In this innovative company, employees seamlessly collaborate, fueled by a shared core value: unity as owners driving collective success. Through Firstup’s cutting-edge digital AI platform and open communication channels, individuals contribute diverse perspectives. Empowered by the belief that each team member holds a stake in triumph, the company cultivates an environment of creativity, accountability and camaraderie. As a virtual workforce, they exemplify how distributed teams can harmoniously unite, achieving remarkable outcomes through unwavering collaboration and a shared sense of ownership. A core value at Firstup is we win as a team.
From the beginning, Firstup founders and employees understood that the problem of disengaged workers and disconnected tech was a huge opportunity for positive change. We built a platform that could reach and engage employees not just anytime and anywhere, but at the optimal time — inside the software they were already using. That’s how we became the world’s first intelligent communications platform, serving 40 percent of the Fortune 100.
Today, we are the communication pipeline for the world’s workforce, connecting tens of millions of employees globally. We’re using that unique position to help employers better understand and support their people at every moment of the employee journey. That vision and mission, provides a positive vision for the future that we are all working together to achieve.
Our Firstup DEIB strategy is as follows: We strive to cultivate an environment that values diversity and respects differences, creating equitable opportunity for growth and empowering individuals in our collective success. We hold ourselves accountable so that together with our customers, we can lead the transformation of the digital employee experience.
We work towards this goal by making DEIB a foundation of our employee experience. Through the work of our leaders, People Team, DEIB Council and ERG members, we work to ensure all voices are heard and we can learn from one another.
It is Firstup’s priority to grow and develop our employees. We offer an annual development stipend employees can use towards your development goals. We also provide in house training, including Leadership Essentials at Firstup (LEAF), Fierce Communications and a top-rated onboarding program for new employees and newly promoted managers. We also offer internal mobility, promoting employees internally to manager and/or new positions that they are interested in,
Our values at FirstUp resonate deeply with our employees. “We win as a team” embodies our collective commitment to collaborative success, fostering a sense of unity and shared achievement. “Every employee is an owner” empowers individuals, nurturing a culture of accountability and dedication to our mission to improve the employee experience at every moment that matters, large and small. “Leadership is in our build” reflects our emphasis on initiative and innovation at all levels, inspiring each team member to contribute their best. These values harmonize with our employees’ aspirations, driving a harmonious and purpose-driven workplace.
Firstup has some of the most LOVED benefits in the world. Firstup offers unlimited PTO and a “Fruity Drink Bonus” to encourage employees to take time off. The bonus provides extra compensation to employees who take off five consecutive days – thus, ensuring our employees take a break. We also offer Distance Days where Firstup closes one day a month to ensure everyone gets a true break.
Our paternal benefits our best-in-class offering paid time off for all parents, including adoptive parents. Firstup also provides fertility benefits, food stipends and and free breast milk pumping and shipping to parents traveling.
Firstup also provides a much loved employee experience through its recognition program. Firstup recognizes its employees through development opportunities, cross-functional stretch projects, the bi-annual (twice a year) peer-nominated cash North Star Awards and the Swag Shop recognition program where employees can win points and prizes.
Our CEO, Nicole Alvino, is a true role model. The number of women CEOs in the Global 500 businesses is dismal. A recent CNBC article stated 23 women are now running global businesses. And the diversity statistics within technology startup companies are even worse. More than half of U.S. startups lack women in leadership. Only about 40% of U.S. startups have at least one woman in the C-suite or on the board of directors, according to the Silicon Valley Bank 2020 Women in US Technology Leadership report.
As one of the few women CEOs and leaders within the technology industry, Nicole is passionate about making systematic changes to help improve diversity, equity and inclusion within Firstup and the SaaS industry. While Firstup doesn’t have it perfect, Nicole continue to have authentic conversations within our DEIB Council, Daring Discussions groups and leadership team to continue making impactful changes and living our core values and DEIB mission.
Our benefits help our people live their best lives, so they can do their best work. Our best-in-class total rewards include fully paid medical, dental and vision for employees, plus 70% for dependents. We also offer unlimited PTO to help you rest and recharge and this includes our “Fruity Drink Bonus.” When we say we want you to take time off, we mean it. To encourage you, we offer extra compensation when you take time off in full-week increments.
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