What I like about Flow Labs culture
What stands out to me most is that everyone is friends, we all have a common purpose, and we all respect each other. Also, there is no such thing as time wasted, only lessons learned: that concept is fundamental to our culture. Sometimes, things don’t work out, and experiments go awry but if you internalize these as personal failures, you won’t be able to reach your goals. Here, you’re encouraged to reframe a failure as a learning moment, an opportunity for growth, and after you’ve reflected on it, you can then just get things done. Here, people aren’t afraid to try things. More than that, they’re given opportunities to try things. That’s what makes us so efficient.
Humanity is a core value at Flow Labs: people are treated as humans, not as resources. At our company, when there’s a new problem for the team to work on, the person who’s most capable of solving it tackles it, but, if there’s another person who’s really interested in the problem, they can be involved as well. Our policy is that if you’re curious about something, you can learn a new skill or about a new technology and you can go outside of your wheelhouse. As an example, one of our data scientists, Tommy McKinnon, wanted to learn more about DevOps and even though he didn’t have a background in it he was able to learn about Kubernetes and managing databases, and now he’s managing our ETL pipelines.
By allowing people to work on projects they’re passionate about, we build velocity, we build more social connections within the team, and we build institutional knowledge. You have a happy team that genuinely enjoys coming to work.