Merchant Sales Intern - Summer 2020 at PerkSpot

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We’re a growing company, and we need key players like you to work directly with America’s best employers to bring joy to millions of employees!

About PerkSpot

PerkSpot is a benefits company that offers perks and discounts, as well as rewards and recognition, to millions of employees. We work to secure exclusive discounts from top brands like Apple, Target, and Samsung, which are then bundled into one, easy-to-use platform. From there, we partner with some of America’s top employers, like Walgreens, McDonald’s, and Lyft, who provide those discounts to employees so they can start to save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.

 Our company was founded in 2006 by good people with great vision, and we’re working hard to carry out that mission to this day. As we continue, we’re proud of our leadership position in the tech and human resources industry, but we’re committed to doing even more – developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. We may have started small, but we’ve grown quickly, and proved ourselves and our product while doing so. In 2018, our company announced an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. This next stage of growth will focus on expanding our use of technology – specifically machine learning and AI – to consistently put the right perks in front of the right people, at the right time.

 About You

We’re hiring qualified, paid, interns in virtually every department this summer. Our goal is to host a great team of people who want to get their hands dirty, gain experience, and help us meet our mission as we build our business: to inspire employees everywhere to love where they work by delivering meaningful savings and recognition in their workplace.

We aim higher: You’re a go-getter. You love being able to embrace projects and make them your own. You’ll push us to be better and leave your mark on our business.

We value people: You’re happy to work independently but also love collaborating. You value your team members and the people we serve at PerkSpot. You’ll work to make the experience better for both our users and our team.

We stay humble: You should feel free to take risks and make mistakes. As a small team, we rely on each other to get the job done and take responsibility for both our successes and our failures.

We have fun: We hold weekly all-company get-togethers on Fridays where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. We aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week, but we never take ourselves too seriously.

About the Role

The Merchant Partnerships Team is responsible for the adding and managing all offers and exclusive discounts on the PerkSpot platform. The team works with some of the largest brands in the world to provide special savings to over 13 million users. This role would be involved with offer posting, negotiation, data analysis, market research, among many other strategic assignments.

As a fast-growing company there is always more to do than time in a day. We’re looking for someone to come help our Merchants Relations team on a variety of projects. This person will be able to learn from people with years of experience in sales and business development while also being able to make an impact on the team.

What Will You Do at PerkSpot?

  • Ensure PerkSpot clients and their employees have access to the best possible savings. Showcase your knack for details as you use the PerkSpot website and tools to maintain an accurate list of the vendors and the discounts they offer.
  • Support small local businesses. Make it easier for local businesses to offer savings to PerkSpot clients and their employees. This is a great opportunity to hone your account management and people skills.
  • Strut your stuff as savvy deal maker. Identify great companies/apps/services and help get their offering in front of the five million employees who utilize our service.

Required Experience

  • Prior employment, no matter how unrelated.
  • Strong written communication skills – show us with your stellar cover letter.
  • Strong spoken English skills.
  • Ability to work 15-30 hours per week for at least two consecutive month

Working at PerkSpot

You're going to grow - a lot. We're a big platform, but still a small team. That means we're going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, invest in you more and you're going to reap the professional benefits of that. You’ll become part of the family - not just as an intern, but a meaningful member of our community.

What’s more, you'll stand a little taller every time you walk into a DSW, Walgreens, Chipotle, or onto a United or Southwest Airlines flight, because you'll be playing a role in making those people love their jobs that much more. Imagine being excited to head to work each morning, because you know you'll be working in a place where you can actually get stuff done, surrounded by a group of people you're incredibly proud to be working with.

Yeah, you're also going to snag a few good deals for yourself, too.

Apply - This is a paid Summer Internship Opportunity 

All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!

All positions require a full background screening.


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320 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of PerkSpot

What's something quirky about your company?

We get to bring our furry friends to keep us company and remind us that there is always someone looking up to you.


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What projects are you most excited about?

The projects that excite me most are ones where I collaborate with different departments to create something that really effectively markets our company, both internally and externally. These projects are always the ones that help deepen my understanding of our company and how we work, which is vital for a marketing professional.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful PerkSpot AM takes pride in providing superior customer service to our clients and is dedicated to being their partner-in-crime throughout their efforts to inspire employees. A love for rescues is also a must.


Head of Client Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The tech team has a lot of influence over how solutions are implemented, leading to scalable, reliable solutions which provide great value to our users. Ultimately these design decisions help grow the business by providing a great user experience!


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How does your team reward individual success?

Each week a member of our team is recognized as the PerkSpot "Star" of the week. They recieve a big trophy to position on their desk for the week and receive credits to spend in our gift card platform. This person has gone above and beyond to help the company and/or support multiple teams on a special project or initiative.


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What are PerkSpot Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot Benefits Overview

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and showers on-site.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot offers free Financial Advisory services to all our employees from an outside Financial Advisory firm.

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