When Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah co-founded HubSpot nearly a decade ago, they set out to create a company that challenged the status quo. They committed to building products that helped companies rethink the way they market and sell to match how modern consumers shop and buy, as well as a culture built around a work/life balance.
From Day 1, HubSpotters have had the flexibility to work with their managers to design a schedule that works best for their lifestyle. For some, that means arriving early and leaving early to beat traffic, while others drop their children off at school and then head into the office for a later start. Some choose to work from home, while others may be more productive from a coffee shop. Many more employees make use of the collaborative, creative and quiet spaces built into the design of HubSpot’s global offices.
That’s why HubSpot is proud to announce that today it has been named one of Fortune and Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Flexibility in 2016. The list is compiled of the 50 most-supportive and flexible workplaces in America based on feedback from thousands of employees across more than 600 companies.
“At HubSpot, we recognize that every individual is unique in how they’d like to spend time with their family, friends, or on other personal pursuits,” said Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot CTO & Co-founder and author of HubSpot’s Culture Code, which has received over 2M views to date. “That’s why we like to empower employees to work whenever and from wherever they like. We’ve found that a self-driven and positive employee experience is deeply connected to customer success.”
HubSpot’s flexible work schedule is helpful for all employees but especially those with outside responsibilities like families, pets, school or volunteer commitments. For example, employees with children don’t have to worry about whether or not they’ll be able to leave early to pick them up from school or work from home when they’re sick. Or, employees taking advantage of HubSpot’s tuition reimbursement program, are free to build their work schedules around their class hours.
“At far too many organizations, flexibility is an exception, not the rule,” said HubSpot’s VP of Culture and Experience, Katie Burke. “HubSpot is different--everyone has the flexibility to build their work around their lives. The result: employees who can train for their marathons, sign up for more music lessons, attend more Little League games, or pursue whatever passions they love most outside of work day in and day out.”
Fortune and Great Place to Work’s list is compiled based on results from Great Place to Work’s Trust Index survey, which analyzes feedback from over 209,000 employees about day-to-day work experience at more than 600 companies. The survey takes into account not only how flexible the workplace is on a personal level, but also whether there is sufficient communication and a level playing field across the company hierarchy.