At Lever, 98 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 133 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.94. It was published on Apr 4, 2018. 1832 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management is competent at running the business.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked Lever to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Lever builds powerful recruiting software for strategic organizations. Our complete Talent Acquisition Suite connects the end-to-end recruiting process and all the people involved, to make hiring both more efficient and more human.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California, 94103 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 170 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2012

Lever has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Women 2018 (ranked 13)

Best Small & Medium Workplaces 2018 (ranked 36)

The team at Lever's Culture Quest

Perks and Programs

We asked Lever to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Leveroo Awards: The Leveroo Awards are the largest recognition program at Lever. Twice a year, employees nominate their peers for a set of five awards that align with Lever's core values. Hundreds of thoughtful nominations are collected, and the winners are celebrated at our company-wide kick-off and earn a cash prize. These awards aim to decentralize recognition across the company and make sure every employee from every function and level has an equal opportunity to have their work and impact celebrated. Award categories include a Veteran Award for those who have been at Lever fewer than 6 months, a leadership award, an award that recognizes someone who champions inclusion & diversity, one for an employee who treats Lever like their own company, and one for a person who exemplifies each one of Lever's company values.
  • Culture Quest: Culture Quest is Lever’s annual all-company retreat that goes back to the earliest days of the company. The entire company will travel to Tahoe, Santa Cruz, or even Maui for 3 days as an opportunity to strengthen our bond and grow as an organization. The time spent together is a mix of social events and open discussions about the state of the business. We set cultural norms and get to know Leveroos who employees may not work with on a daily basis.  The weekend includes fireside storytelling (complete with a bonfire and s'mores), team geocaching scavenger hunts in the redwood forest, karaoke, and the famed Lever Talent Show. It’s a unique experience for the entire company to pause and look at the big picture​ so that every employee remains focused and connected even as we grow quickly.​
  • Leadership Accelerator Program: Lever provides a quarter-long Leadership Accelerator Program to all new leaders either just joining the company or being promoted to a people manager role. The program is a mix of coaching, management skills, mentorship, and focuses on investing in our managers to be people-centric leaders who are equipped to develop and serve their teams.
  • Owning your Growth: Individual & Team Impact Plans: At Lever, we believe each individual should be given the tools and coaching to own their professional and personal development. We invest in an expert coach to work with each team, and train our teams to coach each other to develop growth plans and goals that set our employees up for success at Lever and beyond.
  • Lever Gives Back Week: Lever takes a week where every employee is encouraged to take 8 hours of work time to get involved with our community. We partner with local organizations in our neighborhood to coordinate team-wide volunteer opportunities and encourage Leveroos to find a cause or organization that resonates with them to give their time to. This week serves to introduce Leveroos with local organizations and creates connections with fantastic non-profits that last throughout the year.
  • Flexible Time Off : Lever provides a flexible and unlimited vacation policy. We believe that in order to do your best work, every employee, or “Leveroo” needs to be refreshed and recharged, and that work should compliment a fulfilling life outside of the office. Every employee has the autonomy and freedom to determine their time off. We believe in the flexibility to take long weekends to visit family throughout the year or taking off to travel South East Asia for a few weeks. Our workplace is based on performance and impact rather than hours spent at the office.
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Lever's commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace has been a truly organic movement. That's why in addition to leadership-driven initiatives, we also cultivate ERGs, which are voluntary, employee-led groups that support, celebrate, and champion historically underrepresented communities. Examples of our active ERGs include Leverettes (for everyone who identifies as female), LeverHues (in support of LGBT employees), and Black Leveroo Coalition, and DAM, the Delegation of Asian Minorities. ERGs host social and educational activities that foster rapport among members and build awareness and empathy at Lever, and also partner with the People and leadership team to make sure company-wide decisions and communications are as inclusive as possible.


100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
The Customer Success team


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Five catered meals a week, fully stocked kitchen, onsite shower for employees in the new office space, bike parking, coffee bar, ergonomic setups, $100 headphone stipend to purchase noise-canceling headphones.)


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

Community and Environmental Impact

Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Director of Employee Experience oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 30 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Designers and Engineers mockup a new workflow


Leveroos work in nooks and booths throughout the office

How to Get Hired

We asked Lever for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We care deeply about creating a work environment where people can bring their whole selves to work, and are intentional about creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. When evaluating potential Leveroos, we look for alignment around our core values. Our values include: - Raise the bar: we look for candidates who are committed to continuous improvement and will help redefine what is possible. - Campion XFE (cross-functional empathy): Someone who goes out of their way to cross the aisle and connect with other teams. - Know Why: Someone who doesn’t take things at face value, they make decisions based on research and data. - Don’t Trust Comfortable: Someone who doesn’t shy away from uncharted waters. They come to Lever to grow. - Choose Reality: Someone who is self-aware, admits failures and chooses the celebrate them as an opportunity to learn and change.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Apply or get in touch! We pride ourselves in giving every single application or email we get the attention it deserves. Tell us what about Lever and our culture has stood out, and what about our values or approach resonates with you.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Lever is growing quickly and hiring across the entire organization! In particular, our Sales and Engineering teams are always looking for great people to join us. If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Leveroo, check out our open opportunities.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

To learn more about our team and culture, check out our Inside Lever blog ( Our team is growing, and we're always open to connecting with great people. Check out open opportunities or sign up to keep in touch with Lever on our career site. Even if you don't see and opportunity that is a match, or you're not currently looking to make a career change, tell us a bit about yourself and we'll be sure to keep in touch!

hiring Outlook

150 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 90% Job Growth
34% New hires by employee referrals 10% Openings filled by current employees
16 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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