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Thumbtack Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2009
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Thumbtack is the destination for getting absolutely anything done—from house painting to event planning, music lessons to long distance moves. Each year, more than 200,000 professionals across the country service 5 million Thumbtack projects in 1,100 unique categories ... Read more

Mission: Thumbtack empowers people to DO. We empower customers to get more done and small business owners to do the work they love.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#50), 2016 (#22)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2016 (#23)

Thumbtack – Why Work For Us?


Thumbtack is the destination for getting absolutely anything done—from house painting to event planning, music lessons to long distance moves. Each year, more than 200,000 professionals across the country service 5 million Thumbtack projects in 1,100 unique categories, creating $1 billion in revenue for local business.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is backed by Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners, Baillie Gifford, and Google Capital.

We have two office locations (San Francisco & Salt Lake City). Both offices share our core values, but each has their own culture. Filter by location when searching "Reviews" or "Interviews" to hear from employees in both spaces. You can find out more below about what it’s like to work at Thumbtack.

Culture & Career Opportunities | TechCrunch Cribs Spotlight (SF HQ)


Do your best work—from day one.

As a Thumbtack engineer, you’ll be a critical part of a whip smart team that’s solving hard problems, together. We’re building a roadmap day by day, brick by brick, to a smarter way for people to hire local professionals. Americans spend more than $700 billion annually on the type of services we offer, and your work will help empower them to accomplish even every day—and empower small businesses in the process. With ample funding, a smart monetization model, and rapid scaling, now is the time to join us and make your mark.

To get a sneak peek at our San Francisco HQ, check us out on TechCrunch Cribs.

Engineering Team @ Thumbtack | Engineering Opportunities @ Thumbtack



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We like to have fun at Thumbtack, but we also rally around a core set of values that guide everything we do. First, we’re passionate about knowing our customer. How can we make a difference in their lives otherwise? We’re also committed to examining every problem by reasoning from first principles—with creativity, rigor, and fresh thinking. There’s no blueprint for what we’re trying to do. As a Thumbtack team member, you’ll be part of a dynamic environment where we push hard every day to build a great product and cultivate exceptional people.


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Thumbtack Reviews

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    "Great place for female engineers"

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

    Pros

    Perks are good, work is great, the people are AWESOME.
    Great values, that aren't just talked about, these seep through the organization.
    One of the core values is Make Each Other Better. I've found it easy to learn, share and grow technically. Having a common goal and clear shared vision help integrate the team. I've worked at multiple companies and I value the transparency at Thumbtack. Join Us!

    Cons

    Middle management is super new and learning the ropes. Employee median age is likely below 30's.

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Thumbtack Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Thumbtack (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Phone screen with the recruiter. Chat with the design manager onsite. Onsite interview (portfolio review, 1:1s with designers/pm, total 4-5 hours of session). Waited a couple days to receive the final feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your design process & thinking in each project. How did you collaborate with the stakeholders?   Answer Question
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Thumbtack Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work, 2017

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