Thumbtack employees think big. The company, which connects local professionals to the people who need their services, has already reinvented the consumer services industry. As Chris Mueller, director of engineering, explains, “The consumer retail space has been online for many years, but no company has taken a stab at consumer services in the same way as consumer products. Thumbtack moved into that space.”
It’s not surprising Google Capital decided to get in on the action and fund Thumbtack. And the company’s future looks even brighter than its present.
“Our market is essentially the entire services industry in the U.S. and potentially globally,” says product manager Yue Zhao. “That’s a difficult challenge—but also one that’s extremely rewarding.”
No wonder employees say they’re excited for what’s coming down the pipeline.
And it’s not just the company’s future you’ll be focused on. Thumbtack employees get a dedicated budget for personal or professional development, which they can use for anything. Some go traditional with books and conferences, while some (like marketing manager Marian Schembari) choose to invest in life coaches.
However, working at Thumbtack isn’t just a great career opportunity. It’s also a chance to form incredible connections with people just as passionate and talented as you.
Every single day, the office sits down to amazing meals cooked by the in-house culinary team. On Wednesday, Thumbtack employees are joined for dinner by their family and friends. There’s also Friday Quarterly Review—a whole day dedicated to discussing last quarter followed by a huge celebration of what’s next.
During their off-hours, Thumbtack employees hang out and do yoga, go rock-climbing, or make homebrew. And about those off-hours: The work schedule is flexible and paid vacation time is unlimited.