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Postmates Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2011
Company - Private
Express Delivery Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Postmates is transforming the way goods move around cities by enabling anyone to have anything delivered on-demand. Postmates’ revolutionary Urban Logistics platform connects customers with local couriers who can deliver anything sold in any store or restaurant in ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be the on-demand delivery infrastructure for every major city in the world.

Company Updates

  • We asked some of our recent hires what they love about working at Postmates so far and the responses say it all. "The level of talent. There are some super smart people here. I've learned so much in the past few months. Curiosity is encouraged." -Isaac P. "The people! I love my new team members and am looking forward to the day when we're all back in the office together." -Brenna B. #PeopleofPostmates #InsidePostmates

  • Joining Postmates as an engineer gives you the chance to be part of an enormous opportunity in the logistics space. Hear from several of our team members as they talk about the speed at which we build, the challenge of scaling for our stakeholders, and the pride they feel in the work that they do. Postmates is changing delivery for good. Come join us!

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Postmates – Why Work With Us?


 

Postmates Corporate HQ is changing delivery for good. While you may know us as the clever brand loved by celebrities and millennials, we are so much more. We are industry-first leaders in the modern logistics space, creating groundbreaking tech products that positively impact millions of customers, merchants and gig-economy workers as well as the underserved in the communities where we work. How will you help us change delivery for good?


Engineering at Postmates

We're building groundbreaking tech solutions that power our revolutionary logistics platform to help connect millions of customers with their favorite merchants every day. We’re tackling some of the most complex technical challenges in the modern logistics space to unlock opportunities that positively impact the local businesses we serve and the communities we live in.


Postmates X

At Postmates X, we are reimagining how things move in cities. Serve, our personable sidewalk delivery robot, is our vision for the future of delivery. It’s designed to take deliveries away from congested streets and onto underutilized alleys and sidewalks, to save energy, reduce emissions, reduce traffic, and make deliveries faster and cheaper. Why move two-pound burritos with two-ton cars?

Unlocking Local Goodness

We built Civic Labs to amplify our positive impact on the people and merchants that we work with everyday. We believe in the importance of unlocking all the good our communities inherently possess while uncovering innovative solutions to everyday problems. Together, we can be a force for change.

Eliminating Food Waste

The simple truth is that access to healthy, nutritious food on a regular basis is currently not possible for more than 75% of Americans. And we believe that access to healthy food should be a right, not a privilege.

Wasted food is the single biggest occupant in American landfills. With so much excess food going to the wrong places, we joined the FoodFight! coalition and built a first of its kind product that allows our restaurant partners to utilize the Postmates API platform to deliver excess food to local shelters. This ensures not only a zero-waste solution, but a sustainable loop.

Fostering Community Engagement

Postmates is a proud partner of Pledge 1%, a global movement dedicated to creating a new normal in which giving back is integrated into the DNA of all companies. Every team member at Postmates is paid to give back through volunteer opportunities at non-profits, schools, and shelters at local team-building events, or at organizations they’ve built long-standing relationships with.

Postmates Reviews

  • Featured Review

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    "Exciting work and opportunities to grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Postmates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm on the X team, which is sort of like a smaller startup within Postmates, so your experience may be different.

    I joined remotely during Covid going on, and so far I've been enjoying the work very much. My team is awesome and super supportive, it's actually surprising seeing the things you see on Glassdoor and Blind.

    The work so far has been technically challenging as well interesting. I've learned so much in the time I've been here and have been able to grow skills in areas that I lacked while working at my previous job.

    HQ has also been recently hiring a lot of new people, and a bunch of them seem like really strong hires.

    Cons

    There's lots of work and we're moving super fast. It's expected since X is a smaller startup within Postmates, but sometimes it can be a bit hard to keep up with all the projects going on. There's also tech debt that we need to start addressing as we grow in complexity

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Postmates Photos

Postmates photo of: Postmates X team with Serve, our personable sidewalk delivery robot.
Postmates photo of: You bread-a-believe we’re celebrating National Bagel Day!!
Postmates photo of: Thank you to our Nashville employees who delivered Thanksgiving baskets to housebound seniors through FiftyForward and Meals on Wheels!
Postmates photo of: Congrats to our soccer team who won their co-ed corporate league!
Postmates photo of: Monster, proudly sporting his crocodile costume, is our winner of the Cutest Animal Halloween Costume Award!
Postmates photo of: Best Work BFFs Costume Winners: Our amazing Events Team!
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Postmates Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Postmates (San Francisco, CA) in August 2019.

    Interview

    The best onsite experience I've ever had - from the recruiters, engineers to the engineer manager. It was clear the recruiter had paid a lot of attention to the entire process and iterated on making it as good as possible. All the technical problems were interesting because they were rooted in actual problems, most of which Postmates engineers have encountered. It was challenging, but also educational. Anything I did not fully understand, the interviewing engineer patiently explained. It was clear the engineering culture has improved a lot compared to previous reviews (or at least this team is an anomaly).

    Manager reached out on LinkedIn (Support team).

    Interview Questions

    • Data Structures & Algs problems rooted in problems that Postmates engineers have faced. Bug Bash, Front-end problem, API problem, System Design. Won't go into specifics because of NDA   Answer Question
    • Cultural questions about customer-obsession, impact of my work, and how I prioritize what to work on.   1 Answer
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Postmates Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Built In Seattle, 2019
  • Innovator Award, Dev/Mission, 2019
  • Postmates Serve - Meal Delivery, Modernized, Time's 100 Best Inventions, 2019
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