Meet OpenTable's New CEO Christa Quarles!—30+ days ago
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 ...
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Meet OpenTable's New CEO Christa Quarles!
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. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfL4
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.
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.
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.