An always-learning environment
When Shimrit arrived at ServiceNow, she caught on quickly to the call for developer creativity. “If you’re a developer, you want to always be developing new stuff,” she says. “We always want to make code better—shorter and cleaner.” The team spirit centers around continual experimentation, Shimrit says. Feedback is happily welcomed from everyone, even newbies.
“There’s nothing strict about who can contribute or how we work,” says Dennis. “Everything is open for change. To me, that’s the benefit of having a big team—you have more ideas. I’m constantly listening to people, whether it’s in our regular team meetings or on Slack.”
That’s a big difference from Dennis’s previous experience at another company, where approaching team leaders was pretty much frowned upon. “Here, people are open-minded and they’re willing to share ideas,” he says. “Not only that, we believe feedback is a gift, and we take it seriously in order to learn.”