On every employee's first day at work, CARFAX sends out a company-wide email to announce the new arrival and introduce him or her to the whole team. CARFAX also leaves a large amount of donuts on the new hire's desk so that everyone can come by for a bite and an introduction—a delicious experience that makes everyone feel warm and welcome.
In the office by 8:30 AM, Raquel's first priority is attending the morning huddle that includes her team and the Systems, Product, and Data Teams. Together they create a game plan for the day—and then get down to business building and solving software issues. Mid-morning means group ping-pong breaks before lunch, and after, Raquel continues coding before heading home around 4:30 PM.