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  • In business 3 years
  • Funding modelBootstrapped
  • Team size 10

SunSource is democratizing energy by empowering people with choice. We are committed to connecting homeowners, businesses, and communities to sustainable technology and services that offer energy independence and security at an affordable price.

SunSource Inc profile

How do you maintain flexibility & balance for your team?

To support a healthy balance between work, family, and the rest of life, we promote flexible working hours, remote work options, and encourage employees to set boundaries that prevent work from encroaching on personal time. We've implemented policies such as generous parental leave, unlimited PTO, 4-week mandatory minimum time-off, and fostering a culture that values self-care and discourages excessive overtime or unrealistic expectations contributes to a healthier work-life equilibrium.

The way we work is driven by our company values, and the following two are closely related to how we shape a healthy work environment:

Be Human: We are committed to fostering a culture that nurtures empathy, authenticity, and vulnerability in every interaction, enabling the establishment of meaningful connections and celebrating our common humanity. We are dedicated to creating an environment that ensures emotional, physical, and psychological safety. We approach ourselves and others with understanding and compassion, exemplify honesty, and guide with kindness, all while wholeheartedly embracing the mess of being human.

Take Good Care: We prioritize the well-being of our team members, customers, and communities, ensuring everyone is supported and cared for. We are committed to taking care of ourselves and taking care of each other. We value play and rest and make time for it.
Remote First Parental Leave Flexible Schedule Unlimited Vacation Mandatory Minimum Vacation

How do you ensure autonomy and plan for the future?

To support autonomy and alignment with the company vision, we clearly communicate the overarching mission and goals while providing a framework that empowers team members to make decisions within their scope of work. We encourage cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing, fostering a culture of transparency and inclusion. We regularly celebrate team successes and reinforce how individual contributions impact the overall company vision, fostering a sense of ownership and commitment to the organization's objectives.
Deep Work

How does your company try to hire people from underrepresented groups and improve the diversity of your team?

We have invested in DEI&B in the following ways: 
  • Created company values and defined behaviors we can practice to live into those values. 
  • Created a policy that clearly defines what it looks like for us to foster, cultivate, and preserve a culture of diversity and inclusion. 
  • Weekly book club to foster a culture of being learners vs. knowers.
  • Encourage a culture that values vulnerability, defining personal values, trust, resilience, ,transparency, and a variety of perspectives and walks of life. 

Here is where I believe we can and plan to improve: 
  • Define inclusive hiring practices, 
  • Offering diversity and unconscious bias training / workshops
  • Creating employee resource groups 
  • Promoting diverse leadership representation can also contribute to a more inclusive environment. 
  • Regularly reviewing and updating policies to ensure fairness, and providing opportunities for open dialogue, helps strengthen a sense of belonging and inclusivity within the organization.

How do you support your team to grow and improve?

To motivate our team to constantly improve and grow their skills, we establish clear goals and expectations, and encourage open communication channels for discussing conflicts and concerns. We implement regular performance reviews and feedback sessions to facilitate personal development and address any issues. Additionally, we create long-term plans for improvement by identifying skill gaps, providing relevant training opportunities, and allocating resources for personal growth and development.

Regular 1×1’s Personal Growth Plans

Perks and benefits

Health and Wellness
  • Dental insurance for employees and dependents
  • Vision insurance for employees and dependents

Financial Well-Being
  • Competitive compensation
  • Growth opportunities
  • 401(k)

Flexibility and Paid Time Off
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off, minimum of four weeks vacation required per year
  • Generous Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Remote work

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