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Tendril Overview

Boulder, CO
51 to 200 employees
2004
Company - Private
Utilities
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
The energy industry is changing, and Tendril is on the leading edge of this evolution. We’ve been honing our technology for a decade and have a vision for the market that is finally coming to fruition. What does that look like? Just like you have a choice when ... Read more

Mission: Tendril’s mission is to be the leading provider of individualized energy, making energy personal, relevant, and actionable.

Company Updates

  • Tendril opens new Denver office in Industry, expanding to attract top talent for Software Development

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Tendril – Why Work For Us?


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Tendril is defining data-driven Home Energy Management (HEM) for the evolving energy market.

Our open, cloud-based software platform provides the infrastructure, analytics, and understanding required to deliver personalized energy services. This targeted approach drives new business opportunities, delights consumers, and has led to some of the industry’s highest engagement and satisfaction rates.

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At Tendril, we build community.

We’re active people with active minds

We bike to work. We hold walking meetings on the Boulder Creek Trail, located at the doorstep of our office.

We play games. Lots of games.

With more than 300 days sunshine a year, we shoot a lot of hoops and toss around the pigskin.

Indoors, we play ping-pong on the regular,

and it’s taken very seriously.

As are our games of Settlers of Catan.

Every Thursday, we battle it out for longest road and largest army.

We value ongoing career (and personal) development.

We know when to eat. The Tendril kitchen is always open. And every Friday, we nosh on pizza, sandwiches, and barbeque while listening to updates from the executive team on the state of the biz.

It’s rare these days

to find a company that cares as much about its employees (wait until you hear about the vacation policy), but at Tendril, the community soon starts to feel like your family.

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Tendril Reviews

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    Pros

    Tendril genuinely cares about the welfare of its people. This is extremely refreshing in a world where money and power seem to be the highest priorities for the vast majority of "leadership" in this country. The respect and care fostered throughout the company ultimately results in a passionate community. We are all here for each other, the team, and the environment.

    In addition, we have a blast working with cutting edge technology on innovative projects that are changing the energy industry for the better.

    Perks include fully stocked kitchen, ping-pong, open office, lots of laughing, and more.

    Cons

    With the growth, it can be unstable in some aspects of the company.

    Lots of people with ideas, need more resources to execute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

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Tendril Photos

Tendril photo of: Channeling our inner track stars at the 2018 Bolder Boulder 10k!
Tendril photo of: Tendrils, and a cardboard version of our CEO, camping at Gold Hill the night before our spring retreat.
Tendril photo of: Midnight shenanigans at Tendril’s spring hackathon.
Tendril photo of: Tendrils enjoying a very celestial celebration and viewing party for the the August 2017 solar eclipse.
Tendril photo of: Our executive team competing (getting crushed) in a game of tug of war at our spring company retreat.
Tendril photo of: Tendril team building events are the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).
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Tendril Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Tendril (Boulder, CO) in February 2018.

    Interview

    I found the job on Glassdoor and applied online. Within one week, the recruiter reached out to me. Two days after that I spoke with the hiring manager. A week or so after that I was flown onsite out to Boulder. Two weeks later I was informed of a no-offer decision.

    The office itself is very positive and the work they are doing is exciting. Everyone I met with was very friendly. The technical/design portions of the interview are with 3-4 other engineers, and it really feels quite collaborative and non-stressful. Top marks for a positive experience on site.

    I rated my experience as "neutral" because it took about two weeks of nail-biting to get word back. The recruiter was friendly and helpful but it was quite stressful to not hear anything back for such a long period.

    I can highly recommend that anyone interview here.

    Interview Questions

    • The onsite consisted of several stages: First, a coding/unit testing collaborative session with 3-4 engineers. This was followed by a OO design session with the same group. Following this was 1 hour with a manager discussing leadership/cultural questions, and then 1+ hours with the hiring manager.

      The entire process is very informal and everyone was very approachable. As for the interview itself, it is exceedingly practical. They want to know you can code and think about problems, and I would not waste time solving problems on Leetcode to prepare.   Answer Question
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Tendril Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Outside Magazine, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, The Denver Post, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, The Denver Post, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, Outside Magazine, 2017
  • Global Cleantech Hall of Fame, The Cleantech Group, 2017
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