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Roofstock Overview

Oakland, CA
51 to 200 employees
2015
Company - Private
Real Estate
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
The Single-Family Rental sector has stuck to the old way of doing things for far too long – it’s an industry ripe for disruption. Roofstock is leading the way.

Roofstock is the first online marketplace created exclusively for investing in ... Read more

Mission: Roofstock turns the old way of investing on its head, bringing transparency and efficiency to create a better way to transact.

The most revolutionary aspect of the Roofstock marketplace is enabling investors to treat their real estate investments more like ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Proud to be included as 1 of 6 Real Estate Companies to make the Forbes Top 50 Fintech list!

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    The Future Of Real Estate: Fintech 50 2019

    Lagging prices of an uncertain housing market will put real estate fintech companies to the test. Many of startups who made this year's list of proptech stars have partnered with big banks and heavy hitters to weather a turbulent market.

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    Explore Career Opportunities at Roofstock and Innovate With Us

    We're changing the way real estate works and we're having a blast doing it! Based in a hip brick open-beam office in Oakland, just a block from BART, with great food and music venues a stone's throw away, we're in the heart of the thriving East Bay start-up scene.

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Roofstock – Why Work For Us?


At Roofstock we have fun and work hard!

 Innovation Built on Experience

The Single-Family Rental sector has stuck to the old way of doing things for far too long – it’s an industry ripe for disruption. Roofstock is leading the way.

Roofstock is the first online marketplace created exclusively for investing in leased Single-Family Rental homes that generate cash flow day one. Created by investors for investors, Roofstock provides research, analytics, and insights to evaluate and purchase independently certified properties.

Roofstock turns the old way of investing on its head, bringing transparency and efficiency to create a better way to transact. Buyers access vetted homes with current cash flow. Sellers market homes without lost income or disrupting tenants. Neighborhoods avoid signs in yards which could depress values. It’s win-win all around.

The most revolutionary aspect of the Roofstock marketplace is enabling investors to treat their real estate investments more like stock portfolios, focusing on asset allocation, rather than dealing with the hassles of researching and buying vacant homes that need to be repaired and leased. This creates significant time and cost savings for all parties.

The leadership team at Roofstock brings together some of the top players from the Single-Family Rental industry under one “roof” (pun intended), including a top principal investor, the CEO of one of the largest public Single-Family Rental companies, the leading investment banker in the space and one of the sector’s most active financiers. Add some of Silicon Valley’s top tech talent and investors, and you have Roofstock!

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Working With Us

We’re changing the way real estate works and we’re having a blast doing it! Based in a hip brick open-beam office in Oakland, just a block from BART, with great food and music venues a stone’s throw away, we’re in the heart of the thriving East Bay start-up scene. We work collaboratively, innovate fast, and have a team filled with industry experts and technology super stars. Join us.

Healthy Benefits

  • Medical, Vision & Dental for you and your dependents
  • Unlimited vacation & sick days
  • Discounts to in-building yoga studio
  • Team planks—yup, we do these together throughout the day (only if you want to)
  • The Long Term

Competitive compensation

  • Professional development
  • Equity incentives to give you a stake in the company’s future
  • More Roofster Perks

Healthy snacks and meals (and some not so healthy ones too)

  • Onsite espresso, smoothies and other refreshments
  • Team outings and events
  • Ping-pong
  • Dog friendly
  • Our Culture

We’re building something special from the ground up, and as an early employee you’ll be instrumental in developing this amazing culture. We’re nice. We get things done. We have fun. And we believe in work-life balance – yes, you can really take a vacation.

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Roofstock Reviews

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  • "I feel valued at work and see a bright future for the company."

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    I have been working at Roofstock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The executive team at Roofstock is extremely knowledgable about the space we're in. I truly enjoy my day to day work and can see the impact I've made so far in my tenure.
    This has also been a very supportive environment for me to take on new challenges and try new things, even when what I try doesn't pan out. My manager is very supportive and trusts me to own and execute my projects and initiatives which is very refreshing.
    I do work fairly long hours (although nothing extreme), but that's my choice. I feel supported by my manager to pay attention to work-life balance (in fact, I'm encouraged by my manager to leave earlier sometimes). I also feel very supported when I choose to utilize our flexible time off policy, my manager asks me NOT to work on vacation. I realize experiences vary from team to team/manager to manager, though.
    It's an exciting time to be at the company and working with a team with very diverse experience.

    Cons

    The leaders are very knowledgable and have a lot of really excellent ideas about how to move forward, but this sometimes translates to a lack of focus and I think the teams feel pulled in different directions.
    Additionally, I think that the overall company culture is friendly, supportive, motivating, and fun, BUT, this does seem to vary from department to department. I think there are some departments where the experience is not as positive as mine has been.
    There is a renewed focus on improving cross-team collaboration, so we're taking steps, but I think this needs to be a top focus as we have a lot of cross-functional initiatives happening at any given time.

    With all honesty, none of my cons are issues that hugely impact my day to day. They are things I think leadership can realistically fix, and I think that for the most part, leadership is aware and working on improving these things.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly communicate goals and priorities to the full team so that everyone is on the same page. Additionally, make sure to keep a strong focus on our core offerings so that we can perfect the base of our business.
    Focus on making sure mid-level managers are creating a positive environment for their teams and take immediate steps to fix this if they're not.
    Overall, keep doing what you're doing, I'm looking forward to what comes next!

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Roofstock Interviews

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Roofstock (Oakland, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Initial interview was a phone conversation with the VP of R&D. We had a good chat about the company, the goals of the position, and how my experience might relate. I greatly appreciated the direct contact from the hiring manager. The conversation was enjoyable. In the end, I was not a good fit for the position and was not given an offer. I agree with their decision and appreciate their timeliness and interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Relaxed and conversational, a few brief technical queries (I assume to verify I actually had experience with the required technical skills).   Answer Question
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Roofstock Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Small Workplaces, Fortune, 2017
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work®, 2017

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