For the fourth year running, Pellucid is named a “Best Place to Work” by Outside Magazine, reaching number 10, our highest placing yet.
There are many reasons why we keep making the cut: catered lunches, unlimited time-off, table tennis, board games...You can read about all these perks in the careers section, but why are all these things offered in the first place? Below are some thoughts from our leadership team about why and how Pellucid has become a “Best Place to Work”.
Adrian CrockettCEO & Co-founder
“Pellucid is a true meritocracy. Not only does everyone’s say matter, but more importantly, the person who is most qualified to make the final decision makes it. We have a stellar team of talented, smart creatives who are all critical spokes in the wheel.”
Eric RattnerChief Content Officer & Co-founder
“It's all about the culture. We [the founders] spent most of our careers negotiating stifling and inflexible corporate cultures, so we understand the benefits of an employee-first philosophy and will not tolerate anything less. Instead of rigid hierarchies and sluggish bureaucratic decision-making, we instituted a meritocracy with flat reporting lines. Instead of requiring facetime at the office, even at the expense of unproductive downtime, we encourage a personal life and fun at work with a generous time-off policy, personal development stipends, and my personal favorite, epic ping-pong battles. Finally, and most importantly, everyone is aligned and working toward a common goal. By creating an "anti-corporate" culture, we can recruit and retain top talent in a way that banks have never been able to emulate (even as they throw larger and larger bonuses at their employees).”
Jennifer GiacobbeChief Customer Officer
“There is an amazing work life balance at Pellucid. How many start-ups can say that? I think it’s because everyone balances the passion of entrepreneurship with the need to have a life outside of the office. This has been a purposeful culture choice by the founders, having all spent time in the trenches of investment banks they wanted to build a place where you still crank out work but leave the office at a decent time.”
Patrick RyanChief Product Officer
“I think we keep on making the list because we only hire high-caliber people. When you do that, you get to enjoy things like unlimited vacation and encourage people to play table tennis or games during the day as you know they will get done what needs to be done, and to a high standard. There’s a strong culture of efficiency, self-sufficiency and generally, a pretty good time.”
Franco PonticelliChief Technology Officer
“I think it’s because Pellucid has the excitement and drive of a start-up, in that we work in small teams and totally own our workflow, but there is the job stability and safety you only usually find in an enterprise company. It’s a good mix. That and the balance between challenging work and being able to have a personal life.”
Brett CrockettChief Operating Officer
“The founders wanted to "fix" what they experienced working in the cubicles of large global organizations. So there has been a lot of focus on trusting and empowering employees to work primarily on deliverables and not meaningless things like facetime. Doing that means Pellucid can provide work hour flexibility, unlimited paid time off, catered lunches, table tennis games and other things that result in a great and productive work environment.”
Emily ThompsonCreative Director
“Pellucid has always focused on creating the best possible work environment for its employees. Feedback is not only heard but valued and encouraged. Because everyone at Pellucid is incredibility talented and productive, we are given the respect and freedom to work the way that's most effective for us. In addition to our stress-free policies, there is an effective balance of flexibility and accountability, which leads to everyone giving their very best when they walk in the door every morning.”
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