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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.

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


    Great team and healthy environment to grow.


    focus kinda lost as we got bigger

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    Great work!

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shopkick Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at shopkick.


    Was referred by an employee. After a couple of days got a call from the recruiter. After about 1 week, we schedule a technical screen. I was interviewed by a product manager(!) and not by an engineer. After a couple of days, they reached out and say that I passed the interview, and asked for dates for an onsite interview. I provided some dates and waited. After a week or so I got an email from the recruiter saying that my background is not a match to the position, without any apology for me wasting my time. Really rude.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a digit string, return all possible letter combinations that the number could represent. (+ running time).   Answer Question
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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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