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shopkick Overview

Redwood City, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
At shopkick, we envision a world where shopping is always fun, easy, and rewarding.

Every day we help millions of shopkick users discover products and earn rewards for everyday actions like visiting stores, checking out products, and making purchases across ... Read more

Mission: Create an ecosystem of consumers, brands, and retailers, delivering value and insights.

Company Updates

  • After over a year of research and product development, we're excited to open up Shopkick Grocery - our biggest launch since 2010 - to brand and grocery partners!

  • Shopkick Launches into 2017 from Highest Point in Company History! With record revenue, brand partnerships, and kicks given out to our users, see why we're more excited than ever to dive into the next year.

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shopkick – Why Work For Us?

What We Do

At shopkick, we envision a world where everyone is empowered and stops wasting time and money while shopping. We create rewarding shopping experiences for our millions of users that are easy and fun. For our Fortune 500 Brand and Retail partners, we create a digital layer over the physical world, driving engagement, store traffic and sales.

The Technology

We started the in-store presence detection industry with our ultrasonic audio transmitters and now lead the industry with the addition of our Bluetooth low energy beacons and intelligent use of mobile phone sensors.

We deliver engaging user experiences, creating a foundation centered around a modern real-time data streaming platform.

The Business

Our integrated mobile commerce ecosystem drives digital shoppers to physical stores, where 90% of retail transactions occur.

The Market Opportunity

The $3 trillion US retail market is undergoing massive transformation and we are a recognized leader in the space:
• World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer (2013)
• Inc’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2014)
• Golden Bevies Solution Provider of the Year (2015)

Why Work With Us

Immediate Impact

Our growing team means that from day one you help define the shopping experience for our millions of users.

Top Talent

Smart, enthusiastic and humble coworkers provide mentorship and learning opportunities.

One Team, One Dream

Backed by SK Planet, one of South Korea's largest software companies, we are on a mission together to transform the shopping experience and the way marketers make decisions.


Twice a year we put on friendly competitions to flex our muscles on pet projects. If you win, it ships!

Giving Back

Our V-Unit volunteers organize monthly drives to give back to our community.

Fun Environment

Celebrate with birthday parties, off-sites, baseball games, happy hours and much, much more.


Headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA — with offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Redwood City, Chicago, and Berlin, Germany!

Work Perks

Health & Happiness

Employees enjoy health, dental and vision plans. Life & Disability insurance are offered too.

Your Future Self

From stock options to bonuses, you’ll be rewarded when goals are met, and we also offer the added benefit of Company Match 401(k).


Our Flexible Time Off policy let's you take as many days as you need. When your work is covered, we encourage you to recharge.

Family Support

Up to 6 weeks of fully paid leave for dads/adopting-moms, and up to 14 weeks of fully paid leave for new birth-moms.

Point A to Point B

We offer transit subsidies for all US offices including Caltrain GoPass to our Redwood City HQ (which is only steps from the station).

Don’t Go Hungry

The Nomery is our kitchen where we congregate for free lunches every day, two dinners per week and a fully stocked kitchen.

shopkick Reviews

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    "My favorite place to work thus far."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
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    I have been working at shopkick full-time (Less than a year)


    Working in the SF bay area is like dating. In the last decade, I've collected so many weird stories at different sized companies with different challenges and politics. However, Shopkick is a breath of fresh air.

    Here's why:
    1- the people you work will genuinely care about you. Not just in your direct pod of desks, but throughout the company. It's cross-functional.
    2- the Leadership team cares not only about the progress of the company, but how it feels to work there. There is an active effort by the LT to show up to every social event, to have lunch at the lunch tables, and to be accessible to anyone at the company. They even agreed to all participate in riding tricycles in a race around our office.
    3- You can be heard and make an impact while also having the support of a larger company. Career development rubrics, fairly robust benefits, scheduled reviews and salary bump considerations every 6 months, but you're not going to get tangled in bureaucratic b.s. There is plenty of time to drive projects and put a lot of new experiences on your resume within 1-2 years at Shopkick.
    4. The value of "fail forward" - this is one of my favorite values because it allows us to try our best, but if something doesn't work out we can pick ourselves up and move on to the next. The quickened pace of experimenting also adds a level of excitement in the day-to-day. Have an idea? Design a test. Lets do it.
    Overall: great place, super happy to be here.


    Because the company was purchased a few years ago you won't get that "strike it rich, gamble on a chance" mentality from all employees. The protection of a parent company provides a positive W/L balance that is sometimes challenging amongst old guard employees vs. new employees. Newer employees generally have an axe to grind, and older employees have more of a "we already made it/I already put in my dues" mentality.

    There are still mountains to climb and it would be nice to see everyone recommit to the cause.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the vision of the company, for too long progress stalled out and now we have to get going!

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shopkick Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Growth Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at shopkick (Redwood City, CA) in October 2017.


    Email exchange with a recruiter with role specific qualification requirement questions to fill out instead of a phone screening - was fast, efficient and convenient. Followed by 30 min phone interview (get to know) with a hiring manager. Onsite interview with hiring manager (CMO), CPO, Data Analyst and Creative Designer. The recruiting manager and the hiring team was very warm and cordial.

    Interview Questions

    • What accomplishment you've had are you most proud of?   1 Answer
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shopkick Awards & Accolades

  • Shopper Marketing Editors' Choice, Shopper Marketing Magazine, 2016
  • Golden Bevie Solution Provider of the Year, eBev, 2015
  • Inc’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. 500/5000, 2014
  • Tech Pioneer, World Economic Forum, 2012
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