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Apartment List Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Apartment List has the best product and engineering team I ever worked with (in 15 reviews)

  • Free lunch, easy work that doesn't require lots of thought (it's the lead gen business) (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Apartment List is a start up company but very solid thus far (in 8 reviews)

  • They use very salesy tactics to hire you, which works, but then do a big bait and switch (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Director
    Current Employee - Regional Account Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Apartment List has been a company I'd like to grow my long-term career from day 1. It's an inclusive & encouraging culture where your team truly cares about you personally and professionally. Upper management shows great concern toward employee well-being and is very transparent about what's going on at the company.

    Cons

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Well rounded opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time

    Pros

    - Moves quickly in all facets, get things done
    - Business going in good direction
    - Senior management is well balanced in day-to-day and strategic vision. Does a great job of communication with the company and demonstrate excellent leadership.
    - High standards but understanding of workload, obstacles, etc
    - Fantastic benefits - includes healthcare premiums paid, lunch, at least monthly outings, company retreat to Tahoe
    - Overall positive worklife balance

    Cons

    - Overtime work occasionally happens and is sometimes required to meet deadlines, but reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to balance growth of company and efficient execution. Tremendous company progress is due to tight cohesion and fast development, try to keep the same feel as the company expands.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to spend most of your waking week"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are generous, the work is interesting and engaging, and management is genuinely concerned about people having fulfilling and engaging work to do.

    Cons

    Because of the size of the company, I wish that there was more interaction between the engineers and operations people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, I think the company has incredible potential. I'm excited to be along for the ride and to have the opportunity to contribute.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "That Feeling when you know you picked a winner...."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time

    Pros

    Incredible Culture, extremely supportive and Performance Focused
    Stretches itself to take smart risks with clear focus on what is realistic and attainable
    Uber transparent in communication to the company
    Smart and Fun Culture Building Events, Company All Hands Meeting, Family Fridays
    Disrupting a marketplace in an innovative way
    Employees have incredible pride in their work and the mission of the company.
    Honest about what is working and what needs improvement

    Cons

    Not too many downsides yet. Company is going through explosive growth so adaptability of the team, people and the company will continue to need to be a focus front and center.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the level of transparency, Continue to challenge the core thesis and strategy of the business and focus on continued evolution.
    Make it a point to speak to the company about development opportunities as they are not self-evident to everyone.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "You're Missing Out!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time

    Pros

    -AMAZING culture!
    -Great team events/meetings that really let you get to know people you work with
    -Very open communication from the exec team
    -Company transparent with progress, goals, etc.
    -Lots of opportunities to grow professionally
    -Exec team/managers push you to succeed & give you all the tools/support to do so
    -Lunch & snacks are a plus!!

    Cons

    Too much candy (if that's a con)!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up :)


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome place to work; great management and product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time

    Pros

    Very thoughtful and open culture, which continually encourages diversity and inclusion (i.e. not just lip-service to the concept). Weekly updates to the company led by different people in the business; not just C-Suite led but everyone gets involved.

    Really unique product that truly focuses on the user; with a great and transparent management team that has laser focus on aforementioned culture and the user.

    Cons

    None that I've seen to date.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, team, and environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Leadership is very transparent and genuinely lead by example
    - Culture is positive and upbeat. There is a lot of interaction between teams, whether through eating catered lunch together, weekly Q&Meals, etc.
    - A lot of opportunities for growth. The company is growing and so the employees grow too!
    - Amazing benefits

    Cons

    - Apartment List does not have the same brand recognition of start-up unicorns in the area

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great communication to all levels of the company - it builds trust at all levels.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company I've ever worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lunch everyday! Open space to work where ever you want! Independent working, no micro managing. Everyone's voice and opinion is heard and taken into consideration. Since the company is still growing (rapidly), there is plenty of room for employees to help mold the company.

    Cons

    There are too many good snacks, which causes me to eat all day :)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Is this real life!? Loving the culture and product"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, Lots of momentum, Great Product, Established Culture. I was on the verge of taking another career path, but after meeting with the team and CEO, I was totally on-board. I'm sure there are cons or more like challenges because there always is, but as a whole it's an amazing company and the talent within is stellar. I've been nothing but impressed.

    Cons

    As a start up, things can always change as it grows.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great product, great team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing culture with friendly, smart, and hard-working individuals
    - Awesome benefits and perks, including free food all the time and gym stipend
    - The product is doing something the competition isn't. Great time to be with this company
    - Transparency all across the board with regular all-hands meetings
    - Great career trajectory in all departments

    Cons

    - Big learning curve, but this is a startup and feeling overwhelmed sometimes is natural
    - Some training materials are unorganized, but honestly for a startup, they are pretty solid with structure and processes

    Advice to Management

    I've only been here for a month, but things have been great. I've been working for almost a decade at various companies and this one is already my favorite. Keep up the great work! One of the coolest things at Apartment List is the culture in which employees can bring up any issues and can expect them to be addressed. Please keep this up even as the team scales.


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