How We Hire
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 hiring process stages 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. In some cases they’ll conduct a phone interview, and in others they’ll skip ahead to the next step.
For each role the process from this point on can be a bit different - in some positions more interviews are required than in others - but here’s how most processes proceed:
Guild interview: At Wix, guilds are horizontal groups that maintain the professional quality across the company (e.g, Frontend guild, UX guild, Sales guild, Writers guild, etc.). Representatives from the guild’s leadership will interview you to ensure 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 allow you to get a better understanding of what you’ll be doing in the role. They may resemble some of the challenges you’ll be facing, but won’t be identical to our day-to-day tasks. Read more about it here.
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: In this stage the recruitment expert will get to know you as a person and learn more about your passions and what motivates you. We aim to identify your “soft skills”, like your interests, your learning and problem-solving approaches, your sense of ownership and how you work within a team. It’s also another chance for you to get to know us better and to ask us about the role, the team and the company culture.
Got this far? Great! An offer is the final stage of the process. We’ll present you with an offer and detail the many benefits we have for our employees. All that’s left is for you to accept - and become a part of the Wix team!
How long is the entire hiring process, from sending my CV to getting hired?
This can change between roles and locations, but on average it takes up to a month. That being said, we’re always looking for ways to speed up the process!
Can I apply for different roles at the same time?
Of course. That being said, bear in mind that we’re looking to see relevant skills and true interest in the roles you apply to - so we recommend that you focus on roles that really interest you. Also, keep in mind that we don’t start multiple hiring processes at the same time, so if you’re in the process of interviewing for one role, you won’t be able to interview for another one simultaneously.
Can I re-apply to a role I wasn’t accepted to? Should I wait before I do it?
As for timing, we trust your judgment on the best time to do so. For example, if you were notified that the position has been filled - don’t hesitate to apply again if another one becomes available; However, if 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. The hiring process requires your time and effort, so consider whether 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 they can be a perfect match to other open roles - and if a role that does fit their skills is open, we might contact them and check if they’re interested in applying for it. So don’t be discouraged!
When in the process are my salary expectations and benefits discussed?
We offer a competitive salary and a stock package to every single employee - 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 certain locations salary expectations may be discussed earlier in the process.
What benefits should I expect?
The benefits we offer our employees vary slightly from country to country. However, no matter which site you’ll work at, we always offer a competitive salary, equity (stocks) for every single employee, medical insurance, fitness and wellness benefits, subsidized lunch and transportation expenses.
Do you have a diversity and inclusion policy in place?
Wix was built around the idea that everyone has the right to be successful online - and the same vision defines us as an employer: creating a work environment where each of our employees has the right to succeed. Our policy is that everyone is welcome at Wix, and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You can also read our latest ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) report here.
What is the work model at Wix?
The Wix culture is all about enjoying each other’s company and working together - preferably face-to-face. That’s why in most locations, we ask our people to arrive at the office for at least 4 days a week, allowing a day of remote work to allow for needed flexibility. That being said, we do have specific positions in both hybrid and fully-remote work models, so you should ask your Hiring Manager about the case for the specific role you’re interviewing for.
Do I need a tech background to work at Wix?
It depends - some roles are indeed super-techy, and do require a tech background; however, there are plenty of roles that don’t require a tech background, including roles in Customer Care, Marketing, Sales and Account Management, Design, Writing, HR, Finance, Operations and more.
Do I need a degree to work at Wix?
We’re not looking for degrees or titles - what we are interested in is 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?
Absolutely. Wix respects and supports all of its employees, parents and non-parents alike, and wants you to be able to have a great life outside of work. We even have special activities aimed at working parents and their entire family!
What level of English will I need in order to work at Wix?
For most roles, you don’t need to be a native English speaker - however, a pretty high level of written and spoken English is important. Wix is an international company and team members can operate from different countries, so we need employees 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 consider relocation requests on a case-by-case basis.