Teamwork Makes the Dream Work at This Big Data Company
Continuum Analytics has a mission to help people around the world discover, produce, share, and collaborate better—facilitating the connection of expertise and data. “People are amassing larger and larger amounts of data,” explains Director of Sales Engineering and Implementation Duane Lawrence. “We’re helping them to work with that data.” How, you might be wondering? By building technologies that engage communities and collect information, Continuum provides analysts with a better medium to communicate their decisions—and focus their stakeholders on the details that matter most.
If there’s one key value that defines Continuum’s culture, it’s collaboration. At the office, managers and team members don’t make themselves separate from one another, so doors are always open for brainstorming sessions, career advice, and problem solving. According to the Continuum team, every employee is kept in the loop on upcoming ideas for the future—and each opinion is considered as equally valuable as the next.
“For me, it was very surprising to be working in this company where all my ideas are actually appreciated,” shares Marcos Vanetta, a software engineer. Vanetta isn’t the only person who notices how every single team member’s opinions matter at Continuum. Employees share that they find random encounters the most productive and often create new ideas during casual conversations and impromptu brainstorming sessions around the water cooler.
In the end, what ties these ideas together is the shared vision of making data useable, accessible, and meaningful to users. “It’s very collaborative,” says quantitative engineer Casey Clements. “Everyone here is really pulling together, and there’s a really strong sense that we’re working together on this.”
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