A: Checkr provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and start-ups. Our culture centers around our core values, which came from and represent the collective team. We also enjoy each other’s company, as evidenced by the amount of team members who linger after work for conversations or participate in people-driven extracurricular events.
Checkr core values:
A: We have a lack of corporate politics. This is mostly due to our high level of transparency. We share a lot of information with the team and anyone can ask questions that get answered or raise issues that get addressed.
A: Be transparent and have direct conversations. When opportunities come up, practice it, and use it as another example that the company really means it. Repeat.
A: Having all the information in one spot really helps. We have a company Wiki that answers 95% of how things work at Checkr. Any team member can add information when they have the answers or reference it when they need answers. You can get new members ramped up and acclimated quickly.
A: Thanks for always going the extra mile to make sure we're all taken care of! (Even when it's super uncomfortable and difficult.)
A: We do everything from spontaneous smoothie deliveries to people-driven team events, including poker night, video game night, soccer, and lunch-and-learn sessions. We hope our commitment to being fair, consistent, and honest facilitates a place of trust and maintains high morale.
A: When an employee called the company out for an internal hire for a role that was not publicized to the company. We acknowledged and accepted the mistake and communicated our commitment to being open and transparent for all roles moving forward. This example influenced other decision making and changed our behavior.
A: There is a difference between culture and perks. Employees are engaged by culture, which can center around purpose, autonomy, and mastery of one’s craft (not necessarily free bagels, even though we have them).