15 Reasons We Love Working at LocateSmarter
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, our team got to talking about the things we love about working at LocateSmarter. To no one’s surprise, LocateSmarter’s mission and our people were the top things mentioned, but there’s so much more than that. From the casual atmosphere to our co-workers’ fun personalities, here are 15 random reasons we love working at LocateSmarter.
Casual for a Cause: “Through our Casual for a Cause fundraiser, employees are able to wear jeans. Each month, funds from the program are collected and donated to local non-profit organizations. Love being able to wear jeans plus give back to the community.”
The Laughs: “Conversation is always filled with laughs. We like to tease each other a bit, but thankfully everyone on the team is a good sport.”
Collaboration: “Some of our best ideas come from our cross-cubicle conversations amongst all departments.”
The Snack Table: “Team members alternate bringing in random snacks from donuts in the morning to peanuts and candies in the afternoon.”
Our Clients: “We work with so many great collection industry professionals – always great insights.”
Partners in Education Program: “All of the LocateSmarter employees in our Cedar Falls office participate in the Waterloo Schools Partner in Education Program. Through the program, we develop a pen pal relationship with 4th grade students, helping them practice their writing and serving as mentors.”
Winning Tests: “Never gets old. There’s nothing like receiving positive feedback on results with a client that’s been months in the making.”
Our Culture: “Our culture supports team fun. At least once a quarter, we do an activity outside of the office like bowling, volunteering and laser tag – just to name a few.”
Sushi with the Sales Teams: “The Sales team occasionally has lunch meetings – brainstorming with a side of wasabi.”
Product Development Team Stand-Up: “Each morning, the development team meets to discuss everything from project statuses to friends and family. But instead of it being a true stand-up… we sit. ;)”
90s Music: “The seemingly daily occurrence of talking about 90s and early 2000s songs. So many one hit wonders and other bands you forget about.”
Location! Location! Location!: “We are located in a district called Technology Park. We are surrounded by other innovative businesses and our backyard has a beautiful lake – perfect for breaks or outside meetings.”
Creating Change: “Being a start-up has it’s challenges, but our belief in what we do and the success we’ve already had is inspiring. And we’re just getting started.”
Inner Office Competitions: “Whether it’s Fantasy Football, Bubble Soccer or Trivia Time, you can expect our employees are playing to win. (Just like we do in skip tracing tests.)”
Birthday Love: “Every birthday, you can expect a card especially picked out for you with well wishes from each member of the LocateSmarter team.”
The People: “We work with the best of the best.”
Loving where you work is so much more than a salary, it’s loving who you work with and what you’re doing… and at LocateSmarter, those are two things we never lack. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Author: Lindsey Newcomb
Lindsey comes from a background of marketing and technology. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys kickboxing, attending outdoor musical festivals, and playing with her 185lb English Mastiff, Rufus.