Mission: Our mantra: It's not just business, it's personal!
Every year, we throw a Kid's Holiday Party. This year included ornament making, lots of snacks, and more smiles than we can handle!
Nulogy software developer, Shah, shares an incredibly honest article about vulnerability in the workplace.
"It's Not Just Business, It's Personal"
Nulogy is a Canadian success story. Our story started 15 years ago when four engineering grads from the University of Waterloo worked on a design project that grew to become Nulogy. We are now a world-leading provider of specialized solutions for complex supply-chain challenges. As a company founded by friends wanting to make a difference, the close relationship between our founders influenced the family-like culture that exists at Nulogy!
This informs our mantra, “It’s not just business, it’s personal”.
At Nulogy, we take employee success personally, recognizing that for employees (who we fondly refer to as Nulogites) to be at their best, we need to listen to their individual needs and aspirations.
As a company founded by four friends in 2002, Nulogy’s early history is grounded in working closely together with the support of friends and family to start this business. As a result, Nulogy deliberately seeks out ways to make each employee feel at home and personally connected to their work here.
The growing complexity of supply chains is bringing about challenges in the industry that traditional technology and solutions simply cannot keep up. We connect the supply chains of the world’s most loved brands, with the goal of significant waste reduction in the global production of consumer goods.
By helping automate and connect the “smart factories” and companies that are responsible for customizing the products that we all use and love in our homes, Nulogy is part of the Manufacturing 4.0 movement that plays a critical part of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
(PS: In the photo thats Daisy, from our Marketing team at one of our customer's warehouses!)
Our product development team builds software that is on the forefront of change, creating solutions that have never been built before. Customers depend on a robust product—super reliable and always available—and that’s what we deliver.
We are focused on quality, collaboration, and learning. In order to help you continually grow as a developer, we diffuse knowledge through pair programming, host regular hack days, and prioritize writing well tested, clean code.
We want to do things that no one has done before. Solve previously unsolved problems. We want to work on things where we think we can be the best, be the first. We are also pioneering new ways of working that reflect the uncommon intersection of passions for agile, UX, and enterprise SaaS.
I have been working at Nulogy full-time
I have been working here for over a year, and I'm really happy at Nulogy. Some of the good things:
- The Leadership team cares about employees a lot. You can see some thoughtful processes in place around personal development and team competency, plus re-investing in employees with education benefits and a strong health insurance plan with competitive benefits.
- Increasing transparency, reflecting on feedback. There has been a noticeable trend to be candid and share the good and bad openly and create action plans to fix problems. Its obvious that no company is perfect, but I appreciate the honesty about HOW Nulogy plans to improve. Thats pretty rare at a company I would say.
- Good people. Empathetic communicators, Leadership that takes the time to listen. Role models at all levels at the company. Really amazing people work here.
- Exciting times. The company is in a growth phase, going after big fish. It's exciting to be a part of the buzz during this moment.
Nulogy has moved out of "organic growth" and the size of our team doubled last year. This comes with certain challenges like translating tribal knowledge into real processes that can replicate. During this scaling, there are bound to be things that go awry. As we grow its becoming a bit harder to know everyone's name. I really hope we don't lose the magic that makes Nulogy special, thats probably the biggest fear.
Advice to Management
Continue to be honest about the good and the bad. Continue to invest in your people. Don't skimp out. Recognize the achievements of those who have been with Nulogy for a while. I have a lot of faith in you, ELT! Continue to build a company that people are proud to work at.
Also, invest in more solid career pathing for employees.
I applied online. I interviewed at Nulogy (Toronto, ON) in April-2017.
Super slow. And unresponsive.
So slow that I ended up taking a role with Facebook in the process of this application because Facebook was way more organised in scheduling interviews and was actually looking for an engineer and no a comments formatter.
First call was great and was handled by an actual engineer. It was helpful to jump right to the tech talk.
Assignment was super easy, however it was rejected due to flood of personal and styling preferences of the reviewers.
I even got a comment about using `class << self` questioning what it does and wether it's needed at all in a module. Yes it could be `extend Namespace` or it could be a `class` even. Point is it's a personal or a style matter. Candidates have no idea about your internal style-guides.
Statement about the use of blocks just killed the last bits of my interest in this company. Assignment review speaks for the level of knowledge and type of environment.
Funny, some failed to even bring the environment without dependencies locally. Literally all you need is: irb and a bash.
I am glad the interview process is over with just an assignment and I haven't wasted more of my time.
Good luck with your business guys.