Love your job and the people you work with
Put people first
We want you to be happy. Really happy. Customer and employee joy should be the aim and core of a company's existence. It is not easy, but it is why we are in business.
We know that when our team is happy, the company thrives. So we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone is respected for who they are and valued for their contributions. That is also why we have always been 100 percent distributed — Aha!s work from anywhere in the U.S. and a few international locations too. From virtual get-togethers to daily messages of gratitude, we celebrate every opportunity to connect and appreciate one another. We work very hard and we have fun doing it.
Find your purpose
True happiness comes from doing meaningful work with motivated colleagues and being appreciated for it. That is why the real thrill of being at Aha! is realized by working closely with a team that is committed to:
We hire folks who are as good as their word and respect others (even when they disagree). That means no drama and no dysfunction. There is no wiggle room when it comes to being honest and having strong moral principles.
It is a very human trait to love achievement and want the opportunity to do something important. Aha! teammates set aggressive goals and always have a plan to get there. We all want to look back with pride and say, "I helped build one of the greatest software companies."
Having a plan is a start. But doing anything well is hard work. Who says work cannot be just as satisfying and fulfilling as all the other parts of our lives? Our team loves pursuing audacious goals and achieving them together.
Hard effort + experience = skill. It starts with leadership. Our company's leaders are experts in product development and marketing, having built multiple successful software companies in the past. And we hire people who have similar expertise and are continually working to perfect their craft. Skill development is a conscious journey.
When you work with a group and believe in what you are trying to accomplish, it is possible to achieve greatness together. But greatness can only occur when the vision is clear and people are able to put the organization's goals on the same level as their personal aspirations.
Aha! is a learning organization. That is how we improve our skills. We believe in direct feedback and innovative internal coaching programs. And twice a year, we get the entire team together in person at a travel destination location. We review what we have done, plan for the future, keep improving, and have some fun.