community, and are a 100% carbon-neutral company.

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    Pros

    Good working environment with friendly coworkers.
    Fun events at work and outside of work.
    Good place to grow into a seasoned e-commerce Tech Lead or Project Manager.

    Cons

    Need to show more support/hand-holding to remote employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more time to experiment on longer-term projects.

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Guidance Photos

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Guidance photo of: In honor of National Women's Day one of the Guidance developers bought flowers for all the women he works with. We have a great team!
Guidance photo of: 11/21/16 - Guidance Green Welcomes Jim LaVally from Heal the Bay and Nicole Landers from Community Garden Boxes
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Guidance Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Guidance (Marina del Rey, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    The interview and vetting process is quite rigorous to ensure the hire is a good fit. HR will screen candidates by phone, then have a follow up phone interview with another senior staff member. Following phone interviews, candidates are asked to come onsite for a number of in- person interviews for both work experience and cultural fit. Final steps include an online assessment and meeting with company owners.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewing for a project manager position, I was asked if I knew how to query a database.   1 Answer
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Guidance Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2014
  • North America Spirit of Excellence Award, Magento, 2015
  • Best e-Commerce Site, EPiServer, 2013
  • Best in Class(Retail), Interactive Media Association, 2014
  • North America Spirit of Excellence Award, Magento, 2014
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