3 Reasons Verkada has been named a Best Place to Work, 3 times this year
Dervilla LannonMay 10, 2022
Today we celebrate being named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2022 - this is the third time we have been honored as an outstanding workplace this year. At Verkada we are dedicated to creating a work environment where employees can grow and thrive both as professionals and as individuals. Over the past year we have launched various initiatives that have helped us in building a supportive, fun, and rewarding work environment for employees and we look forward to continuing in this journey over the next years. As we celebrate these awards, it is a good time to reflect on just a few of the reasons we believe that Verkada is a Best Place to Work.
Career Growth Opportunities
Belonging at Verkada
Career Growth Opportunities
We are committed to promoting from within and providing exciting new opportunities to talented employees, often at an earlier point in their career than they would be given at more traditional companies. We also encourage internal mobility between teams and regions, which acts as a motivational tool for employees to gain coveted new experiences. This ensures that diverse experiences are shared within offices and maintains consistency of culture amongst our different locations.
We also offer our employees various avenues for professional development, including a $1500 stipend per year to spend on career development opportunities of their choosing such as courses, trainings, or seminars.
“I started my career at Verkada almost three and half years ago in the Bay Area. I was promoted three times while in California, and almost a year ago was presented with the opportunity to move overseas to be a leader in our London office. I am very grateful for the opportunity to live and work abroad, as well as be a part of our global expansion. The growth opportunities and mentorship I receive at Verkada are incredible.”
-Sarah, Sales Manager - UK & Ireland
I started out in a sales position at Verkada right out of college. I loved the company, my managers, and my team. I knew I wanted to stay at Verkada, but as I began to plan the next step in my career, I started to feel that my skill set wasn’t suited to a long-term career in sales. I felt comfortable enough to voice this to my managers and they were incredibly supportive. They helped me by making introductions to individuals in other departments so I could explore other roles within the company. I now sit on the marketing team where I get to spend my days doing what I love best - writing!”
-Madeline, Marketing Team
Belonging at Verkada
At Verkada, we’re committed to making our workplace one where everyone feels a sense of belonging. One of the ways in which we do this is through our employee resource groups - called Communities at Verkada. These communities are made up of groups that aim to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment by providing forums for connection. We believe that when people feel they belong, they’re free to be more innovative, happy, and successful. By creating Communities at Verkada, we hope to elevate all voices, raise awareness around issues that affect the employee experience, and create a healthier workplace.
Our current Verkada Communities include:
Women at Verkada
Pride at Verkada
Multicultural Community at Verkada
Parents at Verkada
I remember walking into Verkada on my first day being incredibly nervous. After only a few minutes onsite and hundreds of smiling faces later, I immediately felt so welcomed and knew I had made the right choice. My time at Verkada has quickly become my most treasured professional experience and I'm excited to be spearheading many of the Pride Community events here alongside my new team members. Verkada has truly welcomed me with open arms and it is incredible to work for a company where I feel valued and have a voice at the table!
-Jack, Recruiting & Pride at Verkada team member
We provide employees with a collaborative and supportive work environment in which they feel empowered to take risks, become leaders, and find success.
We believe our in-office environment has been key to achieving this. Human connection is at the heart of collaboration and is what pushes the debate of ideas that drives our innovation. Our return to the office was done with safety at the forefront, including offering daily COVID testing for employees and their families.
I am very grateful to be able to come into the office and I think it has been crucial to my development as a young professional. The training I’ve received from my managers, the feedback and encouragement I get from my teammates, and just the overall energy of the office, it's something that can’t be replicated over zoom.
-Luke, Marketing Team
I am someone who needs that in-person human touch, especially after the last couple years of isolation from my friends and family. It may not be for everyone, but for me, coming into the office has been essential to not only my career development, but to my mental health. I also appreciate that Verkada has trust in their employees - so if I need to take a day to work from home, no one bats an eyelash.
Dervilla Lannon is Verkada’s Vice President of People. She feels very fortunate to be able to marry her two passions- people and philanthropy- in her role. As VP of People, she is excited to play a part in ensuring that employee satisfaction, engagement and the overall employee experience is elevated. Through her involvement with Verkada Gives, she has the privilege of helping communities that are most in need. Dervilla has extensive experience in international corporate and securities laws, finance, strategy and technology. Dervilla is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of England and Wales.
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