Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in house, we’re able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lenses—a fraction of the going price!).
In the last eight years, we’ve grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world’s most innovative companies.
We also hold ourselves to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally and distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (We’re big believers that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world.)
Of course, all work and no play makes an extremely dull office, and no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure don’t.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesn’t hurt that our team is just great company.
All kinds of people work at Warby Parker: dog people, cat people, bookworms, people who can do the worm. According to the hundreds of coworkers we asked, you might be a good fit if you’re…
A RELENTLESS GO-GETTER
Our company is changing as fast as it’s growing (read: very, very fast). We’re constantly setting ambitious new goals for ourselves, working on all cylinders to meet them, and proactively stopping along the way to set newer, even more ambitious ones. We’re goal gluttons.
AN IDEA MACHINE
We never get tired of crazy, creative new ideas. Sometimes these take the form of subtle new design details, other times they majorly transform the company. Here’s the SAT analogy: Garfield : lasagna :: us : innovation.
AN MVTP (MOST VALUABLE TEAM PLAYER)
About those ideas—they come from all over the company, and it takes the whole team to make them happen. From retail advisors to graphic designers to data scientists, everyone pitches in with their particular strengths.
AND GOOD COMPANY
Bottomless snacks, book clubs, midday surprises, intramural sports: We do a lot to mix our workdays up. But nothing beats the delight of working with smart, curious, and kind people committed to doing good in the world.