Employees collaborate with each other through a variety of communication channels and tools, including online chat platforms, video conferencing, email, and in-person meetings. They work in teams, often across different departments and locations spanning the globe, to develop and deliver comprehensive solutions for our customers. Collaboration is fostered through a culture that encourages open communication, transparency, and teamwork, with a focus on achieving common goals. In a recent company pulse survey, 83% of employees identified collaboration as a unique strength at Wind River.
Wind River employees responding to quarterly internal surveys indicate at a rate of 95%+ they trust management’s vision and feel they possess the ability to attain it. The company has outlined its North Star in a Framing Memo document that’s shared companywide. Being at the forefront of innovation in the software industry, working on cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to transform entire industries, inspires optimism. Wind River’s culture fosters a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and is bolstered by a strong track record of success and growth to provide employees with a stable and promising career path.
Leveraging employee engagement surveys, just-in-time pulse surveys, and AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions to understand and take quick action based on our employee’s needs. Our executive leadership team conducts listening tours quarterly to gather input and feedback from employees across the company to uncover and address challenges. We also host and leverage networking groups to gather feedback from diverse communities at Wind River.
Developing our employees is critical to Wind River’s long-term success. We are committed to providing everyone with tools to excel in roles today, and to prepare for the future. Wind River actively promotes learning relevant to current and emerging business needs. During objective setting meetings, team members collaborate with their leader to identify the skills needed to achieve current and longer-term career goals, and then create a development plan that supports those goals. Wind River provides an array of learning resources to encourage career growth and discretionary funding to support development initiatives beyond what the company provides to everyone.
Wind River’s values are aligned with their employees in several ways. 92% of employees responding to the Great Place to Work survey feel that Wind River is an ideal employer and over 80% of employees indicated that Wind River is exceptional in the areas of Justice, Equity, Collaboration, Impartiality, Respect, Fairness, Integrity, and Community. The company demonstrably values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace for employees of all backgrounds. Overall, this values convergence has fostered a sense of community, purpose, and shared vision for the future.
Wind River is a company that is fully committed to its three cultural attributes – growth mindset, customer focus, and diversity/equity/inclusion/belonging. Continuing education through GROW Bootcamp and through various programs to drive diversity in hiring, employee listening, diversity education, and targeted interventions to drive intentional inclusivity into our processes, we have created a unique, people-centric culture where everyone shares in a common purpose and a shared sense of belonging. We prioritize the wellness of employees with the practice of offering two global wellness weeks per year for employees to recharge and refresh.
Wind River’s CEO, Bryan LeBlanc, serves as a model of the company’s cultural attributes of growth mindset, customer focus, and diversity/equity/inclusion/belonging, and our values of impact, integrity, team/family, and fun in several ways. He is committed to fostering a culture of growth, innovation, and teamwork, frequently engaging with employees and customers to understand their needs and perspectives. LeBlanc also places a strong emphasis on personal growth and development, encouraging employees to take ownership of their careers and pursue their passions. He has proven to be a reliable advocate wholly dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, actively promoting DEIB initiatives and supporting underrepresented groups.
We offer the opportunity for all team members to participate in GROW Bootcamp – an intensive, multi-month growth mindset program to unlock their creativity, explore new ideas, take risks, and learn. In this program we teach strategies on ideation, leveraging failure as part of the growth process, and connecting diverse ideas to create better results. On the wellness front, we have instituted a two global wellness weeks for all employees, where the company shuts down to encourage employees to recharge and refresh. We also offer additional tools (such as Unmind), videos, and other resources for employees on these topics.
Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. For more than four decades, the company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of devices and systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating digital transformation across industries, including telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, and medical. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio supported by world-class professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem.
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