Stumbling across flashes of greatness can be easy with the right cocktail of luck, timing and circumstance. The difficulty, of course, is recognizing when you’ve benefited from random fortune or greatness is actually the result of successful (and replicable) actions. Waking up on third base vs. hitting a triple, as they say.
And that’s why we’re so excited to re-earn our status as one of the Best Places to Work in Idaho for 2017. And our top 10 placement (#5, to be exact), along with the fact that this is our fifth time earning a spot on this coveted list, tells us we’re definitely doing something right! This award is the result of anonymous surveys from our geeky team, serving as high praise for our thriving environment today and as a subtle reminder of future expectations. After all, awards don’t mean much if they aren’t honored by a resilient commitment to our geeks through the future.
So what does that commitment look like? Beyond the obvious perks, like…
- Unlimited PTO
- Six weeks of paid family leave for new parents
- Top of market pay
- Medical, vision and dental for employees and their families
- Biweekly Meta Lunches with the fam
- A rotating tap in the break room
- A ridiculously awesome workplace in the Owyhee Building in Downtown Boise
- A ton of other stuff worth mentioning but due to the space constraints of the Internet we can’t list here
…we also provide something we can’t buy – meaning and purpose in a career. Or at least that’s the goal (and our geeks tell us we’re doing a good job so far). Our values put it plainly.
Do stuff that matters.
And that doesn’t just mean what we make, what events we sponsor, what trade shows we attend or where we sell our products (though it includes those things, too). It’s in how we do what we do. Normal office protocol like pointless three-hour weekly status meetings, off-topic webinars that serve to fill up calendars more than to inform, endless procedures, policies and checklists in search of problems that don’t actually exist, the dreaded annual performance review … all tired cliches that have no business in good business.
If it doesn’t matter, don’t do it. Turns out, when you hire the right people, they’re pretty damn good at knowing where to invest their time and energy. And we couldn’t be more proud of the geeks who have chosen to invest their time and energy at MetaGeek.