Here at Igloo, we’re a motivated bunch. And while we work hard to help customers achieve great things and improve their culture, we also work hard to nurture the great culture inside the Igloo.
Last week, we were proud to share that Igloo was named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2016 by The Globe and Mail and MediaCorp (so proud that we wanted to take this opportunity to share it again.) We talked a bit about the flat structure and autonomy at Igloo and how that empowerment creates a motivated and highly functional team.
But there’s more to workplace culture than just the work. Igloo is great at keeping its people engaged. People often ask me: “So what is it really like working at Igloo?” If you must know… working at Igloo is all kinds of awesome.
Let me run you through a few ways how (hint: we use Igloo for a lot of it.)
A buzzing office space
When it comes to the big stuff, we’re well taken care of: stock options, wellness programs, vacation time, and bonuses for taking alternative transportation to the office (no complaints here). Add in treats every payday, office hover boards, and flexible work hours, and you’ve got a ton of great perks that make Igloo a great place to show up for work every day.
Then, there’s the office itself. There’s always something on the go. There aren’t many closed doors around the office – not much of a point with glass walls – so we get to hear the buzz around the latest product release, and people collaborating around lounges and desks. And, we stay on top of all the goings on at the office by using our (you guessed it) intranet as a common place to chat and share news.
Ways We Work recently stopped by our office to have a look around and chat with us about how we’re changing workplace collaboration, one intranet at a time. Their article and photography take you behind the scenes at Igloo.
As an Iglooite, your voice matters. When you speak up to share a new idea – or offer an opinion about an old one – people listen. That’s because at its core, the Igloo culture is all about collaboration. But it’s not just talk. Putting that type of thinking into practice means making sure the best collaboration tools are in place, and in use.
Our intranet community keeps everyone on the same page by giving us a place to openly communicate and collaborate, company-wide. Since we’re all about teamwork, our intranet acts as a common place to organize documents, meetings, and conversations for all the projects we have on the go.
We like to have fun
We love any excuse to kick up our heels; whether it’s anniversaries, birthdays, or “just because” celebrations – we jump on any chance to get together with our fellow Iglooites (complete with gif-filled newsfeed posts and sugary delicacies for all — even if they’re thrown rather than eaten.)
And of course, we believe in the more, the merrier. But, thanks to our handy intranet, no matter how big we get or how quickly we grow, we can still feel like a small company.
Shout-out to Matt Quinn from Ways We Work for the awesome photography featured in this post.