Mission: Provide the expertise and technology that companies need to inspire, develop, and activate their workforce to meet today's goals and be ready for tomorrow’s challenges.
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Founded in 2013, BetterWorks is focused on helping high-performing companies run their business. We provide enterprise software to easily manage strategic plans, collaborative goals and ongoing performance conversations. Our Business Operating System is built on Goal Science insights and operational research to help businesses execute more effectively.
BetterWorks is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with an office in NewYork City. Backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Emergence Capital and 8VC, our experienced team comes from innovative companies likeAmazon, Box, Google, LinkedIn, Palantir, Salesforce and Yammer.
BetterWorks has a team of highly motivated and intelligent individuals with a unique range of startup and enterprise backgrounds, but we all have one major thing in common: we love to geek out on goal setting.
BetterWorks recently won the 2015 Best Places to Work award (top 5 in the small companies category) by the San Francisco Business Times. We also received a 2015 Top Company Culture award from Entrepreneur.com for having an exceptional culture that “drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success.”
Fostering a happy work environment is a goal we strive towards every day. When asked to describe what they love about the culture at BetterWorks, here's what some of the team had to say:
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I have been working at betterworks full-time (More than a year)
1) THE CULTURE
I think there are three things that make work rewarding:
A) Opportunities to grow, and achieve mastery in your field.
B) Achieving impact at your company, in your field, and in the world.
C) Great relationships and community at work to also be able to support others in their growth and impact.
In my experience, if you can get even one of those factors at work, you've got a pretty good thing going. The reason I titled this review "something special" is because in over two years at Betterworks, each of those things were always there. I've always felt like I was growing; impacting; and part of a community at work. On the topic of community, I can't tell you how special the people are here. It's not just camaraderie, or people being collaborative, fun, etc. Those things are nice, but not energizing on their own. I think at Betterworks, those things are combined with stretching-for-amazing, and growing together. There's just a very special energy. That's always been a key part of the Betterworks experience; lightning struck when this company was created.
2) THE COMPANY & MARKET OPPORTUNITY
We're a B2B SaaS company in the human resources space. If you follow some of the thought leadership out there on this space, you know that corporations have been struggling with performance, employee development and retention for decades. No firm has cracked the code for those things, which is a very exciting market opportunity. HR software is an 8% CAGR, $16B dollar market. HR software is classified as critical business software, so there's steady demand. What's exciting to me is that if the market shells out $16B dollars a year for essentially commodity transactional HR software, what will the market shell out for HR software that really cracks the code on making work more rewarding for people? Massive opportunity.
We're backed by KPCB and specifically John Doerr (John is very active and on our board), and we have an advisory board that's second to none and includes Josh Bersin. Our CEO, Doug Dennerline was previously the president of SuccessFactors, the performance management software market leader. Additionally, there are other key SuccessFactors folks who have come over to Betterworks.
Hopefully this gives you a better idea of our culture, our business, and how we're poised in the market. I think Betterworks is a good match for people who value growth and being an integral part of a team—with a lot of emphasis on "team."
Every company has its ups and downs, and growing pains. Our company is no exception, but I don't think there are any critical flaws about working here that warrant a categorical "con about Betterworks".
Advice to Management
1) Whatever you do, don't ever let the Betterworks culture fade. Water that garden every day (literally ever day).
2) Continue to hire folks into Betterworks that deeply value teamwork, and helping others shine.
3) Spend as much as you possibly can to invest in the above two points (especially #1), and then figure out how to invest even more.
I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at betterworks (Redwood City, CA) in May 2017.
Recruiter reached out to me with possibility of scheduling the interview. First round was with hiring manager who did some marketing of product and all. Second was telephonic interview. Engineer was pretty rude. He asked common ancestor question. I did coded it using hashmap and depth approach. Both the solutions was working and was giving correct output. LOL still he send me reject. Interviewer keep asked me about how could you code it correctly with out any hint or error. Poor fellow.
Tech Hiring Commitment
Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being