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Sojern Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Built on a decade of expertise analyzing the complete traveler path to purchase, Sojern drives travelers from dream to destination. The company delivered $13B in bookings for its clients to date by activating multi-channel branding and performance solutions on the Sojern ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Excited to announce that Sojern closed a $120M round led by TCV Learn more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ34d

    Travel Tech Company Sojern Announces Financing Round Led By TCV | Sojern

    Travel Tech Company Sojern Announces Financing Round Led By TCV Sojern to expand its business with travel brands worldwide and accelerate into new markets SAN FRANCISCO - November 13, 2018 - Sojern, the travel tech company known for its traveler path-to-purchase data and innovative travel marketin

  • To celebrate women in March we sat down with our women engineers to gain insight into their experiences and career paths. Read their stories here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMnaG

    Sojern Women Break the Engineering Mold | Sojern

    As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) role, engineering is one of the career fields with the least representation of women, something Sojern is dedicated to changing. We feel that our engineers break the mold. To celebrate National Women's Month in the U.S.

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Sojern – Why Work For Us?


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Built on a decade of expertise analyzing the complete traveler path to purchase, Sojern drives travelers from dream to destination. The company delivered $13B in bookings for its clients to date by activating multi-channel branding and performance solutions on the Sojern Traveler Platform.

Recognized on the Top Company Cultures list by Entrepreneur Magazine, Sojern is headquartered in San Francisco, with teams based in Berlin, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, New York, Omaha, Paris, Singapore, and Sydney.

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Sojern Gives Back

We encourage all employees to take up to 40 hours off a year to volunteer, and our Sojern Gives Back program partners with organizations around the world to provide meaningful ways to contribute.

While we are a global company, we focus on making an impact at the local level. Every year, our Sojern Gives Back Regional Directors decide on a theme, like going green, literacy, youth education, or reducing inequality. We then partner with small, local organizations who are looking for volunteers. This allows each office to give directly to the community they are located in!


Sojern Gives Back to Youth Education

Sojernistas continue to show how much you can accomplish with a “win as a team” mentality. We acquired an amazing company, Adphorus, were named Ad Age’s Best Place to Work, and grew like crazy (winning the Deloitte Fast 500 for the fifth consecutive year), all while focusing on give back initiatives in youth education and literacy.

We mentored children in Dublin, prepped middle-school students in New York, led STEAM activities in San Francisco, encouraged physical education in Singapore, read with students in Omaha, and raised funds in London, to name a few.

But my two proudest moments came when we banded together as a global team. The first was during our annual all company SGB event at our Global Conference in Omaha, in which we partnered with United Way of the Midlands to beat our fundraising goal, build 437 literacy kits, and then see the direct impact (and lots of happy kids) by handing them out. Justine Verrier, Associate Sales Executive in Dublin, couldn’t have said it better, “What an incredible global effort. It was so powerful to see all of us working together toward the same goal!” The event truly went to show how we are all connected and how much it meant to those involved – judging from the photos, I couldn’t tell whose smiles were bigger – Sojernistas or the kids.

My second proudest moment came in the midst of the unprecedented number of natural disasters we faced around the world. To see Sojernistas step up and open their hearts – and their wallets – to help those who lost so much was incredible. On the client side, and living up to our “center around the customer” value, a special shout-out to our Tourism and Property Solutions teams, who worked long hours to get our clients back on their feet.

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Sojern Voices: Welcome to Dublin
 

As Dublin’s founding Sojernista, I wanted to take the time to extend a big Céad Míle Fáilte to you all, and tell you about our new office in Ireland’s capital. Dublin has become that hub for the tech companies in Europe, and with the proximity to our London office, as well as the amount of talent available, it’s the perfect place from which to introduce our Property Solutions offering to the European market.

Growing up in the industry


I was raised in the hospitality sector, and my parents always ran businesses related to travel and tourism. Over the course of my childhood we had a hotel, a pub, a cafe, and at one point, a casino!

At university I attended a Hotel Management school in Birmingham where I worked a placement in Marriott’s SE Regional Sales Office in Miami. Not bad for a first gig!

I then cut my teeth working for Jarvis Hotels in the UK and then spent time with Le Meridien and Carlson Rezidor. When I relocated back to Ireland, I worked at Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s leading visitor attraction.

I actually discovered Sojern while researching for a presentation online, and I knew it was the perfect fit for me. Now I’m learning all about setting up an office and building a team, which is incredibly exciting.

Making Sojern’s mark in Dublin

The Dublin office is located just off Grafton Street, the main street of Dublin, and completely pedestrianised. Here’s an interesting fact for you: Dublin’s postal districts run 1 to 24, and we are in Dublin 2 (D2). Odd postal codes are, for the most part, located North of the River Liffey, and even post codes are located South. We are surrounded by Georgian architecture, lots of greenery, and count Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google as our neighbours.

One of my favourite things about Dublin is that it’s not too far from anywhere. We have an excellent road network from Dublin, so it’s great for weekend breaks. We are a short plane ride from the UK & Europe. And since living in the US and Europe, I’ve found Ireland to be a perfect transatlantic mix—you can see the North American and European influences play together, so I think we’re a pretty worldly bunch.

If you’re up for a new opportunity in our new Dublin office, or any of our offices globally, visit our careers page. I look forward to welcoming you with a pint of Guinness and hope to see you in Ireland very soon.

 

At Sojern, we take pride in creating a work environment that fosters employee growth and happiness. We are excited to announce that we were voted a top place to work in Omaha in 2018!


Founded in Omaha in 2007, Sojern was recently voted one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha. Located in the “Silicon Prairie”, the number of Sojern employees has quickly grown to over 450, with almost one third working out of our two offices in Omaha. To be voted as one of the best places to work as we continue to grow is truly an honor and something we are really proud of.

Maintaining Company Culture During Massive Growth


In our Omaha offices, Accounting, Ad Operations, Marketing, Product, Sales and more fill our two offices, located a mile apart from each other. With so much growth, we want to ensure we don’t lose the culture that made us such a fun place to work for in the first place. So, all Omaha Sojernistas will be happily reunited under one roof by the end of 2018. We are also dedicated to doing team-building and learning opportunities for our employees, including seasonal happy hours, lunch and learns, Sojern Gives Back events, and an employee favorite here in Omaha—an annual sand volleyball tournament.

Constant Feedback is a Must-Have


Receiving the Best Places to Work recognition is great, but we don’t stop there. We conduct an employee engagement survey quarterly to keep a regular pulse on how everyone is feeling about the company, company growth, thoughts on leadership, their teams, and an opportunity to leave open feedback. All of the responses are reviewed by the leadership team, and then passed on to each manager so that we can maintain employee engagement throughout the year.

Something that we believe plays a huge role in our Omaha office morale is the endless opportunities to grow at Sojern. Brent Brummer, Sojern’s VP Business Strategy & Operations, says, “Leadership at Sojern is very committed to growing employees. Our development programs feed our hiring needs. We promote employees into management roles. And we really like when employees move around to new teams to expose them to new areas of our business and spread ideas around the company.”


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    Pros

    * My manager and the Leadership Team are dedicated to my growth and development
    * Numerous opportunities to learn from others - depts, roles, leaders
    * Many training opportunities - Just completed an incredible training with LifeLabs
    * Ability to work with colleagues around the world - I'm learning so much as we scale across the globe
    * Exposure to new business challenges - I feel lucky that I am looked to to help solve many of the challenges of a global scaling business. Sojern is great at providing everyone with an opportunity to be heard and have an impact
    * Perk to travel to another Sojern Office while on holiday and have my hotel covered
    * I've worked in Startups when you rarely get home before 9p - Sojern is great at work / life balance
    * Awesome benefits and perks

    Cons

    One area I'd like to see more focus is making decisions faster and implementing those decisions quickly. We often move slower than necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and investing in the growth of the company and each individual Sojernista!

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Sojern Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sojern (Omaha, NE) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Your typical interview process.Starts with a phone interview with a Recruiter, a skills assessment test (Excel test), then a face to face interview. It is a metric driven company - put on your best game face and sell yourself! They only hire the best.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical hiring questions. Show actual things you have completed, talk about key results from past work experience to demonstrate your work ethic and awesomeness.   1 Answer
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Sojern Awards & Accolades

  • AdAge Best Place to Work, AdAge, 2017
  • Top Company Cultures, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in Omaha, Omaha World Herald, 2018
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte, 2017
  • Best Advertising Solutions Company, World Tourism Awards, 2016
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