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Very Named Among Best Places to Work for Dads

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Veronica Goudzward

December 19, 2019
2 min read

We’re proud to announce that Very has been named among the Best Places to Work for New Dads by Fatherly, a digital lifestyle brand that provides news, expert advice, product recommendations, and other resources for parents.

To earn the Fatherly certification, companies must undergo a comprehensive evaluation that focuses on parental leave policy and how the company’s culture enables people to take advantage of those policies.

“Our dream when we founded Very was to create a place where incredibly talented individuals are empowered to put their best work into the hands of millions of people, with very little in their way,” says Ben Wald, Very’s co-founder. “To do that, you have to create a supportive culture that helps people live full lives.”

In the evaluation by Fatherly, Very achieved a high score in multiple areas, including:

  • Average duration of parental leave that new fathers take
  • Percentage of fathers and mothers who take advantage of parental leave and other benefits
  • Onsite childcare (due to our remote-only setup and flexible scheduling)

At Very, we believe that perks alone do not make a company a fantastic place to work. Instead, it’s the culture you create that makes people feel comfortable taking advantage of those benefits. A couple of key values that influence everything we do at Very include:

Transparency: Relationships built on secrecy don’t stand the test of time. We’re radically transparent about everything from company financials to individual compensation (we have an open salary model). Likewise, customers never wonder what exactly is happening in a project because we keep them up-to-date every step of the way. 

Care Personally, Challenge Directly: Everyone, everywhere has room for professional growth and improvement — but no one thrives in an environment where you’re constantly berated for making mistakes. We’re committed to continuous improvement, and when we look back on a project, we choose to trust that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand. When mistakes have been made, we give feedback that is kind, clear, specific, and sincere. 

That being said, perks are important. You can see the full list of what we offer here, and check out our open positions!