Mission: To help people pursue their lives with clarity, purpose and passion.
At BetterUp, we believe it takes two people to develop great leaders: an individual who's ready for new challenges and a world class coach. Our innovative approach fast tracks leadership development and helps employees at all levels in their organization find more meaning and satisfaction in their roles to do their best work.
BetterUp pairs employees with a dedicated, expert coach to cultivate the leadership behaviors they need to thrive. Our mobile-first platform facilitates convenient, frequent touch points and continuous learning to prepare rising leaders for new challenges.
Created by a team of behavioral scientists, researchers, and technologists, BetterUp’s Behavioral Insights uses data from regular assessments to give companies critical insights into workforce development and measurable results across 25 key leadership dimensions.
We've developed a set of core values that define our people; creating a meaningful and fulfilling environment where people can bring thier whole selves to work
We started the practice of having Inner Work days on months where there are no holidays because we believe that true learning and meaning comes from doing great Inner Work. In a sense, if we do Inner Work well, we'll naturally do great Outer Work.
What does this mean exactly?
Mental acts or activities focused in your inner world (processes, values, mental models we use to make sense of the world) to achieve a purpose or result. That purpose could be to “order your thoughts” as recommended by Marcus Aurelius, gaining clarity as to why a particular coworker bothers you so much through self-reflection, or meditating on your values or principles. More advanced inner work can consist of things like quieting your own thinking and feelings so you can deeply listen to what others are feeling.
Inner work is centered on the inner experiences of yourself and others. Thinking about inner experiences in the context of work is not something we’re accustomed to doing. It’s a lot harder to visualize than outer work. One reason it’s so much harder to understand inner work is because we don’t have a clear picture of our inner world. The sphere of outer work is the world outside of us. The sphere of inner work is our world inside of us.
We have crafted a series of employee programs to facilitate a culture and work environment that supports a zesty Whole Person. Check out our employee programs below!
We consider this one of the ultimate perks -50% of our employees are full time remote already. Work from the comfort of your home, hang out with your dog, go for a mid day run when you need to.
Biannual Company Wide Retreats:
It is crucial for us all to get together and create a space to geek out over our collective Mission. We have 2 retreats per year.
First things First, BetterUp is about reaching your potential. We provide a coach for you and an additional coach credit for a loved one to support personal and professional growth.
Learning and Development:
Your brain is important to us! We offer a learning a development stipend of $1,000 to further your education and development
I have been working at BetterUp full-time (Less than a year)
BetterUp as an organization is focused on helping create the future of work and it lives this ethos internally as well. The company encourages personal growth both in and outside of work by providing "inner work" days for self reflection, incentivizing volunteer days, and understanding that working longer doesn't necessarily mean working more effectively.
That said employees work hard here and bring a great mix of talent and empathy to the table every day. People at every level of the organization are encouraged to learn and understand the company strategy and how their day to day work fits into that overall picture. BetterUp invests heavily in helping facilitate this understanding through paid training sessions.
BetterUp is a growth stage startup which has a certain level of risk associated with it. Also there is a good amount of ambiguity in the day to day work so being somebody who is more comfortable getting handed a sheet of instructions then going and implementing it may have a tough time adapting to this culture.
A waste of my time. Their (remote) CTO is overly opinionated and biased against non-remote workers who live in San Francisco and can work out of their office. It seems like a very political organization.