Allegro, the largest b-to-c marketplace in Poland, will hire 300 new employees by the end of 2020 on top of the almost 300 it’s hired so far this year. The growing team will move to new offices in Warsaw, Poznań and Krakow in the coming years, Allegro said in a blog post.
Allegro currently employs 2,100 people. The 640 staff in its Warsaw office will soon relocate to a new space in the former Norblin Factory. The relocation will take place in 2021.
In Poznań, where Allegro has a team of more than 1,300, the company is still considering whether to move to an entirely new location or to expand its current office. Allegro’s team in Krakow counts 70 people. They will move to a new office, with four times more space, in the coming year. The company also has branches in Wrocław and Toruń.
Allegro launched in 1999 and now has more than 21 million registered users. In FY19, the company earned revenue of PLN2.4 billion ($606.1 million U.S.), compared to PLN1.6 billion in 2018.
Allegro is owned by private equity firms Cinven, Permira and Mid Europe, which bought the site from Naspers in October 2016. The marketplace is planning an initial public offering that could value the business at around €10 billion ($11.2 billion U.S.).