All posts categorized in: Engineering Culture

IndeedEng Culture: Encourage Autonomy, Measure Impact

In the previous post, I wrote about innovation and consolidation and the importance of balancing the two. In this post, I write about how Indeed fosters initiative through autonomy. Most compensation systems reward for business impact Engineers get better bonuses when their impact on the business is greater. Fair, right? No, it is not. Engineers […]

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IndeedEng Culture: Balance Innovation and Consolidation

In a previous post, I described the importance of keeping teams independent. Is there a downside to this approach? One drawback of fostering independent teams is that the product can look inconsistent or even somewhat messy to the end-user. It does not necessarily mean the product or feature will be of poor quality, but it […]

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IndeedEng Culture: Make Better Mistakes

In the previous post, I described the importance of keeping teams independent. In this post, I talk about how Indeed encourages teams to turn mistakes into learning. In most organizations, mistakes are never part of the plan. Plans are always designed to succeed. Plans never contain a chapter for “what if we are totally wrong about […]

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