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November 24th, 2009
by Matt Nichols
Sometimes I’m asked by Displayground readers, “what is the work culture like at Microvision?” Well, as defined by our CEO Alexander Tokman, we try to work hard and play hard. On Saturday evening, November 21, the play hard side came out as we celebrated all the work so far that has gone into designing and building the SHOWWX. Over 250 Microvision employees and their guests attended our version of rolling out the red carpet. We enjoyed an evening of comedy and music at the famed Triple Door in downtown Seattle. And, the dancing went well into the late evening!
There is still a lot of hard work ahead of us as we bring on new channels/markets in 2010, but for this one evening we shared with our team members an important message: “Thank you”.
July 20th, 2009
by Meghan Juneman
Hello! My name is Meghan and I’m a little new to the Displayground. I work in HR and recently submitted Microvision into Seattle Business magazine’s contest of top 100 companies to work for. Surprise, surprise, Microvision landed at #27 in the mid-size business category. (I think we should have been higher, to be honest).
So how’d we do it?
In Microvision’s culture, we work hard and then we work harder. We encourage employees to invest in themselves and in their careers; employees are given opportunities to set their own potential growth plan with the assistance of managers and HR. We value independent thinking and leadership; and finally we value being innovative! Microvision has one of the strongest patent portfolio’s due in no small part to having a bunch of really smart and business savvy players on our team. It’s the employees that work here who shape our culture into something that is not easy to replicate.
We have a wide range of benefits, we offer a college tuition reimbursement program, discounted gym memberships as well as have a small gym on location, Passport discount card (holy cow there’s a lot of great restaurants that take this card!!!), travel discounts and a café and barista onsite (she rocks!). Our medical, dental, vision, long and short term disability insurance is paid for the employees. Flexible scheduling is our norm and we offer work from home/telecommuting programs as well if a person’s role or responsibilities can support it. We also have an awesome (mostly because I run it) commuter program that gives monthly incentives for alternative commuting.
These are just a few things that set us apart from other companies. Yeah, it’s pretty great around here. I like to brag
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