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Sonder Careers

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2014
Company - Private
Hotels, Motels, & Resorts
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors

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We’re a next-generation hospitality company aiming to redefine the industry through inspiring design and modern service. Whether you stay in one of our hotels or apartments for a day, a month or a year, Sonder ensures a unique, yet consistent experience.

Mission: To be the largest and most loved hospitality brand in the world.

Sonder Reviews

  • "Proud to work here."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Truly impressive team of kind and smart people
    - Cool product that we get multiple opportunities to use through generous amounts of employee credits each year
    - High degree of rigor in strategy and direction of the company
    - Opportunities to learn many new skills on the job
    - High transparency and communication (CEO shares board decks on company all hands, honest about areas for improvement)
    - In-house coaches available and supportive HR team

    I was saddened to see some misinformation in other reviews, and want to set the record straight. (I am not part of senior leadership, HR, or comms team.)

    - Our CEO does live in a Sonder apartment **that he pays for** without special pricing. I think it's great that he invests in learning about the product. Some reviews claim that he lives in this apt for free, despite him correcting this misconception at our All Hands before those reviews were written.
    - Due to Covid, all salaried employees took a slight pay cut for 3 months but senior leadership team is taking this paycut for at least 6 months. CEO taking 100% pay cut for at least 6 months.
    - CEO frequently asks the company for feedback, e.g. accepts anonymous questions at All Hands and reads them all out and thoughtfully answers them, even ones that I find are inappropriate or harsh (e.g. "Do you have a girlfriend? Do you think you should be the CEO 5 years from you?). He frequently asks people to speak up in his briefs and at All Hands, either by coming to him directly or anonymously through Office Vibe. On the few times I've raised serious issues anonymously via Office Vibe, he's responded directly.
    - Someone slammed Sonder for "not providing a single free accommodation to first responders." This is incorrect and there's an article about us donating free accommodations to healthcare workers in Italy, and we recently donated 1,000+ meals from local restaurants to healthcare workers in the US. We have many first responders staying with us currently at severely discounted rates and regularly donate hundreds of high-quality furniture pieces and household items to various local charities and shelters.

    Cons

    - Demands high degree of work output of all employees
    - Some disorganization at middle management level (from what I hear of other companies, this is normal for companies of this size although it can be frustrating for many) - e.g. multiple initiatives duplicating work in some cases

    Advice to Management

    Keep collecting feedback from employees at all levels and naming the elephant.

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Sonder Interviews

Experience

Experience
35%
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sonder.

    Interview

    An intro call, pretty standard, then a take home challenge. Next part consisted on behavioral and fit interviews with several senior leaders across the company. Mostly standard interview stuff and trying to sell the company and the job.

    Interview Questions

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