Why Work For SitePoint?
Why Work for SitePoint?
We could tell you that we have a friendly, relaxed office environment on the fringes of cosmopolitan Melbourne, and that staff enjoys flexible working arrangements—we don’t have a 9-to-5 attitude.
We could mention that you can leave your workaday uniform at home, because we’re more interested in you being comfortable enough to get the most out of your work than maintaining a corporate image.
We could tout our status as one of the most dynamic and evolving web sites in the world, and show you our shiny BRW Fast 100 awards. And we could lure you with promises of espresso machines, gym membership and a variety of social events which promise a procession of good times that cost Social club members practically nothing.
But while all those things are great, ultimately, they’re not going to make your job here the most enjoyable you’ve had. What will? Well, I’m glad you asked.
When you join our team, you’ll work with some of the sharpest minds in the business, including BRW’s Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012.
Best practices, quality, and relentless dedication to users are the tenets that underpin everything we do. You’ll enjoy ample opportunity to focus on producing quality output, and pushing the envelope with a team of like-minded, passionate peers.
Our team is close-knit. We’re always keen to learn from one another, share new ideas and cool stuff we’ve found, and create unique, highly successful solutions. And, as well as benefiting professionally from on-the-job training, we’ll encourage your attendance at the occasional web-related conference (and support you to speak at them, if you’re into that kind of thing).
As a staff member, you’ll enjoy the respect and support of your colleagues and the opportunity to have a direct impact on the business.
Whatever your role within the team, you’ll have free rein to achieve your goals without the hassles of bureaucracy, workplace politics, or glass ceilings. And when you achieve those goals, we’ll be happy to help you celebrate your success with a few bevvies at the local.
You won’t have to suspend your ethics to work here. The stuff that’s important to you is also important to us.
For instance, we encourage staff to seek alternatives to driving to work, and provide bike racks for the many who ride. We participate in recycling programs, purchase only green energy, and have established an Emission Reduction Project as a means to constantly monitor the business’s environmental impact. We also actively support a number of charities by donating a percentage of yearly book sales to causes we want to champion.
Sure, these are small things—they’re not going to save the world overnight. But we think they reflect the basic responsibilities of every organisation, and we wonder why more companies don’t implement programs like these.
The Other Stuff
Yes, we do have a café-quality espresso machine, a free gym membership, regular squash games for social club members, an outrageous number of social events (comedy night tickets, cinema trips, Australian Open Tennis tickets, fun runs, monthly lunchtime barbecue catch-ups with beers on our balcony, and countless impromptu trips to the pub on a Friday afternoon to wind down. As well as providing a culture of professionalism and giving team members the chance to really excel, SitePoint offers all the goodies you’d expect from a company that cares about its staff’s happiness. (Squash is on Wednesdays and Thursdays—don’t forget to bring your racquet!)