Handshake

Our mission is to democratize access to opportunity: to help every college student find the right job for them, no matter where they go to school, what they’re majoring in, or who they know.

Founded 2014
51-200 employees
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    225 Bush Street

    What We Do

    At Handshake, our mission is to empower all students to build a meaningful career, no matter their school, major, ethnicity, or gender. We fundamentally believe that talent is evenly distributed but opportunities is=are not - we're here to level the playing field. We want to help all students find and build meaningful careers.

    Our culture is intentional and inclusive. We believe that we are a better team, a stronger culture, and a more inclusive company when we intentionally create the space for people to show up as their whole, authentic selves. We are looking for individuals who want to show up to work as their authentic selves, excited to make an impact, move quickly and act independently.

    Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco. For a deeper dive into our impact, visit our Democratize Opportunity blog at democratizeopportunity.com.

    How We Interview Engineers

    We enjoy connecting with candidates with an introductory call to have an opportunity to get to know you, what you're looking for in a career, and explain more about our company, values, and team. We want you to build a meaningful career and believe Handshake can provide an amazing opportunity for you to have an impact, learn and grow.
    After your initial call, you will partner with one of our Engineers for a technical screen and then we will invite you onsite to our office to meet with a diverse set of Handshake team members. Our onsite interview is designed to understand your skills, experiences and career goals so we can make sure you can make the best decision for your career. We pride ourselves on being transparent throughout the entire interview process with conversations around compensation, equity, the impact you will make here at Handshake.

    How We Interview Sales

    As with engineering, we like connecting with candidates in an introductory call to get to know you and what you're looking for in a career, and explain more about our company, values, and team. We want you to build a meaningful career and believe Handshake can provide an amazing opportunity for you to have an impact, learn and grow.
    After your initial call, you will have the opportunity to chat with one of our Sales Directors and then we will invite you onsite (currently virtually!) for a presentation and to meet with our team. Our onsite interview is designed to understand your skills, experiences and career goals so we can make sure you can make the best decision for your career. As mentioned, we pride ourselves on being transparent throughout the entire interview process with conversations around compensation, equity, the impact you will make here at Handshake.

    Handshake's Values

    Students First
    Move Quickly, But Don’t Rush
    Focus on Impact
    Learn. Grow. Repeat.
    Act with Empathy
    Empowered by Diversity

    Tech stack

    Ruby on Rails, React, TypeScript, Webpack, Redux, Kubernetes, GCP, PostgreSQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, Docker

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    On-site fitness center

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Showers
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    Handshake - Values
    Handshake - Speaker Series
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