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Riskified Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
2013
Company - Private
Research & Development
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Riskified is the world's leading eCommerce fraud-prevention company. We use cutting-edge technology, machine learning algorithms, and behavioral analytics to outsmart eCommerce fraud and help our merchants grow. Riskified has reviewed hundreds of millions of ... Read more

Riskified – Why Work For Us?


Our Story

Riskified was founded in 2012, creating a solution that uses cutting-edge, multistack technology to combat online fraud.

Relying on their own personal experience in the Payments and Fintech industry, our co-founders Eido Gal and Assaf Feldman identified a core problem with the way eCommerce businesses approached payments and fraud; merchants often over-decline online transactions to proactively keep fraud rates low.

However, this stops purchases from good customers and prevents long term growth. Riskified pioneered a business model that  aligns our goals with our merchants' goals. 

By guaranteeing approved transactions, we turn fraud prevention into a new source of  revenue by eliminating false positive declines and enabling safe expansion to new markets.

Riskified has become a best-practice solution adopted by some of the world’s biggest eCommerce brands like Wish, Prada, Samsung, Peloton, Swarovski, and more. 

We are now a 300-person team between our offices in Tel Aviv and New York City. 

What We Do


We leverage advanced data science research, machine-learning algorithms, and multistack behavioral technology to weed out fraudulent orders while enabling merchants to fulfill a higher percentage of legitimate orders. And we guarantee our work. Our eCommerce fraud-prevention solution includes a 100% chargeback protection guarantee on every order we approve, allowing our merchants to sell with confidence. Merchants working with Riskified see increased revenue and protection from loss, while their customers have a seamless shopping experience.

Work With Us

The Riskified team is made up of highly intelligent, dedicated, and friendly team members, all working together, no matter their role. 

Riskified is growing fast and working with some of the biggest names in eCommerce. As the company achieves its goals, that success is shared with all employees. There is a constant feeling of forward movement and evolution, which makes for a fast-paced and exciting atmosphere. New ideas are encouraged and every team member’s contributions and ideas are valued. Team members at Riskified truly have the opportunity to work hard and create their own path within the company.

Our team members hail from all over the world and are some of the brightest minds in their fields. People work closely together, sharing their knowledge, and are constantly learning from one another. If you ask questions, speak up, and communicate what you are passionate about, people will listen.

We are 300 team members between our offices in Tel Aviv and New York City. We’re looking for bright, driven, and passionate people to grow with us.

Meet The Team

Merrin Trombka, Account Executive  

Merrin Trombka was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She majored in Economics at Columbia University and worked in finance before coming to Riskified.

She was initially interested in working at Riskified for a couple of reasons: “There is an ever-increasing need for companies to address fraud - across industries and geographies - and Riskified provides a way for them to do it. I wanted to be part of a company whose market has a lot of growth potential.”

“Riskified's solution meaningfully impacts companies for the better; it can sometimes be the difference between a company growing and dominating their market, or floundering and becoming obsolete. I wanted to be selling something that I could get behind, and Riskified is definitely that.”

What do you love about your job? I love the people I work with - they are a huge part of it for me. My colleagues are high-achieving, brilliant, and positive individuals and it's exciting to work together to help our merchants and the company grow. I love the amount of exposure I have to senior leadership and the transparency I have as an employee into what’s going on with the company. I also love the opportunity my job gives me to stretch myself in new and interesting ways on a daily basis. There is no red tape here - the sky is the limit.


Jonathan Chiu, Integrations Engineer

Jonathan was born and raised in Northern Virginia and studied Systems Engineering at U.Va. He jumped into the fast-paced startup life a few years after graduating, and eventually found himself in NYC working for a startup consulting firm. 

As Jonathan was researching companies to find a new home, Riskified became a clear top choice. "Riskified leads the industry in protecting hard-working merchants from fraud, and that was a mission that I could believe in. The interview process was also wonderful, and every interaction with the recruiting team added another layer of excitement for the company."

What do you love about your job? As an Integrations Engineer, I love that I can have my hands in both the technical aspects of integrating, as well as the people/client-interaction aspect of integrating. It's fascinating, because Riskified is deeply tied into each transaction that the merchant makes, so it makes us an important partner to our merchants. It's cool to be one of the first faces of Riskified that new customers meet as we become an integral piece of their business, and ultimately increase merchant performance.

What are your favorite things about working at Riskified? The people I work with are intelligent, encouraging, and supportive. Walking into the office and into a positive environment every single day makes a difference. I love being able to work cross-functionally, collaborate to solve problems for our merchants, and learn about the different parts of the business. Senior-level management is also transparent about the expectations of employees, as well as overall company performance, which is helpful for me to understand where we are as a company as I continue to build my career here. Also, the dogs are super cute.

Any advice or insights for people who want to work at Riskified? Be yourself and enjoy yourself. I do enjoy that there's something to smile and laugh about everyday with my peers. While there's no "typical" Riskified employee, we're all hardworking, collaborative, and helpful. Be flexible - we're a growing company, so the product and our processes are constantly evolving. We're also big on collaboration both within the office and with the Tel Aviv office. 

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    Pros

    - Great culture and many opportunities to connect with your coworkers - everyone is also very approachable - if you have questions or need anything at all, all you need to do is speak up!
    - We're solving a real and relevant problem and everyone here takes pride in their part in working towards that. We truly do have a great product that we all stand behind.
    - Employees are very creative, thoughtful and driven and are given a good amount of trust and freedom in their work but are also given the tools, resources and face time with leadership and management to continue to learn and grow professionally.
    - Lots of great perks: employee events (fun days, happy hours, holiday parties, etc), beautiful office in a great location, fully stocked kitchen, 401k, great benefits plan, free lunches, etc.

    Cons

    -We're still building a lot of things, but that's what being a part of a startup is about! Management is aware of the issues a rapidly growing organization and faces and strives to resolve and address them.

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Riskified Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Riskified (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Several steps that happen separately if you pass each. First there is a screening by HR via phone call, then an in person task/interview for fit with your direct manager, then a test from head of Growth, and finally a discussion with the CEO Eido.

    Laura from HR guides you through each step very well and cares a lot. Riskified is extremely thorough with the hiring process, which could be taxing somewhere else, but she kept me in the loop.

    The whole process was a great preview to working here. Intense because they only want the right people, but also transparent and respectful, because those are qualities which enhance productivity, not detract from it. That all translates to my experience as a full time employee.

    Interview Questions

    • Different types of questions in each stage, including:

      -Why are you making this career change
      -How did you hear of us
      -Perform quantitative and qualitative evaluations/case studies
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Riskified Awards & Accolades

  • Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC, Crain's New York Business, 2017
  • Great Place To Work, Great Place To Work, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in New York City, Fortune, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, Built in NYC, 2019
  • Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces, Inc. Magazine, 2019
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