Mission: Our mission is to champion the world's returned and excess goods, create unmatched value and power the future of sustainable commerce. Through our cloud-based, multi-channel selling technology, online remarketing expertise and full suite of business intelligence ...
Customers’ preferences are changing; as eCommerce grows, consumers return more products and in-store inventory stockpiles. Brands need to tap into a hidden asset to stay ahead—returned and excess inventory.
As traditionally managed, these overstocked or returned goods are often lost, abused, or discarded.
We want to connect those goods to their next best home, in a way that makes most sense for the buyer, the seller, and the planet.
We’re envisioning a different future, one in which products have longer lifecycles, brands leverage new sources of revenue, and consumers get steals on stuff they want. And we’re helping make that a reality.
Our company was founded by two scrappy entrepreneurs with an ambitious idea. Since then, we have evolved from a small storefront to a three-office, two-warehouse company.
To this day, we are driven by a passionate leadership team committed to that vision—revolutionizing the returns industry while building sustainable commerce.
We’re revolutionizing an industry, and we need extraordinary people on board to build something great. Our business thrives when we work together. Together, we solve large challenges in the retail world and cut brands’ carbon footprints.
And together, we have created a tight-knit community, from volunteer outings to craft lunches to ping pong tournaments. At Optoro, we believe that your coworker can be both your brainstorming sounding board and your karaoke duet partner.
Take time when you need it
We offer flexible paid time off, no matter what. We all work hard to get things done, and we recognize the importance of time out, whether that means climbing the Alps or taking a restful nap at home. Feeling under the weather? Have a little one on the way? We make sure you have paid sick and parental leave, too.
Maintain your wellness
We’re committed to keeping you healthy, in all ways. We offer health, dental, vision, and life insurance to keep you covered. Our bike storage room and monthly commuter stipend make it easy to get to work with no hassle. Don’t forget the building gym, regular yoga sessions, and in-office meditation room, helping you maintain your wellness, both physical and mental.
Share your impact together
Giving back is in our DNA, and we believe all our employees should get involved. From serving at soup kitchens to gardening local food, we pair with local organizations in the community to help others while spending time as a team.
Grow alongside the company
We know our business is nothing without our employees, and we want to invest in you as much as you invest in us. We offer robust stock option plans to demonstrate this commitment. And we allocate professional development budgets and host skills-based seminars—from Excel training to managing up—so you can always keep learning on the job.
I have been working at Optoro full-time (More than a year)
I work with smart, interesting, and fun people every day. I have the opportunity to tackle both business and environmental problems. Tons of other perks like beautiful office, cold brew, rooftop, etc... The flexible WFH/PTO policy is also quite generous. I feel so lucky to be working here while we are in this growth period!
I think the (small) problems are typical of any fast growing start-up, like figuring out ways to share information, collaborate across teams, and so on. Definitely making steps in the right direction though.
Advice to Management
Keep up the great work - we appreciate it :)
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Optoro (Washington, DC) in March 2017.
Skype call with Director of Engineering, a take home assignment that took four hours, and an in-person interview where I met a Product Manager, the CTO, the Director of Engineering, and a Principle Developer. At the in-person we reviewed my homework assignment.