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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

  • New blog post! We interviewed Executive Director, Jessica Norouzi, to learn more about Seattle Central College and how companies like RealSelf can best support their efforts. #realselfgives #realselflife

    RealSelf Local Giving Spotlight: An interview with Seattle Central Foundation Executive Director Jessica Norouzi | What we're about.

    To continue our series on Giving at RealSelf, and take this opportunity to also do another interview with a badass woman in leadership, I was thrilled to sit down with Jessica Norouzi to learn more about her work and the impact of the foundation on our community here in Seattle.

  • RealSelf marched at Pride this year. Read more about it on the blog! #realselflife #oneteamwithpride #realselfpride

    One Team With Pride | What we're about.

    For the second year in a row, RealSelf employees across the company gathered in downtown Seattle with friends and families (and pups!) to celebrate in Seattle's Pride Parade. As with most good Sundays, it started with mimosas and breakfast goodies.

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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 have been working at RealSelf full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The item which I joined by remains the same so far & is still the strongest reason I could give to work here: People & the company seem to genuinely care/respect your life outside of work. It might be an offshoot of the company's focus, but there's a recurring feeling of the focus being on people & solving social problems vs. seeing things as process & technology-first.

    It never feels like hours-in-seat are the metric people are watching for above all else (the office is a ghost town by 6pm), it's easy enough to work remotely to avoid disruption when you have an appointment or the like, there isn't the same Alpha Macho tone you can see at times in the industry, I see strong support for families...
    Ultimately, it's somewhere I feel like I can work at long-term without constantly worrying that the other shoe is about to drop, and that goes a long ways for letting me just focus on what I'm supposed to be doing.

    Also, points for noticing when the company was going to go through a social inflection point from "small & scrappy startup where everybody can know everybody else" to "large enough to need defined roles" and hiring on a team to smooth out that transition. I've seen startups run into a lot of trouble at that point, and this was the smoothest I've ever seen that go.

    Cons

    Balancing "best practices" vs. immediate benefit is always tricky. Even as much as the company has grown, there's still way more each person/team in Product/Engineering could be doing at any given time than there is space to pick each potential item up. As a result, there's always the tradeoff of "does this move the metrics? If not, what's the tangible value of it?", which while necessary does occasionally leave some longing for "doing things right", so to speak.

    The flip side to being focused on social problems & business framing is that tech decisions are very pragmatic. This works well for me, but if you're looking for a space to work on cutting-edge "ML + Blockchain + React" type greenfield projects, you'll probably end up bored.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting in people & giving them space to ferret out what they think is important, when possible. The staff share a strong interest in the company's goal, and having a correction mechanism for someone to be able to go "This was mis-weighted & I'm pretty sure fixing this one thing will make things better if I just had the time" can let off a lot of the tension that builds between harnessed idealism & business pragmatism

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RealSelf Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at RealSelf (Seattle, WA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, 2 days after got a recruiter email, then she emailed me a case study to be finished within 5 days after I opened it. After I submitted it, I was notified that I passed the round and could speak with an analyst in the team. After the phone call we scheduled an onsite interview two weeks later.
    Since I was not a local candidate, Realself generously covered all my airfare, food, transportation and hotel to fly me in and interview me. The interview was a full afternoon including 5 interviews with 5 different people. After all the interviews, my recruiter came in and introduced the benefits (which are pretty decent). 3 business days later I got the email of interview result.

    Overall, Realself interview process is my favorite among all my other interviews. Recruiter professionalism is a top-notch. (God I wish more companies could hire recruiters like Realself!) Interviewers were so friendly and welcoming that it makes my other interviews with other companies a bit harsh (not blaming Realself here). They even prepared a goodie bag for interviewees including a tumbler, a notebook, peppermint ,a Starbucks gift card and a donation to charity in the name of the candidate!

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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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