You’ve heard the one about the two guys meeting over a ping-pong table at work, right? They click, but go their separate ways, then eight years later they reconnect to create the best HR software company in the world. Classic.
Little known fact: that’s Ben Peterson and Ryan Sanders.
And that wasn’t their original goal. In fact, all Ben and Ryan really wanted to do was create a great place to work. They figured if they could create a great place to work, great people would want to work there. And where great people were working, great work would take place. Turns out, they were right.
What’s even better, the HR software these great people make sets other organizations free to do great work. Which means they create their own great places to work. And that’s something Ben and Ryan—and all of us other Bambooligans—are pretty proud of.
By people, we mean everyone—HR pros, employees, and entire organizations. We’ve seen what a workplace free from unnecessary processes, workplace politics, and other hold-ups can do: build award-winning products, solve problems efficiently and without drama, and help customers spend more time doing great work. We envision that same experience for everyone in every organization around the world, and we hope what we do will help achieve it.
We work hard and we love what we do. We also value our relationships with family and friends and we make plenty of time for them.
We believe in helping our employees and our clients’ employees grow, because when you grow your people, you grow your business.
We give and receive feedback at every level, honestly and without hesitation. We’ve learned that open communication solves problems and sheds light on new opportunities.
We start with the assumption that there is a good intention behind words and actions. We seek understanding and we listen without judgment.
We do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. Even when it’s more difficult, and even when it’s uncomfortable.
We believe people follow leaders, not titles. Anyone here can inspire others, earn recognition, and influence our direction, regardless of their position.
Hard work got us here and it’s the only way forward. We seize every opportunity to go all in, make an impact, and be better than yesterday. We realize our responsibility to ourselves and everyone here, so we make every second count.