Workstate was built by technologists, for technologists. Throughout our 20-year history we’ve been on a mission to create the best home for the brightest technology talent.
What We Build
At Workstate, building doesn’t just apply to technology. We like to build. And we assume, because you’re here, so do you.
We apply it to everything we do -- building relationships, skillsets, retirement accounts, technical knowledge, music collections, recipe files, dad joke collections, movie recommendations, travel logs, childhood toy recollections … and more. So much more.
When you join our team, we see your inner nerd, and we raise you one.
How Do We Do Workstate?
Our home office in Columbus, OH is a hub of activity, with real offices and real doors, and plenty of space to think or meet. You can stroll to the historic North Market nearby to grab a cuppa, or access an unending flow of in-office coffee/tea/Red Bull.
On Fridays we serve up (opt-in) catered lunches to bring folks together. We also do seasonal, family-friendly gatherings. (That said, no one is smooshed into giant human pretzels at a local park in the name of “team-building activities.” We’re already confident in our team-ness.)
Our Favorite Beverages
Where We Connect
We’re also a national organization, with remote offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Telecommute options means that, though lacking access to that yummy Friday lunch, the benefits of working from home presents a fair enough trade-off.
Slack brings us all together in one place, and we utilize it heavily to unify us across the miles and time zones.
Committed to Health Insurance
We are committed to our team’s well-being above all things, and believe covering their insurance needs is one good way to show it.
At Workstate we cover 100% of Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance costs for our employees and their families.
You read that right. (You can even read it again, and it will still be true!)
We also encourage working sane hours, for both basic health and the much-lauded life/work balance. With that in mind, Workstate offers:
- 12 - 14 paid holiday days per year (includes most recognized federal holidays, as well as the week between Christmas and New Years.)
- 20 days of paid time off per year.
- Unlimited sick days.
When we say we support our team, we aren’t messing around.
OUR NEWLY ACQUIRED SKILLS
How to shim a hutch (and why you should)
Dyeing my hair unusual colors (and handling that attention)
Contacting my representatives on a daily/hourly basis
Fighting off sharks while learning to swim
Sketching on a sheet of charcoal with an eraser
Performing an alignment on a motorcycle
Hand-engraving on glass with a Dremel
We have a variety of career opportunities and trajectories, both technical and non-technical. In IT, operations, sales, marketing; we are growing at a mindful pace, and are interested in folks who enjoy a close-knit team environment and who expect a clear path for advancement.
We’re not bragging when we say that we’re happy to have very low turn-over. When you’re a fit for Workstate, you tend to stick around.
But if you don’t see exactly what you do there, don’t hesitate to send in your resume anyhow. We might be meant for each other.Check Out Our Job Postings!
Our Best (Worst) Jokes
- You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish.
- I'd tell you a UDP joke ... but you probably wouldn't get it.
- Knock knock. Who's there? Interrupting cow. Interrupting c...MOOOOO!
- Three men walk into a bar. You'd think at least one of them would've seen it.
- Two sausages are in a skillet. One turns to the other and says "It's getting warm in here!". The other says, "Blimey! A talking sausage!!!"
- Did you hear about that ship of oranges that sank in the Pacific Ocean? It's a navel disaster.
- I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it.
- What did the farmer tell his cows at midnight? You're out pasture bed time.
- I teach a mysql/php course at CSCC – the previous instructor quit to write children’s books. And, that’s how I inherited the class.
- Why can't a bike stand up on its own? It's two tired.
- A kid asked her dad what autometalogolex meant. Her dad told her to look it up.
- What did one atom say to the other atom in the CERN Large Hadron Collider? "It feels negative in here – we should split!"