In order to build world-class products, we have developed culture values that we deeply believe in. Some companies are casual about their culture values, but for us, these values drive a lot of our decisions such as who we hire, promote, and let go.
We encourage every candidate who interviews with us to read these so they can determine if they're aligned and excited.
- We treat Agave as a professional sports team, rather than a family. This means we've never "made it" and we're always trying to get better. We perform at a sustained high performance. We like giving each other high fives when we score a basket.
- We make steady, consistent and impressive progress each week as contributors whether it's writing code, designing specs, or making product discoveries from talking to customers.
- We're always raising the bar with the next hire. There's nothing wrong with someone who joins and realizes after a few months, they'd be a better trade and fit elsewhere.
- Our customers are the reason we exist. Since we're a video communication product at our core, this means we deliver a fast and performant experience.
- We want to be world-class at solving our customer's problems. We want customers to feel “very disappointed” if they could no longer use our product.
- We think about how we can go above and beyond to provide for a better user experience, even if it's not in a spec or mockup.
- Our mission is to make it easy to have informal conversations and help remote teams experience more serendipity.
- Being the best at our internal mission means saying "no" to outside and external missions.
- By focusing on our mission, we intentionally won't engage in broader societal issues and we won't internally advocate for political causes or candidates unrelated to our mission.
- We step up to building a new product or a large feature that touches other parts of the code base.
- We don’t shy away from challenges, generally. We are sometimes suspicious that maybe this time, we took on too much, and we could fail. We don’t let this prevent us from committing to that large feature.
- We exercise courage in both actively seeking out feedback and delivering feedback with candor.
- We’ll always figure it out, even if we don’t have a clear path or picture of the outcome right now.