At Redmond, we get a lot of attention because of the investments we make in our people — Redmond has several times been named one of Utah’s best places to work, and our unusual approach to business has been featured in local and national media. We work hard to create an environment where associates can learn and grow as we work toward making our greatest contribution, but at our core we owe all our success to the regard associates have for each other and for the company.
A Unique Culture
Viewing Redmond’s culture from a distance, it would be easy to mistake some of our most important investments as playing. It may not be typical for companies to help employees attend leadership retreats together, take humanitarian trips together, golf together, vacation together, but these investments only work because Redmond associates also work hard together.
We’ve found our core principles resonate with most people we meet — everyone wants to be part of something that helps us add add value, find our unique voice, and make a lasting contribution to the world around them. But we’ve also found that the structure Redmond uses to work toward those goals isn’t for everybody. In fact, it’s not comfortable for most people.
If you like structure, clear goals dictated to you, clearly defined marching orders, a clear path for promotion and pay increases, a lot of feedback and pats on the back, clear lines between work and off time, clear hierarchy and titles, or well-defined expectations, Redmond probably isn’t for you.
On the other hand, if you’re the kind of person who loves personal freedom, trusts others to do their best without control, loves free and open debate, works to become better without comparing yourself to others, thrives in a bit of chaos, truly doesn’t care who gets the credit, and worries more about adding value than receiving perks, Redmond might be a good fit.
Uncommon in Practice
What sounds great in theory is great in practice — but it can also be a challenge. We love the idea of not being told what to do, but in a work environment it can be intimidating to be in charge of your own results with very little guidance. The benefits come with challenges, and what works well for one personality might be hard for another.
Of course, we don’t mean to talk you out of your interest in Redmond. We know our greatest growth comes through hiring the right people, and our greatest growth is ahead of us. If you feel like Redmond is a good fit, we hope you’ll review our current openings or even just start a conversation.