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1904Labs Overview

Saint Louis, MO
51 to 200 employees
2016
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Building the Right Thing the Right Way.

We listen to and understand our clients' most complex business challenges and bring an innovative approach to building modern technology solutions.

We are committed to providing ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • 1904labs is Committed to the St. Louis Community - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQQoe

    1904labs is Committed to the St. Louis Community - 1904labs

    1904labs recently made a $1,000 donation to the St. Louis Area Foodbank, the charity of choice for Bob Gustafson with TKC Holdings, who attended the talk "Building Better Software with HCDAgile" presented by John Royle and Carol Righi at Gateway to Innovation. At this session, 1904labs asked participants to take part in a brief survey ...

  • 1904labs uses Human-Centered Design Infused Agile + Decision Science to help companies succeed, find out more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ78F …

    How HCD Infused Agile + Decision Science Helps Companies Succeed - 1904labs

    There's often too many variables to consider when making big decisions in business. While intuition and industry experience go a long way, there's always the risk of overlooking key insights. That's where decision science can help businesses succeed. Further, leveraging agile development practices and taking a human centered approach to the project will help you ...

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1904Labs – Why Work For Us?


Great Working Environment

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.

Innovation Hours

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.

Career Development

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.

1904Labs Reviews

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    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Saint Louis, MO
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    I have been working at 1904Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    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.
    Competitive Salaries.
    True commitment and support to community involvement.
    Working on the latest and greatest tech stacks.
    Good people.
    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).

    Cons

    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!

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1904Labs Photos

1904Labs photo of: Top Work Place in St. Louis Award!
1904Labs photo of: Happy Hour 2018
1904Labs photo of: All Hands September 2018
1904Labs photo of: Escape Room!
1904Labs photo of: Gateway to Innovation Presentation
1904Labs photo of: Dessert Challenge!
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1904Labs Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at 1904Labs (Saint Louis, MO) in December 2017.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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1904Labs Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces in St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2018

Pledges & Certifications

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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