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hipages Overview

Sydney
201 to 500 employees
2004
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re hipages. We’re all about transforming the home improvement industry.

Founded in an Aussie garage 13 years ago by two great mates, we’ve continued to reinvent and refine what we do, becoming Australia’s number ... Read more

Mission: To build a marketplace of trusted local service providers, making them easily accessible and useful to everyone.

hipages – Why Work For Us?


At hipages we are Powered by Great People

We are an eclectic, bright and curious bunch.
We’re tech-heads, thought-leaders and are driven to make a difference.

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.


13 Years. 2 Entrepreneurial Founders. 1 Great Beginning.

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.


 Our Values Define Who We Are And How We Act

 

Value

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.


Being Genuine

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.


Collaboration

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.


Service

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.


Innovation

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.

Our DNA is 'Make it Happen'

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).



Build something great with hipages

“If this sounds like you, then welcome home!”


Our Jobs

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.



Our Culture

We are a fun group of people who work hard to achieve and play hard to celebrate. Our culture demands respect and we are an open and honest group of people from top down. Our open office makes collaboration with everyone really easy and aligns to our flat structure, everyone is empowered to get on with the job at hand. Our team are down-to-earth and our friendliness and energy is constantly praised. As soon as you walk through our reception area into our office you feel the ‘buzz’ which is infectious.

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.


Diversity & Inclusion

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!


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    I have been working at hipages full-time

    Pros

    Good welcoming vibe throughout office
    High energetic sales team with high rewarding daily incentives
    Fresh fruit and lots more every morning
    Promote a lot of career development
    Managers are knowledgeable and taught me a lot of sales techniques I never knew

    Cons

    Consistently growing lots a changes eith desks/IT support not necessarily a bad thing but does take $ out of your pocket when it disturbed your day

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at hipages (Sydney) in June 2016.

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    Phone conversation followed by an interview at their office. Two persons
    present, one in charge of the technical part another a hiring manager. Resume based questions, questions about current job with the emphasis on how things are in terms of work organization, how big the team is, how is communication within the team set up and so on. On top of that, a bunch of classical behavioral questions about deadlines, achievements and such.

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    • Describe yourself.   Answer Question
    • Describe when you had to make an extra effort to meet a deadline and how you managed to do it.   Answer Question
    • What is your ideal day at work.   Answer Question
    • Why this company, how do you feel about the home improvement business.   Answer Question
    • What programming languages do you use at your current job, what tools.   Answer Question
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hipages Awards & Accolades

  • Top Digital Innovator, Smart50, 2016
  • BRW Fast 100, Australian Financial Review, 2016
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, EY Australia, 2016
  • Australia's Most Innovative Companies, Financial Review, 2016
  • Technology Fast 50 Australia, Deloitte, 2014
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