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Zoosk Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Zoosk is a leading online dating company founded by engineers, and has a solid history of iterating on what works best for our customers to help them fall in “like” and eventually love. Our smart, passionate employees collaborate across departments to help ... Read more

Mission: Zoosk's mission is to empower everyone to lead a more fulfilling love life.

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Zoosk – Why Work For Us?



 

Francia & Randy are just two of the reasons we love to come in every day.

Our mission is to empower everyone to lead a more fulfilling love life, and we see results every day as new couples thank us for changing their lives.




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Innovation is built-in here.

Our founders were engineers who believed in trying, failing, and trying again. We’ve instituted biweekly creative days called “Z Time” that generate innovative projects for internal and customer-facing use, and we also have Hack Days twice a year that produce about 20 projects that we build out. We also have a program called “Sparks” that turns employee ideas into reality.



 

We give back to each other and to the community.

Whether it’s recognizing our peers with Rave Awards, racing together in a city-wide scavenger hunt, or volunteering at a soup kitchen, we’re all in it together.




 

We lead the dating industry.

Our behind-the-scenes and user-facing technologies are cutting edge. We offer features that others rush to imitate, like our Photo Verification feature that keeps it real when it comes to going on dates with people who look like their photos.








Get recognized and grow in your career

All of us at Zoosk start out with equity in the company -- we’re in it to win it, together. We recognize each other with our peer-suggested Rave Awards, over ten a week. Best of all, Zoosk walks the walk when it comes to internal promotions: a huge number of employees get promoted each year -- even our CEO is homegrown talent.



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It’s all about having fun together!

Most of us here have more than colleagues -- we have friends. That’s worth a whole lot, and it makes coming into work every day way more fun. We get lots of chances for socializing, with meals several times a week, weekly happy hours, and special events.




Barking up the right tree….

Nothing for a “ruff” day like taking a break and playing fetch with one of the many Zoosk doggies on staff. We welcome well-behaved dogs of any stripe, and recognize a pup per month with a special award.





Have a family? Fantastic.

Zoosk has a generous maternity & paternity leave policy, and is supportive of the needs of working moms and dads. We have a whole lot of parents here who support each other, and have a healthy work-life balance.




We trust you, even on vacation.

If you & your manager agree on your time off, you’re free to go. No saving up vacation days to try to get to Hawaii for a long weekend -- you can go ahead to the Mediterranean like you’ve always wanted.







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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Zoosk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When interviewing for my position, I immediately felt at ease with team conducting the interviews and they have continued to be awesome colleagues who are genuinely supportive and helpful people and a pleasure to work with. I am given the autonomy and flexibility to do my role and and always feel that my contribution is valued. The company recognized that I was interested in the development of my career and has given me several opportunities to do so in the form of trainings and expanded roles. The benefits make my life easier. We have really fun company outings (distillery, symphony, cooking classes, Giants, Warriors games, etc.) and events like weekly happy hours, Amazing Race and Care Week. As a reward for meeting our stretch revenue, budget, subscriber targets last year, we were all flown to Las Vegas for our annual company holiday/new year celebration!

    Cons

    It seems the company was in a much different place before I joined having had a few layoffs and some issues with leadership and mismanagement. Now, however, I really don't feel any of the demoralized and negative employee sentiments lingering. Zoosk is on a more positive trajectory but since this turning point was quite recent, there isn't much of a long-term vision/mission. I guess once the company continues to perform well for a while, they can change their focus to a longer term strategy. Also, the new product, Lively seems to be taking much too long to gain momentum. Either go all in or ditch it and pivot.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote transparency, share information and involve employees in decisions when it makes sense.

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Zoosk Photos

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Zoosk Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Zoosk (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process was good and Good team. There were some designing, algorithm questions. Everyone is friendly helping during the interview.
    I haven't heard back from the hr or recruiter after interview. Never got any reply back for any message I left.

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Zoosk Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Company, iDate Awards, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2014

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