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You think this is all fun and games?
Aah, the age old question: How do you get people to do stuff you want them to do? You know you've dealt with this issue. Don't tell me you haven't played or forced a young'n to play the quiet game: "Let's see who can stay quiet the longest?" Oh yeah, you know I rocked that game, but guess what I recently found out? Daddy was just manipulating me to shut up. BS DAD!! B.S!
Ok, fine, I'll admit it though - playing the quiet game and getting a lollipop and sticker afterwards was much better than the alternative - ignoring someone yelling at me to be quiet. So what does that have to do with Badgeville you might ask?
Need to get something done at work? Badgeville's got a platform where you can turn that task into a game, with rewards supposedly even better than a lollipop.
So those of you who know us know we're all about helping people #FindHappyWork. Well those crazy kids at Badgeville are all about making work happy (or at least fun) too.
That basic mission - making work fun, drives EVERYTHING at Badgeville, from the product, to interactions with clients, to how the culture and work environment is structured.
As you could imagine, that means a ton of fun perks (more on that below), and a ton of gamified incentives. It also means you shouldn't even think of applying here if you aren't friendly and up for a little fun at work.
Free Parking - Actually not sure if they really have free parking, but while they do have Free Caltrain, that isn't on a board game yet.
Games - Of course they have plenty of things for you to play with at work, including foosball, ping pong, and a game area. Other perks include lunches 3x/week and reimbursement for gym memberships.
Go Directly to... - Were you thinking jail right? Pff...hell no! We're talking about freedom here! Go directly to wherever...The company's big on trusting employees to get there work done. There are long hours and tight deadlines, but flexible schedules mean no face time for the sake of face time.
I know it's shocking to hear, but sometimes leadership makes a huge difference. Badgeville had a few bumps in the road before Jon Shalowitz was named CEO, but they appear to be heading in the right direction now. There's a lot of trust and excitement about Shalowitz's leadership and influence on the culture.