We’re proud to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal this year. This award means so much to us because it was awarded by our own employees — they voluntarily completed a survey ranking their satisfaction in a number of categories including trust in leadership, culture, personal engagement, compensation, and benefits. We’re honored that it demonstrates how much our employees value the workplace we’ve created together.

Job seekers and new employees frequently tell us that what makes Fleetsmith stand out is its people. We’re a people-first company, and that has not changed because we’re working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially during these trying times, we’ve continued to support our employees with mental health resources and work from home stipends, hosting virtual happy hours, coffee chats, and seminars, as well as giving teams flexible hours to balance new pressures when working from home. (For more on how we’re looking after our employees, check out this Q&A with our People Operations Manager Lee Turner.)

Our company culture was not created overnight, and is still something we work to embody every day. To us, it’s more than a stocked kitchen and a comfy office. Our values are who we are, even when we’re apart: We obsess over our customers' needs and use data to ensure we’re meeting them. We act like owners and don’t wait for permission to seize the opportunities we see. We aim higher than high. We put Fleetsmith first. And we have fun while we do it.

Above all, we think great products come from great teams, and great teams want to be where they can do the best work of their lives. Leslie Hensley, our Director of People Operations, put it this way:

“By investing in our employees as individuals, we have created a diverse and inclusive culture that is supported by leadership but ultimately owned by Fleetsmithians. We welcome anyone who wants to achieve greatness, wherever they’re from, whoever they are.”

Learn more about what we mean at our Life at Fleetsmith page. Being recognized as a Best Place to Work is gratifying, but it doesn’t end here. We look forward to living up to what the award represents everyday.