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Making Carbon Black a “Top Place to Work” for a Fourth Consecutive Year

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November 17, 2017 / Amy Robinson

Carbon Black is proud to announce we’ve been recognized as a “Top Place to Work” by the Boston Globe for a fourth consecutive year. It’s an honor to receive this award and it’s all thanks to our people who have tirelessly contributed to building the most inspiring, transparent, and positive work environment possible. There’s no doubt that it’s always been a total team effort.

In 2017, I am particularly proud of the impact we’ve been able to make in a few key areas.  

Transparent Communications

At Carbon Black, a hallmark of our culture has been having approachable leaders who are skilled at having open and transparent communications with teams. Having honest conversations with leadership and knowing that our leadership is truly interested in hearing feedback from our teams have always been core strengths and have enabled us to grow quickly and keep our teams aligned.

However, earlier this year, as we were reaching more than 750 people, we could see that information wasn’t getting through the organization as quickly and consistently as we would have liked. Feedback wasn’t seamlessly getting to our leaders. We needed a solution that would scale and restore the level of access, intimacy, and rapid feedback the company was built on. And the key was not over-engineering it.

This notion bred our “Ask Patrick Anything” series where every month, employees can ask CEO Patrick Morley any questions they have. The questions are answered during a live video meeting. Some questions are submitted in advance, while other questions are handled “live.” All our employees are encouraged to participate in the meetings. The discussions range from questions about our corporate and product strategy, to questions about our management practices, our values, and desired culture. This forum has been a resounding success and has enabled fast, open, and transparent communications as we scale. The best part was that it was really easy to implement.

Focus on Women in Tech

We kicked off 2017 at our company meeting with “The Cigar Room,” a forum to support our women in the workplace. During the first session we held, I was impressed to see that the room was filled beyond capacity, including many Carbon Black men. There was such a large turnout and demand for this community that we were able to turn this pilot forum into a formal group and community across the company. 

The desire to get involved to advance female leaders at Carbon Black has led to our investments in women-centered groups, such as the “Mass Conference for Women” and “She Geeks Out,” as well as developing internal networking opportunities, workshops, and panels where we feature our own women and external guest speakers. 

To build upon this momentum, and as part of our focus on women in tech, we conducted a gender wage gap analysis. I am pleased to share that females are paid equal to men at Carbon Black. In other words, we do not have a gender pay gap and females and males earn the same average salary per job. I’m really proud of that outcome because it’s a tangible example of a core belief we have always had at Carbon Black – treat people fairly and equally.

I’m excited to build upon this initial success as we head into 2018. There’s untapped potential throughout Carbon Black to contribute and engage in diversity and inclusion initiatives in a more meaningful way. We are already making a difference and that’s exciting to see.

We’re thrilled to be named a “Top Place to Work” for another year in a row. In my six years of being here, it’s been an amazing journey to see how this company has grown, to see our employees flourish, and to witness all the things put in to place to make Carbon Black a great employer.

I can’t wait to see what next year brings!

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