Creative Agency Software Firm Emphasizes Family-First Culture
If you imagine a Venn diagram of your work, personal lifestyle, and the people you care about, Function Point aims to be at the center, creating a culture highly conducive to happiness.
In speaking with the founder and CEO Chris Wilson, it’s clear that personal happiness is as important to the company as the product they deliver to their customers.
“We want you happy when you come to work, and we want you happy when you leave work. I think that’s a really important part of the culture we’re trying to grow here,” says Wilson. “If you’re happy, hungry, and humble, we’re going to complement your style.”
Four elements of the culture are clear throughout the company: focus on the customer, respect for one another, continuous learning and growth, and a sense of balance. “Function Point was founded on the values of personal development, respect, and having a great life,” says Wilson.
The notion of work-life balance is part of the DNA of the company, and Wilson’s sense of enthusiasm for it is obvious. He says, “I saw an opportunity here, and I thought that we could create something where people who aspire to have a life in Vancouver could actually do it. They could make a good wage, be able to raise a family, and educate their kids.”
The emphasis on family, both in the personal sense and as a work team, is a distinguishing feature of the company. “I’m super stoked,” Wilson says. “We had a staff event last week and there were over 50 people there and half a dozen kids. People were buying houses, and there were three pregnant ladies. It’s totally happening. It really is one of our founding principles — being able to create good jobs in Vancouver and allowing people to be able to afford and build a family here.”
In keeping with the notion of family, the team is very protective of its company culture when bringing new individuals on board. They look specifically for people that have clear alignment with their values. A focus on family and work-life balance is important, but so are openness and transparency, which are key to maintaining an environment of respectful honesty, autonomy, and mutual accountability.
For those interested in working with Function Point and looking to learn more, Wilson describes the place succinctly as “a great place to work, where you’re continuously learning, where you’re respected for what you do, and where you’re rewarded for it.” Function Point is always looking for good people so check out our career page for current openings.
Function Point provides creative agency software for ad agencies, design studios, and internal marketing departments. The cloud-based creative agency software combines creative project tracking, time tracking, CRM, financial, and business reporting tools that enable customers to streamline their businesses and improve the profitability of the projects they deliver to customers.
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