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RealSelf Overview

Seattle, WA
201 to 500 employees
2006
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re smart, we’re fun, and we’re dedicated to a common goal of helping our community members make confident decisions. We respect our community and embrace the differences that make us human.

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Mission: Vision: RealSelf is the world's most trusted online destination for improving your body, face and smile.
We empower you to make smart decisions that lead to great experiences.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#17)

Company Updates

  • RealSelf Launches Beyond Scars: Healing Bodies. Restoring Lives. - A Global Effort To Address India's Burn Epidemic.
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    RealSelf Launches Beyond Scars: Healing Bodies. Restoring Lives. - A Global Effort To Address India's Burn Epidemic

    Currently, India possesses only seven surgical specialists per 100,000 people 3 and approximately three reconstructive plastic surgeons per 2 million people. 4 The RealSelf Beyond Scars program partners with ReSurge International , a nonprofit organization dedicated to building reconstructive surgical capacity in developing countries.

  • We are proud to launch the Reconstruct Your Narrative Campaign -a multi-channel marketing campaign to help women and men with breast cancer navigate their treatment options.You can view the first of 4 videos following Sara's journey here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQrpf. Be sure to visit our updated homepage, or http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQrp6 to view the latest content and use #realstories to join the conversation. #RealSelfEmployee

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RealSelf – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are

We’re a group with a wide range of backgrounds. From the arts to travel, philanthropy, technology, and more. We value diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives. Together, we’re dedicated to a common goal of bringing trust and authenticity to how people find cosmetic and elective treatments and providers.

If you think you can bring something new to our team, check out our careers page and let us know.

Opportunity

We are breaking new ground in the cosmetic and elective treatment space and are looking for super-talented, fun, creative, smart, open-minded people to join our team.

We’re always looking for original thinkers who challenge themselves and those around them. At RealSelf, you’ll hear a lot more yes than no. We want you to bring ideas to the table, and we give you the opportunity and resources to run with them.

Ready to make an impact?

How to get hired at RealSelf

We look for candidates that align well with our company values: Customer Centered, Real Time and One Team.

Are you eager to learn? Do you have a strong level of humility? Do you show empathy? Are you excited about solving unheard of problems? These are qualities we’re looking for, outside of what your resume tells us.

Working With US

Featured Roles and What They Do

RealSelf Advisor 

Our Account Executives serve as the initial business contact for the doctor client and are responsible for onboarding, engagement and upselling. Their focus is to consistently provide excellent customer service to accounts, as well as represent client needs and goals within the organization to ensure quality of service and retention.

Connect Assistant 

Our Customer Service Representatives not only work to connect customers with their chosen doctors, but also serve as a direct line to RealSelf customers. They gather customer feedback and use that rare insight to improve the service we provide as a team and company.

Software Engineer

Our Software Developers are the backbone of the organization, providing real-time value to users by consistently and rapidly shipping high-quality tests and features to our site and app. They collaborate daily with other Software Developers and product-focused contributors.

Our Teams

Sales

This team works to acquire, onboard, engage, upsell, and retain providers in order to support the RealSelf marketplace and revenue growth for the company.

Engineering

This team works to support and enable rapid, iterative product development, generate significant customer-centric learnings, and drive sustainable business growth through technology. They own the quality, stability, and iterative development methods for the software and technology that run RealSelf’s products and services.

Marketing

It is this team's responsibility to let the world know we're here to help with their aesthetic decisions, understand our customers in and out to ensure a great customer experience, and to make certain our customers have adequate provider options to select the clinician that's right for them.

People

This team exists to create a space - physical, mental, and emotional - in which people can be their best, most productive selves.  They are here to build a powerful team that equips people to own their performance, learning & development and career growth.

Finance

This team works to ensure appropriate resource allocation against strategic initiatives and support business in decision analysis (Financial Planning & Analysis) and to manage day-to-day business operations including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial accounting, reporting, systems, and tax (Accounting).

Product

This team works to define and execute product improvements to grow the business.

RealSelf Life

We not only understand you have a life outside of work, we want you to enjoy time away from work. From 401(k) contributions and personal development initiatives, to fully paid healthcare, generous PTO, and much more. We value our employees and make every effort to make your career fun and rewarding.

From our benefits and policies to our flexible working hours, it is clear that work-life balance is a priority at RealSelf. We’re proud to partner with Momseze, a new telehealth app that enables parents to connect immediately via video chat, text or voice with lactation consultants and other new baby support specialists 24/7, 365 days a year. All expectant parents at RealSelf will receive a gift package which includes a gift certificate for 3 month unlimited, on-demand visits with Momseze.

Giving Back

At RealSelf, giving back is not participating in one event a year. From our local giving program  that aims to make an impact in our community to our Fellowship program that brings care to those in need around the world. Giving back is part of the core of who we are.

Local Giving

RealSelf is committed to making an impact in our local Seattle community. Some of our efforts include hosting food and clothing drives, participating in neighborhood cleanup projects, volunteering in the Treehouse wearhouse and sorting food for Food Lifeline. We care about giving back and are constantly looking for ways to support our community.

Global

Partnership with ReSurge International: Burn Awareness and Treatment in India

  • Surgical Treatment and hands on training
  • Support for surgical treatment for 120 patients
  • Specialized and hands-on training to local surgical professionals

Partnership with Mission Restore: Women in Surgery & East Africa Regional Training

  • Sponsorship of the Women in Surgery Campaign
  • Educational scholarship for the first surgeon in Zambia (also a woman)
  • Sponsorship of the 2018 East Africa Regional Training

Fellowship

The RealSelf Fellowship awards funding to medical professionals who donate their time and expertise to deliver care and training in underserved communities around the world.

More than a dozen doctors have been named RealSelf Fellows and received aid for humanitarian medical trips around the world. From helping burn victims in Haiti to repairing cleft palates in Vietnam and so much more.

RealSelf Reviews

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    I worked at RealSelf full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly, I worked here for about two years and I was able to learn and grow so much within my role. Coming in at a point where there was fast growth, I was able to experience it with an amazing team and a wonderful manager. She taught me how to perform various functions of my job and the best part was giving me the ownership to manage these processes and find ways to improve them, or even create my own. Being able to manage my career is something that's not easily found at other jobs and it's something I definitely will miss. Also, the team morale is awesome. I was able to play with the soccer team, participated in bottle fridays, looked forward to the holiday parties and bust a break dance move or two, and got along with basically everyone at the company. Oh, and the snacks & coffee were awesome. I've never worked for a company that allows dogs in the office and provides pet insurance, takes the office out to sporting events in the Seattle area or other fun things, and so much more. This work/life balance is amazing as well.

    Cons

    I was fortunate enough to work for a fantastic finance team with a great manager, and the only cons I can think of were the rapid growth the company faced at times. With much work to do, there were only so many people able to do it all but a pro to add to this is that I was not alone through any of it. The major con is that no other company (at least that I can think of) will be able to top this so RS sets the bar super high. Other small cons include; some barking in the office and loud noise or heavy traffic when events go on at the stadiums nearby.

    Advice to Management

    Giving your employees ownership and letting their voices be heard will definitely benefit the team/company over time.

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RealSelf Photos

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RealSelf Interviews

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    Business Intelligence Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at RealSelf (Seattle, WA) in June 2018.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter after applying online. The process was a phone screen, discussing what I was looking for and giving me some background about the company, its mission, and some of the cool perks. After that, I got a take home technical screen; python and sql problems that took about 4 hours to complete. The exercises were not incredibly hard but solid enough to make you think about it. At no point did i have to do the dreaded whiteboard interview, which was great. I felt like I got to put my best effort forward on the tech screen. After I submitted my screen, I had a one hour conversation with the hiring manager. The conversation was personal and I felt like they made a real effort to get to know me, and understand what I found important. They Invited me to participate in an onsite loop at the office in pioneer square. They just moved to another floor in their building, so some of the cramped space comments looked to be alleviated. The office is very modern but also kinda cozy, with lots of communal space and it wasn't particularly loud. The loop had me meet with four people from different departments and the hiring manager. Each one was a little different, and I think the focus was simply to find out if I was the kind of person they wanted to work with. Again, not really any white-boarding, but some asked the standard behavioral questions, others asked a bit about the business model and some hypothetical business questions. The loop was about 3.5 hours, but everyone was on time and there wasn't any downtime, so it felt pretty quick. All in all the process is well managed, the recruiters are quick and communicative, and the interviewers were friendly, professional, and really excited about RealSelf.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions, SQL and Python take home assignment   Answer Question
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RealSelf Awards & Accolades

  • Seattle Business Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2018
  • Comparably Best Companies for Women, Comparably, 2017
  • Seattle Business Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2017
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2017, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Entrepreneur Top Company Culture Award, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2017
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