What is our culture like?
GrantTree is a unique place to work. I know, I know, everyone claims that, but few have anything tangible to sustain these kinds of grand statements.
Open cultures are a fairly new thing (unless you're a visionary pioneer likeRicardo Semler), but we've somehow managed to get a number of really great "culture features" to work for us, so far, that we believe make this a great place to work. Here are some, which might help you decide whether GrantTree is the kind of place where you want to work:
- Transparency is one of our core values, so all information is by default transparent: salaries, detailed accounts of the company, strategic discussions, etc. We make a very deliberate effort to hunt down secrets and expose them. The only things that are allowed to remain secret for long are personal issues (e.g. health, etc).
- We operate a 100% flexible working policy. You don't even need to come up with an excuse as to why you want to work from home, the simple desire to do so is enough. We trust that anyone we hire is there because they want to do a good job - whether or not their butt cheeks are connected to an office chair.
- This comes down to the fact that we treat people like adults, rather than infantilising them by verifying everything they do. A consequence of that, for example, is that the pay structure is voted on and adjusted by the team every three months.
- Talking about pay, we have a unique "50/50" system of revenue sharing - 50% of all revenue is assigned to pay for overheads, base salaries (including taxes), commissions, and the bonus pool. That means that employees are in charge of deciding how to spend the money, and any money saved goes straight into the bonus pool to be distributed out quarterly.
- We do a lot of things openly, via weekly "huddle" discussions. For example, if you see that we have a position open, before that position was opened up, it was voted on by the entire company (or those who felt like turning up, at least!).
- That's the other thing: we know that nothing is less fun than enforced, official fun time. Although we will naturally try to encourage each other to participate, nothing is ever mandatory. After all, you're an adult, so if you don't want to participate, you must have a good reason, right? No one will ever ask you to wear 37 pieces of flair here. Or even one.
All of this, and more, makes GrantTree a rather peculiar place to work.
For some, the above will sound fascinating. For others, it'll sound unintelligible and weird, and perhaps even undesirable. That's ok. If you're in the first category, you might consider applying for one of the open positions below - or if there aren't any, then at least signing up to be told of positions as they open.