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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: To help everyone do life's work with joy and purpose.

Glassdoor Awards

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

Top CEOs: 2016 (#23)

Company Updates

  • When we “Choose teamwork,” the work we do is that much more meaningful and fulfilling. In his latest blog post, Dan Roby explains why it’s his number one Thumbtack value.

  • We celebrate our values each day by living them out in the work that we do. As part of the growth marketing team, Aaron Christensen explains why the value of “Own it” is critical to the success of our team.

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Thumbtack – Why Work With Us?

Life takes work. Every meaningful moment — buying a home, getting married, growing a family — comes with a pile of tasks.

Our mission is to help everyone do life’s work with joy and purpose.

Thumbtack has changed the way millions of people find and hire local service pros to do projects big and small. Along the way, we’ve made it possible for those pros to build a career on their own terms.

Our technology enhances human talent, rather than just replacing it. It makes it possible for people to create the lives they want, project by project.

But we’re just getting started. We have the opportunity to capture the massive local services market and rebuild the path to economic opportunity for skilled workers all over the country. To do that, we need you.

Learn more about life at Thumbtack. Join us to create a new way to do life’s work.

Sander Daniels

Co-founder, Thumbtack

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, five core values guide everything we do:

  • 01 Purpose | Lead with why. 

  • 02 Impact | Make it count.

  • 03 Responsibility | Own it. 

  • 04 Collaboration | Choose teamwork.

  • 05 Communication | Say what you mean.


Read the complete breakdown of these values by Thumbtack CEO and co-founder Marco Zappacosta here.







 In 2014 we opened an office in Salt Lake City to provide best-in-class support experiences for professionals and customers on Thumbtack, and ever since then Thumbtack Salt Lake has experienced a rapid growth in reach and responsibility. No longer solely focused on support, Thumbtackers in Salt Lake City fill roles in sourcing, operations, sales and account management, pro success, marketplace trust and safety, analytics, customer experience, and business applications development. 

See opportunities in Salt Lake City.

Thumbtack Reviews

  • "A great company to work"

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    I have been working at Thumbtack full-time


    - People are really nice to work with and always willing to help
    - No strict working hours limit


    - Food not very tasty to me :(

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Thumbtack Interviews



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    Product Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Thumbtack (San Francisco, CA).


    I applied through an employee referral. The interview process consisted of a recruiter screen call, a portfolio review over video, and then an on-site interview in San Francisco. The on-site interview started with a portfolio presentation and then consisted of a number of 1:1s including an app critique.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time when there was a disagreement within the team on the approach of a project you were working on.   Answer Question
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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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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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