We are thrilled to share that Clumio has been named one of the Built In 2021 Best Places to Work. We are honored to receive three awards in all – Built In San Francisco’s 2021 Best Places to Work, 2021 Best Midsize Companies to Work For, and 2021 SF Best Paying Companies. This designation acknowledges businesses that go above and beyond to support employees with the outstanding benefits, flexible work environments, and culture they need to thrive during these challenging times. We are humbled by this recognition and are thankful for all that our employees do to make Clumio a great place to work.
If you follow our blog, you know that our employees are the center of Clumio’s culture. In fact, we designed our core values to reflect our employee focus, and you can see it in the acronym TRUST, with “U” at the center. That’s what makes this a special announcement; this recognition underscores our commitment to creating and maintaining an employee-centric company culture.
A company is all about its people. To that effect, we have been intentional with every decision about people since we started this journey in 2017. We know that when people feel trusted and empowered, they can carry the flag for our brand and our customers. We not only focus on hiring really smart people, but also people who are humble and down to earth. And once you have built the right foundation, you can be comfortable that this continues as we scale.
We also do not believe in hierarchies. Politics in companies happens because people start saying, “I am more powerful than you because I know something that you don’t.” We kill this information hoarding, by sharing everything with everyone transparently, using tools like Slack. This has been extremely powerful for us, and we know that a strong culture is not only important to our employees but also critical to our continuing to add top talent. We know that people have a lot of choices. If you’re interviewing with Clumio, then you are self-selecting to be a part of a startup and all that comes with joining a high-growth company. And if we choose you and you choose us, then we trust you from day one. We believe trust is like a bank, and we need to deposit first before we can make a withdrawal. We will do all that we can to be transparent and supportive so that you can bring your best self to your team and Clumio.
We set out to take the complexity and risk out of backup by taking full advantage of the cloud. By building our platform the right way, we are able to promise and deliver an experience that enterprises have not seen before. And in these unprecedented times, our model of predictable costs, the ability to scale on-demand, and security from beginning to end is exactly what is needed. I’m proud of what we have built in the last three years, but in many ways we’re still early in executing our vision. This recognition shows that our employees are not only proud of our culture but also the right owners to continue developing it – and the real winners of this award.