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Houzz Overview

Palo Alto, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home ... Read more

Mission: We provide the best experience for home renovation and design, connecting homeowners and home professionals with the best tools, resources and vendors.

Company Updates

  • We’re proud to announce that we've been named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list!

    2018 Disruptor 50: No. 31 Houzz

    Chip and Joanna from HGTV's Fixer Upper probably aren't going to be renovating your house anytime soon, so that's why there's Houzz. This Palo Alto, California-based home remodeling and design platform was started by husband-and-wife team Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko in 2009. Cohen was an eBay engineer, and Tatarko worked at a boutique investment firm.

  • Our Phoenix team recently moved to a more spacious office. Check out our latest blog post for a tour! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQZbt

    The Houzz Blog

    Our Houzz Phoenix team recently moved to a more spacious office. Settled right in the heart of Tempe, Arizona, Houzzers enjoy picturesque views and local attractions like Mill Avenue, Tempe Town Lake, and Arizona State University. The rooms are designed in true Houzz style to create a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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Houzz – Why Work For Us?


Be Who You Are and Do What You Love at Houzz

We’re a Family

At Houzz, we strive to create and foster a strong family environment in our workplace. We collaborate to accomplish our goals, always working as a team. We aim to build a culture of inclusion — celebrating and leveraging our differences for the betterment of one another, our products and our community.

Houzz team members come from many backgrounds and bring diverse experiences to the company. We take pride in making each person feel at home.

We Build the Future

Join Houzz in revolutionizing the home remodeling and design industry and have an impact on the millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home professionals who use our platform around the world. Houzz has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world by CNBC and others, and is backed by top venture capitalists. At Houzz, you can help drive the future of an industry worth $1.2 trillion in the U.S. and Europe alone.

We Make Things Happen

Our team members play a key role in guiding the direction of our company and are able to work across multiple groups to implement fresh ideas that allow Houzz to be the industry leader. If you are interested in applying your passion to create products that will transform the lives of millions of people who are designing, remodeling and decorating their homes, welcome to Houzz. 

Houzz is headquartered in a beautiful office in downtown Palo Alto, CA, with offices in Irvine, San Diego, Santa Monica, Phoenix, Nashville, London, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Tokyo and Moscow.


At Houzz, we focus on delivering the best experience for home renovation and design, and because of that, we’ve built a vibrant community of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and homeowners around the world. Our software development stack includes Redis, Solr, MySQL, jQuery, a custom ad server, targeting and recommendation engines, and image serving and processing at a very large scale.

We are backed by some of the top venture capital firms in the world, including Sequoia, GGV Capital and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and are generating revenue by delivering products that address the needs of homeowners, home professionals and brands.

With competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits plan, and many other unique perks - we strive to promote the best environment for our highly motivated and fast paced team, including stocked kitchens and catered dinner four nights per week and lunch on Fridays. Join us?

Here at Houzz, we have an entrepreneurial culture and a close-knit team that loves to celebrate birthdays and both professional and personal accomplishments. Our offices are modern, bright, and equipped with the latest technology. 
Not to mention, 
our kitchen is always fully stocked with healthy snacks to keep you fueled throughout the week.

With competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits plan, and many other unique perks - we strive to promote the best environment for our highly motivated and fast paced team. Join us?

We want people shopping with Houzz to have the best experience possible in creating the home of their dreams. Our customer service team is integral to ensuring that outcome for our community and are empowered to do just that.

Here at Houzz, we have an entrepreneurial culture and a close-knit family team that loves to celebrate birthdays and both professional and personal accomplishments. Our offices are modern, bright, and equipped with the latest technology. 
Not to mention, 
our kitchen is always fully stocked with healthy snacks to keep you fueled throughout the week.

With competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits plan, and many other unique perks - we strive to promote the best environment for all stages of your life our highly motivated and fast paced team. Join us?

Houzz Reviews

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    "Culture + Tech + Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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    I have been working at Houzz full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'm asked all the time how I like working at Houzz and my response is the same as it was two years ago when hired: I love the people. It's so nice to be surrounded with super smart, competent co-workers that are driven and passionate about their work AND do it without ego. Get so much more done without worrying about drama or politics, but instead everyone just wants to get things done and done right. I appreciate the way management listens to employee feedback, but also makes smart and strategic decisions about what will have the most impact to the employees. It's a nice balance. Great perks, gorgeous offices, management that remembers everyone's names and cares about our lives.

    Cons

    More of a challenge then a con, but we need to put more large scale processes in place that are sustainable for our rapid growth. Things that worked when company was small start up, might not be best way to do it as we get larger.

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Houzz Photos

Houzz photo of: Welcome to our European HQ!
Houzz photo of: The Houzz cafe, where teams meet for lunch, office gatherings and, of course, birthday cake!
Houzz photo of: Meeting in the Parisian loft.
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Houzz photo of: The European sports room, which features a ping-pong table and a basketball hoop.
Houzz photo of: Team meeting.
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Houzz Interviews

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    Product Data Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Houzz (Nashville, TN) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of three different interviews.

    The first was a quick 20 minute screening where the interviewer asked about my background, basic info, where i went to college, and prior work experience. Additionally asking why I wanted to work at Houzz and how I found the job etc. It was very professional, the interviewer was polite, and was very casual.

    The second interview was a skype video call with a hiring manager at the Palo Alto headquarters as well as completing an excel assignment. The interviewer was very polite, and the interview felt more conversational than being a series of questions that was scripted. I was asked about my expectations for the job, given more info about what I would be doing specifically, and further inquiries into my background. It was very positive, and I could easily tell that I would move forward.

    The third interview was certainly the most difficult, however I felt very confident about it given that I knew what it would consist of going in. It involved a roleplay scenario where I communicated with a vendor regarding some products that had clerical and technical errors to the posting. It was a very simple and straightforward process that was followed up by a 1-on-1 with the Senior office manager. I was asked more about my background, given further details about the role, and answered some typical interview questions that segued from my 2nd skype video interview. After that, i was shown around the office where the space is very technologically updated, with new modern furnishing, a great breakroom, and a run down of what happens every week.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you found you were failing and how you improved the solution   Answer Question
    • How would you and your coworkers describe yourself in 3 words   Answer Question
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Houzz Awards & Accolades

  • Best App, Google Play, 2016
  • The Tennessean Top Workplaces 2017, The Tennessean, 2017
  • CNBC Disruptor 50, CNBC, 2017
  • CNBC Disruptor 50, CNBC, 2016
  • 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2015
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