"Birds of feather flock together."
Commitment to Excellence
Consider these three fantastic businesses:
food and beverage at The Ritz-Carlton
All three are very successful and very profitable, yet they operate very, very differently.
Which of those best describes you as a professional? There's no wrong answer.
We gravitate towards The Ritz-Carlton.
To us, it symbolizes an unyielding Commitment to Excellence.
This is Elegant Software Solutions.
We are professionals, and we are results driven.
We don't babysit our employees; we don't need to.
We pay you as a professional; we expect you to act like a professional.
We don't ask for things twice; we ask once and we expect it to be done.
We don't "ask" for time off when it's needed; we simply take it.
We don't "ask" to leave early or stay late; we do what's appropriate that day.
We don't "ask" to work from home when it's needed; we just do it.
We don't "ask" for PTO; we take vacations whenever we want and we recharge.
We don't accrue PTO; we take as much as we need. Yup, it's unlimited.
We do whatever is necessary for both our personal and professional lives.
We don't meet expectations; we exceed them.
We don't mess around with this stuff. We perform like Navy Seals and we are results driven. We hire slowly and we fire fast. We believe in Jack Welch's "rank and yank" philosophy. The birds of a feather proverb is accurate.
Teamwork | No Man Left Behind
Okay, we know we're not a combat unit and we're not trying to diminish what they do for us every day. We are inspired by, an indebted to, them. At Elegant Software Solutions, no man is left behind. We have each other's backs. We work together as a team. We grow as a team, we fail as a team, and we succeed as a team.
PS: If you are in, or have served in, the United States armed forces, thank you for your service.
Having Fun Together
At the unavoidable risk of being cliche, we have to say it: we work hard...and we have fun together. Okay, we didn't quite say it, but having fun is very important. We spend more time with work colleagues than we do with our families. That's weird to think about.
Here's an actual candidate assessment question for us: would you want to have beers after work with that person?