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SharkNinja Overview

Needham, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1994
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world. We work very hard to provide our consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation, and are looking for great ... Read more

Mission: To deliver high quality, reliable "5 Star" rated products that delight our consumers.

Company Updates

  • Get to know some of the associates who make your Shark® vacuum or Ninja® blender possible. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlhv

    SharkNinja Associate Spotlights

    A look into the associates behind the products.

  • Check out our new global headquarters in Needham, MA! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlfU

    SharkNinja Global Headquarters

    89 A Street Suite 100 Needham, MA 02494

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SharkNinja – Why Work For Us?


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SharkNinja Company Culture Blog: October & November 2016

Celebrating Our Competitive Spirit

We’re #1 Vacuum Brand in America, #1 Motorized Kitchen Appliance Brand in America, #1 Hard Floor Steam Cleaning Brand in America, and our brand new (not to mention AMAZING) model of our Ninja Coffee Bar just hit the market… it’s obvious that the competition is fierce in SharkNinja territory.


October is no different when it comes to our competitive spirit. Human Resources and Corporate Services have been meeting secretly. Finance and Business Process Excellence have been having “confidential sessions”. IT had a last minute “offsite meeting”. The Marketing teams have blocked the windows to their conference rooms. Sales marked their calendars with "vendor meetings" all week. You may wonder, what in the world is going on at SharkNinja?!


Is SharkNinja developing new products?!—The answer is ALWAYS. Is SharkNinja coming out with the next best thing?!—Of course, we wouldn’t settle for anything less. But, besides working on our latest innovative product, there is also an internal competition underway…


Any guesses?!


HINT 1: We work hard, but we have fun too.


HINT 2: This competition is about creativity.


HINT 3: What’s the best part about the end of October?!


You got it; HALLOWEEN.


Our annual Halloween costume competition is just one of the many reasons why SharkNinja is an exciting place to work. Points are given for creativity, originality, and for giving us all a good laugh. All associates that come to work in costume are entered to win a pair of second row seats to a Boston Celtics game. Best group costume wins bragging rights for the entire year.


At SharkNinja, we know that success is about balance. There’s no better way to get ready to make an impact than to take some time to have a little fun! At SharkNinja, we're given opportunities to let loose throughout the year... Free Ice Cream Truck Thursdays and Food Truck Fridays in the summer. Raffles for up close seats to the Boston Celtics basketball games. Product discounts. Gym deals. Travel discounts. The best winter holiday party you’ve ever been to each December… just to name a few.


We’re constantly seeking top talent to join our hardworking and fun teams here at SharkNinja. Check out our latest opportunities on www.SharkNinja.com/careers



SharkNinja Company Culture Blog: August & September 2016

Defining Success at SharkNinja: How We Took Ownership of Our Culture

We used to find ourselves apologizing for our fast-paced, ever-changing, breakthrough environment—until we realized that we have nothing to be sorry about.

#1 Vacuum Brand in America. #1 Motorized Kitchen Appliance Brand in America. #1 Hard Floor Steam Cleaning Brand in America. Boldly entering the coffee market last year with our Ninja Coffee Bar. That success wasn’t built on tip-toeing around the competition or by developing products at a snail’s pace. That success took dedication, grit, relentlessness, top-notch talent, teamwork, resourcefulness, and a crazy amount of passion. We’re motivated by delighting our consumers; that’s what we live for and we’ll stop at nothing to continue to bring 5-Star products to market. If our consumers are happy, then there are no apologies necessary.

We take immense pride in the fact that we know our consumers better than anyone else.  We are constantly refining our understanding of what they want and repeatedly delivering the best possible product experience to them.    We are never satisfied with good—we’re continuously pushing ourselves to think about how can we make better products and bring genuine delight to every home in the world.

In defining success, we took a look at the big picture and evaluated what success means to us, what it took to find ourselves standing in the winner’s circle year after year, and what we needed to do not only to sustain that success, but to surpass our future goals. We said “see you later!” to the apologies and began to make a genuine and conscious effort to own who we are as a company.

Our people are passionate about growth—in themselves and in others.  We aren’t content with doing things as they’ve been done elsewhere. We don’t just check a box to say a job is done.  We are constantly thinking about how we can make things better. We appreciate being asked the hard questions that push our thinking. We’re unafraid to challenge each other due to our common goals of persistent improvement and shattering glass ceilings. 

Does SharkNinja operate the same way as other consumer goods companies?—No. Is our 5-Star product development life cycle lightning fast?—you better believe it. Do we cut corners in order to turn a profit?—Never. Will we release a product if we don’t feel that it will improve the lives of our consumer?—Not today, not tomorrow; not in this lifetime.

In defining our culture, we translated the factors that we once said sorry for into success qualities that we could share unforgivingly, proudly, and clearly. We developed a solid concept that embodies who we are, what SharkNinja stands for, and what we expect from our executives, leaders, and associates. We outlined success attributes that will continuously open a dialogue and lend our teams a framework that encourages accountability for ourselves and others. We documented our personal and professional business values in a way that could be easily shared with new hires, long-time associates, and potential candidates; setting a clear expectation of SharkNinja’s Breakthrough Culture while being fully aware that our breakthrough environment isn’t for everyone.

Drawing upon characteristics that amplify growth to achieve success and impact, we combined elements that reflect SharkNinja’s focus on fulfilled associates whom feel cared about, can see an impact in their work, and experience growth in themselves. We took the time to appreciate that our success is a direct result of our unbelievable associates; they’re passionate about winning, innovating, and constantly challenging themselves to grow and evolve. From there we thought deeply about our SharkNinja family and determined what behaviors and actions were required to ensure that all associates are truly fulfilled… that’s how our 5 Qualities for Success and Impact came to life:

1.  Standing for Growth in Oneself and Others
MANTRA: Everyone must grow for us to be successful.

I continually focus on expanding my personal capacity. I am never satisfied solely with “knowing what I know.” I push myself outside my comfort zone. I take extraordinary actions which enables others to take on new and exciting challenges. I care enough to provide candid and constructive feedback.

2.  Be Real and Authentic
MANTRA: Build trust, act with integrity, and show humility.

I always deliver on my word. I am self-aware with the courage to be humble around others. I am respected.

3.  Challenge and Be Open to Being Challenged
MANTRA: Ask tough questions and remain open to being challenged.

I have an obligation to ask powerful, or even uncomfortable, questions that cause reflection and deeper thinking about what is possible. I question ideas and assumptions because it is about our collective progress, not the individual. I understand that I am being challenged in order to lead to a better outcome. I am open to incorporating different perspectives in my thinking.

4. Having an Entrepreneurial Spirit and Mindset
MANTRA: Have a “make it happen” way of thinking.

I am excited to push toward impactful outcomes and measurable results. I am resourceful and recover quickly from any setbacks.

5.  Inspired and Inspiring
MANTRA: Have a passion to make an impact, translating it to others.

I am excited about the possibility of what I am doing. I invite change and the opportunity it creates. I have a clear vision and create opportunities to instill a sense of excitement in others. I am a champion of change. I create meaningful connections with others. I am a respected role model.

Now do you feel motivated to make an impact?!—because we sure do!

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You come here to break rules, break records and break through.

At SharkNinja, we expect you to hit the ground running. No slowpokes here. Passion is a requirement, not simply a nice-to-have. And you best know how to laugh, because we sure do. If you’re just looking for a job, you might want to keep looking. But if you’re looking for a challenge and think you can keep up, keep reading.

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Shark Ninja Careers

Get your hands in the making and the marketing.

  • Other people carve out a tiny little sweet spot of expertise, and stay there. That’s not you.
  • You embrace change. You love a good challenge. You’re constantly listening and evolving to deliver. You know your point of view is as important as your knowledge.
  • You don’t just want to go to market. You want to go to market with products you believe in. Products you helped create in the first place.
  • You care about what your customers care about. You’re with them in their homes, discovering what makes them tick and uncovering what they didn’t even know they need.
  • You lead. You blaze your own trail. And we’re happy it’s leading you right here.


Why SharkNinja Engineering? Becaise you're different. You're one of a kind. Not one of many.

  • Because you make things. And take them apart. And put them back together. Even better.

  • Because toiling away on one tiny piece of one singular project for years, and years, is the stuff of your nightmares. You love what you do, and you want to be able to do it. Daily.

  • Because you want to make things that can’t be ignored. Things that make an impact in people’s lives. Real people, who you talk to, in person.

  • Because you raise a flag. You ask a question. You have an idea. And you listen.

  • Because you’re not afraid to take risks. And we’re not afraid to let you take them.



SharkNinja Reviews

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    Pros

    Great people supported by upper management

    Cons

    Long hours overlapping interests slowed progress

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing it works

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SharkNinja Photos

SharkNinja photo of: Techjam 2016
SharkNinja photo of: Our Summer Weekly Food Truck has been extended through September… Woo-hoo!
SharkNinja photo of: Nothing better than Frozen Hoagies on Thursdays in August!
SharkNinja photo of: A few of our 5-Star Associates Enjoying another Food Truck Friday!
SharkNinja photo of: A few of our 5-Star Associates Enjoying another Food Truck Friday!
SharkNinja photo of: SharkNinja had an amazing night at BostonFest, where we brought back our infamous Blender Pong Game!
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SharkNinja Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at SharkNinja.

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    I had a great call with the recruiter. He was easy to talk to and gave me a lot of insights about what it's like to work there. Process was fast, informative and easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Can I multi-task between calendar management and project work.   Answer Question
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SharkNinja Awards & Accolades

  • Marketer of the Year, Electronic Retailing Association, 2015
  • Customer Satisfaction with Upright Vacuums, J.D. Power, 2015
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America(#3906), Inc. Magazine, 2015
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America(#3958), Inc. Magazine, 2014
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