For the third year running, Pellucid Analytics is named a “Best Place to Work” by Outside Magazine, reaching number 11, 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 these perks 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 CrockettCo-founder & CEO
“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.”
Jamie BallingallCo-founder & Chief Scientist
“I find some places can be a little cult-like with all of the perks. Free lunch, snacks, extracurricular activities; it can get interpreted as "you don’t get to go home". When founding Pellucid we were careful to make it a place with a pleasant work environment and some activities, but to also make it very clear that if you want to come in, work a solid eight hours and leave, that’s not a problem. I find this particularly important for people at different stages of life. We want people to feel that Pellucid is the place for them.”
Eric RattnerCo-founder & Chief Content Officer
“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.”
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