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Thumbtack Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
When you need to hire someone — a landscaper, a DJ, anyone — Thumbtack finds them for you for free.

Thumbtack connects millions of people with local professionals for their projects. With almost 1,000 different services to choose from ... Read more

Mission: Millions of small businesses in the US have been left behind by the technology boom. And millions of regular people don’t have a good way to find a local pro when they need one. Our mission is to bridge the gap — to help busy families hire family businesses ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

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

Top CEOs: 2016 (#23)

Thumbtack – Why Work For Us?

Back in 2008, we asked ourselves a simple question: Why is it still so hard to hire a plumber? Or a piano teacher? Or any local professional?

In the era of instant-everything, finding a service pro should be easy. So we created a marketplace where customers can quickly find and hire the pros they need, and pros are able to grow their business by connecting with the customers they want.

Today, we’re continuing to solve the industry’s most interesting problems with its brightest talent, at a scale where everyone still feels like family. We have two office locations — San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Filter by location when searching "Reviews" or "Interviews" to hear from employees in both spaces.

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The chance to build a generational, transformative company doesn’t come along every day. As a Thumbtack engineer, you’ll be a critical part of a talented team that’s changing the landscape of local services.

We aren’t just building a marketplace. Our goal is to build a product that’s central to people’s lives and livelihoods.Join us and make your mark.

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At Thumbtack, four core values guide everything we do:

  • We’re passionate about knowing our customers and pros. Our goal is to help them reach theirs.
  • We solve challenges by reasoning from first principles. What worked in the past isn’t the only way forward.
  • We make each other better through collaboration, support and honest feedback.
  • We go — we get things done. Just like our customers and pros.

Thumbtack Reviews

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    I have been working at Thumbtack full-time


    Flexible working time
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    I lost my purse in nearby bus station. :sadface:

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Thumbtack Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Draper, UT
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Thumbtack (Draper, UT) in July 2016.


    Phone interview followed by two in person interviews. All three interviews were very informal with the purpose of identifying a cultural fit. Everyone I met was very personable, laid-back and friendly. The Draper office is beautiful and their employees are provided with free lunches and snacks. The office had game rooms and employees seemed to enjoy working together. In the end, I was not offered the position.

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Thumbtack Awards & Accolades

  • The World’s Most Innovative Companies (#23), Fast Company, 2018
  • The World’s Most Innovative Companies for Data Science (#2), Fast Company, 2018
  • Best Workplaces in Technology (#12), Fortune, 2018
  • Best Medium Workplaces (#55), Fortune, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (#2), Fortune, 2018
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