What we do
With Prolific, we're changing how research on the internet is done. Katia and Phelim started by building a marketplace that connects researchers (from both Academia and industry) with instant, high quality, global research participants. Now, as a growing team, the bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioral research.
Our two-sided marketplace and ambitious growth plans come with many interesting challenges around how to accelerate growth, as we move from running thousands of studies a month, to tens of thousands. We hope to become the go-to infrastructure layer for "human responses" that empowers anybody – individuals, businesses, and governments – to make more evidence-based decisions.
We've been part of Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch, raised $1.4M in seed funding, we're distributed across Europe and we're already profitable.
How we interview & hire
Our hiring process usually begins with an introductory online interview to help you get to know us better, and vice versa. At this stage, we would like to better understand your motivation for the role, get to know about your interests and personality, and learn about any relevant past experience or skills you might have. If this initial interview is successful, we'd then invite you to complete an assignment (<2 hours, you'll be compensated for the time spent), which will be reviewed by relevant team members. This will be followed by an in-depth, face-to-face interview in London, UK, which will provide an opportunity to discuss the assignment, explore value fit, which incentives you care about, and learn how you would work with the team on a daily basis.
Our core values
We are trustworthy.
Transparency, openness and trust are built into our company DNA. Our researchers can trust that they’ll get high quality results out of the data they collect through our platform and our participants can trust that they will be treated fairly and with respect.
We are curious.
We’re dedicated and fuelled by wanting to make the world a better place. By constantly learning and enhancing our knowledge we can gain a deeper understanding of people and the world we live in. A better understanding of people + better products = a better world.
We are focused.
We think rigorously about problems and solve them systematically, but we also move fast and with focus. Our singular goal is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for research on the internet. We ❤️ our users and we're focused on making Prolific as valuable as possible for them.
We are friendly.
From our company culture to our customer service, we’re thoughtful, helpful and warm. When things get tough, we show empathy, kindness, and support towards each other, our users, and any other stakeholders. We value diversity and always strive to be inclusive.
We are ambitious.
We have big growth ambitions, but not ruthlessly so. We want to empower research that can make actual change in the world, and we believe that the potential of people data is yet to be fully leveraged.