- In business 14 years
- Funding modelBootstrapped
- Team size 23
CG Cookie, INC
CG Cookie creates education and builds solutions for people to learn, thrive, and foster a livelihood with the open source animation package Blender.
CG Cookie, INC profile
How do you maintain flexibility & balance for your team?
The best work happens when you have the opportunity and mind-space to focus and we believe broad autonomy is the best way to do this.
How do you ensure autonomy and plan for the future?
From time to time we will host project or team meetings but these are few and far between and typically are for laying out roadmaps of known projects, keeping them very focused.
Being a small team, most day-to-day decisions are up to individual team members, having the autonomy to make the call and the support from the team to mess up. Larger decisions are made collectively and by team leads.
How does your company try to hire people from underrepresented groups and improve the diversity of your team?
As of now, we’re still predominantly white men from the mid-western United States yet this is slowly changing.
We have a lot more work to do here, but we’re making a concerted effort and have diversified the makeup of our team significantly in the past two years.
How do you support your team to grow and improve?
The second, more comprehensive method is through quarterly chats with the leadership team. These are less about performance reviews and more focused on candid discussions for what is and is not working, including the invitation to critique leadership or raise concerns. We find it’s a great way to build stronger, more personal relationships with a 100% remote team.
Perks and benefits
U.S. based employees are offered a 401k match up to 4% and a 529 education savings account for children.