Generally, the company is super product focussed. Most of the engineers are super talented and work very hard. Processes are tailored to productivity, and not cast in stone. All of which makes this is an amazing environment for someone who wants to create, learn, and innovate.
Despite sometimes long and odd hours, the company is very supportive of a work-life balance. There's reasonable flexibility in work hou…
A big part of the company culture is centered on open and honest communication. Senior management works very hard to keep politics out of the culture, and we are taught to "talk _to_ people, not about them", to "listen with intense curiosity", to "tell others how they impact you". There is ongoing training and reinforcement around this, and when team dynamics are out of kilter, management will rally around the team and help them work through their issues by encouraging them to talk about their feelings. Yeah, it's a little like therapy. No, it's a _lot_ like therapy. Many employees have broken down in tears while examining and sharing their feelings. Note: There's no requirement to share anything or talk about anything you don't want to. However, you are asked to think and talk about what's making you sad, angry, happy, or scared. And when you are in a room full of people who are sharing their feelings, you might feel some pressure to do the same.
It's a journey, and sometimes it is very hard. Oftentimes it is rewarding, and is likely essential for maintaining our culture as we continue our rapid growth.