Working In Boston Tech: Wellist
Today in our Working In Boston Tech series, we hear from the team at Boston's Wellist!
What's it like to work at Wellist in terms of your culture?
At Wellist, we come to work every day to make life easier for patients and their families. We live by our brand values, REETA, (Refreshing, Empathetic, Empowering, Trustworthy, and Adaptable). I think that because of our mission, we’re a different type of start up. You know those people who just can’t help being themselves? That’s us. We’re dedicated because we believe in what we’re doing. Working for us is all about making a difference in our product and in peoples’ lives – a real, honest, tangible, difference. We've got heart. Our team is supportive, passionate and eclectic. Respect and appreciation are the guiding principles behind our work culture.
What’s the best way to get a job at Wellist?
The best way to get a job at Wellist is to come to the table with a passion for improving individual and community health outcomes, and an idea of how your skills will help us solve those problems.
You can see all of the different jobs we have listed on our Careers page at Wellist.com. Please apply to any of our open positions if you see yourself fitting into any of our roles!
What can someone expect during the interview process?
Interviews for every position start with a phone screen to get a sense of who you are and how your experience will fit into our open positions. After the phone screen, comes an in-person interview where you’ll have a chance to meet team members. In the third phase of the interview process, you will be given a skills based assignment and you’ll be invited back to our office to go over the exercise in person (be it a product presentation or a coding test) and meet the entire team. Make it through that, and you are in!
What can people expect over the course of their career at Welllist?
People can expect to grow immensely during their career at Wellist. We are growing quickly, constantly pushing ourselves to get to the next level while supporting our team members. There are always new step up opportunities and unexpected challenges, making every week exciting. Our organization is flat—all opinions are taken in to consideration and every voice has the opportunity to be heard.
Wellist is an exciting place to be right now. We have big goals to hit in 2016 and we’re looking to new talent to help take us there.
Are there any favorite activities that the employees do outside of the office?
We’re still a young company that’s only two holiday parties deep but the first two were super fun (a 1920's murder mystery party and a black tie "tot-trots). Office karaoke has also been a favorite activity. We also try and get out in the community as much as we can, going to events like the PanMass Challenge and the “Art of Living” Cancer Survivorship Conference. Our office space is also becoming the host for the organization Girl Develop It, a non-profit aimed provide opportunities for women interested in learning web and software.
Are there any fun facts or unique stories that you can share about Wellist or individuals that work there?
Each Wellist is unique and brings his or her own personality to the table. Wellist is an intimate place where we really get to know each other as people.
- Susan, our Operations Lead, says she is a robot but is actually one of the warmest people we know
- We raffled off the rights to name our conference rooms as a fundraiser for the PanMass Challenge
- Wellists have a surprising affection for tater tots
- There are very (very) heated foosball matches in our back room
What TV or movie would best describe the working environment and employees at Wellist?
The Dog Whisperer. (except no one here whispers).
Do you have any unique benefits or perks?
Bagels every Wednesday. Making a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families. Knowing about your coworker’s dating lives. Unlimited vacation. A close knit team whose got your back. A super cute dog in the office.
What’s on tap or in your fridge?
Linus the dog is diabetic, so we’ve got extra dog insulin in our fridge. We are also in the midst of a huge cultural debate re: cheese sticks (do you bite or do you peel?), so the Polly-O part Skim Mozz sticks have been flying off the shelves. We’ve also got the usual – some beer, seltzer, diet root beer and cola. Classic startup.