On the last Friday of January 2021, we thought we’d poll the team to find out what people like best about working at CoLab.
Here’s what folks had to say:
TL: The people, every last one of you.
Adam T: That we had a data-driven approach to approach the quality of coffee being brewed in the office.
Riley: I agree with TL, it's absolutely the people. Almost every other thing I could come up with--both funny and serious--can be traced back to being the result of the people who work here, in some way.
Steph: Because "people" has already been said, I'm gonna go with the love of a good pair of funky socks! (Not funky-smelling though-- that’s a completely different story.)
Tyler: The work hard, play hard environment. We work our butts off but also enjoy having events, enjoy each others’ company, hang out, etc. It’s the culture in general, tbh: honest, open, and not fake.
Christina: Trying not to say “the people”! So, our collective values. CoLab’s foundation is built upon people who care about continuous learning, kindness, and self-improvement--with a little sprinkling of humour, fun, and energy, too.
Matt: I'd say the best thing about working here is that everyone has a mutual respect for each other, and respect can really go a long way. I've worked in a handful of industries in various jobs and the inequality of respect amongst management and coworkers was just kind of the norm, so it really blew me away when I started here and I actually felt valued and respected.
Dan: The team agreement that Mr. Sub is a sandwich restaurant, whereas Subway is a taco restaurant.
Bob: The team agreement that hot dogs aren’t sandwiches.
Adam T: What if I put a hot dog between two pieces of bread?
Dan: @Adam T Then it's a hot dog sandwich.
Robert: Working with a respectful and honest leadership team that truly values the thoughts and opinions of each and every team member. So... the people.