We all know that interviewing for a new job can come with many unknowns, but we believe that having as much information as possible about the hiring process can definitely help. Here’s what you need to know before applying to Wix.
What are the stages in the hiring process at Wix?
The processes may vary between roles — but here’s a short overview of how most processes look like.
After you send your resume, one of our Talent Acquisition Partners or Hiring Managers will review it. If your skills and background are relevant for what we’re looking for, they’ll usually give you a call and talk about the position or the next steps. Sometimes this could be a phone interview, and for other positions this may not be required.
From this point, processes will be a bit different in order and more interviews may be added, but here’s what you should expect in general:
Guild interview: In Wix, guilds are horizontal groups that maintain the professional quality across the company — (Frontend Guild, UX Guild, Sales Guild, Writers Guild, etc.) They will check to see that your skills match the level expected of people who join the guild.
Home assignment: Our home assignments give us a better understanding of your approach to common challenges, and allows you to get a better understanding of what you’ll be doing. They may resemble some of the challenges you’ll be facing, but will not be exactly as our day to day tasks. Read more about it in “the way we hire”.
Hiring manager interview: you and the hiring manager will talk about your professional background and assess your contribution to the role and to the team. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about the team and to get to know each other on a more personal level.
Interview with a recruitment expert who will get to know you as a person and learn more about what motivates you and what you’re passionate about. We aim to identify your “soft skills”, like your interests, your learning and problem-solving approach, your sense of ownership, and how you work within a team. It’s also your chance to get to know us better and to ask us about the role, the team and the company culture.
Got this far? Great! Offer is the final stage of the process! We will present you with an offer and detail the many benefits we have for our employees.
How long is the entire hiring process from sending my CV to getting hired?
This can change between roles and locations, but we can say that on average it may take up to a month. We’re always looking for ways to speed up the process!
Can I apply for different roles at the same time?
Yes, you can. Please bear in mind that we’re looking to see relevant skills and true interest in the roles you apply to, so we recommend you to focus on roles that really interest you. Since we don’t start multiple hiring processes at the same time, we suggest that you apply to those you really want to start a process in.
Can I apply again to a role I wasn’t accepted for? Should I wait before I do it?
You can definitely apply again! We trust your judgment on the best time to do so. If, for example, you were notified that the position has been filled — don’t hesitate to apply again if another one becomes available. If, however, you recently didn’t pass an assignment or were told that we’re looking for more experience for the role, we suggest that you wait and gain more experience before applying to it again after a short period of time. This process requires your time and effort, so it’s advised that you consider if you’re ready to start a new one again.
I got a rejection email saying that I’ll be considered for other roles if they fit my skills. Do you really mean it or are you just being polite?
We mean it. Sometimes people apply for roles that don’t fit their skills or experience level, but can be a perfect match to other open roles. If a role that does fit their skills is open, we may contact them and check if they’re still interested in applying.
When in the process are my salary expectations and benefits discussed?
We offer a competitive salary and amazing stock benefits — but we usually don’t start the conversation with that. The process is designed to bring out your full potential and capabilities, and this might have an impact on the final offer you’ll get. Usually, you’ll get a detailed offer at the final stages of the hiring process, but at selected locations salary expectations may be discussed earlier in the process.
What are the benefits I should expect?
The benefits we offer our employees slightly vary from country to country, but no matter where you come from, we always offer a competitive salary, equity (stocks for every single employee), medical insurance, fitness and wellness benefits, travel expenses and subsidized lunch. For a full list of benefits at our U.S. locations, click on a location page to find out more.
Do you have a diversity and inclusion policy in place?
Our policy is that everyone is welcomed at Wix and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Wix was built around the idea that everyone has the right to be successful, online. This same vision defines us as an employer: creating a work environment where each of our employees has the right
There’s a pandemic going on. Does this mean that I can work from anywhere?
Currently, we're working remotely, but allowing people to come to the office based on need, and local health regulations. We’re looking for people who reside in the country our hiring offices are located in. You’re welcome to verify that with the Talent Acquisition Partner you’re speaking with.
Do I need a tech background to work at Wix?
While many of us are super-techy developers (who need a tech background), many others are Customer Care Experts, Marketers, Sales and Account Managers, Designers, Writers, HR, Finance, Operations and more — and for many of these positions, we don’t require a tech background.
Do I need a degree to work at Wix?
We’re not looking for degrees or titles. What we are interested in is meeting talented people, and we know that many of them didn’t necessarily acquire their skills in a university or a college.
I’m a parent. Is Wix a family-friendly company?
Sure! Wix respects and supports all of its employees — with or without kids, and wants you to be able to have a great life outside of work. We have many activities aimed at working parents, such as family fun events, summer camps for employees’ children, special education activities etc.
What’s the requested level of English I’ll need in order to work at Wix?
For most roles, you don’t need to have English as a mother tongue. However, Wix is an international company and team members can operate from different countries, so we’re looking for people who have a pretty high level of written and spoken English — who can operate globally.
What kind of people are you looking for?
We’re looking for smart, motivated and kind people who share our passion for allowing our users to succeed online, whatever they do. Did we mention motivated? We really love what we do.
Do you offer relocation opportunities?
Occasionally we do. We consider relocation requests on a case-by-case basis.