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Optimizely Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2010
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Optimizely is the world's leader in customer experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital ... Read more

Mission: Enable the world to turn data into action!

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Optimizely Reviews

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Optimizely CEO Jay Larson
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  • "Solid SaaS Growth Company and Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Optimizely full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Category defining, market leader
    - Amazing set of customers and successful outcomes with Optimizely's platform
    - Strong cultural values around transparency, leadership, diversity, collaboration
    - Love the people I work with. Smart, energetic, interesting, nice, and motivated
    - Best employee benefits I've had, 100% covered health/vision/dental for my family, quality lunch every day (better than other local company catering), unlimited PTO, 401k, wellness grant, commuter benefit....just awesome
    - I've had career success here, promoted twice in three years

    Cons

    - We're growing and desk space in the SF office is tight!
    - Experimentation will undoubtedly be a standard practice in the future, but it's still viewed by many large companies as a small practice within their digital strategy, so selling takes energy and hard work

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to improve cross-team collaboration, it will make us even better

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Optimizely Photos

Optimizely photo of: The office had a blast on Halloween yesterday!
Optimizely photo of: VP of Product, Claire Vo, is all smiles at the Women In Tech Summit!
Optimizely photo of: Optimizely was proud to sponsor Captial Factory's Women In Tech Summit!
Optimizely photo of: VP of Product, Claire Vo, at Capital Factory's Women In Tech Summit! #CFWomenInTech
Optimizely photo of: Celebrating an amazing Opticon 2018!
Optimizely photo of: Our Software Engineer Intern, Briceida Mariscal, starting the dance circle at NextPlay's Black History Month Jam Session!
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Optimizely Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Optimizely (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I applied for a backend engineer position. Technical phone screen followed by onsite.

    Spoke to a hiring manager before technical interviews, but the manager wasn't from the team I was interviewing for. He wrote a coding problem on whiteboard, went out of room, and came back after 10 minutes to tell me his time is up.

    Other coding interviews were pretty straightforward, except that one of the interviewers (also from a different team) kept insisting I write front-end code which I know very little about.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the interviewers (from a different team) kept insisting I write front-end code which I know very little about.   Answer Question
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Optimizely Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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