Pray.com

We are a social impact company, driven to help solve society’s challenges by creating tools that inspire people to grow and cultivate their community.

Founded 2016
16-50 employees
  • Social Networking
  • Personal Fitness & Wellness
  • Headquarters address
    Santa Monica, CA

    Our Culture

    Named the "Happiest Place to Work" by TINYPulse in 2017 and one of the "Best Places to Work Los Angeles" in 2018, pray.com is a place to get both a career, and a cause. We respect the time that our employees devote to our mission, and work to make pray.com a place you look forward to showing up to every day.

    So what do we do?We are a social impact company driven by a mission to solve society’s biggest challenges by building tools that inspire people to grow and cultivate their community.


    Every person at Pray.com is devoted to our vision of creating a world where everyone leaves a legacy of helping others. Respect for colleagues coming from all faith (and non-faith) backgrounds is a must. We simply appreciate the privilege of working with wicked smart people who want to positively impact the world through their work.

    We’re looking for talented individuals who understand and embrace our core values, D.R.E.A.M., which include: Devotion, Research, Empathy, Application, and Mindset. We also take pride in being a highly-productive team. We collaborate using SCRUM Teams, provide candid constructive feedback to one another, and leverage agile business principles in an open office space that is located 2 blocks from the beach.

    Some of the things our engineers love best about working here:

    • Getting to work on an app that can have positive social impact and improve people's lives
    • Tackling interesting challenges which involve scalability and performance
    • Opportunity to contribute ideas which directly impact our success
    • Building a much needed platform to help charitable organizations grow
    • Ability to explore and integrate the latest and greatest from Google and Apple
    • Working with a bunch of wicked smart people who help you learn and grow outside of your specific discipline
    • Being in a small company, able to influence the culture and trajectory
    • Opportunities to do volunteer work with your co-workers

    To hear more first-hand stories of what work and culture is like at pray.com, check out our Glassdoor!

    Our team is comprised of people from all kinds of backgrounds – some of us pray, some of us meditate, and some of us just want to see more empathy in the world. Our engineers work at the cutting edge of technology to create a scalable web and mobile social media platform that meets our users ever changing needs, and helps them to grow their community, and their reach.

    Our interview process

    You'll have a 30 minute phone interview with one of the lead engineers or PMs on our team to ensure what you're looking for and what we're looking for are the right fit. If it is, you'll get a test via Hackerrank that we send to all prospective employees at this stage, customized based on position. After passing the Hackerrank, you'll then be invited out for on-site interview (or phone, if you're far away) at our sunny Santa Monica office, where you'll meet with 1-5 team members, tour the space, and get a feel for our culture. If all goes well, we'll chat with 3-5 of your references, and invite you to join the team. Once here, you just get to work with wicked smart people building things that are actually impacting the world every single day.

    More About Us

    Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur Steve Gatena and his team of co-founders, Pray.com was incubated by Mike Jones (Current CEO of Science and former CEO of MySpace) and currently operates out of the Science space in Santa Monica, which has also seen the likes of Dollar Shave Club, DogVacay, and FameBit pass through its doors.

    Tech stack

    Nodejs, Native Objective, Swift, Java, Angular, React

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    401k

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance

    Values and quality of life

    Catered lunches
    Pray.com - Team volunteer day growing gardens with EnrichLA
    Pray.com - Working hard, feels like hardly working with that Santa Monica view
    Pray.com - iOS engineer Shaun coding away on some of the office bean bags
    Pray.com - Our awesome USC Intern turned full-timer impacting communities worldwide through the pray.com app
    Pray.com - pray.com team hacckathon, resulting in shippable features for non-profit checkins and donation dashboards
    Pray.com - pray.com team food truck outing in Venice, CA
    Pray.com - pray.com team outing, Outdoor movies with Cinespia
    Pray.com - Pray team in Santa Monica
    Pray.com - Pray.com staying fit at Soul Cycle
    Pray.com - Sending our interns "Back to School" after a fun-filled summer
    Pray.com - Feeling strong after our Q2 company blood drive... that's 6 lives saved right there!
    Pray.com - Just two blocks from the beach and the 3rd St. Promenade