Why Work at Goddard?
By Andrew Goddard – Owner & CEO
We believe in our employees. We believe in educating them, mentoring them, paying them what they are worth and promoting them. This sets a solid course for them to grow with Goddard. The company understands our only true assets are our employees. Let’s be honest- we are a service provider. We don’t sell a widget, we sell solutions. We know that every employee is an individual and needs to be carefully paired with a client to ensure the continued success and happiness of every employee and client.
But knowing how to do this dance is only half the effort – the other half is maintaining our culture. The company strongly believes that everyone has a voice, and everyone should learn to use it. A level playing field is paramount. We don’t put too much weight in titles. We hold regular company meetings, off-site beer Tuesdays, summer Fridays and have a true open-door policy with everyone. Maintaining a comfortable, energetic, fun, no-judgment workplace will promote good, healthy employees. These are the values our leaders consistently strive for.
The design of the Company is intentional and has repeatedly proven its effectiveness.
When I started this company I believed that good, solid engineering and design work coupled with strong communication and problem-solving skills would be a cascading and expanding force. If I did a good job and enabled the client’s success, the reward would be more work. That belief is still true today. Our ability to pair an employee’s skill-set, personality and experience with particular clients is a skill we take pride in.
Most of our projects are from repeat clients who keep coming back. This continued work, combined with our employee retention rate, proves to us that we are onto something big here.
As Charlie Munger (Warren Buffett’s right-hand man) says:
Three rules for a career:
1) Don’t sell anything you wouldn’t buy yourself.
2) Don’t work for anyone you don’t respect and admire.
3) Work only with people you enjoy.
Hire for passion first, experience second, and credentials third.