A company should be more than the sum of its perks. That’s definitely the case at DigitalOcean, a cloud infrastructure built for developers.
The developer community is in love with DigitalOcean, thanks to the tech firm’s ability to provide simple, powerful solutions.
And DigitalOcean is in love with its users.
“My favorite thing about the culture here at DigitalOcean is love,” says Jessica Aflak Marucci, Director of Employee Experience. “We try to encompass it in everything we do.”
The top-tier developers and engineers who work here especially love the ongoing opportunities to build things, work on complex tech challenges, and innovate.
But they don’t just learn on the job. DigitalOcean’s management is very supportive of its team members’ efforts to grow, allowing them to go to any educational conference they want.
Plus, Marucci says, “We’re working to bring in different speakers and presenters for seminars and workshops to teach our employees everything under the sun.”
Along with that, DigitalOcean hosts a hackathon every single time a new person joins the company because “it’s such a fun way to meet people across the organization and build something new,” explains Tammy Butow, a platform support manager.
A sense of fun definitely permeates DigitalOcean’s culture. The company hosts occasional Formal Fridays, where co-workers put on their fanciest duds, enjoy in-office styling, and have an elegant party—and two Fridays a month, the team goes in the opposite direction and puts on their office-issued bunny slippers to hang back, relax, and enjoy the end of the week.
In addition, DigitalOcean holds frequent office outings (to which all remote employees are invited) and often sends team members surprise packages of snacks and movie tickets.
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