TAKING A DIFFERENT MINDSET
“Winning isn’t normal. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with winning. It just isn’t the norm. It is highly unusual...In order to win, you must do extraordinary things. You can’t just be one of the crowd. The crowd doesn’t win. You have to be willing to stand out and act differently. Your actions need to reflect unusual values and priorities.“
Self Driven & Growth Oriented
A relentless desire for self-improvement defines the people of Spire. It isn’t just limited to work - they take classes, travel the world, learn instruments and languages, start families, and run their first marathons.
Spire is a company with no headquarters. People collaborate across all boundaries of space and timezones. There is no "end of the day" at Spire because as the sun sets on one location, the baton is passed to another. Everyone relies on each other to and is responsible to one another.
High Emotional Quotient
Emotional quotient (EQ) is a measure of a person's ability to recognize their own and others emotions, communicate effectively, and adapt to changing social environments. No matter where you plug in your laptop at Spire, you'll be in range of an engaging person who doesn't avoid communication.
Making the decision to apply to Spire isn’t one you should take lightly. It’s a commitment to rewarding hard work, to taking on enormous responsibility for our customers, and to delivering higher performance than has ever been expected of you.
The launch Story
When Jenny Barna started at Spire, the company had just three launches under it’s belt. It now has launches lined up almost monthly for a rolling two year period. That is an industry first. Jenny, despite help from engineering, legal and the business team, didn’t have a blueprint. She had to write it and see it through. That happens often at Spire. Breaking new ground requires going outside your comfort zone, building new processes, and completing goals that have never been seen before.
From Internship to Testing
After having an exceptional internship, Shaina Johl left her graduate program to join Spire. In her first year out of school, she spent nearly six months developing procedures from scratch at the brand new Glasgow office before returning to San Francisco.
It’s not uncommon for a trip to our Singapore office to be an American’s first time in Asia. We encourage cultural diversity by offering what is commonly referred as “Spire Week” where team members work out of another office for one week per year. Here are a few of our favorite things about each location.
Spire’s current office is its third in San Francisco (fourth if you count incubation time at Lemnos Labs). This office has some of the best social lunch runs in the company. It’s not uncommon for Spire to cause a small flashmob at a local sandwich shop.
Boulder is nestled under the Flatirons and is home to Spire’s weather team. It's quiet and reserved nature is a nice contrast to the open layout of the San Francisco office. Team member often enjoy the local hiking and skiing that the area has to offer.
It’s hard to talk about Spire’s Glasgow office culture without mentioning a pop down to the pub for a pint. The team is incredibly close knit. It helps that Spire rents a large townhouse in additional to the office for the constant flow of visiting team members.
The Singapore team fully captures the entrepreneurial spirit of Spire. The office is full of start-up minded do-it-yourselfers. Like most Spire offices, its team members hail from all around the world and is an incredible place to gain cross-cultural knowledge.
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