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Zipwhip Overview

Seattle, WA
201 to 500 employees
2007
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Zipwhip was named one of the fastest-growing tech startups in Seattle and rated one of the best places to work. We let businesses text-enable their existing landline, VoIP and toll-free phone numbers using our cloud-based software or API solution. Zipwhip invented the technology ... Read more

Mission: To help businesses communicate with their customers in the most effective way possible. Today, that way is Texting for Business.

Company Updates

  • We have 51.5 million reasons to be excited today! Thanks to Goldman Sachs, OpenView, M12 and Voyager Capital for believing in us.

  • We are honored to be featured in USA Today alongside Amazon, Starbucks & T-Mobile as one of the best places to work in Seattle. Thanks to our employees for making this such a fun and rewarding place to work, and thanks to Comparably for the recognition! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMXQh

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Zipwhip – Why Work For Us?


We're passionate about texting

Zipwhip's goal is to make texting with businesses as natural as it is with family and friends. We imagine a future where voicemail and never-ending games of phone tag are history. We're dedicated to making that a reality, and having some fun along the way.

Zipwhip Reviews

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    "The Opportunity! Early Stage and Growing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Zipwhip full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I’ve been at Zipwhip for 12mo, and I must say, if you want to make an impact, you can. The company is all about growth, hitting numbers, scaling for success and becoming the de-facto software and brand for business texting. In my 12mo here are the positives:

    • Exec team brought in seasoned talent who want to make this their last job (enough said).
    • I believe directors and leadership listens and acts on employee feedback.
    • Company values are beginning to take shape and become real.
    • We look forward to Friday gourmet lunches and company updates.
    • Location is everything: Safeco, Century Link, SoDo, Hooverville.
    • The Opportunity! Leaders in enabling business landline and toll-free texting.

    Cons

    The company is early-stage and has raw growing pains. I came here knowing this and wanted a challenge. I purposely eliminated other companies based on their growth stage. If you don’t have the stomach for consistent change and taking a risk, you are going to struggle. Young staff (all depts) hit the wall because of the grind and don’t like the instability; this is allowing the company to grow and backfill talent with experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and follow the company values. Most importantly, do not stop having fun.

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Zipwhip Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Zipwhip (Seattle, WA) in November 2018.

    Interview

    I was contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter, followed by a brief phone screen. Shortly after, I had a phone call with the direct manger. She was very friendly and genuinely interested in my background and what I had to say.

    After the call, I was given a writing assignment to work on over the weekend. I got great feedback from the assignment, so I was asked to come meet a few members of the team in person. I met with five people, each for half an hour. Everyone was cool and thoughtful with their questions. I left the office knowing I absolutely wanted to work here.

    The last interview was a one-on-one meeting with the CMO for about half an hour. It was casual and a great opportunity to further dive into the marketing department's long-term goals and where my position fit into the whole picture.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions focused on my work habits, how I build stories, how I communicate with teams, my interest in Zipwhip and where I saw my career in the next several years. Every interview felt like a conversation, leaving me plenty of opportunity to ask questions about Zipwhip and better understand each person's experience at the company.   Answer Question
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Zipwhip Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2017
  • Geekwire 200, Geekwire, 2017
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, EY Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017
  • 14th Fastest Growing Company in Washington State, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, 2017
  • Geekiest Office Space in Seattle Finalist, GeekWire, 2018
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