Great company culture is a tricky thing to define. What gets employees excited to show up to work every day and be a part of the team? There’s plenty of businesses out there whose idea of culture is purchasing a cornhole set for the office and calling it a day — we take it a bit further.
Creating an attractive environment for your employees, a place they want to be isn’t the type of thing you can just throw money at and achieve. At Offerpad, we’ve built an awesome culture that’s defined by our people — let’s explore what that means and how we did it.
There’s nothing like the real thing
According to some of our in-house history buffs (see also: nerds), there’s a decent parallel to be made between culture and ancient alchemy. Hey, don’t roll your eyes — this is interesting stuff.
Many centuries ago, people were obsessively attempting to convert common metals like lead into gold. The ability to transmute something easily found within nature into something so rare could literally change your fortune overnight.
Sadly, those efforts were not successful. Turns out those ambitious chemists had a lot in common with the culture committee guy who purchased a cornhole set for his office hundreds of years into the future, thinking it would ‘build culture’ — they ultimately discovered there’s no substitute for the real thing.
Culture at Offerpad
There are a few key ingredients you need to brew a great culture. Firstly, the leadership team should be visible and accessible to employees. The company should have a clear mission that drives them forward. The team should celebrate big wins and company milestones. Employees should have plenty of opportunity for professional development and a voice. It also doesn’t hurt if you work in a cool office. We’re not above tooting our own horn here — Offerpad checks all these boxes and more.
We believe showing is more powerful than telling in this case. Go behind the scenes of Offerpad’s newly opened Chandler, AZ headquarters with CEO Brian Bair and hear why our team thinks Offerpad is such a great place work.
Take a hard look at a company known for its culture and you’ll often find there’s an intangible element, something no amount of money can necessarily produce. For us, it’s an underlying mission to help people ‘move freely’ by making homes more accessible.
Offerpad is a great place to work, but it goes way beyond a cool office. It’s really about being united with amazing people, working every day to make life better for home buyers and sellers.”
– Offerpad’s head of brand, Dave Haroldsen
When you’re passionate about people like we are, making a difficult decision like buying or selling a home a bit easier helps unites the entire team. As we grow, our success means more people across the country have access to better, modern solutions in real estate — that’s what drives us.
Of course, we make it a point to celebrate the big wins together — despite all the hard work we put in, we still take time out to stop and smell the roses. Whether it’s commemorating new company records with some fresh Offerpad swag or hosting a grand opening event to mark the debut of our new national headquarters, these major milestones help define our dynamic culture and keep us committed to the work ahead.
Be a part of our team
We’re probably a bit biased, but there’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of Offerpad. Want to join the fun and be a part of our family? We’re growing like gangbusters — check out our latest openings and see where you might plugin. We look forward to connecting with you!