People-First Jobs
  • In business10 years
  • Funding modelBootstrapped
  • Team size12

Tortuga

Tortuga

Backpacks for city and air travel.


Tortuga profile

How do you maintain flexibility & balance for your team?

Tortuga is fully remote, operates on a flexible schedule, and communicates primarily asynchronously. Technology has freed us from machine-like labor. Now we must replace the industrial model with a human one. We believe that our teammates should live where they are happiest and work when and where they are most productive. We choose purpose over place and prioritize output over hours.

Remote First Company Retreats 40 Hours or Less Parental Leave Flexible Schedule Unlimited Vacation

How do you ensure autonomy and plan for the future?

Teammates will have more autonomy at Tortuga than at their previous jobs but more will be expected of them. Autonomy comes with accountability. We set goals at the company and team level with input from every stakeholder. Then individuals set their personal goals and figure out how to achieve them.

Async Communication Long-Term Planning Shared Goal Setting Deep Work

How do you support your team to grow and improve?

At Tortuga, we have Coaches and Players. A Coach has weekly 1:1s with every Player to discuss anything from eliminating blockers to career plans. We now re-write everyone’s Job Scorecard as their role evolves so that we are always clear about everyone’s current role and future plans.

Regular 1×1’s Mentorship Process Personal Focus Plans

Perks and benefits

  • 401k (RRSP matching)
  • Equipment provided (computer, monitor, etc)
  • Annual raises
  • Team retreats
  • TSA Precheck
  • Coworking allowance
  • Home internet reimbursement
  • Free travel gear

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