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Thumbtack Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2009
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

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When you need to hire someone — a landscaper, a DJ, anyone — Thumbtack finds them for you for free.

Thumbtack connects millions of people with local professionals for their projects. With almost 1,000 different services to choose from ... Read more

Mission: To help everyone do life's work with joy and purpose.

Thumbtack Reviews

  • Helpful (9)

    "The most disappointing end possible."

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    Former Employee - Product in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thumbtack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The in-house culinary team (though they were laid off)
    The in-house employee resource group leads (though they were laid off)

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Thumbtack laid off about 250 people. Yes, that’s happening everywhere and it was a necessary business decision, but the way it was delivered was not good. Employees were left scrambling to call their managers and peers trying to figure out what next steps were after being let go. Computers were shut off within minutes (we weren’t told they would be cutoff so quickly, no time for goodbyes) and we barely got 3 weeks of pay and about 4 weeks of health insurance. So many teams, and we’re given absolutely zero details on who they decided to cut. Even executives and long-tenured employees CHOSE to leave alongside those layed-off. I’m not even sure if there’s a recruiting team there anymore but I imagine Thumbtack is no longer a “best workplace”.

    Advice to Management

    They know what they should’ve done, yet they made the decisions they made anyway. Even though you asked employees to sign non-disparage agreements, we will not lie to potential employees about our experience.

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Thumbtack Interviews

Experience

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Thumbtack in December 2015.

    Interview

    Interesting technical project test, followed by two rounds of online interview each with fairly simple coding problems you could tackle in any language. Unfortunately I froze up during the interview, but the interviewer was polite about it.

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Thumbtack Awards & Accolades

  • The World’s Most Innovative Companies (#23), Fast Company, 2018
  • The World’s Most Innovative Companies for Data Science (#2), Fast Company, 2018
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