Your Career at Forestry
At Forestry.io, we’re on a mission to help people build a better web. We’re a growing company with big dreams and ample opportunities for you to have an impact and grow with us.
Who We Are
We’re a group of passionate, dedicated and kind people who love working together to build great things for the web.
We thrive on autonomy and collaboration, and enjoy utilizing the various perspectives of our team to solve hard problems. We're a remote-first team with a headquarters in Prince Edward Island, Canada and nearly half our staff working remotely.
Who You Are
We take our time hiring, and we hire for the person, not simply for the role. We’re looking for people who are:
Positive and Respectful
Someone who can stay calm & cool in difficult situations. Someone who can uplift their team even when things are tough. Someone who assumes the best of others and always treats others with respect.
Accountable Team Players
Someone who puts others first and measures success at the team level. Someone who is happy to be held accountable, and hold their teammates accountable. Someone who communicates freely, openly and honestly. Leaders who are servants.
Proactive and Driven
Someone who doesn’t wait for things to come to them, but takes initiative. Someone who proactively identifies problems and offers solutions. Someone who's driven to be and do their best.
Dedicated to Their Craft
Someone who likes what they do and strives to master their skills. Someone who is continuously learning. Someone who welcomes feedback in order to grow.
Curious Problem Solvers
Someone who’s willing to wrestle with hard questions and doesn’t settle for shallow answers. Someone who thinks deeply and likes to solve tough problems. Someone who seeks to understand the "why."
Comfortable With Ambiguity
Someone who enjoys navigating uncharted territory. Someone who can explain the pros and cons of various approaches, be decisive and move forward in the midst of uncertainty. Someone who seeks to bring clarity to ambiguity, but is comfortable with it when it's outside of their control.
Someone who has a bias toward action. Someone who can identify how to best move the needle and focus there. Someone who's eager to spend 20 minutes helping their teammate save 4 hours.
How We Hire
Our hiring process involves multiple steps, the first being an introductory chat to gauge mutual interest and gain clarity into each other’s needs and expectations.
If it feels like a good fit, we’ll schedule a “Life Story” interview. Our goal in this step is to learn how your professional life has developed, what you value, what motivates you, and how you’ve grown into the person you are today.
After getting to know you better, we then hold a series of interviews with various team members with the goal of examining the depth and breadth of your skill set. We like to think about your skills and areas for potential growth both in the context of the role and in the broader context of our company as a whole. In the last step, we’ll have a diverse group of people review and discuss our applicants before making a decision.
Benefits to Enjoy
We want you to do great work, and have a great life outside of work, so we’re advocates of remote-working. This allows us to hire great talent from anywhere, and allows you to live the kind of life you want, where you want (we also have an HQ in PEI, Canada).
Remote employee allowance
We want to ensure our remote workforce has a great setup for their workspace, so we have a $2,500 USD annual allowance for all remote employees. Due to the COVID-19 situation, this benefit is temporarily being extended to employees that normally work out of our PEI HQ.
Annual company onsite in PEI
Remote? We still want to meet you face-to-face. We’ll fly you to our HQ in Prince Edward Island for a week at some point during your first month with us. We also have a week-long company onsite in PEI during the summer each year.
Competitive salaries, based on location
We calculate our salaries based on job level and the cost of living & market where you live, so we are able to provide competitive salaries regardless of where you’re working from.
Flexible work hours
We’re a distributed team, and we don’t have a set schedule that everyone abides by. People typically work during the common daylight hours in their timezone, but may shift a couple hours in one direction or another to overlap better with specific team members or meetings, depending on what they’re working on.
We're a startup where things move and change fast, but that doesn’t mean overtime is expected. We value rest & life outside of work. If you happen to be working a lot of overtime to meet a deadline, expect to take some extra time off shortly after.
Our Canadian employees have a health & dental plan with Medavie Blue Cross, and our American employees are provided an allowance to fund their coverage.
Your workstation, your way
Want an ergonomic keyboard? You can have it. Dual monitors? Of course. Mac, Ubuntu, Windows? Use whatever you want, as long as you can do what you need to do.
Vacation & personal time
We have 3 weeks of discretionary vacation, and a 4th week off between Christmas and New Years when our office is closed. We also have 10 personal days for anything else unexpected that comes up.
Half of our holidays are shared. The other half are floating, so you can take local holidays in your country of residence.
When you welcome a child to your family, Forestry offers up to 78 continuous weeks of combined maternity and parental leave. A 100% salary top-up is provided for primary caregivers for 6 weeks, and secondary caregivers for 3 weeks. An additional top up to 55% salary is provided for 6 and 3 weeks respectively.
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