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Wattpad Overview

Toronto, ON
51 to 200 employees
2006
Company - Private
Internet
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Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every ... Read more

Mission: Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 65 million people around the world spend over 15 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they ... Read more

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    Measuring Diversity: How Wattpad is Approaching Employee Diversity Head-on

    The following post comes from Allen Lau, Wattpad's co-founder and CEO. I often say that building Wattpad in Toronto was the best decision I ever made. Since our early days, more than 10 years ago, our community of story-lovers has been international and multi-lingual, and diversity of users an

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Wattpad – Why Work For Us?


Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. The global multiplatform entertainment company uses the power of community and technology to enable the creation and distribution of content across a variety of formats. Its flagship app, Wattpad, is home to a community of more than 65 million people who spend over 20 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories. Tap by Wattpad, the company’s second storytelling product, offers short, chat-based stories in over a dozen languages. Wattpad Studios co-produces stories for film, television, digital and print, together with industry partners. Wattpad Brand Solutions offers a full suite of advertising products to help brands build deep engagement with Millennial and Gen Z consumers. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada.

The Wattpad platform in numbers

  • 65+ million monthly audience use the Wattpad platform
  • 37 minutes average session time spent on Wattpad platform
  • 22 billion minutes spent on the Wattpad platform every month
  • 90% Gen Z/Millennial audience
  • 350,000+ interactive stories on Tap by Wattpad

Our values are the shared principles that guide our team. They collectively determine how we interact with each other, how we behave at work, and how we approach challenges every day.

#UserObsessed

     We make every decision by stepping into our user’s shoes

#TeamWork

     We do what’s best for the greater good

#Resourceful

     We make the most of every minute and every dollar

#Inclusive

     We help everyone belong

#Trailblazer

     We push ourselves on how we think and how we act

#PlayToWin

     We’re driven to lead the pack

#BuildItForward

     We’re always building a foundation for tomorrow

Ready to help shape the future of social storytelling? Come work with us! 

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Working at Wattpad means being part of a unique work culture that’s centered around something we all believe in—using technology to find new ways to tell the world’s stories.

Through everything we do, we strive to create an environment that fosters transparency, inclusion, and collaboration.

There are no ivory towers or fancy corner offices here. Instead, we offer weekly all-hands meetings, access to our CEO’s private blog, and an open, available leadership team that works alongside everyone else. So you’ll always know where Wattpad is going and how your work is getting us there.

We also push ourselves to innovate. Each decision is driven by our desire to make the world better, and backed by data. And each team member is given access to Wattpad’s live numbers and revenue stats.   

Oh, and did we mention we’re fun? We celebrate wins. And fails. We bring our dogs to the office (#Wattpups forever). We play our own version of Family Feud. Working at Wattpad means more boat cruise dance moves. More birthday and work anniversary cake and drinks.

 

Inclusivity. Not just a buzzword.

  • 49% of our employees identify as people of color
  • 44% of our leadership team identifies as people of color
  • 44% of our leadership team identifies as women
  • 85% of employees feel that Wattpad values diversity
  • 56% of all employees identifies as women

Diverse People. Diverse Stories.

Every day, in over 50 languages, our global community turns to Wattpad as a barrier-free outlet for self-expression on topics like LGBTQ+ identity, acceptance and body positivity.

Wattpad is creating a world where everyone’s story can be heard, and anyone can belong. As the engine behind the world’s largest social storytelling platform, our success has always been driven by our ability to embrace our differences and lift up marginalized voices. To us, diversity and inclusion aren’t corporate jargon—they’re core to who we are.

Not only are we working to build a team as diverse as our user base, we are actively working on trying to foster a safe environment and culture where marginalized groups can be their authentic self and have equal opportunity in their careers. We offer support, mentorship, and training to make sure the playing field is level for everyone. And we have an active Diversity & Inclusion committee, that continues to address the challenges marginalized people face in workplace.

While the work of being truly inclusive is never finished, we’re proud of the progress we’ve made—and we’re committed to promoting honest dialogue about diversity and inclusion in the startup community and beyond.

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    Pros

    Strong engineering department, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Salary could be higher for engineers.

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Wattpad Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Wattpad.

    Interview

    It was through an application through the job system at the University. I applied and was selected for an interview. We talked about the company for 30 minutes (what they do, how the teams work, etc). Then, he asked me if I had more questions, and then he jumped into his two questions.

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