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Founded 1993
201-500 employees
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  • eCommerce
  • Headquarters address
    Alexandria, VA


    The Motley Fool was founded over a quarter of a century ago when brothers David and Tom Gardner decided to start a company with a mission to help the world. While our name may seem a bit silly, it derives from Shakespeare’s play As You Like It, where only the court jester – the motley fool – could tell the King the truth without losing his head. Because of this, we lovingly call our fellow employees Fools (with a capital “F!”).

    And to this day, Fools strive to search for the truth in all we do. We advocate for and empower the individual investor, because we believe the best person to make your financial decisions is you. Our global brand continues to help others through our websites, podcasts, books, newspaper columns, television appearances, subscription newsletter services, and other investment products. And we’re just getting started.


    As always, our top priority is the well-being of our employees and the communities we serve, including YOU, our current and prospective job candidates. Here’s what has changed- and what hasn’t- about recruiting at The Motley Fool during this COVID-19 outbreak.

    We are continuing to hire globally for our open positions. Yep- the proverbial light is on and we are still reading stacks of resumes every day. Our process has adapted- not quite the “glow up” we were hoping for- but we’re enjoying the challenge. All of our recruiting and onboarding processes are fully virtual. All candidate interviews will take place via phone or Zoom, and we’ve gotten pretty good at onboarding our New Fools remotely, too. If we have the pleasure of meeting you on Zoom, please pardon the puppy on our lap or the occasional toddler introducing themselves on camera. They’re part of our Fool family, and they’re a little unpredictable. And don’t worry- we know your home might be a little fuller than usual, too. The extra noise and cameo appearances don’t phase us at all. We’re looking forward to meeting you, virtually!

    Tech stack

    Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Docker, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ, Redis, JavaScript, Vue.JS, SASS, Wagtail, Wordpress, PHP


    Compensation and retirement

    With competitive salaries, robust equity programs, flexible work schedules, free healthy foods, no vacation policy, pet-friendly offices, and super smart colleagues, we provide one of the best “professional” environments you’ll find anywhere.
    Performance bonus
    RSUs (Restricted Stock Units or Awards)
    ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
    401k matching
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Healthy Fools are happier and more productive, so our Wellness Program has four robust tenets: Physical Activity (onsite group fitness and personal training), Brain Health (onsite meditation, yoga, and animal therapy), Nutrition (free healthy food and nutrition consults), and Disease Prevention.
    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance
    On-site fitness center
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    We have no "vacation policy"... not be confused with a "no vacation" policy. Fools are encouraged to take as much time as they need- just check with your teams to make sure all your bases are covered while you're out. We also offer 16 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave.
    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Fertility benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Matching charitable donations
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
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