Compass Real Estate


All About Compass


Launched in 2012, NYC-based Compass Real Estate has quickly expanded to every major US city including Seattle and has brought a technology and social driven approach to residential Real Estate that aims to disrupt and modernize the industry with new time and cost effective methods. Using Compass’s propietary platform, agents and clients can more efficently navigate the process of finding or selling a home. Compass has recently moved into a new, larger location in South Lake Union with hopes of expanding their team here in Seattle and is looking for candidates who aim to make an impact and redefine the real estate industry using creativity and technology!


Quick Facts

  • Year Founded: 2012
  • Number of Employees: 1000+ employees and 7000+ real estate agents in the Puget Sound area!
  • Typical Work Hours: 7:00AM-5:30PM (M-F)
  • Company Perks: Flexible work hours, monthly fitness reimbursement, Tuition Reimbursement, Unlimited sick days, 15+ vacation days per year, 100% medical, dental, and vision (no out of pocket costs for employees, standard copays and deductibles apply), 401K


Learn more about Compass on their website!


Frequently Recruited Roles

  • Real Estate Specialists (Temp-to-Hire)
  • Transaction Coordinators (Temp-to-Hire)
  • Administrative Assistants (Temp-to-Hire)


Compliance (Eligibility to Work)

  • Background Check
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification


Hiring Process

When in the hiring process at Compass, make sure you are ready to share your love of technology, real estate and a collaborative mindset!

  • Steps in the Hiring Process include:
    • For Receptionist and Mid-level Administrative Assistants – face to face interviews are scheduled with the Hiring Manager and a few members of the team you will be supporting
    • For Executive Administrative Assistants and some Finance positions –  the first step is a virtual interview, followed by a Skype interview and the last would be a panel interview with the Hiring Manager and Key Stakeholders from the department being supported.
  • Types of Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked
    • Behavioral-based questions such as:
      • Tell us about a difficult situation or challenge within a previous workplace, how you performed in this situation and what did you learn from it?
      • What do you do if you disagree with someone at work?
      • Give an example of a goal you reached and how you achieved it?
      • Have you ever made a mistake at work and how did you handle it?
      • Share how you motivate yourself and others you work with
  • After the interview, can you send a thank you note to your interviewer?
    • Yes, through your PACE recruiter


Work Environment & Dress Code

Compass is no doubt best known for their technology and disruption driven environment that is reflected in the team-oriented, busy and upbeat feel within their office. This is a great work space for those with a positive and innovative spirit!

They heavily value employees with a proven track record of being able to work collaboratively as well as independently while maintaining the valuable ability to prioritize work. Compass is aggressively growing into new markets and relies on the contributions of its employees to help the organization meet ambitious growth goals! Compass frequently utilizes staffing services such as PACE  to help meet hiring needs especially as they are quickly entering several new markets across the US without the internal recruiting resources necessary for the amount of new roles they have to fill in a timely manner.

Within each of their 3 Seattle-area offices, they primarily use the open cubicle approach to working in pods depending on business focus. New employees are trained thoroughly and have a side-by-side mentor in their immediate supervisor.

Like many Seattle-area technology companies, you can expect a less than professional dress code at Compass! For a job interview, please dress ‘slightly above business casual’ in suiting pieces with a collared shirts, blouse, sweater and professional shoes. While on the job at Compass, feel free to dress business casual (no jeans, but clean sneakers are okay) while adhering to clean and professional grooming and hygiene standards while being aware of overuse of scented soap, perfume or cologne.

Parking, Location & Transportation

Compass has three Seattle-area locations: South Lake Union, U Village, and Bellevue. Parking at each location is limited and often very costly, public transportation is advised and easily accessible at each location.


South Lake Union 503 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

U Village  5000 30th Ave NE #102, Seattle, WA 98105

Bellevue  800 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

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