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Whitepages Overview

Seattle, WA
51 to 200 employees
1997
Company - Private
Internet
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Whitepages Inc. is a global leader in digital identity verification. Our solutions include Whitepages Premium for consumers and Whitepages Pro for businesses. Whitepages Premium provides subscribers access to U.S. public records to verify contact details, mobile numbers ... Read more

Mission: Whitepages will deliver services committed to authenticity, transparency, and personal control of identities because we believe data should be used for good.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#25)

Company Updates

  • 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

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    How Do Whitepagers Survive Winter?

    Shorter days, dark sooner, harsh weather conditions... As the official start of winter approaches, we reached out to our employees to see how they SURVIVE WINTER. The daily commute may be a bit slower, but our employees know how to get outdoors or snuggle in to beat those winter blues!

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Whitepages – Why Work For Us?


Our Story

 
Whitepages was founded in 1997 by Alex Algard out of his Stanford dorm room with a single vision: to help people find, be found and connect. Since then we've become a global leader in digital identity verification. 
 
Our flagship solutions include Whitepages Premium for consumers and Whitepages Pro for businesses. Supporting these solutions are whitepages.com, the leading free people search site on the internet with over 50 million unique users per month, and our own Identity Graph™, a graph-structured database that houses over 5 billion person-identity records.
 
 

We're built on big data

 

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.


Meet the Leadership Team

 
Our leadership team guides our company's vision. Rather than simply passing along instructions, they roll up their sleeves and work alongside us to help meet our goals. 
 

Rob Eleveld

CEO

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 Eglit

CFO

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.”

Kelly Schmitt

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

Board Director

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. 

Alex Algard

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.

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Our Team

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. 



Perks

 

Work with the Best People

 

Unlimited Vacation

 

Biweekly Lunch & Happy Hour

 

100% Medical

 

Free Snacks

 

Matched Charitable Contributions

 

Casual Environment

Whitepages Reviews

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    "Great people, interesting work, and an exciting future"

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    I have been working at Whitepages full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - 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.

    Cons

    - 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!

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Whitepages Interviews

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    Software Engineer New Grad Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Whitepages (Seattle, WA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Array Hopper, Dynamic Programming question, String question, HTML/CSS & JavaScript assignment, and Fullstack Drawing Board Question.   1 Answer
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Whitepages Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2013
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