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Redfin Overview
Seattle, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Redfin is a next-generation real estate brokerage with the mission to redefine real estate in the customer's favor through a combination of technology and service. Redfin has an award-winning website and mobile apps, as well as real estate agents who are paid a ... Read more

Mission: Redfin is real estate redefined.

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Redfin – Why Work For Us?

12 reasons to work for Redfin

  • Make An Impact 

At Redfin, you can help fundamentally change the way people buy and sell homes. You'll do work  that matters and be part of something much bigger than just a job.

  • Innovation Encourage

We believe taking risks is precisely what leads to innovation. The only bad idea is the one left unsaid, so let the ideas flow freely. We're all ears.

  • Build A Thing Of Beauty

Thanks to the intuitive website and mobile apps built by our engineers and unparalleled service from Redfin Agents, 97% of customers would recommend Redfin to a friend.

  • Enjoy Perks Aplenty

Catered lunches. Amazing benefits. Gorgeous offices. Competitive compensation and incentives. We want our employees to be happy, healthy, and rewarded.

  • We Have Fun

From ping-pong tournaments and happy hours to group runs and Xbox throw-downs, you'll build camaraderie with co-workers through a variety of fun activities.

  • We Live Our Values

Curious. Fearless. Mission-driven. We're proud to live our values every day. Are you caring, humble, fun, and genuine? You'll fit right in.

  • Keep Redfin Weird

From creating award-winning documentaries to performing in rock bands and even launching their own startups, Redfin employees are a wellspring of creativity outside the office, too.

  • Learn From The Best

You'll work with people who challenge and inspire you, and stretch your thinking with in-house workshops and hackathons. We believe in giving our employees what they need to grow.

  • A Mission That Matters

We're transforming a $60 billion industry and empowering consumers. From the technology we build to the brokerage services we provide, we make real estate better for everyone.

  • We Work Smarter

We constantly find new ways to make real estate processes faster and more efficient. We're data whisperers coaxing truth from raw numbers and using it to up our game.

  • Customers Come First

We're customer advocates and transparent truth-tellers. Forget pushy sales. It's not about closing a deal; it's about doing right by our customers.

  • Mega Growth Potential

We're a pre-IPO company that's growing fast, and now is your chance to come along for the ride. You'll learn, you'll grow, you'll reap the rewards. That's the Redfin way.

Our mission is to reinvent real estate in the consumer’s favor.

Redfin got its start inventing map-based search. 

Everyone told us the easy money was in running ads for traditional brokers, but we couldn’t stop thinking about how different real estate would be if it were designed from the ground up, using technology and totally different values, to put customers first. 

So we joined forces with agents who wanted to be customer advocates, not salesmen. 
Since these were our own agents, we could survey each customer on our service and pay a bonus based on the review.  We deepened our technology beyond the initial search to make the home tour, the listing debut, the escrow process, the whole process, faster, easier and worry-free. And we gave customers more value, not just by saving each thousands in fees, but by investing in every home we sell, by measuring our performance and improving constantly. 

This is how real estate would be if it were designed just for you, because, well, it was.

A Different Kind of Startup

We're using technology to shake up a $60 billion industry and revolutionize the way people buy and sell homes. Are you in?

A Different Kind of Brokerage

We believe real estate should be built on exceptional client service and advocacy, and we need passionate agents like you to advance our vision.

A Different Kind of Brokerage

We believe real estate should be built on exceptional client service and advocacy, and we need passionate agents like you to advance our vision.


Do work that matters.

Prepare to dive headfirst into solving our toughest problems as we reinvent a $60 billion industry. Unleash your brilliance on revolutionary products that'll actually ship. And go all in at our Hackathon, a full-throttle throw-down in which engineers dream up new site features and code them to life within hours.

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    It's great working for a company with a mission to do something great - in this case, making home buying and selling better for the consumer. It's also awesome for the employee - your coworkers, the culture, opportunities for growth... every day is a fun challenge.


    This is only a con if you don't like change. We are always looking for ways to do things better, which often leads to changing the way something might be done. If you're not into that, this won't be for you. If you are into constant improvement, it's no issue.

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Redfin Interviews

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    Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Average Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Redfin (San Francisco, CA) in February 2017.


    Contacted by 3rd party recruiter, followed by a 90 minutes phone screen by hiring manager, followed by another 30 minutes phone screen by the same hiring manager. The interview was not technical but around how you operate as a software manager. My perception was that even though RedFin has an interesting business model, it is overstaffed for what it needs to build.

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioral. Type of questions: What are your strengths? What are your weakness? How do you motivate high performer? Give me an example where you disagreed with someone in product? Tell me about a project where you made a significant change to an existing process? etc.

      They never bothered to give me any feedback.  
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Redfin Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Executive Excellence Awards - CEO of the Year, Seattle Business Magazine, 2017
  • 40 Under 40 Awards - Bridget Frey, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2016
  • Top Workplaces 2016, The Washington Post, 2016
  • GeekWire Awards Finalist - Geekiest Office Space, Geekwire, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, The Baltimore Sun, 2016
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