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SurveyMonkey Overview

San Mateo, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1999 and based in San Mateo, California, SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading People Powered Data platform enabling curious individuals and companies – including 99% of the Fortune 500 – to have conversations at scale with the people who ... Read more

Mission: Power the Curious
Curiosity. It’s in our DNA. More than any other human trait it’s what drives creativity and innovation. It opens our world to new ways of doing …our minds to new ways of thinking …our lives to new ways of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We released our 1st public Diversity Report for SurveyMonkey. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made, but there’s more work to do.

    Diversity & Inclusion: Moving Beyond The Numbers | SurveyMonkey Blog

    Diversity and inclusion in the workplace has gained widespread attention, especially over the last year-and rightly so. Of course, fixing a problem starts with acknowledging it, but when it comes to inclusion, we're divided on if a problem even exists.

  • Get a tour of our new HQ!

    A Tour of SurveyMonkey's Brand New San Mateo Headquarters - Officelovin'

    SurveyMonkey, a technology company offering a cloud-based people powered data platform enabling individuals and companies to have conversations at scale, recently moved into a new headquarters, located in San Mateo, California. "Our in-house Brand Creative Experience team started working on the new office space design last year when SurveyMonkey's new headquarters was still under construction.

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SurveyMonkey – Why Work For Us?

Guess what? We unlock people's hidden superpower: curiosity. 

It’s true! There’s never been a big idea that didn’t start with a glimmer of curiosity, and even the biggest innovators got some help fostering their curiosity along the way. That’s why we want to give people a place to ask questions and flex their superpower.

And, nothing helps fuel curiosity more than People Powered Data.  SurveyMonkey captures the voices and opinions of the people that matter most and turns it into People Powered Data. Data that can help turn a hunch into the next big thing.  

People Powered Data not only tells you what is happening, but why it’s happening. When you start to understand why, you gain a competitive edge.   

Three million people complete a survey on our People Powered Data Platform every day, providing data to the curious. Whether it’s to ask 10 employees about a company barbecue, 10,000 consumers about their customer experience or 100,000 voters about important issues, individuals and companies trust SurveyMonkey with their biggest questions. 

Game Day: Trust the Team

We are a bunch of inquisitive, smart, supportive, and curious people driven by five core values. We live by them everyday:

1. Listen to customers.  Helping people listen is what we do best.  It's our special sauce.  We better make sure we're listening to OUR customers.  All of them.  Equally.  To truly serve our wide and diverse set of customers, our troop needs to reflect the diversity of our customer base.  

2. You are accountable.  We are accountable to our customers, our teammates, and most importantly, ourselves.  We all count on you to deliver your share.  Own it.  Strive for growth and take responsibility for your decisions.  

3. Trust the team.  Trust is established when each member of the troop believes her/his colleague is honest, transparent, competent and focused on doing her/his job.  You're surrounded by high integrity, high performers.  We've got this.  And we know because inherently, we trust each other.

4. Prioritize health.  We work smarter, not longer hours.  Take time off to unwind, be curious, find inspiration.  We make healthy choices.  We provide generous benefits.  We give back to the community with our money and our time.  Invest in your well-being inside and outside the office.

5. Celebrate the journey.  This is the only life we get and we won't get a second shot on today!  We celebrate risk-taking as much as achievements.  Our days are filled with creativity, fun, and passion.  Productivity won't be compromised along the way – in fact, our performance will track higher when we dial up the fun factor.  We have the data to prove it.   

Driven by curiosity: Connecting through work

Why work for just one Fortune 500, when you can work for 99% of them?  For nearly two decades, we’ve been powering the curious and their companies – including almost all of the Fortune 500 – with People Powered Data.  

Love curiosity?  Love data?  You've found your future home!  We want forward thinkers that are never satisfied with the status quo and are always asking why and what if to join our team. 

So what’s got you curious? 

Visit our Careers page to learn more and apply today.

Driven by curiosity: outdoor eating

We take pride in helping our employees find a balance between work and life goals. One way is to prioritize health and make sure our Troop is always happy and healthy—inside the office and out.  Our employees work smart, partner well, and get things done efficiently.

Our first-class benefits package support our employees and their dependents with competitive medical, dental, and vision plans, free healthy food options, commuter subsidies and well-being programs help us prioritize health. 

  • Want to blow off some steam in the gym? We’ve got you covered!
  • How about your financial goals? We offer a personal and confidential financial advice from an investment advisor. 
  • Need a day off?  Take as much responsible PTO as you need. 
  • Planning on growing your own troop? Both moms and dads qualify for 16 weeks of paid parental leave. 
  • And in case that wasn’t enough, make sure you “Take 4” on your 4th anniversary — that’s 4 weeks off paid so you can rest, recharge, and celebrate your hard work.

Celebrating Pride 2017
  • “SurveyMonkey truly cares about its employees in a way I have not experienced at any other company. What has had the biggest impact on me personally is the company’s commitment to career flexibility. When I expressed interest in transferring to the Business Operations and Strategy Team, everyone was supportive. This has kept me engaged, curious, and incredibly happy to work at SurveyMonkey.” - Sarah Nabahani, Business Operations and Strategy                             
  • “SurveyMonkey is an amazing place to work as a parent – they really understand the importance and value of having a good work/life balance. I was able to take significant time off for the births of both my children and it was truly special to have that bonding experience. I am also able to adjust my work hours as necessary to support family needs but not compromise my effectiveness as an employee.” - Miles Cederman-Haysom, Software Engineering

SurveyMonkey Reviews

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SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie
Zander Lurie
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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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    I have been working at SurveyMonkey full-time (Less than a year)


    SurveyMonkey has a great business and a good strategy to build on its franchise in online surveys. The culture is very pro-employee and the company is a leader in silicon valley for diversity and gender equality. Coworkers are friendly, welcoming and passionate about the company and the mission. There are lots of perks: the company provides lunches and breakfasts, Caltrain subsidies, and a speaker series and lots of training. The new san mateo office is swank with lots of cool workspaces that are not cubes. The culture is open (no offices) and senior management is very approachable. The product and brand are well known and loved and the business is very strong and profitable. The new products are showing a lot of promise.


    Like most companies this size, sometimes sr management wants to do more than the company can reasonably accomplish and sometimes its not always clear how decisions get made. The new CEO is bringing a lot of change and new employees as the company grows.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on performance and growth, but don't lose the work life balance and continue to be a leader in diversity!

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SurveyMonkey Photos

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SurveyMonkey Interviews



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    Survey Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience


    Pretty average. Just some questions about experience in data analysis and survey research. Other than that, it is standard interview questions. Did not get the offer though. Talked to two different researchers.

    Interview Questions

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SurveyMonkey Awards & Accolades

  • Disruptor 50 Companies, CNBC, 2017
  • Forbes Cloud 100 List, Forbes, 2017
  • Best Small Workplaces in Ireland, The Irish Times, 2017
  • Disruptor 50 Companies, CNBC, 2016
  • Forbes Cloud 100 List, Forbes, 2016
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