In 1999, a conversation on an elevator led to the launch in Canada of Peer 1 Hosting. Since then, we've expanded into the U.S. and Europe, and helped companies change the world by tapping into the power of the web. Our highly scalable solutions, including colocation, managed hosting and dedicated servers, are delivered over our unique proprietary 10Gbps FastFiber Network™, connected by 16 state-of-the-art data centers and 20 points-of-presence.
We’re here to make the Internet work better by creating the most human experience on the web. To do that, we need the right people. We only hire the best, and they’re willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done, no matter the circumstances. They’re dreamers, innovators and disruptors, and we give them the power to make decisions that keep our customers' businesses running smoothly. Those kinds of challenges are why we, and hopefully you, walk into work every day.
Your job description: make the Internet work better.
Our reason for being is ambitious – as it should be. We allow our customers to focus on the possibilities of the Internet, not the problems – whether they are a kid working out of a garage or a global conglomerate. And we do this in the most human way possible. Of course there are challenges. But challenges are why we, and hopefully you, walk into work every day, roll up our sleeves and start creating answers to the dilemmas businesses face on the Internet. If this sounds like something you’re game for, keep on reading.
Peers like to dream big and measure themselves against the best. Not just technologically, but in all that we do. We can launch ground-breaking solutions and turn around and throw an unforgettable party. It’s all about a career that doesn’t feel like work – no matter how long and hard we are actually working.
People and Culture
Your job environment: a place where every person thrives.
We don't make the Internet work better by simply relying on our world-class datacenters and network spanning North America and the UK. Our people are the difference makers and game changers. Technology doesn't bring about change. It's the people who bring about the technology and make it work. They set us apart from the other companies out there, so we're deliberate about creating an environment where every person grows and thrives.
Our values guide our decisions. Our leaders guide our people. Our people shape and sustain our culture. And, logically, our culture drives our success.
Our diversity is what makes us unique. Some of us run up mountains on the weekend, while others volunteer in their communities after work or challenge fellow gamers at night. Our common bond – our willingness to dream big, and then actually act upon those dreams – makes us formidable. And our core values are what unite us – and what set us apart.
Every Interaction Matters
We treat every face-to-face encounter, every email and every phone call as though it's the first one we've had with that person. We get curious, we catch people doing the right thing and we do more than is expected.
Enable Others to Succeed
To us, success is a team thing. We're service-oriented with one another and with our customers so that those stretch goals become within reach. We're honest, we build trust and we take ownership.
Strive for Excellence
Mediocrity has no place here. We don't want to be behind the pack, we want to be trailblazing ahead of it as we take everything we do to that next level. We seek criticism, we measure ourselves against the best and we learn from our mistakes.
Anything is Possible
To us, dreams don't just pop into our minds during sleep – they're our breeding ground for innovation. We embrace "AND" instead of "OR", we bring forward and recognize new ideas and we do it all with an open mind.
Sense of Fun and Play
We want people who are passionate about what they do – and committed to having a good time while doing it. Life is too short for boring work, so we make sure the b-word never surfaces around here. We're serious about creating a fun environment that breeds serious results, we are inclusive of everyone and we always show up in an authentic way.
Our leaders give us the experience, support and space we need to learn, grow and turn our ideas into reality. But by leaders we don't mean people sitting in big offices behind big desks. We believe that leadership is an essence that exists in everyone that joins our cause and that is demonstrated in infinite ways. It transcends hierarchy, job description and geography.
Our culture is Peer 1 Hosting. It's what we're most proud of, and what we're most committed to protecting as we grow. At the end of the day, our culture is all about one basic, but often overlooked thing – being human. It's a Sales Rep bringing forward a new idea and being encouraged to make it happen. It's a high-performing Network Analyst moving into a Network Engineer role. It's our CFO taking Support Techs out to dinner to ask them where we can make positive changes.
Really, it's about coming together, walking into work every day and forgetting that it's work.
A package of perks that makes work and life good.
Being a human company starts with taking care of the people within our company to do and be their best. Our Peers need our support – not just a desk, computer and a phone. This means creating the right conditions for our people to find balance, learn, grow and make a difference. Here are some of the perks we offer our Peers:
- Generous benefits package
- Fitness reimbursement or onsite fitness centers
- Training and tuition reimbursement
- Flexible work schedules and sabbatical opportunities
- Transfer and exchange opportunities
- Peer 1 in the Community volunteer giving days
- Infamously fun appreciation and social events
- Great employee referral program
- Peer lounges and snack rooms
- Casual wear welcome – we love jeans!
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Peer 1 Hosting full-time (more than an year)Pros
I love the relaxed culture of Peer 1 and am happy to come to work every day. I work with fun, intelligent and caring people who make this a great place. While the actual benefits are average, the flexibility of my schedule and the ability I have to shape my own career every day are perks that I am not planning to let go of as long as I can advance here. I also appreciate the support I get from my entire department - I know they all want me to be successful, and will help/guide me along the way.Cons
The company is definitely in a growth phase right now, with a lot of growing pains. I do believe things are going to be even better, but it is going to take a little while to smooth out the rough edges.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Would love to see more formal training/development plans for all peers in the future, and I do believe this is something the company is working towards.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Peer 1 Hosting in May 2014.Interview Details
Even from the beginning of the process, I felt like I was being taken seriously as a candidate for the People Partner position. The executive I spoke to initially took time on a Saturday for my culture screen. 4 other meetings/calls (not one time were they ever referred to as "interviews") followed. The people I spoke to were very clear about the role of the position and what it took to be successful. I was interviewed by a fellow People Partner as well as the Director of People and Performance.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsNegotiation was standard: offer, counter-offer, agreement.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- My preparation for the interviews was critical. Consequently, I was never really uncomfortable during the interview(s). There was a nice mix of behavioral, situational, and experience verification type questions during the process. View Answer
Peer 1 Hosting is the web infrastructure and cloud company where dreamers, innovators and disruptors go to harness the untapped power of the Internet to change the world for the better.
We make this a reality for our customers with every interaction. We use innovative technology to deliver an exceptionally responsible, reliable and secure hosting experience.
Mission: Allow our customers to focus on the possibilities of the Internet and not the problems.