Culture at iREMS

Our culture is how we work together as employees to serve our clients and constantly improve the iREMS platform. Our culture has been instrumental to our success and we keep improving it; our culture helps us attract and retain stunning colleagues; our culture makes working here more fun.


Like many companies, we strive to hire the best and we value integrity, excellence, respect, and collaboration. 


What is unique and special about iREMS is how much we: 


  • encourage independent decision-making by employees

  • create knowledge by sharing information openly, broadly, and deliberately

  • are extraordinarily candid with each other

  • keep only our highly effective people

  • help our people grow their skills and abilities

  • avoid rules for the sake of rules


Our core philosophy is to switch on and interconnect as many brains as possible

More specifically, we have great people working together like a sports team where the one with the better argument wins. With this approach, we are a more flexible, fun, inventive, stimulating, creative, and successful organization. 


SPECIFIC VALUES


Many companies have value statements, but often these written values are vague and ignored. The real values of a firm are shown by who gets rewarded or let go. Below are our real values, the specific behaviors and skills we care about most. The more these sound like you, and describe people you want to work with, the more likely you will thrive at iREMS.

Judgement

  • You make wise decisions despite ambiguity

  • You identify root causes, and get beyond treating symptoms

  • You think strategically, and can articulate what you are, and are not, trying to do

  • You are good at using data to inform your intuition

  • You make decisions based on the long term, not near term

Communication

  • You are concise and articulate in speech and writing

  • You listen well and seek to understand before reacting

  • You maintain calm poise in stressful situations to draw out the clearest thinking

  • You adapt your communication style to work well with people from around the world who may not share your native language

  • You provide candid, timely feedback to colleagues

Curiosity

  • You learn rapidly and eagerly

  • You contribute effectively outside of your specialty

  • You make connections that others miss

  • You seek to understand our members around the world, and how we entertain them

  • You seek alternate perspectives

Innovation

  • You create new ideas that prove useful

  • You re-conceptualize issues to discover solutions to hard problems

  • You challenge prevailing assumptions, and suggest better approaches

  • You keep us nimble by minimizing complexity and finding time to simplify

  • You thrive on change

Courage

  • You say what you think, when it’s in the best interest of iREMS, even if it is uncomfortable

  • You are willing to be critical of the status quo

  • You make tough decisions without agonizing

  • You take smart risks and are open to possible failure

  • You question actions inconsistent with our values

  • You are able to be vulnerable, in search of truth

Passion

  • You inspire others with your thirst for excellence

  • You care intensely about our members and iREMS’ success

  • You are tenacious and optimistic

  • You are quietly confident and openly humble

Selflessness

  • You seek what is best for iREMS, rather than what is best for yourself or your group

  • You are open-minded in search of the best ideas

  • You make time to help colleagues

  • You share information openly and proactively

Inclusion

  • You collaborate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • You nurture and embrace differing perspectives to make better decisions

  • You focus on talent and our values, rather than a person’s similarity to yourself

  • You are curious about how our different backgrounds affect us at work, rather than pretending they don’t affect us

  • You recognize we all have biases, and work to grow past them

  • You intervene if someone else is being marginalized

Integrity

  • You are known for candor, authenticity, transparency, and being non-political

  • You only say things about fellow employees that you say to their face

  • You admit mistakes freely and openly

  • You treat people with respect independent of their status or disagreement with you

Impact

  • You accomplish amazing amounts of important work

  • You demonstrate consistently strong performance so colleagues can rely upon you

  • You make your colleagues better

  • You focus on results over process

Credits:

Many thanks to Netflix for their groundbreaking and inspiring work in defining the cultural values required for a nimble, successful and fun tech company - we couldn't agree more.

More Information:

Netflix culture deck - explained via Reed Hastings

Young Steve Jobs on assembling a great team

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