- In business13 years
- Funding modelBootstrapped
- Team size12
Design, code, and education for people-first growth.
For over a decade, &yet has helped people-first tech companies achieve their growth goals with a broad range of projects, from business and creative strategy to UX, visual design, and code. We are an eclectic group of designers, developers, illustrators, writers, speakers, starters, and finishers.
&yet is a company of individual and collective possibility where people can be creative, take risks, and grow.
How do you maintain flexibility & balance for your team?
We encourage teammates to do what they need to do to take care of themselves and do their best work. We check in on how we’re each doing so we can effectively take care of each other and receive care when we need it. We communicate scheduling needs and availability openly and honestly, so when we need to communicate synchronously, everyone has visibility on what works for the people involved.
How do you ensure autonomy and plan for the future?
Our annual and quarterly planning is led by a small team but includes multiple opportunities for feedback and discussion before we commit to goals and priorities. We submit weekly reflections to share wins, progress, next steps, and concerns. And we revisit those objectives quarterly with input from the whole team. Our monthly all-hands includes transparent financial reporting, and questions and feedback are encouraged.
How does your company try to hire people from underrepresented groups and improve the diversity of your team?
We do not merely want a work environment that is free from hostility; we want one that is warm, actively welcoming, and inclusive. We actively post employment opportunities in Slack groups that are run by and for womxn and BIPOC. We’ve been lucky to continually be educated by Black leaders over the past several years. We have been invited to help fund local efforts to support antiracist work and BIPOC in the Tri-Cities community (a community that has particularly segregated, racist roots). However, we want to do more than respond to requests when they’re needed. We can do better by making more consistent contributions, facilitating a more antiracist culture, and digging deeper into our own biases and privilege.
How do you support your team to grow and improve?
We encourage personal and professional growth first by providing a safe environment for all of us to admit when we don’t know something. Then with the support of our team, we can create and seek out opportunities to learn, teach, and achieve our goals. We are currently developing more clear career paths for roles and individuals that can be nurtured long term. Taking time to attend a conference or learn a new skill is welcomed, and we will pay/reimburse the costs associated.
Perks and benefits
- 20 days of PTO plus major holidays
- Flexible schedule
- 401K program
- Paid parental leave