What’s It Like to Work at Eureka Software? A Look Inside Our Company Culture

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Often we are asked, “What’s it like to work at Eureka Software?” and “What’s Eureka’s company culture like?” Ask anyone around the office, and most likely you’ll get a blank stare or some kind of non-answer like, “We’re just different.” It may sound cliché, but we really are different. Let me tell you why:

We’re bootstrappers.

We’re not a startup. We’ve been around since 1986 when our founder and CEO Monty G. Myers started this company in his home. Our roots are in bootstrapping, and we continue to operate in a very creative fashion that fosters being a tight-knit group. We like it that way. We also have the luxury of being selective with our new projects and customers because we don’t need to raise capital from outside investors (or please stockholders). In other words, we do what we want, and we’re successful doing so. 

We have a great work-life balance.

Our employees stay here for the long haul. Our staff tenure averages over 8 years, and we have a lot of folks who have been here 15+ years! We work hard, but we have hobbies and passions outside of work. In fact, Eureka encourages it. We’re photographers, artists, tee ball coaches, fantasy football enthusiasts, and more. Our flexible work schedule can work around your personal obligations. Need a longer lunch to run an errand or go to a checkup? Need to leave early to see your kid’s orchestra recital? We’re fine with that as long as you get your work done, too.

We hire smart, independent people.

Our employees are trusted and respected. We seek out the smartest and most talented people around. No one is expected to know everything, but we do expect you to never stop learning. We also don’t handhold, coddle, or even micromanage. We make up our own schedules and prioritize our own tasks. We have performance-based freedom, and it’s not abused because it’s based on getting your work done well. It works well for us.

We’re experiential learners.

One of the greatest perks of working at Eureka is the freedom to experiment and make mistakes. Our office is a mix of creative, abstract thinkers and technical pragmatists who take projects head on. The people who thrive here are typically research-oriented individuals who enjoy a good challenge and keeping up with the latest technologies. If you like to play it safe and be told what to do – you probably won’t make it here.

We embrace change.

Our team members are constantly working on different projects. Last month, you were working on a project for a startup; this month, you’re working on a healthcare app for a midsize medical device firm; two months from now you could be working on a scalable enterprise solution. Change is exciting; stagnation is not.

We’re a lean, agile, engineering machine.

Our team is capable of very sophisticated projects. We’re proponents of agile software development – Scrum, to be specific – and we’re pretty darn good at it, too. Our products are elegant, cost-effective, and built to scale. We have a ridiculously high project success rate along with a roster of satisfied customers.

We build software that matters.

It’s not just a slogan – we live it. Because we are selective with the customers and projects that we take on, we are passionate about the work that we do. Our projects range from sophisticated front-end development to complex back-end projects. We’ve built APIs designed to handle billions of data requests over a range of 70+ mobile apps, helped startups design, develop and launch their innovative products, and built solutions to allow even the most cutting edge companies to improve efficiency and grow their business.

How to join our team

We’re always looking for great additions to our team, but we don’t have a checklist of programs and languages you should know. In fact, we’re pretty confident that if you know one, you can and will learn more. Here’s what we really look for in our developer applicants:

Do you have a GitHub page?
Everyone in the industry should have one of these by now.

Show us your work.
Do you have a website or portfolio? Do you have links to projects on your LinkedIn profile? Have you built an app that’s on the market? Don’t give us a list of things you know. Show us what you know.

Be proud, but not prideful.
We’re collaborative, not competitive. Leave your ego at the door.

You may be judged on how you handle failure.
Failure is expected. It might even be a little encouraged. We learn the most from our failures, so if you can’t handle that, this probably isn’t the place for you.

Still interested? We’d love to hear from you. Shoot us an email, and let us know what makes you a great candidate. Just fill out the form below.

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