Transparency builds trust, and trust propels teams. We're open with our strategy, plans, risks, progress, and setbacks. We share information across teams clearly and consistently through the good times and the bad. Everyone freely asks questions and shares ideas or concerns.
Underdogs win because they think different and have something to prove. We look for opportunities to challenge established ideas, try new things, and take risks. We make decisions, act with urgency, and know how to do more with less.
We’re here to grow
Growing our business fuels our personal and professional growth. We build strong feedback loops to continuously learn and improve. We deliver direct and kind feedback, ask for help, and always lend a hand. We value potential over experience.
Our differences are our strengths
Diverse perspectives are vital to building a great product, running a successful business, and growing as individuals. We're aware that our personal biases limit us, so we seek to learn from each other. We're supportive of different work styles, knowing that we work and communicate differently.
Full Health Benefits
Full medical and dental coverage for you, plus the flexibility to customize a plan for you and your family.
Open Vacation Policy
Take off or work remote when you want. We trust you to decide as long as you’re working effectively with your team on our collective goals. We encourage our folks to have a strong work-life balance.
Invest in your future. You're eligible to enroll in a 401(k) plan with employer matching starting from your first paycheck.
You can own a piece of our future success. Every employee gets stock options that "vest" over time—the longer you're here, the more you'll earn.
Although we're headquartered in Austin, TX, we hire from all 50 states and design the way we work such that our people can be located anywhere. We enjoy being around each other, but nobody is required to work from the office.
Want to see our growth metrics, strategic plans or how much cash we have in the bank? We’ll show you.
We want you to learn new things and work on projects that expand your skills. If there is a conference, tool, or stack of books that will help you grow, tell us!
Learn to Run Up Walls
Really! We encourage you to share your hobbies. Get a small group together and the company will pay for it, from game nights and rock climbing to parkour and karaoke.
We have a handful of tickets to each taping of the Austin City Limits TV show. Let us know which bands you want to see.
Why We Work Here
I joined Pingboard in May of 2015, and the first thing that struck me was how focused and sharp the entire team was. From Product to Development to Sales, it’s definitely a more experienced crew than most startups, and it gives you the sense that it’s a company firing on all cylinders. It’s also a weirdly transparent company; ever since I joined, I’ve learned more about the intricacies of sales numbers, marketing strategies, cryptic fundraising acronyms, and our present financials than I thought could be possible. Which is a great thing, by the way—I never feel like my intelligence is questioned or that I’m being kept in the dark. Bill is the rare CEO that has one foot in the trenches of product development, one foot in the future of business development, one foot in VC-world, and pretty much every other part of the company where we’re growing. Bill has many feet.
As for the day-to-day workplace culture kind of stuff, it’s pretty hard to complain. We have our own house-like office in a cool part of town, no vacation policy, a coffee shop tab, and it’s just lovely, in general, working with the people here. We love to laugh!!! HAHAHAHA!”
At Pingboard, I get to spend the day making work better for people at organizations everywhere. It’s inspiring to help companies and their employees thrive by bringing a modern approach to how information is shared inside the workplace.
Plus, I get to work with a focused, talented team of people who genuinely care about the experience of each person who interacts with Pingboard. We have high standards for the work we do and the way we do it. At the core is trust, transparency, and respect. We’re tackling difficult problems together and constantly learning how to make Pingboard the product and Pingboard the company even better.”
It’s rare to find such a young company with so much talent and expertise. I was drawn to Pingboard because of the team here and the opportunity to build something new from the ground up. I joined at the end of 2014 and now with a few years under my belt, I can tell you that joining Pingboard has been the best decision of my professional career. We have a diverse team with different perspectives, experiences and most importantly – opinions. We don’t always agree, but we always respect each other’s opinions. I find it invigorating to be able to have the ability to offer my opinions to all aspects of the business and for those opinions to be valued by the rest of the team. From sales to marketing to product to design to culture – literally I feel comfortable to add my perspective to any aspect of the business.
As a working parent to two kids, I have flourished under Pingboard's supportive, family-first work culture. There is no guilt if you have a sick child or want to volunteer at your child's school. I'm able to be a Mom first which makes me feel even more fulfilled by my work for the company. The leaders understand that work is only one part of who each of us is, and they truly allow us to have the space to take care of our physical, mental, and emotional health.
I've also flourished under the leadership team in ways I never have at previous organizations. The VP of Growth has been hugely supportive of my interests and also prioritizes time to help me in areas where I need to grow. Our 1:1 meetings feel more like coaching sessions where I can share where I am with work and personal goals while also feeling like I have a safe place to ask questions based on his experience and his advice.
I truly love working at Pingboard and appreciate the team so much for the encouragement and enthusiasm as I've broadened my skillset while also rasing a family!
Three words: transparency, humility, and support. In 2016 I had been a customer support contractor and consultant for several years. I was ready to put down roots, and I'm so happy that the place I chose to plant was Pingboard. I was sold from my very first conversation with Bill about joining the team permanently after my first few months – his confidence and knowledge, the team's obvious work ethic, and the honesty of that conversation made a big impact, but the support I immediately felt made an even bigger impression. If I had questions, he wanted to answer them. If I had goals, he and the rest of the team wanted to help me achieve them. Even my growing family was included in the conversation since I wanted to make sure I could maintain a healthy work-life balance for them. Pingboard is a team determined not just to do great work, but to do great work together. We consistently support and encourage each other to grow as individuals just as much as we're growing the business. Things have moved rapidly and consistently over my past 2 years here, and we're always working towards bigger and better things. There's a great level of responsibility and openness that comes with that scaling, though. I never feel like I'm out of the loop thanks to my team's leadership and open communication, and especially thanks to Bill's transparency when it comes to how we're doing, how we want to grow, and how we do and do not want to get there. At Pingboard I feel challenged to my best work because I know everyone else is doing the same, and because I know I'm supported in the work I'm doing. The lines of communication between every single team are always open, and there's never a question as to whether or not someone is doing their best. Egos are kept in check, and there's a level of trust that keeps everyone honest to continue their growth in their part of the product. And, of course, we value our customers just as much as we value our teammates – that's a mandatory value for any customer support professional, and it's 100% a cornerstone to the Pingboard team.
I first heard of Pingboard as a customer, so I knew its value firsthand. It has been an awesome opportunity to make that transition and work on improving a product that I already enjoyed. Everyone here has the same positive outlook and wants to cooperate to make the best product we possibly can. Working together like that, with members from other teams, keeps things interesting. I get to hear the latest updates on funding and share victories with sales, and it's been great to feel like I have a real impact on the company. I can see how the code I commit makes a difference for our customers and how it contributes to their—and our—success. There's a great balance of helping one another out but still having the freedom to dive in and get things done, and this combination of collaboration and independence makes for an exciting, dynamic work environment, and guarantees that every day is interesting.
I started as a contractor to create Pingboard iPhone MVP. I enjoyed the whole process so much that I decided to come on board as mobile developer in 2014.
In past I have worked with startups where everything is a closed book and no one but the upper management knows what is happening. This company, on the other hand, is completely opposite. We get to geek out on all the growth metrics, funding terms and product strategy.
Also, the best part and this is a crucial one, if it hadn't been for Pingboard I would not have the chance to do parkour. I call this a win-win.
As a software developer, it was a breath of fresh air going from a 5000+ person company, where I have been the past 10 years, back to a startup. There's no 6+ levels of hierarchy with VPs and managers of managers, superfluous meetings, or roles that become out-of-touch with the product or people. Here, everyone is passionate about the quality and craftsmanship of the product, the experiences our customers have, and how the company is doing. We celebrate each new customer win and each code deploy. It is very exciting to travel this path together with everyone at Pingboard. Your work and decisions matters here, and everyone know each other individually, from other developers to the funny sales guys and gals, to the visionary designer and product manager, and our intelligent and friendly CEO Bill, who is a technologist at heart and knows the startup landscape well, but also understand the importance of individuals and building a great team that will do great things. Pingboard will feel like your extended family, including a few crazy but cool uncles and aunts ;)
I love the opportunity I had here at Pingboard to make an impact on the product. My two big projects and a dozen small ones over the summer are all in production now. I got to be part of meetings where the team made decisions collectively. I’m always impressed by how much the team cares about improving performance, attention to detail, and addressing customers’ needs.
The team has high standards and the code review process is strict. I learned so much from reviewers’ comments and suggestions. Pingboard also gave me the freedom to make decisions and experiment with different technologies. I also learned so much by joining our (almost) weekly office hours where developers with different expertise introduced something new related to development.
Everyone here is SO friendly and our slack channels are filled with positivity. My team gave me the freedom to go explore, make an impact, and learn from failures. The weekly meeting with Marie helped me so much to reflect on myself and learn things from her. They are always there, ready to offer a hand if I need, and stepping back so that I can grow faster!
Bonus fact: cute puppies at the office!