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Zoosk Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Internet
$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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Zoosk Reviews

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    I have been working at Zoosk full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work! Terrific work/life balance, very good compensation, sweet office dogs, and the various teams I've worked with are all very friendly, professional, and fun. People here feel comfortable to be themselves.

    The free lunches, great snacks, company trips (Hawaii this year, Vegas last year), and overall benefits/perks are terrific too.

    Cons

    There is some uncertainty with the new CEO (how will the business change? What/who will be reorganized?) and the product (how do we continue to stay relevant in an evolving industry?).

    But overall, it's been great!

    Advice to Management

    Determine what is worth preserving and what needs to be iterated upon/innovated/blown up.

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Zoosk Photos

Zoosk photo of: Zoosk Marketers offsite at a wood working class.
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Zoosk Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Zoosk (San Francisco, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for the position Software Engineer online, and one week+ later the recruiting team contacted me, asked for a proper time for the 1st round of phone screen. After the date was setup, I did a lot of preparation, but just right about on that day, the interviewer rushed to finish that processing, seemed that he was not even prepared for the phone interview. He asked me general questions including the experience due to the past projects, and ridiculously, the coding exercising he came about is not difficult, I came up with an optimized solution, but the interviewer insisted that the answer was not correct which made me think that, he is not familiar with the very fundamental Algorithm.

    Interview Questions

    • given two sorted lists, merge them and return as one sorted list.   1 Answer
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Zoosk Awards & Accolades

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

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