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.
We have recently redefined our engineering career ladder to better support both management and individual contributor (IC) tracks, both of which go up to the director level. It’s common for engineers at other companies to equate career advancement and management, but we don’t see it that way. We don’t want people to think about a move into management as a promotion. At Stitch Fix, we see it as a lateral move and people on the management track should be genuinely interested in managing. We’ve taken our time to define a robust IC track that does not require you to be a manager, but still provides opportunities to climb up to a VP equivalent, which is as high up as out management track goes without being the CTO).
Both of our career paths highlight resourcefulness. We want engineers at Stitch Fix to be motivated and self-guided, which is why so many have been promoted during their time at the company. While there are many individuals we’d love to highlight, Rachel Bobbins is a great example of someone who has leveraged her skills to take on new challenges. We will not hand you a set of tasks and a backlog at Stitch Fix, but we will definitely provide ample support and opportunities for you to develop your career in the way that best suits you.
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For strong individual contributors, this means demonstrating technical leadership by example, and providing invaluable coaching in pull request reviews. For developers on the people management track, this can mean having direct reports or being a squad lead for a couple sprints.
Ali Dinani was a co-op student intern who has risen to be our Director of Growth. During this journey, he finished school while working part-time at CareGuide, and then joined as a full-time engineer. In the last two years, he has taken on more responsibility and leadership. Charing Wong is currently our Director of Product, but started as an engineer shipping features, all while demonstrating mastery of product management. Lakhveer Jajj started with us right out of university, growing his technical skills, rising to be a Senior Engineer, and is now leading us through significant technical challenges as a Director of Engineering.
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You are a plank-holder in this company and we are invested in growing our own. Our ideal candidates are passionate about self-awareness and personal growth. Andy started as a full-stack engineer and has since been promoted to Product Manager, thanks to his drive to partake in new research and work on other projects (while still getting his primary work done).
We want to work with great people who are excited about self-improvement both in their personal and professional lives. If we know someone has a certain interest or passion, we’ll do our best to make sure to involve them on a relevant feature or project. We are 100% bought-in and will always invest in the people who are bought-in, too.
We take risks on people, because we know that as an employee, you are taking a huge risk on us, too. This is why we welcome hires from non-traditional backgrounds, and why we’re open to contract-to-hire arrangements. We don’t believe job descriptions are dogma. If you’re excited about what we’re building but think only a few items in a job description apply to you, we encourage you to apply. Amanda, one of our co-founders, adds, “I want to emphasize this, especially to any women who are considering applying for a role. Study after study shows that women will wait until they feel 100% qualified for a position before applying. Please don’t do that with us.”
We’ve cemented our belief in promoting from within at past companies, where we’ve helped interns and junior hires take on more responsibilities and grow into more senior roles. We want new members of our team to believe they can grow at Compound.
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One of our absolute favorite things is when an employee joins Wove, identifies some whitespace, and then reaches out to grab it. A good example is when Armaan joined our team as a Software Engineer. At the time, we had no PMs or formal product owner of any kind, so he immediately took this role for himself. Armaan took ownership of our product roadmap and started making decisions about how our product should evolve over time. He also made himself an indispensable resource for the rest of the engineering team by helping us be organized, keeping projects on track, and constantly challenging our assumptions. Less than a year after joining the company as an engineer, he was promoted to VP of Product & Engineering.
Our hope for every new hire is that they'll impress us with their level of ownership and execution. One of the most important responsibilities of our management team is to recognize these people, and acknowledge their contributions through promotions, raises, bonuses, equity bumps, and beyond.
Top performers are rewarded with increased responsibility, compensation, and promotions. Our Director of Analytics started out as a junior developer on our team. Our VP of Technology was previously our Director of Technology, and before that, a senior front-end developer on our team. We also promoted a front-end developer to become a designer and front-end lead.
There are many examples of internal promotions at Dev.xyz, and we take great pride in being able support individual growth alongside team growth. We don’t believe in monitoring the number of lines of code you write or number of tickets you completed. Instead, we involve our developers from project start to finish. By allowing our team members to estimate how long tasks will take, and reviewing the product and timeline of development we are able to help developers hone their communication and estimation skills. Frequent code reviews, feedback sessions, and annual reviews all help guide employees through their career.
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In general, we think companies under-invest in coaching, training, and growing people. There’s an enormous amount of untapped potential in people who have intrinsic intellectual curiosity and raw cognitive horsepower. We find those people, invest in them, and watch them grow at an incredible rate.
As one of many examples, Bindu Mohan was hired as a Senior Engineer and was recently promoted to Staff Engineer. She is currently our only Staff Engineer, and that is the highest IC engineering level we have defined at Mode. We also support those who are interested in a managerial track. In engineering alone, four out of our seven people managers were promoted from within.
We provide a $2,000 yearly educational stipend for folks to stretch themselves during their time at Mode, even if it means you’ll outgrow the role you were initially hired for. We also use our own version of Medium’s engineering performance framework, Snowflake, to make it crystal clear what career progression looks like for all engineers. Compensation bands are tied to titles and levels, and levels are determined by Snowflake points, which are completely transparent. If you want to know how you’re doing or how you can grow, we have no secrets.
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While we are currently act as engineers, product managers, designers, or sales people, we view everyone, including our new hires, as potential team leaders, directors, VPs, or even CTO. The opportunities will be there as we grow and we are intentionally hiring people who can be future leaders. We strongly believe it's often better to promote from within versus bring in external hires. We want leaders that have grown up in our company’s culture and understand it better than any outsider can.
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Most ideas and initiatives drive from the ground up, and we regularly promote and empower those who exemplify our values.
Take Will Humphreys-Cloutier, for example. When he joined the engineering team in January 2017, he saw that despite all of the cargo we were moving around the world, we didn’t have a carbon offset program. Together with Susy Schöneberg from the business side, he drove Flexport's partnership with the Carbonfund.org Foundation. They built carbon emissions reporting, and provided a way for our customers to sign up.
After that, he made it possible for Flexport to model and coordinate the allocation of cargo onto carrier ships. He wrote detailed design docs, mentored his teammates, and acted as the glue between product, business, and engineering. He has since been promoted to Staff Engineer and then Engineering Manager for the Ocean Automation Team.
Flexport.org started as a hackathon project, but has since spun out into a huge business where our clients also join the mission to make global supply chains more efficient and transparent. We’re now building out a separate engineering team for Flexport.org.
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As a company that truly cares for its employees, it should come as no surprise that Webflow has thoughtfully created a process to help our teammates grow in their careers and do so with us. All functions have career development tracks with parallel tracks for individual contributors and managers. Discussions around career goals happen early and often. Our annual employee learning stipend allows you to pursue custom training and growth opportunities beyond those built into our direct environment.
When people move into a management path, we provide coaching, classes, and other resources. Promoting from within has allowed bright and passionate team members to develop into incredible managers, providing historical knowledge of Webflow and empathy for their teams.
Of course, career growth isn't just for managers! We offer career progression tracks for individual contributors across the company, plus opportunities for internal mobility. Not only is it common to move between teams, some people have joined the company on one team and ended up starting a whole new department. At Webflow, we nurture talent and invest in your career development, across teams, levels, and career paths.
These individuals have the most relevant experience, and frankly deserve to advance if they want. This philosophy is in-line with our other value of being “Committed to personal growth.”
We hire team members with tremendous potential for growth, and present them with the opportunity to advance their careers without any speed limits. It doesn’t make sense that you have to wait 4 years to be considered “senior”. If you can achieve the same level of expertise and experience in 2 years, even more reason why you deserve to take on responsibilities of a senior engineer.
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