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OpenTable Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
About Us

We're a company all about powering great dining experiences. The world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, we have seated more than 1 billion diners since our inception (that's ... Read more

Mission: When you share an amazing meal with stupendous service, it’s something you remember. At OpenTable, we want to create lots of these memories. We’ve already made this happen with game-changing technology that connects millions of diners with restaurants all ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#25)

Company Updates

  • Meet OpenTable's New CEO Christa Quarles!

    The Priceline Group Appoints Christa Quarles CEO of OpenTable

    NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Priceline Group ( PCLN) today announced that Christa Quarles has been named Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable, effective immediately. Quarles has served as the Chief Financial Officer of OpenTable since May 2015 and as interim CEO since September of 2015 when former CEO Matt Roberts moved into the role of Chairman, OpenTable.

  • As we like to say at OpenTable, the table is just the start. Welcome to our new brand. 16 years old, so much goodness to come.

    OpenTable celebrates what brings people together

    As we launch our new brand at OpenTable, we wanted to share our story with the world. As you'll see, the table is just the start of what's ahead. Take a look.

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OpenTable – Why Work For Us?

"I love OpenTable!"

That's what we hear when people find out where we work.  And guess what?  We love OpenTable, too.

Work with us!

We create innovative technology to connect people and restaurants. Pull up a chair and join us.

When you share an amazing meal with superb service, it’s something you remember. At OpenTable, we want to create lots of these memories. We’ve already made this happen with industry-altering technology that connects millions of guests with restaurants all around the world. Now, we’re working to revolutionize the dining experience. We love what we do, and we can’t wait to show you what’s next.

Work in a great team environment to solve problems. 
Help restaurateurs grow their business. 
Bring great food and great products together. 
We want this to be the best meal of your life.

As part of the growing OpenTable team, you'll enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, a cool office space, awesome perks and fun employee events.  And giving back is important to us - we're proud to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, which is working to ensure that children get the healthy food they need, every day.

Want a seat at our table? If you're smart, creative, and excited about developing innovative technology that's changing the way people dine out, we'd like to meet you.

We love what can happen around the restaurant table...

Date night… birthday dinner… business lunch… brunch with old friends… Our mobile apps and websites help people find the table for every occasion. And our hospitality solutions for restaurants help them stay filled with happy customers. We’ve been transforming dining reservations since 1998, and we’re more excited than ever about the services we’re building for diners and restaurants. Our 800 plus colleagues around the world are dedicated to making it even easier to find the perfect restaurant – and experience great times around the table – wherever they may be.

undefinedOpenTable Headquarters

1 Montgomery Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104

If you are visiting our offices, please use the entrance at 120 Kearny Street.

Other United States office locations:

Chattanooga, TN 
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY

Other world office locations:

Frankfurt, Germany
London, United Kingdom
Mexico City, Mexico
Mumbai, India
Preston, Australia
Tokyo, Japan

We build products that people love. 

Millions of diners and thousands of restaurants around the world use our products. In Engineering at OpenTable, we take pleasure in Software Design. We believe that velocity comes from a commitment to clean code and solid engineering principles. We deliver innovative products through rapid, continuous development. We take ownership of our features from ideas to delivery — and would love to learn more about how you might contribute to our growing team.

We believe that design helps us understand the world. 

We’re reimagining how people discover and enjoy great restaurants across the world. At OpenTable, design is meaningful. It helps us understand the world around us. It brings delight to the ordinary. We’re a group of designers, writers and researchers who believe that good ideas come from everywhere and collaboration is our greatest tool. We leave our titles at the door and seek opportunities to help each other grow and learn new things daily.

Our product team builds solutions that enhance the magic of what can happen around a restaurant table. The OpenTable product development process is agile, but adapted to suit various teams. We are individual owners but collaborate as a team. We love our engineers and design teams, and work beside them every day. We are always on the lookout for our next challenge, and our walls are filled with mockups and inspiration.

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OpenTable Chief Executive Officer Christa Quarles
Christa Quarles
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    "Grab a seat at the table!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at OpenTable full-time (More than 5 years)


    I've worked at OpenTable for several years now, and it has been a real privilege to be a part of the growth this company has achieved in that time. Beyond our amazing products for restaurants and diners, what makes OpenTable special is the people. We are absolutely a company of foodies who work hard and eat well -- often at the same time. There's always someone to grab lunch with, terrific healthful snacks for employees, and treats from colleagues' latest travels on Steakman's (Yes, we have a bar in our marketing department!). There's a new focus on professional development and there are always opportunities to broaden your skill set if you're willing to take on new challenges. Management puts a true emphasis on work-life balance, and the company regularly celebrates team and individual accomplishments. Volunteering is important as the company values giving back -- and those outings are typically followed by great food and drink! There's a great deal of transparency around company goals, which I appreciate. And, as a diner and former restaurant professional, I really love the service and the product so it's incredibly cool to work for a brand you actually believe in.


    The growth we've achieved has definitely been accompanied by changes, and they haven't always been effortless to navigate -- when you staff up dramatically, for example, it can be hard to establish solid career paths. However, we have a super charged-up CEO who is really dialed in to those challenges and a solid P+C team, so I think we're moving in an exciting direction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to actively listen to team members.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at OpenTable (New York, NY).


    I applied online through LinkedIn, they kept me updated through emails until i was eventually sent an online test. This test was not only a personality quiz but also tested your memorization and typing skills. I then had a phone interview a few days later that went amazing! However, the hiring manager emailed me saying I did not get a second interview without any reasoning.

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OpenTable Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2016

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