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Return Path Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Return Path, we know email. Through the Return Path Data Exchange, we've brought together the world's most comprehensive source of data from the email ecosystem. We partner with more than 70 providers of mailbox and security solutions ... Read more

Mission: Return Path is the expert in deliverability. Every day, our customers trust our data and insights to help them optimize their email marketing. Partnered with best-in-class email service providers, we help marketers take their email programs to the next level by driving more ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our accounting team is the pun-nest! We love their sense of humor, and appreciated learning more about their department in a recent Monday Madness session.

  • We welcomed CEO Matt Blumberg back from his well-earned sabbatical. We said aloha with matching Hawaiian shirts in true Matt style!

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Return Path – Why Work For Us?


Welcome to Return Path!

Prepare to be challenged, inspired, rewarded, and transformed. We expect you to give us your best every day, and you can expect the same from us. In exchange for your talent, your energy, and your unique contributions, we will strive to offer you the best employment experience of your career. This means competitive pay and benefits. It means offering the freedom and flexibility to create your ideal experience inside and outside the office. It means that we are constantly looking for ways to help you up your game, and grow as a professional and as a person.

We offer a work environment where dreaming up new paths forward is more important than following old formulas; where you can enjoy being part of a thriving company full of smart, hard-working, innovative, and passionate people; and where your managers are committed to your growth as well as ours.

We want you to be engaged and satisfied while you’re here, and we want you to be part of our longterm plans. So we offer an array of programs to empower you to acquire new skills, develop as a leader, and chart a career that will make your friends envious and your family proud. We invest a lot of time and energy toward helping you achieve whatever Return Path career makes the most sense for you.

We trust you. We’ve designed our benefits, processes, and guidelines to increase your freedom wherever possible. Because everyone is unique, we don’t have one-size-fits-all solutions. The bottom line: At Return Path you can create your own adventure.

New York – Corporate HQ
3 Park Ave, 41st Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-905-5500

Colorado
8001 Arista Place, Suite 300
Broomfield, CO 80021
Phone: 303-999-3100

California
WeWork - Valley Towers
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-328-5000

Texas
101 W 6th Street, Suite 800
Austin, TX 78701

Indiana
10 W Market Street, Suite 2900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-315-1460

Canada
180 John Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1X5
Phone: 647-475-5500

United Kingdom
Level 3, 20 Eastbourne Terrace
Paddington, London
W2 6LG, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 (0) 207 479 8800

France
171 Avenue Charles de Gaulle
92200 Neuilly sur Seine, France
Phone: +33 1 41 43 29 80

Germany

WeWork - Stadthaus
Axel Springer Platz 3
20355 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 822 138-239

Australia
Level 7, Suite 7.03, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 8188 8700

Brazil
Rua dos Pinheiros, 1040 – 8º andar – Pinheiros
São Paulo – SP – Cep 05422-002
Phone: +55 11 3740 8300

Our Path is to go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty for Everyone


Owners

Thinking like owners means we step back to work OTB. We exercise great judgment about where we invest our time and our money, and we challenge colleagues at any level when things don’t make sense. We like to aim high and be bold. We aren’t afraid to take risks and make mistakes in order to create something new or improve upon something. We learn fast from both our successes and our failures.

Unconventional

There’s no shortage of characters here. We are sometimes quirky, sometimes dry, often opinionated, frequently funny, but we always have the purpose of making each other, our company and our clients successful. We aren’t a traditional “work hard, play hard” culture, but we do like to have fun together and make each other laugh.

Results Oriented

We set a high bar for ourselves in order to deliver high quality products and services. We deliver what we say we will for clients and partners and aim to go beyond what is expected. This means taking ownership for and standing by our results, while never settling for anything less. High performance is driven by smart, hard working, dedicated team members. High performance is enabled by great managers who provide direction and feedback. Without high performance, nothing else matters.

People First

With high performance comes an immense amount of investment in being a great place to work that develops its people. We don’t check our personal lives at the door of the office, and we don’t check our work lives at the door of home. High performers need a lot of freedom and flexibility in order to do their best, most creative work. We are an informal organization where everyone is open, accessible, and responsive. We trust and believe in our people to do great things and treat everyone with respect whether they have been here for one day or ten years. We believe that when people are challenged, supported and rewarded, this will show in their work. We also recognize that high performers need time and space to recharge their batteries, develop as professionals, and have full and rich lives outside of work. Most important, we want to inspire our people to do the best work they can do, rather than control them.

Agile

We respond to the needs of our very dynamic market. Our customers have always led us to our best solutions. We also work flexibly and aren’t hemmed in by plans if circumstances on the ground change and call for something else.

Transparent

We share information about the company’s strategy, performance, and financials so people can make good decisions every day. We provide regular and honest feedback about performance (both good and bad) so both the company and individuals can amplify successes and quickly course-correct problems. No one should be surprised to be fired, and no one should be surprised when someone resigns.

Helpful

We never shy away from asking questions, and we always leap to answer them. We enable our colleagues to do their best work by providing them with context, history, or details. We help others even when it has nothing to do with our own job. We enable smart decisions for our clients.

Appreciative

We appreciate the contributions of all of our stakeholders—ourselves, our customers, and our shareholders. We give credit where credit is due. There’s no such thing as a thankless task here. We take pride in our company and what we have achieved together. We are thankful for the teams that have made, and continue to make Return Path great. We appreciate our clients and the things we have helped them accomplish. We are grateful for the financial sponsorship of our investors over the course of more than a decade. We believe that a positive attitude makes a huge difference in business performance.

Business Focused

The business is the boss here - we put the needs of the business ahead of our own needs and politics. We expect and assume positive intent from our colleagues at every turn. We do the right thing, even if it means going beyond what is written on paper.

Collaborative

We solve problems together. We keep our commitments and communicate diligently when we can’t. We are always looking for ways to improve and therefore challenge complacency, mediocrity, and decisions that don’t make sense.

Data Driven

We are a data-driven organization and seek to make decisions based on facts at every turn. We also avoid leaping to conclusions when we can start a conversation with a common set of agreed on data. As a learning organization, we first “look in the mirror” to see what we could do differently before approaching others with criticism. We approach topics with intellectual curiosity and seek answers when we don’t know something, when things go right, and when things go wrong.

Equal in Opportunity

Differences in background, experience, and thought in our employee population contribute to the best business outcomes for us as a company. We have a strong commitment to being a welcoming environment for candidates and employees that appreciates and maximizes the talents of all employees. We value our employees’ different backgrounds including differences in gender, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious and political views, nationality, age, and socioeconomic status.


Return Path has partnered with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a not-for-profit community of more than 300 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and other not-for-profits organizations working to increase women’s participation in technology and computing. Return Path has an internal committee that meets regularly to discuss and implement initiatives that support our NCWIT partnership. If this is something you’re interested in, speak with a member of the Performance Team.

Because we believe that engaged, fulfilled, and healthy people achieve more, professionally and personally, we take a holistic approach to rewarding our employees. Depending on your role, your performance, and business results, we offer base salary, commission, bonus, stock options, paid time off, great work environment, flexible work arrangements, career paths, and more. Each year you will receive a total rewards statement that summarizes the financial and non-financial investment that Return Path makes in you.

We’ve worked hard to create an environment that you want to come to every day. No matter where you’re located, you’ll find an open workspace, lots of room for collaboration (meeting rooms, labs, cafés), and friendly people. We know brilliant minds get hungry so we provide snacks, drinks, and the occasional lunch or happy hour.

In our larger offices, you might find yoga classes or a masseuse onsite; some field teams for softball, bowling, kickball; some of our people get together for videogames or sword fighting. If your favorite activity isn’t on the list, help us start the group!

Did you know that the average person spends over 2,000 hours of the year at work? Considering that’s more than you’ll spend with your family, the office had better be a great place. At Return Path we believe that success begins and ends with the people who work here—like you. We do our best to foster an environment where you can thrive. We want to make sure that you’re taken care of and feel appreciated so that you can let your passion out and do amazing things. It’s that simple.

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    Pros

    First and foremost, you'll never forget what it's like to work for a company that truly values people first and gives ample opportunity and autonomy to grow and succeed to establish a true career, not just a job.

    Amazing in office perks like fully stocked kitchen, massage, yoga, and catered lunches and a game room to blow off some steam in addition to work/life balance benefits such as working from home and an unlimited vacation policy.

    The people at RP are one of the best perks of all though -- intelligent and genuinely nice people you want to be around and learn from.

    Cons

    This isn't a con (I legitimately could not think of any), but you have to be comfortable with change just given the marketing technology landscape and its constant evolution. "Change is inevitable but growth is optional." Treat all change as an opportunity to grow and you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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Return Path Photos

Return Path photo of: 2017 Unroadshow
Return Path photo of: Team Bondi showing off their EmailDNA tees
Return Path photo of: The team behind our recent fundraising efforts for nonprofit A Precious Child
Return Path photo of: The Return Path booth at Connections 2018
Return Path photo of: Pride Month Swag
Return Path photo of: Learning CPR Just in Case
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Return Path Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Return Path (Broomfield, CO) in July 2016.

    Interview

    This was the longest interview process I've ever gone through. Prepare for the long haul! First, I had a phone screen with the recruiter. Then, a phone interview with the hiring manager. Then, an in-person interview with three people - two peers and one VP. Finally, I had to do a sales pitch via Google Hangouts with two people in sales management. The whole process was lengthy but I think by having such an intensive interview process, RP knew exactly what they would be getting if they hired me, and I knew exactly what I would be getting into if I accepted the offer. It was thorough, and at the time I kept wishing it was shorter and that I got an offer sooner, but in the long run, they do it the right way.

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Return Path Awards & Accolades

  • Best Medium Workplaces(#4), Great Place to Work Institute, 2013
  • Best Companies to Work for in Colorado (Medium), ColoradoBiz, 2013
  • 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials, Fortune, 2015
  • 25 Best Medium-Size Companies to Work For(2), Fortune, 2014
  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado, Built in Colorado, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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