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Looker Overview

Santa Cruz, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Looker is a complete data platform that offers data analytics and business insights to every department and easily integrates into applications to deliver data directly into the decision-making process. The company is powering data-driven cultures at more than ... Read more

Mission: Data is no longer just a place to find answers. It’s the place where ideas originate. And when everyone in your company is looking at the same numbers, sharing the same truth, they’ll be able to collectively make smarter, more informed decisions. This is the ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Proud to see Looker & Frank Bien ranked in the top group on the 'The Best Big Data Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2018 Based On Glassdoor' list from Forbes....P.S. - We're hiring!

    The Best Big Data Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2018 Based On Glassdoor

    Share to email Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Share to google Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Employees would most recommend Dataiku, StreamSets, 1010 Data, Reltio, Looker, SAP, Google, Salesforce, Tamr, DataRobot, Domo, Microsoft, Qubole, Attivio and Informatica to friends interested in working for business analytics, data science and machine learning, big data systems and platforms, or data management and integration company in 2018.

  • Looker was named by EM360 as one of the top 10 Big Data companies that are treading new grounds in 2018.

    Top 10 Big Data companies that are treading new grounds in 2018 | EM360

    Unsurprisingly, Google stands at the top of this list with their widely ambitious plans to integrate, innovate and expand more than ever before. Competing with companies like Apple and Microsoft, Google is attempting to join other services and use the data they collect and manage to their advantage.

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Looker – Why Work For Us?

Looker brings data analysts and business teams together by making it easy for everyone to find, explore and understand the data that drives their business. Looker hires the best and brightest talent to build the best analytics platform for data-driven companies.

At Looker we firmly believe that our customers always come first. So much in fact that it's a common thread in our company culture. From sales, to product development, and support find out why at Looker it's all about customer love!

We’re searching for curiously brilliant individuals who are ready to reinvent the world of data analytics.


Looker is Headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA with offices  worldwide. 


Santa Cruz                            San Fransisco                          New York


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Why I Love Looker


Looker Reviews

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    "Rewarding and exciting time at Looker"

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    I have been working at Looker full-time


    An incredibly fast-paced and exciting company, with an unparalleled team of dedicated, inquisitive people. The learning and growth opportunities are vast, and the company is full of momentum. Users and creators love the product.


    Demanding work environment can lead to long hours, but the team and enjoyable work help balance things out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on scaling solutions, and preserve the strong company values to keep Looker a supportive and rewarding place to work

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Looker Interviews



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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Looker (Santa Cruz, CA) in October 2016.


    Received invitation for phone interview 1 month after applying.

    Phone interview was casual and loosely formatted. We discussed the software and services of Looker and how my background would fit into the role.

    Had 30 minute in person interviews with 6 people one week after phone interview. Very much two way interviews where I was finding out as much about the role and the Looker team as they were about me. One interview included SQL test.

    One week later had interviews with Looker founder and the VP of customer success. Received verbal offer from hiring manager the same day. Received written offer one week later.

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Looker Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2017
  • 2017 Google Cloud Partner Award for Innovative Solution in Data & Analytics, Google Cloud Platform, 2017
  • G2 Crowd Fastest Implementation, G2 Crowd, 2017
  • Breakout Vendor, Forrester Research, 2016
  • Overall Leader - Vendor Credibility and Customer Experience, Dresner Advisory Services, 2016
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