How We Work
We work hard because like our merchant-users, we're owners building a company from scratch. Tens of thousands of merchants rely on us to grow, protect, and simplify their businesses and we're not going to let them down. People join our team to make an impact, whatever their role. We're on a mission to make technology work for merchants, which means we often spend early mornings or late nights crunching data, writing code, and solving problems.
Startups aren't for everyone
Sometimes candidates ask "how much do you typically work?" While the answer varies based on role and team, the honest answer is we work hard. Fortunately, we're not billing by the hour like lawyers, pulling 100 hour weeks like investment bankers, or pushing 30-hour shifts at the hospital. But consistently delivering amazing results requires real commitment. On average, we work fifty-five to sixty hours per week, but we measure and evaluate success based on objective accomplishments. We might work more before a big launch or if we’re working on a major deal. And if we've just hit a milestone we'll usually take time to rest and rejuvenate. What matters most is not the number of hours spent working, but how productive we are as individuals, teams, and a company. In short, we value and reward results above effort.
We're committed to flexibility at work
Life doesn't stop when you come to work at Womply and we manage toward long term sustainability. We encourage you to manage your own schedule, provide input on your team schedule, and take time off when you need or want it. We trust everyone on our team to handle their work and we often plan work to fit around life’s events.
We like to work face-to-face
We move faster, communicate better, and deliver stronger results when we work together and spend time face-to-face. Except in very special cases we don't hire remote employees. In general, we'd prefer you take a day off completely rather than work from home, particularly if you're sick. Rest up, enjoy your day off and then come back recharged.
We like to have fun
We have a lot of fun together both in and out of our office. Our team has a wide variety of personalities and interests, but we're universally casual and informal. Office activities-wine tasting nights, picnics, feasts, and game nights-are usually driven by popular demand, but nearly anything that gets traction is supported and (often) subsidized by the company. Each team is encouraged to develop their own activities and ways to celebrate wins. Our social committee has competitive elections.
We invest in our people
People are our greatest asset and we invest in them accordingly. In addition to our awesome benefits, we invest to help our people develop in their careers and achieve their professional goals. We use a well-defined professional development process to set individual performance goals, track progress, and provide ongoing support, coaching and training. Whether you’re an engineer who wants to become a product manager or you’re a product manager who’s learning to code, we’ll give you the opportunities and support to reach your goals. Our culture of direct, candid communication means you’ll get feedback on what you’re doing well and where you can improve. Most importantly you’ll know where you stand and what’s expected of you in your current and future roles.