Bond purposefully built and organized our internal team with empathy — and it’s being rewarded as Built In has named us as one of the Best Remote-First Places to Work for in 2022. This annual awards program includes companies of all sizes and honors both remote-first employers as well as companies in the eight largest tech markets across the U.S.
From heavy in-office attendance to being pushed fully remote by the pandemic, Bond needed to alter the way we worked. How do we collaborate with one another? How do we keep the team close and our culture rich? How do we ensure that the work we do is the same high quality we expect of ourselves? All of these questions and more were valid, paramount, and at the forefront when we shifted to remote work.
Before the pandemic, Bond employees already enjoyed unlimited time off, top tier insurance benefits and access to a 401k. Those became standards and we looked to what we could additionally do for our people. Weekly DoorDash stipends were introduced so our team could focus on one less thing. Monthly mental health wellness days were added to calendars where we encouraged teammates to stay off anything Bond-related and do something for themselves. We made sure that new and existing Bonders knew that they had complete calendar autonomy — if they needed to alter their work hours for childcare or a midday workout, they had the power to move meetings in order to better fit their schedule. As weather got nicer in the spring and summer months, Bond got competitive; we broke up into teams by birthday month and started to track how many steps we took each month in an effort to keep people engaged and healthy. The Women of Bond group nearly doubled in 2021 and celebrated the holiday season with an ugly sweater contest happy hour.
Bond is not just the title of our company — it’s what each teammate builds as we work together on this team. We are flexible and accommodating, hard-working and compassionate, and the best remote-first company to work for in San Francisco. We think it’s paying off.