At BlueCat we’re proud of the innovation we are driving in the industry as well as the deep customer relationships we have forged with some of the largest organizations in the world. It’s no secret that these achievements can be attributed directly to one common thread: our people.
We’ve known from day one that building and fostering a world class team is critically important to our long-term success, and that’s why we are so honored to have been recognized and listed on the Globe and Mail’s Great Places to Work (GPTW) Canada. It’s an acknowledgement of our investment in making the experience of working at BlueCat like no other.
What makes BlueCat a great place to work at?
First of all, what sets BlueCat apart are the Core Values we live by: Collaboration, Clarity, Curiosity, Transparency, and Ownership. We pride ourselves on our Core Values, and we seek these in our candidates, both professionally and personally. And since our Core Values greatly contribute to our culture, we also use our interview process to screen for these in addition to job skills and experience. The end result is a culture of employees who are honest, customer-focused, constantly challenge one another, do what they say and own what they do.
Second, we have a clear vision and mission. We believe Adaptive DNS is critical to the Digital Transformation strategies and initiatives of the large enterprise, and will leverage the power of DNS through innovative solutions that always focus on the needs of our customers. This clear vision of the market, and BlueCat’s role in it, maps a distinct connection between each employee’s role and how they play a part in the company’s success.
For many people starting at a new company, those first few days and weeks can set (and sometimes lower) expectations for the long run. From day one, new BlueCat employees are made to feel welcome and are given all the tools, information and support they need to become productive in a very short time span. Each new hire is assigned a “Buddy” – typically someone in a similar role or who that person will work closely with – whose role is to help new hires understand our culture. Every quarter we bring all new employees together for “Boot Camp”, a full day of training, conversation and networking. New hires also have multiple check-ins with their manager and People (HR) Team representative along the way to ensure things are going well.
You don’t need to be a seasoned employee to have your voice heard at BlueCat. We provide a variety of opportunities for employees to ask questions, make suggestions and communicate with senior management. In A semi-annual employee engagement survey, lunch outings with our CEO, an open door policy, departmental meetings and regular 1:1s with your manager are just some of the ways we keep communication channels open, active and honest . We also run a “BlueCat Talks” series, inspired by the model used for TED Talks, which is a monthly event to provide Leaders and employees alike a forum to share information on a topic of their choice with the entire organization. Our “BlueCat Talks: Executive Edition” opens the floor to the entire organization to ask questions and make suggestions or comments directly to our Executive Team anonymously at our annual KickOff event. When you’re a BlueCat employee, your opinion matters, it’s heard, and it does affect Senior Management decisions.
Most importantly, BlueCat employees are engaged employees. Whether it’s our annual KickOff, where all employees come to Toronto for a week of discussion, training and planning for the coming fiscal year, our monthly Friday “socials”, or being part of our “CareCats” charity fundraising team, our employees are “all in”. We work hard, we support each other and we have a lot of fun along the way.
Today we are very proud that BlueCat has been recognized as a Great Place to Work. Now here’s the truly great part – we’re looking for more talented professionals to join our team! If you want to be part of a truly unique company and love what you do, visit our Career Postings page for our current open positions today.
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