Questionnaire platform SurveyMonkey to create 50 new jobs in Dublin

10 Apr 2014

Popular online questionnaire and polling platform SurveyMonkey is to create 50 jobs at a new international office in Dublin. The company’s international team is relocating to Dublin from Lisbon.

Recruitment starts immediately and the company will be hiring to fill a variety of roles, ranging from account management to customer support.

Millions of companies and thousands of websites around the world use SurveyMonkey’s online and mobile platform to create, send and analyse questionnaires on any given topic.

Beyond market research, some of the most popular uses of the product are to gauge customer satisfaction and conduct employee performance reviews. SurveyMonkey’s analytics engine enables at-a-glance data analysis to make smart, fast decisions.

“Helping our customers understand how to use our platform to get the answers they need is our priority,” said Luis Franco, VP, International Operations, SurveyMonkey.

“This new office will ensure we can further educate our international customers, all from a central multilingual, multicultural location. The convergence of language talent, technology know-how and cultural savvy makes Dublin the ideal base from which we can meet the needs of our international customers.”

Customers include 99pc of the Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, organisations, and neighbourhood soccer leagues. The company has more than 275 employees worldwide, with headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

‘Born on the internet’ companies find a natural home in Ireland

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, said part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is attracting more ‘born on the internet’ companies to Ireland.

“We have seen significant success in this area, with most of the biggest names on the internet establishing offices here, and Dublin can now claim with justification to be the internet capital of Europe.

“Today’s announcement by SurveyMonkey that it is establishing an office in Dublin, which will employ over 50 people, is a great boost for our plans in this area and I wish them every success with this project.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland, said SurveyMonkey is yet another example of a high-growth internet company establishing a presence in Dublin to serve its growing customer base.

“SurveyMonkey is one of a number of companies from Silicon Valley that have chosen to locate a strategic part of their international operations in Dublin.”

Last week, Airbnb opened its Dublin innovation hub, doubling its numbers to 200 people, and just a week previously Intel revealed 5,000 construction jobs had been generated through a US$5bn investment to build next-generation chip-fabrication facilities.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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