Marco Polo Overview

  • Remote, OR
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • 2016
  • Company - Private
  • Internet & Web Services
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable


Marco Polo is a new way to stay in touch with people who matter most to you. Vlada and Michal Bortnik created Marco Polo in 2016 as a way to stay close to their family around the world. Unlike social media, there is no wasted time, no social comparisons, and no likes! Millions ...
Mission: Marco Polo's mission is to help people feel close.

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Marco Polo Reviews

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7 Ratings
Current Employee

"Most Amazing Experience of My Career"

Jan 25, 2022 - Director of Engineering


- Coworkers who care about you, not just what you do - Each person truly believes in the mission to bring people closer together - Remote from the ground up and has built up the right processes and


If you're someone who thrives in a structured environment with rigorous documentation of processes, you'll have some challenges being happy. Lots of emphasis on taking ownership and responsibility

Advice to Management

As we grow, we'll need to find ways to bring on less experienced people and help them be successful.
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Marco Polo Interviews

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  1. Senior Android Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    1) Intro call and practical technical interview question with engineer
    2) Behavioral interview with CEO
    3) Paid 2 week project working with actual team
    Great experience...This is the way interviewing should be done.

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Company Updates

June 23, 2022
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Why is a paid Marco Polo project worth your time? Call it a chemistry check As part of the Marco Polo job interview process, we ask every candidate to participate in a sample project with members of their prospective team. It’s understandable that this step might give you pause. After all, you’ve earned your credentials and competition for tech talent is fierce, especially now. So why would we ask for more of your valuable time when so many other companies are knocking at your door? You’re human, we’re human, and authentic connection matters Asking you to collaborate on a project with us is actually not about having you prove your worth. It’s more about discovering how it would feel to work together. Is there chemistry between us? Would you enjoy your team? Would you have fun and be challenged? These are questions every job candidate deserves the opportunity to answer for themselves before accepting an offer.
Why is a paid Marco Polo project worth your time? Call it a chemistry check
February 3, 2021
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In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses around the world to abruptly pivot to remote work. Many adjusted, but with costs, among them decreased engagement, loss of connection among coworkers, and loneliness. But having been fully distributed since the company set up shop in 2012, Marco Polo didn’t miss a beat. Even as we all navigated new routines, stopped working from our favorite coffee shops, cared for young kids suddenly home all day, and worried for loved ones, we maintained the cohesion and momentum necessary to successfully launch not one but two major products, Marco Polo Plus and Marco Polo Channels. “Our trust in each other sustained us and helped us grow stronger, making 2020 a year of unprecedented growth and increased connection,” Marco Polo CEO and Co-Founder Vlada Bortnik recalls in her end-of-year reflection. So what exactly makes “the remote thing” work so well for Marco Polo and by extension, nurture the company’s success? Check out our blog to learn what our team members had to say.
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The joy of working remotely at Marco Polo * Marco Polo Stories

Marco Polo Awards & Accolades

  • Great Places To Work CertifiedGreat Places To Work2021

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Does Marco Polo offer unlimited time off?

...They encourage time off for fun and mental health....

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Employees rate Marco Polo 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 37 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 93% of employees would recommend working at Marco Polo to a friend. This is based on 32 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

71% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Marco Polo as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.1 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Marco Polo.

88% of employees think that Marco Polo has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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