I think most people would be happier if they had more flexibility to choose when and where they work. Sometimes that just means coming in late or leaving early without the hassle or guilt. For some, it means being able to work remotely for short periods of times.
In tech, it's common for companies to support flexible work arrangements, but it's definitely a spectrum. From flexible start times to fully remote companies, see how different engineering teams have built their culture around flexible working arrangements.
It’s safe to say we’re pioneers when it comes to building both a successful business and vibrant culture with a fully distributed team. Since day one, co-founders Wade, Bryan, and Mike worked remotely. They recognized the need to help people be more efficient at work and founded Zapier with the mission of automating tasks between apps – no code needed. Despite living in the same city at the time, they had different schedules and were bootstrapping Zapier on the side. Being able to get work done whenever, from wherever, was key. Today, we’re spread across 17 time zones in 40+ countries and are continuing to grow quickly!
We believe you can do your best work from any location and trust you to manage your schedule and workload. Folks who thrive at Zapier have a bias for action, are able to prioritize effectively (focusing on the most impactful tasks), and are thoughtful communicators. We record important meetings and are happy to work around each other’s schedules to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. You can learn more about our top tips for remote work (and how our app is making it easier for thousands of people!) here.
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At Indeed, we help companies around the world hire top talent, and are passionate about matching job seekers with the best opportunities. Given the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has affected where and how employees work, we quickly realized that having more flexibility not only increases productivity, but also happiness. That’s why we decided to offer three options for team members moving forward: in-office, flex, and remote.
Anyone who lives within commuting distance from an Indeed office is eligible for the in-office option. They would come in 5 days a week and assigned a desk, with occasional work from home days permitted.
For team members who live within the metro area of an Indeed office, the flex option is available and it could be either scheduled or unscheduled. Depending on the department, employees may be required to be in the office (usually 1-4 days per week) on specific days, aka scheduled. Flex unscheduled engineers are similarly expected to be in the office 1-4 days per week (as determined by each organization and team), but these days might rotate and are not scheduled.
While occasional visits to the office for collaboration or training may be required, fully remote employees will not be expected to regularly go into an office. Employment terms are specific to the city/state/province and country where the employee is hired. If you live somewhere Indeed does not have an office, you’ll automatically be under the fully remote category.
We also offer an annual $1,500 (USD) stipend for flex and remote employees to help cover expenses such as high-speed internet, utilities, snacks, office supplies, and even childcare. Ultimately, by offering more flexibility we’ll not only help cut down on our carbon footprint, but we’ll also be able to build the best product possible.
One of the biggest mistakes companies make is enforcing a one-size-fits-all work schedule on all of their employees. We recognize that some people prefer working 9-5 days while others want the flexibility to do midday yoga or shopping as they work better late at night. Whatever your work preference is, we support it. We’ve also dedicated Wednesday as a no-meeting day so that people can have additional flexibility and dedicated heads-down time.
Creativity and innovation require high-levels of cognitive functioning, neither of which are possible when you are stressed, tired, or over-worked. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve encouraged teammates to prioritize their mental health, whether that means regularly scheduled PTO or ad-hoc afternoon walks. Working habits often emanate from the company’s founders or leaders, which is why we’re lucky that our engineering leadership team sets a good example. Our VP of Engineering, Jean, balanced work with ever-changing pod childcare responsibilities for her 5 and 8 year-old throughout the pandemic, and our CEO and technical founder, Dan, has morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up times blocked out on his calendar for his 6 year-old.
Our team has core hours from 11am-2pm PT for any recurring meetings or ad-hoc collaboration. Our East Coast teammates usually find a large block of morning time to do heads-down focus work, while West Coast teammates have more uninterrupted time in the afternoons.
When it is safer to do so, we may have some optional co-working spaces and in-person team meetups, but in-office presence will always be optional. We are committed to a remote-first culture.
Online learning platform for course-specific study resources
Redwood City, Vancouver, Toronto, or Remote (w/in a 50-mile radius)
While we have three main office hubs located in Redwood City, CA, Vancouver, BC, and Toronto, ON, most employees work from home within a 50-mile radius. Teams decide the cadence for in-person collaboration, brainstorming, and culture-building. We've been getting together recently for events like food truck parties, drive-in movie nights, and even office game nights.
Our typical working hours are between 9:30am and 5:30pm PT. Every other week we have “no meeting Wednesdays” and offer a $500 work from home stipend, plus a $200 per month home tech stipend. Every week, one meal is on us, and every month, we deliver new snacks straight to your door.
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At The Financial Gym, flexibility is important because we want our team to work efficiently while also being comfortable. That’s why we’ve been open to remote work since the beginning and currently have employees in Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, and other states.
Ideally, all of our 1-on-1 coaching sessions with trainers are in person, but virtual 1-on-1 coaching is an option (especially during the current pandemic). We want to serve everyone in the U.S. – so having employees in different time zones helps us scale – but the overall vision is to have onsite locations.
Ultimately, we recognize the benefits of allowing remote work, so we’re open to remote and flexible work arrangements for engineers. At the end of the day, we all stay connected through Slack.
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Our team members span different time zones and we fully embrace remote work. We try to ensure four hours of overlap every day (from 9am to 1pm PST), but otherwise, we rely on each team member to determine how, when, and where they work toward our shared goals. That said, we also have a HQ office in Marina Del Rey. If you’re visiting for a team event or live in the LA area, you can feel free to work from the office whenever it’s conducive. Prefer to work from a coworking space? We offer a stipend for that, too.
There are several passionate travelers on the team, and in the past few months, we’ve shipped features from several new countries, many coworking spaces, and even a boat!
While our HQ office is in Burlingame, CA (and we have a laboratory and satellite office in San Francisco), we’re remote-friendly. Our team members span different time zones in the U.S., so there’s a great deal of flexibility in how, when, and where you get your work done. For example, Tally, one of our software engineers, enjoys core workouts and started the #abs channel on Slack to lead afternoon abs workouts as a fun pick-me-up. She’s also taught an employee-led-class on how to knit and crochet!
We try to have as many overlapping hours as possible, but you are more than welcome to create your own schedule. Some engineers who live near an office like to come in once or twice a week to collaborate in person, but it’s not required. We will also happily fly in engineers for team events if they are interested in traveling.
Having to work weekends is generally rare, but if you do (or you’re required to travel over a weekend day), we have a “burn day” policy, where exempt employees can work with their manager to take a burn day off without counting it as a PTO day. We also have monthly recharge days during months where we don’t have paid holidays (which are scheduled ahead of time) – so every month you’ll have at least one day off! And if you’re thinking about expanding your family, we’ve got you covered with both generous paid leave and an inherently flexible remote work policy. We offer 18 weeks of parental leave for all regular full-time and part-time employees and cover 100% of their base salary, reduced by the amount of any company short-term disability and state-paid benefits employees may receive. Last but not least, we recognize that living in unprecedented times is stressful, and our team is flexible to accommodate individuals’ needs.
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Even before the pandemic, we were a remote first company from day one. While we have a small studio in Brooklyn, our team is fully distributed. Team members span more than 10 states and three countries. While we are committed to building a location agnostic team, we still recognize the value in synchronous work. Everyone is online together between our shared core hours of 12PM ET and 5:30PM ET. Outside of that, everyone has the flexibility to own their schedule. For example, we have an engineer based in California who prefers to start his days around 6AM PT so that he can spend his afternoons with his young daughter. On the other side of the world, we have an engineer based in Europe who’s embraced his inner night owl and keeps core hours from 6PM to 11:30PM local time!
One of our company values is Empowerment. We empower our creators to build the Internet, and we also want to empower our team to do what they do best. We don’t want (or need for that matter!) someone looking over our shoulder all the time. We look for ways to divvy up ownership of the different areas of our codebase to give our teammates the freedom to lean into their strengths. We value leadership over management – we want our leaders to find ways to facilitate people doing their best work, instead of dictating how to do things from the top down. This enables us to be better as a team than any one person could possibly be individually.
We also encourage each person to optimize their work environment. Need a standing desk or noise cancelling headphones? We’ve got you covered. We extend home office credits to each person – which are yours and yours to spend. And you can use them exactly as you see fit. Molly, our senior brand designer, wanted a beautiful lamp for her desk. Marya, our people operations manager, really wanted a filing cabinet.
Universe is also a welcoming place for parents – as well as people who are looking to grow their families. We recognize that everyone’s path to parenthood is different, which is why we offer a flexible parental leave for all new parents – this means parents of both biological children and adopted children as well as both birth- and non-birth parents. Whether you want to take more time off in the beginning or prefer to spread it out over the course of several weeks or months, we’ll coordinate closely with you to make a plan that meets your individual needs. Want to pick up your child from school or attend a dance recital? Great! Let’s make it happen. We want you to succeed both as a team member at Universe AND as a parent.
Spending time together is important too. As it’s becoming safe to travel in the US again, we are starting to plan our first post-pandemic in-person offsite! (Wait, as a fully remote team, maybe it should actually be called an onsite?! :) We’re super excited to bring the full Universe team together, especially as this time around there are many new team members who have never met IR before. We currently do online offsites about once a quarter, and prior to the pandemic, we did annual in-person offsites for brainstorming, strategizing, and goal-setting, as well as getting to know each other beyond the screen. We can’t wait to do that again.
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While we have two HQ offices in San Francisco and Toronto, we also have many team members across the U.S. who work remotely. With our new hybrid policy, folks will have the option to go into the office if they’d like, or work remotely in certain approved states. Ideally, we try to optimize for overlapping hours as much as possible (9am-2pm PT), but there’s a great deal of flexibility for engineers to get their work done however suits them best. For example, some people like to work from 7am-4pm, while others prefer to start their days later and end a little later. Want to pick up your kids from school? Go for it! We all have commitments, hobbies, and passions outside of the office and trust you to manage your schedule.
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Operating system for building and growing communities
San Francisco, Paris, or Remote (US/Europe)
We believe successful team members know what kind of schedules work best for them. We want every Orbit team member to be able to work whatever hours suit their needs the best. For example, Nicolas generally likes to work 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Josh prefers to have his mornings free and work later in the evenings (when he can also catch up with Patrick in SF). Josh also recently became a parent, so having that flexibility with his schedule is extremely important. At the end of the day, there’s no hard and fast rule for when you have to work or from where, as long as you’re getting your work done.
People who thrive at Gordian are comfortable in rapidly changing environments and aren’t afraid to exercise autonomy. The key to our success and delivering the most value for our customers is inherently tied to freedom. Knowing when to push hard on deliverables, when to take time to recharge, and when to work on other priorities requires a great amount of wisdom and the right personal strategy. Maybe your flow state is early in the morning or maybe you’re a night owl. Need to take a mid-day break to run an errand? No problem. We empower everyone on the team to set their own schedule in a way that works best for them, while simultaneously reaching their Maximum Sustained Impact. By adhering to this strategy the results speak for themselves: We’ve grown 14X since pre-COVID while travel has yet to bounce back!
Our team spans North and South America and 85% of the time we work remotely. However, we take advantage of in-person time by gathering at our HQ in Bellevue, Washington for a week-long Meetup every two months. We call this 7 +1 and coordinate these in-person trips with the Long Plan (our monthly all-hands and goal setting meeting). We believe this hybrid work environment blends the best of both worlds.
We’re a fully distributed team that truly spans the entire country. We have people in DC, Ohio, Colorado, California, and Wyoming to name a few places. Outside of our two standing weekly meetings (which happen in the middle of the day EST), we trust you to manage your schedule and work in a way that suits you best. A lot of communication is asynchronous, either via Slack or code comments. We’ll hop on 1:1 Zoom meetings as needed, but that’s always up to you and your team to decide when and how often. Ultimately, we believe in giving people the responsibility and freedom to move projects forward.
While we have an office in San Francisco, the engineering team is distributed and folks span the entire country – from Hawaii to Maryland. We don’t insist that team members work a certain “9-5,” nor do we expect you to constantly be green on Slack. Whether you’re a night owl or early bird, we encourage team members to accomplish their work in a way that suits them best. That said, we’re mindful of what needs to get done and do our best to overlap when we can. We’re also flexible with meeting times to make sure we can accommodate everyone. Engineers set their own core hours, and typically finish work at a normal time in their timezone.
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While we embrace the home office and give you ample tools to set up one that works for you, we also recognize that working at home can leave some feeling isolated or in need of social interactions. (Or sometimes those who live with you need a break. 😉) That’s why we support multiple ways of working remotely, including reimbursing coworking fees and covering the currency of working in cafes (go ahead and expense your favorite latte).
You can also break up your day however you like. Want to head to the gym at 10 a.m.? Go for it. Whether you prefer to work early mornings or evenings, we’re flexible.
As a distributed team, we constantly assess and share what we learn with each other about our routines and managing time zones. We summarize our outcomes in biweekly P2 updates and talk about our non-work goals and how we balance it all. If you can’t get enough on the future of work, and how we’re living it, check out Matt’s podcast at Distributed.Blog.
Oh, and btw, we also believe in taking a break. Haven’t been AFK (Away from Keyboard) for a while? Please go now. Been here 5 years? Take a sabbatical!
Below are photos from our team members working all over the world. From left to right, top to bottom, we have South Africa, Peru, Greece, Mexico, France, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, and Portugal!
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And after all: one of the core pillars of Minerva as an educational system is that high-quality collaboration and deep intellectual contribution and growth can happen even when we are separated by great distances.
Our team is distributed across geographies and timezones. We are roughly 50% in the San Francisco Bay Area and 50% across the US and Europe. Thus our collaborative activities like meetings, pairing, and code reviews are designed to be remote by default. We try to keep the bigger team meetings in the Pacific Time mornings (usually 9am-11am), so that folks in the eastern US and in Europe can comfortably attend. Finally, we make sure to all meet in person at least once per year at an all company gathering, called Unitas. In addition, remote employees come through SF on as needed basis.
Everyone sets their own hours while ensuring they can attend scheduled team meetings and respond to requests from their teammates for questions and code review. Some folks start earlier or later to accommodate child care in the morning or afternoon, and others take an extra hour before or after lunch for the gym. Other members of the team travel for a few months during the year. Provided we've communicated this with the rest of the team in advance, we enjoy quite a bit of flexibility here.
Students and staff at an event in Berlin, one of the Minerva Schools global rotation cities.
Patient engagement platform tailored to underserved people groups
Remote (Global - Requires Overlap with EST)
We’ve been a fully distributed, global team since 2019 and are big fans of having the flexibility to get work done from wherever you are, whenever suits you best. Our strong documentation culture ensures everyone has context and access to the information they need. This begins with a robust onboarding process, where we have weekly rubrics outlining what we expect new hires to be learning, starting from their first day through week eight.
The emphasis is always on delivering consistently, not the number of hours you’re in front of your computer. Want to go to the gym during the middle of the day? You’ll be in great company since several team members do so regularly. Another one of our engineers is in a golf league, so he leaves early once a week to hit the links. While we strive to overlap between 10am and 2pm EST to allow for synchronous meeting times and collaboration, we’re flexible and don’t expect you to be available on Slack all the time. We simply ask that you communicate with the team so we’re all on the same page.
Chris (Senior DevOps Engineer) enjoying his golf league hobby.
At Snap, we believe offering team members the autonomy to work in the way that is best for them contributes to a productive, inclusive, and creative work environment. Snap's Flexible Work policy offers most team members the choice to work virtually in a Snap operating location or in-person from a Snap office, with an expectation of high performance. We also believe in-person interaction facilitates collaboration, connection, and creativity, and expect our team members to come onsite to Snap offices 4-6 times per year to move the business forward, build relationships, and reinforce our Kind, Smart, Creative culture.
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Take control of your medical records
San Francisco, Cebu City (Philippines), or Remote (US/Canada)
Given the pandemic, we’ve shifted to a hybrid in-office/remote policy. We’re being intentional about ensuring it works for everyone and aren’t afraid to experiment and make changes as needed. For instance, we have a quarterly “convergence week” where the entire company is encouraged to come together for quarterly planning and - maybe more importantly - fun team events that help colleagues connect with one another as humans with interests and lives beyond PicnicHealth. Plus, functional or project-based teams have the autonomy to plan onsite retreats or design sessions, and do so at different cadences.
Aside from standups and biweekly sprint-plannings and all-hands meetings, we do our best to avoid regular, mandatory meetings. We stay in tune with what everyone is working on through our biweekly demos. Instead of meeting to tell everyone what we’re currently working on, we spend time showing what we’ve built (Show and Tell is still as exciting as it was when we were younger!). Engineers demo their new features, Ops showcase their new models, and our Commercial team shares new partnerships. We understand that you have commitments outside of work and individual needs with regards to working hours. As long as you’re getting your stuff done, do what works best for you.
Last but not least, we provide an unlimited PTO policy. Working at a startup can be intense at times and we want to ensure that you are taking the time you need to recharge. We believe that being your best self at work requires that you are committed to taking care of yourself and taking time to get away.
As a distributed team, we span several time zones and don’t expect you to be green on Slack 24/7. We are mindful about our varied working hours and will gladly move a meeting or record it if someone can’t attend. In general, our meeting cadence is fairly light. We have a weekly team alignment meeting on Monday and then a wider alignment meeting (around 15 minutes) where one person from each team joins to give updates on what everyone is working on. These are documented in written form so you can always catch up on your own time if you can’t make the meeting. There’s also a monthly all-hands meeting where our founders share their thoughts and answer any questions. Outside of our limited weekly meetings and on-call schedule, we trust engineers to manage their own schedules and fulfill their work responsibilities.
In addition, we offer a $500 work-from-home stipend, which can be used for a coworking space or office setup. While we’re great at working asynchronously, we also value getting the team together in-person. We aim to have an offsite at least once per quarter and sub-teams like engineering or product also have their own offsites to get together to work and play.
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While we have several large concentrations of team members in places like Chicago, Portland (OR), and the Bay Area, our team members span the U.S. and we are remote-first. Working in different time zones helps ensure we have plenty of coverage and flexibility is baked into our culture. Outside of set team meetings, engineers can choose when and how to get their work done. Need to pick up or drop-off the kids from school? Go for it. Coaching afternoon soccer practice? We’re here for it. Nobody expects you to be green on Slack all of the time. Since we champion flexibility, a lot of our communication is done asynchronously and we make sure to record important meetings so team members can always stay in the loop.
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Payment operations software for money movement
San Francisco, New York City, or Remote (US)
Our team is spread across the U.S., with clusters in the Bay Area, New York, and LA. We’re mostly hiring within the contiguous U.S. but we also have team members who work from Hawaii. If you do need a H-1B visa or a green card, we’ll help with immigration requirements so we can give you peace of mind. In fact, our CTO personally spent the time with USCIS to get our second engineer, Sean, here from Ireland.
Given the varying time zones, flexibility is baked into our culture. We have a company-wide all hands every Monday and engineering team meetings fortnightly on Fridays. We’re also sensitive to meeting fatigue, so we keep Wednesdays free of internal meetings.
A collaborative toolkit enabling anyone to create software
San Francisco, Mountain View, Austin, New York City, or Seattle
We learned to operate in a virtual-first world and reflected on what matters most both professionally and personally. Some of us have thrived remotely, while others have been eager to connect and collaborate in person. With this in mind, we recognize there is no one-size-fits-all approach as our offices come back online (pun intended). We support each individual in determining the optimal work environment for their role while offering opportunities to stay connected regardless of where a person is physically located. We are learning and gathering feedback to make improvements as we go – we’re committed to applying a growth mindset to our approach, so we can ensure it’s working well and supports our growth as we scale. After all, we’ve never been through a global pandemic before nor pushed the limits of what’s possible in a distributed, hybrid work environment.
Our approach puts each individual’s needs first. Airtablets in Engineering can choose where they work best and can fluctuate between more days virtual and more days in office (i.e. one week you could choose to be in the office 3x/week, and the next week you may work from home exclusively). Here are some ways we support both work environments:
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While we have a HQ office in San Francisco, we were remote long before it was cool. We encourage folks to have work/life balance while also maximizing overlapping hours with team members. As a distributed team spread across nearly a dozen different states, flexibility is inherently baked into our culture. There are both night owls and early birds on the team, and engineers are encouraged to get their work done in a way that suits them best. That said, we try our best to overlap during core hours (9:30am-2:30pm PST) so that we can collaborate together, pair as needed, and move things forward. These core hours are also flexible (and can evolve with us as we grow) and we’ll always work with team members to ensure meeting times work for everyone. We enjoy spending quality time with our families and friends and pursuing hobbies and passions outside of work. In fact, some folks on the team are learning new languages, getting their Masters in CS, and up-leveling their coffee brewing skills!
Our offices in San Francisco, New York, and Kathmandu span different time zones, so flexibility is inherently part of our culture. We don’t micromanage schedules and trust people to get their work done when it suits them best. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been able to adjust our working styles as needed. Currently, we have a hybrid office/remote approach with some fully-remote periods, a general 2-day-a-week in-office cadence, and quarterly full-team off-sites. We’re figuring it out together.
Building on a robust technical infrastructure, we tend not to work from a place of crisis and chaos. That means that vacation time is not only possible, but required: in fact we insist on everyone at Reduct taking at least 10 days off per year, and allow up to twice that amount. We strive to create the conditions where everyone can do their best work – including outside the office. Whether it’s tending to a family, exhibiting art works, or maintaining a Twitter reputation, we believe in respecting the individuality and private life of our team.
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Software for Americans with limited income to improve their financial health
Brooklyn, NY or Remote (US)
We’ve a remote-first culture, and our team is distributed across the United States. There’s a (dog-friendly 🐶!) HQ office in Brooklyn and working space in San Francisco, but you’re not required to work from an office if you prefer not to. (You should take a minute to check out our full team, including our furry mascots.)
As long as you’re getting your work done and going to meetings you agree to attend, we trust you to manage your schedule. We’re very active in Slack and use Zoom for virtual meetings. We’re mindful of each other’s working hours and don’t expect you to be constantly available.
We all have hobbies and interests outside of work, and our flexible working hours ensure that we can enjoy them! Some of our team members are active gamers; others enjoy soccer, competitive dancing, and other recreational sports. We even have a teammate who DJs on the weekend – Chanice! We also have many fun Slack channels dedicated toward creating community around our hobbies and interests.
Lastly, Propel is a great place to work for parents since we offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave along with flexible hours.
We work across every time zone in North America – most people work online between 9am and 6pm in their local time zone. Ultimately, we care more about the impact we make than the number of hours we put in.
At Aptible, we praise focus, seek leverage, and plan our work to make the biggest impact with the least amount of precious time. Sleep is leverage: We believe in getting enough of it. Health is leverage: We take pride in our physical and mental health benefits. It will take years to reach our most ambitious goals, so we aim to perform at a high level over a long period of time.
Think about something you've wanted to accomplish but simply haven't found the time for. Working remotely adds a few more hours into the "life" part of the equation, whether it’s being able to learn a new language, take your dog for a midday stroll, or have more quality time with loved ones.
Connecting fintechs with banks to build great financial products
San Francisco, CA or Remote (US)
As a distributed team that spans New York to Hawaii, we don't care about how long you sit at your desk as long as you can complete your tasks in a timely manner. While our HQ office is open for those who prefer to be in the office, we want you to work where and when you’re at your most productive. We also offer some great benefits to support team members, including stipends that can be used to keep your home office space happy (think cleaning services or purchasing plants), applied toward utilities (electric, internet), or used for wellness (e.g. gym memberships, virtual fitness classes, meditation apps).
We know that everyone has life obligations, such as picking up children from school/daycare or fostering kittens. We're usually online between 9am and 5pm, but only because that’s the schedule that works best for most people. Some of our team members start earlier or later, depending on what’s most convenient for their lifestyles or their time zone.
Our emphasis on transparency and open communication allows us to keep the whole team informed, regardless of who's in the office or when. The engineering team has a daily stand-up as well as open-ended whiteboard sessions available for those who want to drop in and brainstorm solutions together. We keep our calendars updated regularly to schedule meetings that everyone can attend and also have an engineering happy hour every Friday.
Last but not least, we know you need time to recharge, which is why we have an open vacation policy with a two-week minimum – we’ll send you home in December if we have to!
Our success is dependent on a culture of aligned values and expectations surrounding availability, communication, teamwork, and transparency.
While most of our team works from the office in Arizona, we are open to hiring people across the country and believe in working as if everyone’s remote. All team huddles are done via Zoom and teams make a conscious effort to incorporate every individual on the call, regardless of location. If the entire team can’t meet, or if the audio quality is bad and one person can’t hear, we won’t have the meeting. As Kathryn, our Content Editor, puts it, ”Even though I have not had the opportunity to visit the Arizona office in person, I have met almost every employee at Sibi and feel comfortable sharing my ideas. It’s a family!”
Outside of team meetings, we are extremely flexible with our schedules and want you to get your work done in a way that suits you best. For scheduling and cross-team efficiency, Sibi has core work hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PST, but outside of that, team members have flexibility on how they complete the rest of their workday. For example, Charlie plays tennis around 8:30 am a couple days a week, heads home, showers (hopefully), and jumps on his morning standup meeting. Whatever your passions and hobbies are outside of the office, we want you to lead full lives and have the flexibility to manage your own schedule.
While we emphasize asynchronous work as much as possible, we also realize it’s beneficial (and fun) to spend time together in person. We welcome remote employees to spend a week in the office once a quarter (or on a cadence that works best for them). Ultimately, whether you work in the office or remotely, you are part of the Sibi family.
What distinguishes us at Jane is that we’re truly a cohesive team comprised of good humans. While our HQ is in Santa Cruz, we also fully embrace remote work and are hiring across the U.S. and Canada. Bonus: compensation isn’t dependent on location! We try to align with Pacific Time as much as possible, but we’re flexible and respect each other’s working hours. We trust our team members to get their work done however suits them best. In non-pandemic times, it was common for some of us in Santa Cruz to surf together (Pleasure Point is just half a mile down the road), play music together, and the list goes on. During the pandemic, we started a bi-weekly trivia happy hour over Zoom, which has been a great bonding experience. Our friendships extend beyond work, and we think that speaks to how bonded we feel as a team. It’s akin to being on a sports team really.
We all have different lives and fully support one another. Some like to begin their day at 8:30am while others sign on at 10:14am for our daily 10:15am standup. Some are regular cannabis consumers while others have never consumed it before in their life!
We purposefully design our interviews to be as human-centered as possible and we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback: “That was unlike any onsite I’ve ever experienced!” is a common refrain. We have candidates meet with as many team members as possible, from engineering and design, to C-suite execs, to get a feel for what it’s really like to work here. The more exposure you have to the people at Jane, the better. After all, you’re not just interviewing for a job, you’re joining a team.
At the end of the day, we all pitch in to get things done and feel collective ownership for what we’re building. All accomplishments are co-accomplishments. 🙌
We are a remote-first company, and we’re open to global hires as long as they work in a U.S. time zone. Our founders are not co-located and we don’t have a “headquarters” office or implied hierarchy of geography. In fact, most of our founding team came from companies that were remote-first prior to 2020.
We care about results, not hours, which means our work naturally ebbs and flows over time. Sometimes we stay online later to unblock a teammate or a customer. In general, we want everyone on the team to maintain a sustainable and predictable schedule – whatever that means for them.
We aim to strike a balance between synchronous and asynchronous communication. We don’t have a meeting heavy culture and bias toward more deliberate written documentation. However, we ensure there is time zone overlap on the team to hop on a call to work something out rather than get buried in lengthy Slack threads.
Since we’re remote-first, we know we have to be more deliberate about spending time getting to know one another as people. We set aside time every week to do fun, thought-provoking icebreakers (“Aliens have landed on earth. Who do you call to represent humanity?”), and we do silly things like play board games and make wagers that end with us wearing banana costumes. We also try to get together in person a few times a year.
If any of this resonates with you, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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We’ve grown from 20 to 185 employees and from seed stage to Series C during the distributed workforce era and have genuinely embraced a remote-first culture. Although we maintain a headquarters in San Francisco, the majority of our employees are remote across the U.S. and Canada. We have folks in California, Hawaii, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and North Carolina, to name a few places and we’re committed to creating a great work environment for all employees – regardless of their preferred work arrangement.
What does this mean? All of our team communication and meetings happen via remote-friendly channels like Slack and Zoom. Teams are free to meet periodically on-site in San Francisco for working sessions, project kickoffs, or just to have the chance to connect. We also host regular remote-inclusive activities such as regular virtual happy hours, bi-weekly tech-talks and product demos as well as in-person team or company-wide offsites in fun locations like Sonoma or Las Vegas. And last, but certainly not least, we compensate all of our employees the same regardless of their location – equal pay for equal work!
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