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Karat

Interviewing today is oftentimes unstructured, time-intensive and prone to bias. The technical interview process has become a burden for companies and frustrating for candidates. At Karat, we've combined rich data and research with our shared experiences across engineering, recruiting and consulting to create the world's largest technical interviewing solution. We are the trusted, consistent Interview Engineer who conducts the first round of interviews on behalf of top engineering organizations. By making technical interviewing a dedicated job, we highlight its importance to both companies and candidates. The more interviews we complete, the more consistent data we have to help every client build world class hiring processes.

Seattle, WA
Computer Software
201-500 employees
Founded 2014

Unlocking Opportunity

Mission

Karat’s purpose is to unlock opportunity, for both hiring companies and candidates. Karat helps connect the best people to right organizations so together they can grow, thrive, and change the world.

We believe the interview status quo is deeply flawed, hindering the potential for individuals and organizations to truly thrive. Interviews are opportunities to change lives. But expert software engineers aren’t necessarily expert interviewers, and software engineering time is crucial for business growth. Most engineering leaders view interviews as a drain on company financials and team morale. Many organizations are unable to conduct the number of interviews with the quality and consistency required to hire great team members, creating an Interview Gap.

The Interview Gap forces shortcuts and limits access to interviews. Inconsistent interviews and restrictive screening processes inject bias and lock organizations out of robust, diverse talent pipelines, creating an Access Gap. These artificial barriers contribute to the growing inequality in the world by locking talented, diverse candidates out of life-changing jobs.

Values

Be human-centered

We care about people and prioritize their happiness and success.

Celebrate!

We celebrate one another and learn from our failures.

Own it

We move quickly to solve the problem.

Be a partner

We build trusted relationships inside and outside Karat.

Create the future

We operate from first principles and we value innovation.

Diversity & Inclusion

Being human-centered is a core value at Karat, a company where everyone is welcome and supported. More than half of our managers are women. Minority representation at Karat is well above the tech industry average (sadly, we know that’s a low bar). No matter your background or how you identify, you belong here.

Benefits

Generous time off

Enjoy 18 company holidays, plus flexible time off for salaried employees and 3 weeks time off for hourly employees. Take the time you need to live your best life.

Drive impact

Everyone at Karat plays a part in unlocking opportunity for software engineers and teams.

401k matching

Save for your retirement the smart and simple way.

Health + wellness

We got you covered: 100% of your medical, dental, and vision insurance. Plus short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and a $150 monthly stipend through JOON.

Flexible work environment

Work from wherever you like, whether that’s at our Seattle headquarters or your home office. (Well, right now…it’s probably your home office).

Culture

Our vision is for everyone to be happy and successful at work. We’re humbled that Karateers really feel this way. Thanks to their feedback and reviews, we’ve got some gold stars to show off.

BuiltIn Seattle - 100 Best Places to Work in Seattle

Comparably - A+ Culture Score on Comparably

Karat Reviews on Glassdoor - 4.8 on Glassdoor.

Social impact

Karat is partnering with leaders in industry and academia to provide $1 million worth of technical interview practice for Black software engineers each year. Our goal is to advance career opportunities and technical growth for computer science students and early career professionals who haven’t had access to the same preparation and resources enjoyed by many of their peers.

We are proud to partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as Howard University and organizations like Jopwell, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), INROADS, and InternHacks. Together, our efforts help underrepresented engineering candidates prepare for the interview experience and accelerate their path to success.

Opportunities at Karat

Karat Employees on Mogul