Who and what are we looking for?

We are looking for high-performing people that fit in well with our team and culture.

When hiring, we want the Ideal Team Player—someone who is humble, hungry, and smart—a concept taken from Patrick Lencioni in his book of the same name. These characteristics are the essential tenets of great teamwork, which are building trust, mastering conflict, achieving commitment, embracing accountability, and focusing on results.

We value transparency, intentionality, accountability, diversity, and measurable results.

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Pro tip: In the interview, prepare to speak to how you value these as well!

We hire people who are humble, hungry, and smart. And who build.


“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.” We want teammates who aren't concerned about ego or status but rather are quick to share credit and praise.

Most importantly, they are aligned to the team's goals and prioritize collective wins over individual ones.

We disregard preconceived notions. Every startup is different and we want Pear to be unique. Differences can often be regarded as wrong or lesser, when that's not true. Different is different.

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Humility is not passivity. We want folks who speak their mind and are self-confident, but who change their mind when presented with new facts and feedback. We like the adage "strong opinions weakly held".


We are looking for people who are always looking for more for the benefit of the team and mission.

We want people who go above and beyond, who see problems and proactively solve them.

We are bold and push boundaries. We are never satisfied. We want more—more customers, more partnerships, more development—and know we need to move fast to get there.

We want to beat the competition and our own expectations.

There is a difference between being hungry in a selfish way that hurts the team, versus being hungry to win as a team by achieving our collective goals.