Calabrio

Calabrio

Minneapolis, MN

www.calabrio.com

Grade: A

SummaryFast growth, team members can make an impact, significant longevity, frequent culture surveys, good perks, collaboration tools as well as Wii-powered fun.
Intro: Candidates choose Calabrio over other companies because Calabrio offers an incomparable work culture, provides endless opportunities for its employees, and team members are able to make and see their impact on the company.

Impact statements: 

  • Workers choose Calabrio for the  talented and caring employees and coworkers, the collaborative, open culture, the strong work ethic, fast growth (22 new hires in 2016 alone) and finally because the company is an industry leader.
  • Many of Calabrio’s employees have been with them for 15+ years, the reason for the longevity is that employees are continually challenged, pushed to grow and always learning.
  • Over the last 8-9 years, Calabrio has been able to provide 70% of premiums to each employee as well as critical care and vision benefits.
  • To determine team member satisfaction, Calabrio performs a culture survey twice a year and submits for the ‘Top Places to Work award’ by Star Tribune.
  • This year Calabrio rented out theaters for screen the new Star Wars movie as an employee appreciation event.

Compensation:

Compensation is based upon factors such as marketability, talent and performance management.

Advancement Opportunities:

Calabrio provides learning and development opportunities which allow employees to learn outside their core department. Calabrio also has a performance management process that allows employees to recognize each other for their accomplishments.

Training opportunities:

Calabrio offers a wide variety of training opportunities to its employees that include, employee education days, community events, innovation days, team building, webinars, and product demos.

Medical benefits:

Over the last 8-9 years, Calabrio has been able to provide 70% of premiums to each employee as well as critical care and vision benefits.

Community service/charitable causes:

Calabrio has a unique corporate giving program that is decided by the senior management teams at the beginning of each year. Each employee is granted 16 hours of paid volunteer time to mentor, tutor, coach or engage in other unpaid volunteer programs. Calabrio is also a member of Entrepreneur House for Habitat for Humanity for the past seven years. Calabrio offers financial support and volunteers a total of 40 hours per year.

Measuring satisfaction:

To determine team member satisfaction, Calabrio performs a culture survey twice a year and submits for the ‘Top Places to Work award’ by Star Tribune.

Creative meeting places:

  • Movie theaters – This year Calabrio rented out theaters for screen the new Star Wars movie as an employee appreciation event.
  • Local restaurants
  • Sales kick-offs in different cities around the world

Perks:

Bike locker – For employees that ride their bikes to work, Calabrio provides a special bike rack area with tools for repairs or maintenance.

Fully stocked kitchen – Keurig machines, sodas, snacks

Lunch and Learn – chef comes in and teaches employees how to make meals

Waffle Wednesday (1st Wednesday of the month)

Movie nights

Birthday and anniversary treats (1st Thursday of every month)

Margarita machine

Discounts for fitness club- Anytime Fitness

Discounts for the Zoo, Crayola Land in Mall of America

Fun:

Calabrio offers sponsored, seasonal sports leagues such as soccer, volleyball, and softball. Calabrio also partakes in after-hour gaming sessions and mid-day Wii competitions.

Collaboration tools:

Calabrio uses Webex, Cisco Jabber, Salesforce, and Jira to help team members collaborate on daily basis.

How corporate vision is communicated:

Calabrio’s corporate vision is communicated to employees during the new year kick-off, through the weekly Calabrio connect newsletter, new employee orientation and during a three-day onboarding program for new employees.

Longevity:

Many of Calabrio’s employees have been with them for 15+ years, the reason for the longevity is that employees are continually challenged, pushed to grow and always learning.

Engineering- 20+ years

IT department – 20+

Management – 20+

15 + years across all departments

Closing company statements: Workers choose Calabrio for the  talented and caring employees and coworkers, the collaborative, open culture, the strong work ethic, fast growth (22 new hires in 2016 alone) and finally because the company is an industry leader.

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