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Tendril Overview

Boulder, CO
51 to 200 employees
2004
Company - Private
Utilities
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Tendril is transforming the residential energy market. Our data analytics on more than 123 million homes creates new business opportunities for any product or service provider connected to the home. Today, this includes electric and gas utilities, energy retailers and real ... Read more

Mission: Build a growing, profitable business that is a great place to work and is having a positive impact on the planet and our community.

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.

View available positions here.

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: Annual QDOs winners! The person who receives the most “kudos” from other employees over the course of the year wins a free flight (for two people!) to anywhere in the world. This year, we had a tie!
Tendril photo of: Our grill team on 🔥 at our annual summer cookout!
Tendril photo of: Dinos, Memes, and Wizards, oh my! Halloween at Tendril.
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.
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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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