HomeFinder.com Food Truck Recruitment Event Shakes Up Chicago Technology Market

Last week, we kicked off 2013 by partnering with a local food truck to offer tech-minded job seekers (developers, marketers, and sales people) a free lunch in exchange for checking out opportunities at our “grown-up” startup company. The event launched our 2013 recruitment efforts and provided these hungry job seekers a glimpse into our creative thinking and fun culture.

The goal? To stand out in Chicago’s tech scene as a company that is creative, innovative and stable. We wanted to show that HomeFinder.com is willing to invest in finding the right talent, in a non-traditional way.

Duck N Roll food truck served delicious, Asian inspired “bacos”, tempting hungry job seekers with a “Hungry for a New Job?” sign. Lunch-goers had the opportunity to meet with HomeFinder.com’s Senior Management team members and receive a lunch bag packed with a free lunch and a menu of open positions.

HomeFinder.com is a fun company (at least we think so!) that acts like a startup (think passionate people, fun culture, fast pace and commitment to work-life balance) but has been in the real estate business for more than a decade. This means we are able to provide awesome people an awesome place to work with great benefits.

In December 2012, we moved our headquarters across Chicago’s Loop, into the city’s historic Civic Opera Building (20 N. Wacker Drive). Our new home gives us the opportunity to hire more of Chicago’s tech talent to help: build the latest home search mobile offerings, provide homebuyers with the most efficient home search tools and give real estate agents the digital marketing tools they need to easily and affordably grow their real estate businesses.

HomeFinder.com invests in its employees by offering a 401K match that is 100% vested the day employees start contributing – different from the stock options many start-up employee are offered. While start-up employees rarely see payout from stock options, HomeFinder.com’s vested 401K program gives its employees real cash. Current employees were attracted to HomeFinder.com for the opportunities, stable business model, fair pay, great bonuses and work/life balance.


Perks include:

  • • BlueCross BlueShield health care
  • • A 401k match that is 100% vested the day you start contributing
  • • Free gym membership
  • • A super cool new office space with free food and beverage
  • • Apple desktop or laptop
  • • Monthly “hackathons” and company-wide prototype afternoons
  • • Casual dress
  • • Pre-tax transit passes
  • • Our CEO welcomes every new hire by doing 20 pushups to demonstrate our can-do attitude

Interested in working with us? Check out our career opportunities at HomeFinder.com/careers.

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