Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at OfferUp? Maybe you’re curious about meeting some of our employees, or are interested in seeing what our office looks like. We’re here today to highlight our Life at OfferUp Instagram page and some of the content included.
Each week, we feature an employee interview on our famous OfferUp couch. So without further ado, let’s meet some of the staff!
Meet Jonathan! His original interview can be found on our Life at OfferUp Instagram here. Jonathan is our Director of IT, and he makes sure everything is running smoothly with all of our techy needs.
We asked - “How did you get started in IT?”
Jonathan - “I got started in IT in middle school. There was a tech teacher and there were tech T.A.s and all I remember is teachers being mad at us because we had more access to the computers than they did. We did imaging, we built an image, and then we deployed it to a bunch of machines, replacing a classroom of them at a time. It’s also where I got into video editing. We had a small production studio to do morning announcements with the ability to broadcast to the entire school. So 7th-8th grade…I’m not sure how we did that. If there were recordings they would be really funny to look at. The reason why I hold IT to such a high esteem of what it can be is based in that original experience of, “okay, this is how bad it is. Now, how good can it be?”
If you’ve ever applied to OfferUp, or completed an interview here, you may have been in contact with our recruiter, Michelle! Michelle’s full interview can be found here.
We asked, “What do you love about recruiting?”
Michelle - “Recruiting is awesome because you basically play matchmaker. You get to have conversations with people and find out what motivates and drives them and then pair them with roles and opportunities. I love what I do and love OfferUp - in recruiting, we’re both ambassadors and gatekeepers. We have the ability to influence the direction and culture of the company. That’s so powerful.”
Now for some office highlights. Each month, the entire company gets together for an All Hands meeting. We recently started bringing in some of our community members to ask them about their OfferUp experience. Back in January, we brought in Jennifer and her son Andrew (pictured below with our CEO Nick Huzar) and her story was so moving. After experiencing some hard times, Jennifer had a hard time getting back to working the 9-5. She discovered OfferUp and has seen a ton of success since and hasn’t looked back.
Not too long ago we moved into our new HQ office, and we furnished our building using items sourced and purchased from OfferUp. Each conference room was designed by our employees, and they all have different themes. Check out this before and after!
Being #Neighborly means a lot to us, and we have regular team-building outings and exercises, and we really are like one big family here. Check out some of the fun events we've participated in.
On that note, give us a follow! We'd love to share our company culture with you
- Team OfferUp
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