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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

  • "No 401k matching offered at the moment and more people need to know about and use Thumbtack!(in 16 reviews)
  • "Horrible management, promising stability but didn't keep their word(in 14 reviews)
  • "There are multiple managers in multiple departments that aren't people leaders and don't know how to be.(in 13 reviews)
  • "Many left there after layoffs are actively interviewing.(in 12 reviews)
  • "Surprisingly for a company that's growing rapidly, there's little to no opportunity for growth in many departments there.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    6 months in and loving it

    Nov 30, 2016 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook


    I joined Thumbtack because of the special energy I felt when I came to interview here, and I have not been disappointed. This is a very creative and open work environment, with tons of hard problems and smart/fun people to work on them with. The company is in a huge growth cycle right now and so there is plenty of opportunities to make a huge impact very quickly. I've surprised myself by how much I have accomplished since coming here because of the responsibilities I've been given, and this is without anyone pushing long unnecessary hours on us! Most importantly to me, above anything I mentioned above, is knowing that I'm building a product that is helping people carve out careers for themselves by their rules. We constantly get to hear stories from people that have created meaningful employment for themselves and others through Thumbtack and it really makes me feel like I'm doing something that matters. Also we have an AWESOME in house kitchen that feeds us oh so well!


    Plenty! But they are primarily in the department of growing pains, and it seems like management is doing their best to address these problems correctly... or let all us motivated go-getters offer up potential solutions ;)

    5 people found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best place I've worked

    Apr 8, 2016 - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook


    Thumbtack is: - Making a difference for thousands of small businesses - Incredibly transparent - Planning-focused and -oriented, which is especially important at a startup - Led by a very thoughtful team of founders and VPs - A supportive place to work (education stipends, professional development opportunities) - A beautiful office / space to work. Plus the food is amazing.


    - The company is at 160ish now and is growing fast. With that growth come some growing pains and of course a bit of bureaucracy. So it just depends what you're looking for.

    4 people found this review helpful
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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company - Some Bad Management

    May 15, 2018 - Senior Account Executive in Draper, UT
    CEO Approval
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    Lots of growth opportunity. Fast paced environment. Innovative company. Free lunch daily and other incentives.


    Underpaid, bad choices for Sr. Management, growing so fast it causes normal growing pains.

    2 people found this review helpful
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