I started at Skuid in 2014. Since then, the company has grown from a small-town start-up to an internationally recognized force to be reckoned with. Through it all, I’ve been so grateful to be at a company that has encouraged my growth professionally and personally. Why am I telling you this? Well, we’re hiring. While there are lots of opportunities out there, Skuid offers something special.
I could focus on everything Skuid has achieved, but the true measure of a company culture, in my opinion, is not the awards but the little things it does to make its employees happy and successful and encourage camaraderie. Let me give you some examples.
Back when Skuid had less than 50 people, our founders made an effort to support other local businesses and celebrate the hard work employees were doing.
Every week, the head of operations would stop by a local bakery and buy these massive, delicious cinnamon rolls to share with everyone. Ken, our CEO, told us all he wanted to make our company culture as sticky as those sticky buns, to craft an environment that brought everyone to the table. Today, we don’t get just sticky buns—we get big old boxes full of pastries twice a week!
Culture doesn’t (and shouldn’t) always flow from the top down. Over the years, Skuid employees have made the effort to celebrate holidays in a big way. In 2015, we had our first employee Halloween costume competition and it’s grown from there. This year we branched (or vine-d) out to start a pumpkin carving contest as well. Here are some of the amazing results.
You may be thinking this sounds great, but what if I told you the cool things we do at Skuid aren’t actually what make our culture? All these things are artifacts of our culture, but they don’t create it in and of themselves.
Culture isn’t ping pong tables and snacks, or even weekly Thirsty Thursdays. It’s the shared ethos we have. Back when we were still under 20 employees, we made a commitment to growing that sticky culture through a set of shared values that remain at our core today—things like focusing on humility and caring, as well as innovation and design.
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, check out our open positions. Bring whatever you’ve got to the table, be it a glowing gourd, a mouth-watering confectionary, or something we haven’t dreamed of yet.