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Best Places to Work: 2015 (#21)
1 week in San Diego, 4 goals, and every single Muley from around the world. Check out this fun Q&A about why MeetUp, our annual offsite, is core to MuleSoft's culture. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLHC
It's no secret that MuleSoft is hiring, but who is the team behind the scenes finding incredible candidates? Get to know Emily Turner and what it's like working on our Talent team! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLRo
21:1 “I would recommend MuleSoft as a great place to work.”
—MuleSoft 2017 annual employee engagement survey
MuleSoft is one of the fastest growing software companies ever, and we’re relentlessly focused on building a culture that inspires and challenges everyone to do their best work. We’ve been named a best place to work five years in a row, the #1 Top Workplace in the Bay Area, awarded most innovative company three times over, and included in the Forbes Cloud 100. We set the bar high, and we hire exceptional people who consistently raise it.
Working at MuleSoft is an unmatched opportunity to accelerate your career growth by working in a fast-paced environment surrounded by colleagues care deeply about challenging and supporting you to accomplish more than you ever thought possible.
Every single Muley makes a measurable impact on the business, and it’s in our DNA to speak up when we see problems and take ownership over finding the best solutions. We think company first, team second, self last—everyone has ownership over the company’s success, and as the company is successful, team and personal success will follow. This allows us to be equally supportive of each other and truly humble when we accomplish big, hairy, audacious goals together as a team.
We believe diversity of backgrounds fosters more diverse thought. Diversity helps us challenge each other, question our assumptions, and push ourselves to do our best work. We aspire to attract the best talent across the spectrum of race, age, gender and orientation differences to build a diverse team. We’ve signed the Equal Pay Pledge to show that we’re actively looking internally at how we’re living up to that commitment, and we regularly lead compensation reviews to ensure parity.
Our mission pushes us to do whatever it takes to develop the best solutions for our business and our customers. Our four core values guide us to be better, help us inspire each other, and drive us to build an amazing company. Through the highs and lows, whether in the office or at company celebrations, they are our North Star.
For the past seven years, we’ve held MeetUp, our annual week-long event in San Diego that brings every Muley together from five continents and 18 offices. MeetUp pushes people out of their comfort zones and enables lasting cross-functional collaboration that sets the tone for the rest of the year. The week is hard work and a ton of fun, and it includes all hands sessions, functional breakouts, team building activities, and offsite adventures.
Every MeetUp includes the Owners Awards for Muleys who exemplify our core values and have gone above and beyond to make a major impact on the company or our customers. The awards are completely peer-nominated and are open to Muleys in every department and location.
Ana Felisatti, Senior Software Engineer
Ana has been with MuleSoft for five years in our Buenos Aires office, starting as an intern and now working on major product releases like Mule 4. She also plays lots of Rocket League, and is part of the MuleSoft soccer league.
“Muleys are smart and dedicated––a great combination. Being a part of such a talented team means being constantly challenged to do better, while having the opportunity to learn from the best.”
Glenn Berry, Strategic Account Executive
Glenn started as one of our first employees in our London office, and now drives business through major enterprise accounts out of San Francisco. On the soccer field, he’s been named “man of the match” in the MuleSoft soccer league.
“The proudest moment of my career has been signing my first 8-figure contract at MuleSoft. Not only was the fantastic agreement value for both companies, but I was able to see the value manifest from the customer’s perspective (I use the organization’s services).”
Carla Cooper, VP Financial Planning & Analysis
Carla brings over 20 years of experience and leads budgeting, forecasting, and investor relations out of our San Francisco office. She also swims on a master’s team and runs an impressive time in half marathons.
“My proudest accomplishment so far at MuleSoft is hiiring four amazing professionals and working with colleagues to complete MuleSoft’s IPO.”
Ashley Jose, Product Manager
Ashley started as an intern and now manages the core services that our platform relies on, from our San Francisco office. He also loves making music, especially acoustic covers of hip-hop classics.
“Everyone here is committed to shipping greatness. A true muley always asks - How can I make this better? We have built a great company and I’m proud to be part of it!”
We give students and new graduates high visibility, strategic projects upfront. From learning complex technology to understanding customers' business challenges, every role is designed with clear goals and business impact in mind, so the work you do has long-term value. From building technology used by 175,000+ developers to forging relationships with Global 500 companies, you will have the opportunity to create tangible impact with people who push and inspire you to do your best work. We’re proud to have been rated a Best Place to Work for Recent Grads.
In our 10-week programs in San Francisco and Buenos Aires, interns are entrenched in the business, collaborating with Muleys at every level. Our program includes a mentor assignment, weekly lunch and learns with MuleSoft executives, and lots of offsite activities.
Fun activities & benefits
It’s core to our culture to celebrate wins together, whether that’s at Thirsty Thursdays, trivia nights, or playing in soccer leagues. Interns also enjoy weekly lunch and learns with different members of our leadership team, a mentor, and regular offsite team-building activities. Plus our offices are equipped with fully stocked kitchens, regular catered lunches, and stunning city views.
I have been working at MuleSoft full-time (More than 8 years)
I've been at MuleSoft for quite a while and have spent ~5 years in product management roles here. I've witnessed multiple iterations of the company from the initial "this seems cool" phase, through a few pivots, to the last few years, where we've really found product/market fit and high growth. I will try to provide some perspective here on life from a product management perspective for prospective newcomers.
One of the best things at MuleSoft is the team. There is a maniacal focus on hiring, culture and people from our CEO. I believe this has a major impact in getting the company where it is today. We have a top notch executive and management team. So, even though we went through some product iterations early on that failed, we had the right people, pivoted, and ended up in a great spot. The team has continued to improve as well, with our new CPO joining last year in February. As we scaled, we found that we needed to bring engineering, product management, UX, and documentation more closely together and under one umbrella. This is an extremely challenging role given the technical nature of our products. But, I believe it's been extremely successful in terms of really upping the bar on strategy, process, experience, culture and hiring.
Within the product management team specifically, the team itself is really solid. Everyone is great to work with, smart, and hard working. I would work with every one of them again (I don't say this lightly).
In addition to the people, the company has a very strong vision and wants to tackle a lot of large problems. This is great from a product management perspective:
- You're encouraged to think big, and tackle big problems.
- You can drive products with global reach into the 1000+ customer base
- Opportunity to create greenfield products and major revisions to existing ones
- Great customers and great sales team
- Work with new and interesting technology
- Fast career growth with expanding product portfolio
You're really CEO of the product (but, don't expect this to be easy).
The good news is that you're CEO of the product. The bad news is: you're CEO of the product. If you are not a good multi-tasker who can simultaneously handle interrupts, demanding customers, design products, hiring, putting processes in place, etc., then MuleSoft is not the place for you. Expect to build a market defining product and all that it entails. You have to like not only the vision/strategy, but building the company, doing project management, helping with marketing materials, etc. I hope this gets easier as the company grows, but under such high growth, it's part and parcel of the job.
Hiring can sometimes be slow. This is partly because there is a lot going on, but partly because we need to improve our process. (There is significant work happening here)
Company needs to become more data driven.
Advice to Management
Continue to invest in resources, infrastructure, management, etc so things can scale more easily
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MuleSoft (Atlanta, GA) in May 2017.
I was contacted by the Recruiter via LinkedIn, and an initial phone screening was scheduled. After I spoke to the Recruiter, a phone interview with the Director of Customer Success was scheduled. The call went well and I was invited to a recruiter dinner event. The event was a great experience, which allowed me to learn more about the company and meet many key members of the company. I was then scheduled for two additional phone interviews with different Solutions Architects. After the second phone interview with a Solutions Architect, the communication slowed down. I was then contacted with the news that the company was going to adjust the job description to look for someone more along the lines of a Software Engineer. This was not part of the original job description. This was really disappointing, because at this point I was really excited about the position. Then a few weeks later, the Recruiter contacted me again to tell me they had once again changed their mind. They decided that they have Software Engineers, and that should not be a requirement for this position. I was invited to once again continue with the interview process, which I accepted. I was asked to create a unique MuleSoft application, using a descriptive document I was provided. It was up to me to use any available resources online to learn the MuleSoft Anypoint Studio and create the application. Once I had the application completed, I was to come in for a face-to-face interview for half of a day. I would meet with two gentleman for coffee in the morning, meet with the VP for a 45 minute one-on-one, and then present my application to three gentleman over a 30 minute period. However, during the period where I was told they were going in a different direction, I began interviewing with other companies. Before I came in for the final round of the interview process, another company made me a very good offer and I decided to go with them. Had that change in job requirements not have happened, I would have likely accepted an offer from MuleSoft. However, due to that, another opportunity came along and I went that route.