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.”