We went distributed in 2018, well before the pandemic. We did this because we trust our team and know they will do great work wherever they were. We have an open-vacation policy. We have mental health days and annual full-company offsites so we can get together in person.
Our team is relatively flat and we work together to define the best approach. Senior folks with more experience always look for opportunities to help grow team members who are earlier in their careers. We are a very supportive team. We let you 'run with the ball' but are always there to support each other when you need it.
ExpandTheRoom (ETR) is a team of the best people. We are professional and respect each other always. We strive to be a place where everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, citizenship status, race, or religion, can collaborate to solve problems and produce amazing results that make a positive impact in the lives of our clients and their users.
In pursuit of this ideal, we have created a code of conduct
to govern our interactions in the various areas of our shared professional lives. This includes the ExpandTheRoom offices and coworking spaces, home offices, off-site company events, Slack, video conferences, email exchanges, social media, pull request feedback, industry events, and any situation where you, as an employee of ETR, represent ETR.
We created this code because we believe that articulating our values and obligations to one another reinforces the already exceptional level of respect among the team and because having a code helps provides us with clear avenues to quickly address issues should they arise and/or correct our culture should it ever stray from its expected course.
We offer an annual education benefit to all employees. We do annual performance reviews to review the past year's goals and define goals for the upcoming year. We give constructive feedback in the moment (we don't want people waiting a year to hear feedback that can make them better). We do regular 1:1's. We also do project retrospectives.Read more
about our process.
We're not bleeding edge but we are cutting edge when it comes to trying new technologies. We're all ears to try new things as long as they are mature and supported enough that we're being responsible to our client and our client is comfortable enough to buy it.
ExpandTheRoom looks for purpose in each decision we make and every solution we create. Purpose-Driven Design
is our philosophy, and the framework we use to solve design challenges.
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