Nader Mikhail in Fortune—30+ days ago
Mission: Build the world's first supply graph, reducing the coefficient of drag in the $30T global product economy.
Best Places to Work: 2017 (#49)
Nader Mikhail in Fortune
Elementum Named the 15th Best Place to Work
“The sky is the limit at Elementum. This is the perfect environment for professional and personal growth. In our quest to simplify today's supply chain, we tackle complex challenges every day. If you’re willing to lead the charge, opportunities will come naturally. We're hiring: Creativity and ambition needed.”
-Dan, Head of UX
“I work with some of the smartest people in Silicon Valley, trying to solve one of the hardest problems in SCM: making it simple and easy to use. Elementum is a one of a kind startup with a very open culture, work hard-play hard environment, wonderful management, and great benefits.”
-Prabhu, Senior Software Engineer
“As part of Customer Success, it's very rewarding to accomplish things as part of a team—not just within Elementum—but with our customers, working together and driving innovation in our products and industry.”
-Spencer, Head of Customer Success
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-Daniel, Software Engineering Manager
"The marketing team is full of fun, creative, and driven people who make each day a new and exciting experience. I’m constantly learning and doing new things that help me see my job from a new perspective, which allows me to grow at a super fast pace.”
I have been working at Elementum full-time
Unbelievable opportunity to be part of the next multi-billion dollar SaaS leader. The number of customers that have signed multi-year multi-million dollar contracts in just a few years is crazy.
The people are great, fun and down-to-earth ("lighthearted" in the Elementum vernacular), and really go out of their way to help each other, even when they are busy.
The management and HR "infrastructure" hasn't developed as fast as the company has grown, and they are only now starting to work on clarifying levels, titles, career development paths, etc. Everyone here is well-intentioned, but it's well past time to grow up in these areas -- still lots of first-time managers who don't really know how to manage, people managing huge teams of 14-18 people, etc. It seems like things are moving in the right direction, but it's a startup and there's always some crisis or urgent issue that distracts from these things.
Advice to Management
Hire some real managers who know how to manage people. Or if you want to keep promoting non-managers into managers, get them some real training & coaching.
It was tough. I had 3 screenings and there were a lot of applicants. The hands-on test itself are covering different aspects that explores all the necessary skill set for the job.