Mission: To build a marketplace of trusted local service providers, making them easily accessible and useful to everyone.
We are proud to be in the company of other leading tech companies focusing on quality of work and collaborative, engaging work environments rather than a 'perks first' approach. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQENb
International Women's Day: Meet Paulie, hipages’ Brand Marketing Lead. Paulie has vowed to #beboldforchange. Have you? #hipagesteam #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017. Read more here - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQvhZ
Our success comes from focusing on innovation everyday, investing in hackathons, growth hacking and using our diverse and collective intelligence to solve problems quickly, creatively and effectively.
It’s been an epic ride. From 2 founders in the back of a garage to a talented, dedicated and passionate team of over 280. It started with a big idea and the drive to ‘make it happen’.
hipages was started in a garage in 2004. Our founders, David Vitek and Roby Sharon-Zipser, were dissatisfied with the way you found great quality local businesses and knew that the internet should be making this process a lot easier. They decided to do something about it and created specialist sites in areas they were passionate about, Natural Therapies and Home Improvements. They set about reinventing the directory concept for the internet age. While technology was a big driver to enable this change, our founders had the insight that you needed real service and great people behind that technology to make something great.
Our company has been built on that philosophy and 13 years on our passionate team of 280+ (Sydney & Manila) still focuses on weaving emerging technology with good old fashioned service to constantly innovate the way people get things done. While the company has grown significantly with over 2 Million monthly visitors to our sites and a job being posted on hipages.com.au every 37 seconds, we all know that this is just the beginning. The pace of change in the online world keeps us energised to deliver the best possible products and service.
This is an exciting period of growth for us, we have the backing of a great partner in News Corp Australia as we continue to emerge as an industry leader. We are fast on our way to becoming a household name and are determined to make life easier for homeowners and tradies Australia wide.
When it comes to value, we don’t hold back. In fact, we can’t help it – it’s simply how we’re built, and what we love doing. We get a kick out of serving our customers and tradies – and making their lives better every step of the way.
We’re the real deal. Straight-up legends who truly care about our customers. We’re super keen listeners, and we always respond with a smile. And it doesn’t hurt that we’re from all over the place – it means we get along with everyone.
We’ve come a long way from two mates working in the back of a garage. And even though we’ve grown into something bigger, how we work is still the same – bouncing ideas around, respecting and listening to each other and paving the way to make hipages better, as a team.
When we say we’re on it, we’re on it. Service is our passion. Our bread and butter. So we’ll always go the extra mile – whether we’re talking to tradies, customers, industry, investors or other start-ups. We don’t just leave people feeling like we’ve done a good job – we leave them feeling inspired, and knowing they’re in safe hands.
We’re bright and curious. We’re tech-heads and thought-leaders. We’re goers against the grain. Our success comes from pushing the envelope, brushing up on our skills, and finding new ways to inspire our customers – and each other, of course.
We’re people of action. And we personally care about getting the job done. So when we deliver, we really deliver. No ego (just the go).
This is a longstanding industry and we’re excited to help reshape it! Our talented, friendly and passionate team have many achievements to be proud of and we need more great people to join the team to help us continue to grow our success as market leaders.
To view our open roles - https://hipagesgroup.com.au/careers/
To see what it is like to work at hipages check out our team on instagram & LinkedIn by searching #hipagesteam.
We’re a medium sized start-up, meaning we’re big enough to have leading edge systems and tools but small enough so that everyone is able to directly impact our product and customers. Free from bureaucracy and politics, we get to ‘make it happen’ everyday.
We love celebrating – everything! National days, charity days, cultural occasions, birthdays, babies, big wins, little wins and anything in between. Our company awards and events are legendary! Check out our LinkedIn, Glassdoor & Instagram pages to get the picture, search #hipagesteam.
Most importantly, all employees get to become owners of hipages (through our employee share program), helping us to be united in our mission and ensuring everyone gets to have a say in what and how we do what we do.
At hipages, we are really proud of our 50/50 gender diversity (which is almost unheard of in our industry) and we appreciate and welcome all differences. We believe our diverse and inclusive work culture greatly contributes to our success as a business and we understand that diversity in thinking plays a critical role in innovation and aligning to our customers experience.
One of our biggest learnings so far on our journey to be D&I thought leaders in the tech industry, is the importance of simply “understanding”. When we take the time to understand we are more accepting of each other, our differences and our backgrounds.
Our people come first. We want every employee to come into work as their true genuine self and most importantly, feel happy, be heard, respected and valued. We conduct regular employee pulse surveys followed by action teams who develop recommendations and oversee their implementation. We are a fast growing business and we know we need to be proactive in ensuring that our diverse and inclusive culture is not lost as we grow.
We want to take part in the wider societal push for gender diversity and increasing the pool of female talent, especially in the technology industry. This is why we offer an annual scholarship specifically for women studying STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). We also have a Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Adz is one of our female engineers who dedicates 20% of her time ensuring we continue to push the diversity envelope and help realise real change.
We’re still learning and looking at developing more diversity initiatives, but are definitely moving in the right direction. Our team’s great, if you’d like to work for us and be a part of our diversity mission, please get in contact!
International Women's Day
I have been working at hipages full-time (More than a year)
- Work with genuinely nice and passionate people
- Extremely supportive leadership team who allow people to have a voice
- If you are passionate about what you do this is a great company that allows you to translate your experience into results
- Can develop and learn loads in your career as things move pretty fast
- Fabulous work events and ongoing employee initiatives
- Appreciation and thanks is constantly shown
- The company moves fast so if you are someone who prefers to move slowly then this is not the company for you.
- No other cons as hipages is one of the best places I have ever worked.
Advice to Management
- Continue to have open ears when listening to employee feedback.
- Share your great knowledge and experience that you have with all of us.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at hipages (Sydney) in March 2017.
From the first telephone screening to the end, the overall process was very pleasant. They were very friendly, laid back but still professional. The questions were quite intensive and thorough which gave me a lot of confidence in that the company has clear vision and direction. They made me feel relaxed and set me at ease. It was certainly a different experience from other interviews I had been through as I felt that the company was focussed on team work and obviously had a genuine interest in their employees.