Webdam was a small, plucky gang of digital asset management professionals when we were named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group for the first time. Since then, we’ve experienced a lot of incredible change. And we’re now on our fourth Top Workplace award in row!
Through it all, our vibrant workplace culture has remained strong. Our office is filled with laughter. It’s unusually diverse for Silicon Valley. Everyone works like what they’re doing matters, because it does.
Our culture is a big part of why we’ve been named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group so many times. They are the ones who make the culture what it is. Top Workplaces are chosen solely on the results of an employee survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.
Participants are asked whether they feel aligned as an organization, are executing effectively and are managed well by leadership. WorkplaceDynamics learned that employees feel senior managers understand what’s going on and help their team members grow professionally.
Our team reported meaningful personal connections and remarkably low levels of negativity. They also expressed satisfaction with leadership, which now includes our friends at Bynder, the Amsterdam based company we merged with earlier this year. The cultures of both companies are well aligned. Bob Hickey, our COO, says, “there is a clear synergy in the culture and product vision between Bynder and Webdam.”
Our General Manager, Michele Humeston adds, “Bynder values each employee and has a strong supportive culture where personal growth is a priority. The company’s ambition, focus and open communication create an environment where people can be themselves and thrive.”
There’s a priority placed on work-life balance, but at Webdam (and Bynder), work blends with life. Many people on our team are close friends outside of work. We gather at after-hours events like watching Game of Thrones and Westworld. There’s always a happy hour or lunch event, too. If you like to eat, this is the office for you.
Like any great company, Webdam offers a ton of perks like catered lunches, Friday massages and standing desks. Even though that stuff is wonderful, it’s the engaging projects and strong relationships that make this such a fulfilling place to work. People frequently use the office for after-hours events like watching the Golden State Warriors or catching the latest episode of Game of Thrones. BBQs, happy hours and taco outings are frequent. Webdam and Bynder also offer great benefits like a 401K match and unlimited PTO.
The best way to understand what we’ve got going on here at Webdam is to hear what the team has to say. For example, Priyanka Patil, Product Manager, says, “I am lucky to be a part of Webdam. There are few places that can live up to its top-notch culture, strong and honest leadership team, and collaborative workforce.”
That collaboration is a key part of what makes Webdam thrive. You’ll frequently find people from different departments working on solutions with each other and sharing expertise. Bron McGuire, a killer sales guy, says, “It sounds cliche, but it really comes down to our people. Smart, caring, passionate and fun people. We help each other and clients solve challenging operational problems.” He adds, “The acquisition has been challenging and amazing at the same time. I think it’s great that we have doubled in size, doubled our expertise and doubled our goals for the future.”
Brett Masters has been with Webdam since before we won all those Top Workplace awards. She says, “These are some of my absolute favorite people, and we have a culture that can’t be beat.” She’s also positive about the Bynder acquisition. “I think that combining powers with another DAM leader is going to make us unstoppable. I am so excited to work for a company with our same vision.”
That’s just a small part of what we love about it here at Webdam. If our culture seems like something you’re looking for, check our careers page for openings. We are growing fast and looking for fun-loving, hard workers to join our crew.