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Liftopia Overview

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San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2005
Company - Private
Internet
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
The Liftopia platform helps ski resorts generate incremental sales through yield management, segmentation, and centralized distribution.

By selling date-specific products online and in advance, resorts can safely lock in business without hurting on-mountain ... Read more

Mission: The core mission of Liftopia is twofold: help skiers and snowboarders get out on the slopes more often, and help alpine resorts generate incremental revenue. The Liftopia platform gives alpine resorts the ability to sell advance-purchase, date-specific tickets, rentals, lessons ... Read more

Liftopia Reviews

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Liftopia Co-Founder and CEO Evan Reece
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    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA
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    I worked at Liftopia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -You actually are making an impact on a fun industry- ski!
    -I truly enjoyed working with my coworkers and spending time with them
    -Management cares about you as a person and are easily accessible if you ever want to chat with them
    -Excellent work life balance
    -Strong, fun culture

    Cons

    -Small company means there aren't a ton of different teams to potentially switch to if you want to work outside of your core role
    -Salary is solid but not the highest paying in tech
    -On occasion more layers of management than there should be in small teams
    -free snacks but not lunch/breakfast like other bigger tech companies

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on what is coming next and make sure that employees feel like they are working towards a larger goal.

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Liftopia photo of: Company Ski Day
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Liftopia Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Liftopia (San Francisco, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Brought me in for a technical interview, but ended up being too busy to actually interview me. They scrambled to find an engineer who was free that day. Even though my expertise was in front-end engineering, they had me talk to a guy in devops. He didn't ask me anything technical, and was clearly not prepared to be interviewing.

    Once the VP of engineering came out of his meeting, he talked to me for approximately 30 minutes. The discussion was relatively directionless, and ended abruptly when he said he had to get to a company all-hands.

    I had expected the interview to be a typical 4-5 session day, but instead got shoveled to the elevator within the hour. Not a single technical question was asked.

    I hadn't heard back after 2 weeks from Liftopia or the recruiting firm they were working with (Sourcery). I dropped the firm a line, and they gave me a generic "They decided you were not a good fit at this time."

    From what I saw, it would not have been a great place to work anyway. Low salaries and small stock option packages in exchange for working at a place with an outdoorsy culture. Plenty of other places that offer the best of both worlds.

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