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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: Our mission is to deliver the best technology, user experience and products for home remodeling and design.

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Houzz – Why Work For Us?


When our founders Adi and Alon remodeled their home, they started with a tall stack of magazines and referrals for home professionals from people they knew. When those piles of torn out pages failed to make their dream a reality, they knew there had to be a better way.

Today, Houzz is the only place you can get everything you need to renovate and design your home from start to finish -- you can get inspired, find a home professional and shop. A vibrant community of more than 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world now communicate and collaborate on Houzz.

Houzz is headquartered in a beautiful (of course) 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 community of more than 40 million design-obsessed unique monthly users. In addition to the core site, our mobile apps include the highest-rated lifestyle iPad app in the Apple AppStore, and Google Play’s ‘Best App' for all categories in 2016. 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, NEA, and KPCB, and are generating revenue by delivering products that address the needs of homeowners, home professionals and global 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.

Our sales teams are based in Irvine, San Diego, Phoenix, and Nashville and are always growing!

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?


 

We're proud to expand our global footprint with office locations in London, Berlin, Sydney, Tokyo, Bangalore, Moscow, and Tel Aviv. We are backed by some of the top venture capital firms in the world, including Sequoia, GGV Capital, NEA, and KPCB, and are generating revenue by delivering products that address the needs of homeowners, home professionals and global 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. From office gatherings in the Dining Room to social hour on the Patio, no matter where you are in the world, the collaborative and family-based culture of Houzz remains the same. Join us?



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    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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    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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