As a hard-working employee, it’s always nice when your company wins a Best Places to Work award. It’s something to be proud of. It can serve as bragging fodder amongst peers in the industry. And, frankly, it serves to validate your decision to work for the company.
But how do you feel when your company gets named to not one or two, but 11 Best Places to Work lists in a single year? I have to tell you, it’s amazing. Yet, for Fivetran, it’s not that surprising.
From Oakland to Dublin to Bengaluru, Fivetran is a fantastic place to work. We are continually investing in our greatest strength — our people. Check out the incredible cultural milestones we achieved this past year.
A great place to work … times 11
It didn’t matter who was putting together the list. It seemed that Fivetran was on them all. Over the course of 2021, Fivetran won 11 different Best Places to Work awards, including Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Fortune, Best Company Culture 2021 by Comparably, Top 25 Companies Where Women Want to Work by Girls Club, and Best Dog-Friendly Companies by Rover, among many others.
Elevating ERGs as company culture champions
Fivetran wants people to feel like they belong. In spring of 2021, we launched Fivetran Parents, which provides a space for parents and guardians to support each other and raise important issues to company leadership—whether it’s adding in flexible work hours around school pickups or additional pandemic resources to keep families safe.
Fivetran Parents joins four other existing employee resource groups (ERGs): Fivetran Women+, Fivetran 7ERG for LGBTQIA employees, Fivetran Black Fivetranner’s Network (BFN) and Fivetran Latinx. You can check out our culture page to hear from Fivetranners across the org.
Big hearts for humanity
Over the course of 2021, Fivetran and our employees gave back in other unbelievable ways. For example, one of our product leaders, Alexander Lovell, led a charity campaign that raised more than $35,000 for UNICEF India in a matter of days. He sent a call to action over our main Slack channel, bringing attention to the humanitarian crisis in that country due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The company matched every donation up to $1,000 per person—magnifying the impact of our employees’ good graces.
Our Fivetran Women and Black Fivetranners Network ERGs teamed up to raise more than $25,000 for Black Girls Code (BGC), an organization that encourages young black girls to enter a career in engineering. Furthermore, Ross Perich, our director of global communications and employer branding, led about a dozen colleagues in the Resilience Challenge to raise several thousands dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Above all, Fivetran values employees that care. It doesn’t matter what you care about—animals, equality or reversing climate change—we gravitate toward socially-minded individuals who aren’t afraid to champion a cause.
Taking career development seriously
Education and growth opportunities abound at Fivetran, especially over the past year as travel opened up a bit. Finalizing the acquisition of HVR in October has given Fivetran employees plenty of opportunities to experience collaborating across global teams. To help integrate the teams, engineers from the U.S. and Amsterdam have participated in an exchange program.
The exchange program is in addition to the highly sought-after Fivetran Research Rotation program. Every quarter, a few engineers get to take a three-month break from their regular work to think deeply about one interesting technical problem in close collaboration with the CTO.
To cap off the year, in November we hosted Camp Fivetran, a voluntary, week-long, in-person company retreat. It didn’t happen in 2020 because of Covid-19, so we were especially glad to resume this tradition in 2021. It’s an annual event geared towards relationship building and bringing colleagues together to collaborate and have fun. And while it’s a good time, the event also gives people the space to form connections in new ways, often with people they wouldn’t otherwise interact with. Even though the week is not focused on work projects, meaningful projects have come out of people’s time together during these events.
Our biggest year ever
The past year has been difficult in many respects, but a strong culture built on trust has brought our workforce of 900+ employees together in tough times. We came together in Employee Resource Groups. We supported numerous charities and causes. The entire company got together for the first time in two years to build strong relationships. Our employees got to work together in new ways, delving deeply into supporting the causes they care about, solving technical problems or creating new projects that keep our culture of innovation alive. As a result, Fivetran continues to be a great place to work for all our employees.
With a workforce so fired up, we’re delivering some amazing products and results to our customers. Last year our achievements included shipping 40 new data connectors, 14 new data models, and countless integrations. It’s no exaggeration to say that 2021 was the biggest year ever for Fivetran.
This year, Fivetran will surpass 1,000 global employees—an incredible feat. Maybe employee #1,000 will be you! As we grow, it’s certain that 2022 is going to be even more amazing in so many ways for everyone on the Fivetran team.
We’d love to hear from anyone interested in joining Fivetran. We’re hiring for dozens of positions across all departments and regions. Check out our Careers page to learn more and get in touch.