Mission: Whitepages will deliver services committed to authenticity, transparency, and personal control of identities because we believe data should be used for good.
Best Places to Work: 2018 (#25)
Our CAREPAGES Affinity Group is hosting another Giving Tree in our Seattle headquarters. Employees can grab a wish tag, or make a monetary donation (company matched)! All proceeds benefit families in need through the YWCA. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLp6
Brrr! With colder temperatures creeping in, how do our employees make it through winter in Seattle, New York, and Budapest? Read our latest blog to find out! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLUE
We ingest billions of records every month from a variety of public sources.
And organize that data by linking individual records to create an intricate contact graph of names, phone numbers and addresses.
This graph gives our users access to the most accurate & robust dataset of contact information in North America.
Rob leads strategy, planning, and execution for Whitepages. “I am excited to lead Whitepages through its next phase of growth and am very optimistic about what lies ahead for us.” Most recently, Rob was the General Manager of our B2B solution, Whitepages Pro.
Jason oversees the financial, HR, legal, and administrative functions of the company. “With the depth of our underlying data, the immense amount of traffic we see across our products, and a rock solid and growing team, I truly believe we have unique opportunity to transform how the world thinks about trusted interactions online.”
CPO & General Counsel
Kelly serves as General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, managing legal affairs and keeping abreast of data security and privacy trends. “The people at Whitepages are what makes it great. We all strive to do great work, regardless of role, and recognize each other’s unique talents and insights.”
Whitney Bouck currently serves as the GM of Enterpise and Head of Marketing at Box and is an advisor to startups such has Bee Partners, Casacdia and Glavanize. She previously served as CMO at EMC. Whitney is an enterprise software executive with 25 years of experience in leadership, strategy, sales, marketing and general management.
Executive Chairman & Founder
Alex founded Whitepages in 1997 and now serves as Executive Chairman of the Board. He began his career in investment banking with the Goldman Sachs High Technology Group and was selected as Software Entrepreneur of the Year, PNW by Ernst & Young. Alex now serves as the CEO of Hiya.
Amazing Products are nothing without the people behind them. We’re risk takers, innovators, and people who revel in the challenge of building our own success. We come from over 30 countries and are all focused on helping our clients build trusted connections in today's digital economy.
If you believe in collaboration, working hard, and having fun, you sound like a Whitepager.
Think fast, act fast
Even though Whitepages has been profitable for over two decades, we've never lost our startup spirit. We focus on shared goals, rather than individual aspirations, and as a result we make every effort to collaborate across teams, operate with complete transparency and never let red tape get in the way of agile development & speedy product iteration.
Small team, global impact
We reach over 55 million monthly users and manage billions of data points with approximately 130 employees, which means we each have a direct impact on the health of our business and the end user. Our small size also means we're each expected to think two steps ahead at all times, stay on the bleeding edge of technology and make recommendations that drive product decisions.
The best people, period
Our teammates hail from the best schools and companies in the world, and we're not shy about investing in the continued growth of our employees with a learning and development stipend.
Work with the Best People
Biweekly Lunch & Happy Hour
Matched Charitable Contributions
I have been working at Whitepages full-time (More than 3 years)
- I'm surrounded by smart and passionate people.
- The best parts of working for a startup: new/exciting business opportunities, ambitious goals, ability to wear a lot of hats and really make a difference
- Stability and security of a 20 year old company.
- WP actually takes their "Data for Good" line seriously, setting a high moral bar in what is often a fairly sketchy industry.
- Office kegerator + booze shelf, catered lunch or happy hour every Friday.
- Very transparent with company and departmental finances / goals / changes.
- I work 40-45 hours per week, pretty much 9-5, although I'm happy to take the occasional 7am call, and of course to travel as needed, etc.
- WP is the type of company that moves fast in reaction to new market opportunities, and sometimes things don't pan out. Thankfully it's a diverse enough company that people can often move laterally, but there have been a few strong employees who end up with short tenures.
- Perhaps not the best choice for non-drinkers. It's not that people are being compelled to drink, but there is certainly a lot of temptation all around.
Advice to Management
Frankly, just keep it up. I have a lot of respect for Rob and Jason, and agree with what they're trying to achieve with Whitepages. We've come a very long way, but we have a long way to go!
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Whitepages (Seattle, WA) in September 2016.
Step 1: Coding Assignment
Step 2: First Interview -- this was a phone call, and not too difficult -- it's to see how well you logically solve through a problem.
Step 3: Second Interview -- this was another phone call, and a much harder data structures question. I am not sure how I answered, but it was definitely dynamic programming. Practice with Leetcode or Cracking the Coding Interview.
Step 4: On-site Interview -- they fly you out to Seattle, unless you live there. Several interviews are conducted to see if you fit in the role you are specifically applying for.
Overall, they are very transparent throughout the process and flexible around your time schedule.