You know how they say things happen in 3s? It proved true for us at SmashFly recently:
- We launched a new version of our Total Recruitment Marketing Platform, more than a year in the making.
- We released the results of our first survey, “Beyond Employees: Employee Referral Programs Redefined.”
- We were named by Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s Best Places to Work in 2015.
Here’s what our employees said about the news (I couldn’t have made these up):
“I do a buh-zillion different things, and I’m crazy-busy all day long as new challenges get thrown my way. Keeps me sharp and the days FLY by. Sometimes I feel like a contestant on one of those game shows with the obstacle courses. I think maybe I am a little crazy to like this experience, but I find it exhilarating.”
“Once you have had a leadership team be this transparent, it would be hard to work for a company where it wasn’t a core value. I don’t think you are going to find that in many companies out there.”
“Seriously, where else could I Photoshop my CEO’s face onto the Godfather and be praised for it?”
“I can’t even tell who is virtual and who is working out of the Concord office.”
“You can reach out to anybody for help. It doesn’t matter where they are in the food chain.”
“I was working for a 100,000+ person company, and I felt myself fading into the wallpaper more and more each day. Coming to SmashFly was a chance to shake off the rust and challenge myself to build something amazing.”
“I’m so lucky to have inherited a team that is not interested in “droning out” from 9-5.”
“Our HQ is in a textile Mill from the 1800s in the town that is known for the start of the Revolutionary war. Other than that, yeah, we’re a modern work environment. We have big-screen TVs and an AMAZING coffee maker and all kinds of cool amenities.”
“I love working here with these excellent people. The only thing I would change is adding some fruit.”
“You don’t have to ask permission to do most things. There are hardly any forms to fill out. You just do stuff, and if it sticks it helps us to get better.”
“We have a little bit of everyone on our team in terms of age, background, expertise. It breeds a dynamic of curiosity amongst one another instead of factions. I have listened to a colleague’s (literal) war stories. I love the melding of generations.”
“I love the people I work with. Not to say it is not hard work and that we are not crazy busy, but the people make the place.”
“As crazy as it sounds, being snowed in with the team for Snowmaggedon during our Sales Summit was one of the best times I’ve had with a team, ever.”
“It’s like working with family (in a good way…). We might not always come to the table with the same ideas or approach to a challenge, but we walk away with a solution that resulted from a collaboration from some really great minds.”
“Working for a startup is not for the faint of heart. Coasting under the radar is not possible.”
“We have uber smart people who encourage each other and share celebrations and successes. And once in a while we tease each other and play pranks on each other. And we usually have one too many laughs together.”
“No 2 hours a day on the train to Boston or 3 hours a day in the Mass Pike parking lot. And I can work from home pretty much any day I want.”
“I think modern work environments seek to create an amazing space for collaboration, regardless of where you sit. And we do that.”
Yep, these are the people I work with. Aren’t they great?