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
The culture here is very collaborative and mission driven. It feels like everyone is bought into the vision of the company, which makes it easy to come into work everyday and move the needle. This, to me, is evidenced by the tenure of much of the management and the quality of work that is done in many departments, especially product and engineering. Recently, the company has put a huge focus on culture and employee performance, which has been a breathe of fresh air to know that good work equates to career growth and rewards.
For a company that focuses on food and dining, some more perks to that end would feel more appropriate (but I guess not necessary). I would have more here but the company has been proactive about addressing issues and mine have been.
Advice to Management
Let's leverage our value of hospitality and ingrain it more deeply into our culture. More company events/activities/initiatives that bring different departments together.
I applied online. I interviewed at OpenTable in July 2017.
Submitted my resume through the OpenTable web portal after finding the job posting on Indeed.com. (No cover letter.) Got an invitation for a phone screen a couple weeks later. Did the phone screen, it went pretty well. Got asked questions like "Why do you want this job?" and "Do you use OpenTable?", the usual. Then the interviewer told me that they would set me up on the next interview and explicitly told me to ping them by the end of the week if I had not heard back from them. Friday rolled around, heard nothing. Monday, nothing. Gave the benefit of the doubt but didn't want to seem like I had forgotten about it so I emailed and gave a nudge. Nothing. Followed by nothing. Very strange experience.