CULTURE SHOCK (IN A GOOD WAY)
Our main office in Campbell, CA (the epicenter of Silicon Valley, really!) has a zany, heartfelt culture that allows employees to experiment, create, have fun, tackle challenges, and innovate. From our year-round corporate staff to our summer educators, we strive to foster an environment that brings out the best in all of us. We believe that if we treat our people like they’re amazing (which they are), we’ll remain the world’s #1 summer tech camp. We’re extremely proud to have been named a Top Workplace 5 years in a row by the Bay Area News Group (publisher of the San Jose Mercury News).
Stepping foot in the iD “MO” (aka Main Office), you’ll find brightly colored walls, conference rooms with names like “The Beehive,” “The Shark Tank,” and “The Harry Potter Room,” and many other clever nuances. Our culture is fast-paced, team-oriented, and rewarding. Many of our corporate folks have risen from the ranks of our summer camps to lead whole departments and teams. We’re about fun. Learning. Technology education. Awesome client service. We appreciate a challenge and a good prank. No bad days here. We’re building something unlike anything else.
JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE?
Walking around the main office, people are dressed in casual attire—sandals, shorts, and t-shirts are the norm. Shoes are unofficially optional. Rock music is playing. Or Reggae. Or house. Everyone works in teams and sits out in the open, amidst brightly colored walls and quirky décor. We often boot our CEO out of his cube to make room for more employees. He gets bounced around—and wouldn’t have it any other way. The kitchen is full of baked goods to share—some even healthy—and the lounge area is home to multiple TVs and video game systems, retro and modern. Nobody ever bothers to put them away.
Our year-round staff enjoys competitive benefits and a whacky corporate culture (FYI: ties are mostly forbidden unless you want to get under our CEO’s skin, which is also part of our culture). We have Starbucks and Peet’s coffee in the main office, which we often forget to make, so you’ll likely see someone going out on a coffee run. Of course, there is ping pong, Mario Kart on the Wii, 401K + Matching, Medical, Dental and Vision coverage—and we give our people lots of time off. Much more than the norm.
MAKING BIRTHDAYS COUNT
We celebrate birthdays. And it’s not just a quick “Hey! Happy Birthday!” either. Typically, a special lunch outing is planned by the lucky person’s department and we all head out together to celebrate. We’ve made a habit of decorating the birthday boy or girl’s desk or office space the night before (ie. filling it so full of balloons they can barely walk, or papering a work space chalk full of Justin Bieber gear), so they have something festive to arrive to on their big day.