Mission: To build the simplest and most trusted marketplace to buy and sell locally. That ambition entails innovation and problem-solving in every aspect of the business, and we're building world-class teams to help us reimagine commerce on a local scale.
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We are beyond excited to be just a few shorts weeks away from the big move to our new HQ next door! We're more than doubling our HQ size and the headcount is growing with it!
OfferUp is on a mission to build the simplest, most trustworthy way to buy and sell locally. That ambition entails innovation and problem-solving in every aspect of the business, and we're building world-class teams to help us reimagine commerce on the local scale. Now the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers, our free app for iOS and Android brings millions of people together to discover the value right where they are.
- List an item for sale using a phone or tablet in as little as 30 seconds
- Browse images of thousands of items nearby
- Search items by category or location
- View profiles and ratings to learn more about other buyers and sellers
- Send messages securely within the app without ever exchanging personal information
Our work to build a marketplace that helps people and communities succeed is just beginning. If you believe there is a better way to buy and sell and have a brilliant perspective on the best way to get there, join us in Bellevue, WA!
At the best companies in the world, work and life aren't just balanced, they're blended. Our meetups and events help keep our #neighborly culture strong.
Located right outside of downtown Bellevue, and just 15 minutes from downtown Seattle, we are a passionate and driven team consisting of people from all walks of life; yoga instructors, artists, writers, engineers, tech hobbyists, entrepreneurs, musicians, and runners united by a passion to change the world of peer-to-peer commerce in a way that has never been done before.
We are a company where work/life balance is a huge part of our culture. We frequently combine the two for happy hours, meetups, hackathons, game nights, retreats, movies, and family events, sometinmes including our own bouncy house!
We're extremely proud of the impact OfferUp makes for our amazing community members across the country.
I have been working at OfferUp full-time (More than a year)
OfferUp has a ton of potential, it is a huge marketplace with a ton of engagement. The workplace is fun and communicative. I personally feel challenged at work and pushed to do more.
I also enjoy the startup feeling where things are NOT figured out and we're frequently asked to iterate on process or change things altogether.
Another plus is the culture - people are fantastic and they are good people moving towards a common goal of improving communities and providing a marketplace for people who have different needs (than your amazon prime needs).
There is a lot of change, and sometimes it is unnecessary and reactionary.
A lot of people are not used to startups that work here and therefore people can be uneasy about this change, and direction.
Advice to Management
Trust your people, do not assume things, instead seak to udnwerstand what is happening and talk to those people you have hired. If there is a problem have an active dialogue, do not assume you know the answer and have a solution. You have done a great job by hiring experts in areas that you're not an expert in - talk to these people and come to conclusions together.
I applied online. I interviewed at OfferUp (Bellevue, WA) in August 2017.
The process had 1 phone interview followed by a onsite interview. The phone interview was easy with a simple coding question and few questions related to domain knowledge. It went well and I was invited to come onsite. During onsite recruiter mentioned that lot of things have changed after the initial phone interview. I did not get that and went on to give interviews. There were actually 5 rounds - 2 coding, 1 behavioral, 2 -domain knowledge. Although the interviews were easy, the interviewers were not at all interested in taking the interviews. One interviewer gave the problem and got busy with his phone. Another interviewer came 20 mins late and just asked about my background. I did not like the way I was treated during my onsite interview. After a week, I received the feedback from the recruiter. She mentioned that although I did well in the technical rounds, they did not find a cultural fit. I don't know what type of culture they are following when their interviewers do not know the interview disciplines. Later I came to know from one of the inside sources that they had already hired someone before interviewing me and had closed the position. They didn't even inform me about that. They were just wasting my time doing time pass interviews. Overall a bad experience.