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Old 06-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Craigslist must be doing pretty good

Apparently the profits are rolling in at Craigslist. I saw this ad for employment, I believe the jobs are in SF specifically. They don't divulge what the actual pay rate might be, but I'd say the other benefits are fairly generous.



"in addition to competitive cash compensation, craigslist provides the following benefits:"
  • craigslist pays 100% of employee's (and any eligible dependent's) health and dental insurance;
  • craigslist pays 100% of employee's covered out-of-pocket healthcare expenses ($3K, $5K or $7K annually, depending on # of eligible dependents);
  • 401(k) matching program (up to 6% of employee's salary), with immediate vesting;
  • 3-to-1 match on employee's charitable donations (up to 10% of an employee's salary);
  • life insurance;
  • short and long term disability insurance;
  • employee assistance program;
  • 4 weeks of paid time off annually;
  • 8-10 paid holidays;
  • monthly transportation stipend;
  • monthly wellness stipend;
  • monthly technology stipend for mobile phone and at-home DSL (tech staff only);
  • breakfast, lunch, fresh fruit and healthy snacks daily;
  • in-office yoga;
  • in-office bicycle parking;
  • coffeebot 9000!
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So where does most of Craigslist's income come from? Is it from businesses that post ads? I see lot's of cheaters, meaning businesses that post ads as private individuals (ex. real estate brokers posing as "owners") etc. Just curious. All I know about CL is free ads I've posted.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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  • coffeebot 9000!
What, no Wafflebot? What a gyp! (Wafflebot is friggin' AWESOME! )
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This could almost make a happy retiree think about going back to work. OK I thought about it and it ain't gonna happen!
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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So where does most of Craigslist's income come from? Is it from businesses that post ads? I see lot's of cheaters, meaning businesses that post ads as private individuals (ex. real estate brokers posing as "owners") etc. Just curious. All I know about CL is free ads I've posted.
Back when there was the story in the news about the Craigslist guy who hired a prostitute off of their listings, then murdered her in a hotel (was it in Boston?), I heard a local radio station talking about Craigslist's conflict of interest, because they apparently get a huge part of their revenue from somehow charging 'official' adult listings for massage services and other such things, yet they didn't want to take any liability or interest in the murder case.

I don't know if it's true or not about them charging for 'official' services like that, but I had always wondered how they pay the bills, since there's no advertising, and you don't pay to post things (I've used it extensively for buying/selling furniture and other household items)
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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Craigslist charge employers for job ads depending upon the market, in San Francisco Bay Area it is $75 per category.

I think benefits have to be competitive with rest of Silicon Valley. Not sure its brand is as cool as some others: Google, Facebook, startups which offer stock.
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