Whatnot

Whatnot

500 Total Employees
Year Founded: 2019

Every Process Has a Purpose

Every day, Director of People Experience Kia Beckford is surrounded by people with passion. It’s a passion for Whatnot’s product, buyers and sellers, and a high level of care that drives the team to achieve the company’s audacious goals. All teams are challenged to innovate and think outside the box, and the people team is no exception. Beckford and her colleagues seek perspectives from other organizations to develop “the Whatnot way of doing things.” A desire to be different means there are little to no “plug-and-play” processes. “This allows us to be really creative, which isn’t always the case within HR functions,” Beckford said. That creativity has helped to build teams diverse in backgrounds and perspectives.

At a glance

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Parents First

Whatnot offers 16 weeks paid parental leave as well as a one-time stipend for family planning necessities like egg freezing and adoption fees.


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No Office Needed

Employees work from anywhere thanks to a remote-first culture.


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Billion Dollar Business

Whatnot is valued at $3.7 billion following its Series D fundraising round.


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Be Inclusionary

Eight employee resource groups, including Women of Whatnot, Whatnot Parents, BIPOC @ Whatnot, PRIDE @ Whatnot, Whatnot Veterans, L’Chaim @ Whatnot and