Mission: Our goal is to hire innovative, courageous, intensely curious and team-minded people. We value people skills and technical skills equally. As such, we are committed to providing each team member with opportunities that will allow them to develop their people and technical ...
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We work hard and play hard. From snacks in the office and the CIC cafe, to ping pong, foosball, and games in the lounge, we pride ourselves on being a great place to work! Regular speakers plus lunch-and-learn sessions help broaden your horizons. Our team members are not only given the opportunity to participate; they are given a forum to lead these learning sessions as well.
Exploring passions makes employees more productive, happier and well rounded – all while fostering individual ideas. That’s why we allow 10% of your time to be devoted to innovation hours. This time can be used to foster individual ideas, personal projects, startup ideas, improve an open source tool or for career advancement self-education. All during traditional working hours.
We aren’t just employers – we’re career partners. We help you build your career along the path that fits your passions. We have regular one-on-one sessions and work with you to develop a skills-based track that lets you grow your career along the path to meet your professional objectives.
I have been working at 1904Labs full-time (More than a year)
Innovation Hours (time to work on our own innovation projects, education, volunteer, etc.).
Leadership values the employee as a whole.
EXCELLENT Work/Life Balance
A great balance of Trust & Freedom with Order & Expectations.
Flexible hours and fair work from home policies.
True commitment and support to community involvement.
Working on the latest and greatest tech stacks.
Excellent, fun team culture.
Appreciated "extras": Snacks, 3d Printer, Personal growth budget, Cortex/CIC Benefits, etc.
Employees have influence over culture and policies (team buy-in, within constraints).
Company encourages and provides resources for one's own growth.
Positive/peaceful atmosphere without feeling slow.
Lot's of opportunities to step up and learn something new or practice a technique or skill that is beyond the daily client work (keeps things fresh).
I make a difference / The work I do matters, and is appreciated (meaningful).
1904labs does not (at the time of writing this review) make any of its own products - they are in client services. Therefore:
- Ownership over the product you create varies based on client
- Paid Time Off is on par or slightly better than other client services, but may be less than non-client services
*We are in a fortunate in that we choose to work with clients that share our core work values. Meaning, we get to work with clients who are in alignment with agile principles and are creating/innovating new solutions (i.e. we're not servicing old legacy applications). Therefore, although the work will vary between clients, the style and expectations across client teams is very similar and that works greatly to our benefit.
Advice to Management
Keep up the great work! We look forward to maintaining our excellent culture as we continue to grow. Continue hiring great people!
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at 1904Labs (Saint Louis, MO) in December 2017.
1. HR Call, 2. Practice Lead Call, 3. In person interview of 3 stages consisting of a personality assessment ( relaxed Q&A), a presentation of a personal project or a more difficult problem statement given 2 days in advance, and a live coding problem with 45 minutes to solve which varies depending on perceived skill level/need.
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being