Work Hard and Play Harder at This Company
Igloo is a configurable cloud platform designed to help companies create an intranet that meets their unique needs. The goal is to build a service that’s easy to use, fast to deploy, and beautiful to look at. With Igloo’s platform, employees can access everything work-related much more easily—whether it’s documents, information, people, communications, or to-dos.
Igloo’s office culture is characterized by open communication. The open-door policy applies to everyone from intern to CEO, meaning that every opinion really is heard. Managers make time to talk through employee questions and ideas, and there is absolutely no judgment or wrong answer. “I like that I have a voice in the decisions being made, in the processes, and in the product,” shares Michael Beaton, a software developer.
Although most of employees’ hours are devoted to improving how businesses communicate around the world, the Igloo team also makes time to have fun in the office. “While we work hard, we play harder,” shares system admin and architect Jay Klesitz. “Two words: Nerf Wars!—and fun little events like Animal t-shirt Friday, Grilled Cheese Day, and Donut Breakfasts make me feel like I’m part of a real community.” Apart from the Nerf gun fights, Igloo has plenty of clubs for employees with different interests. The lunchtime workout club, for instance, has 25 members and counting, and the donut-eating club ingested 4,160 donuts in the past year.
Another perk? Igloo offers flexible work hours. While the core hours are between 10 AM and 3 PM, the rest of employees’ schedule depends on their preferences. With plans to expand and move into a brand new office, Igloo is planning to add even more talent to its team—and you can be next.
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A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author