We know that you have a lot of factors to consider when you're looking to join a new company. Beyond just the salary, there are numerous benefits that contribute to your overall compensation package. To help you weigh your options, we wanted to provide an overview of what your total compensation package would look like at Influence & Co. Here’s a deep dive into the values, culture, benefits, and professional development opportunities we offer:
We strongly believe in these values, and they guide how we navigate our relationships with our clients, our teams, and our entire organization.
We believe every team member brings unique strengths, experiences, and approaches to their work. To ensure you can really shine, you’re encouraged to complete your tasks and engage with your work in the way that works best for you.
We value being agile. As the needs of our clients and organization change, we are learning, growing, and making changes to better serve our clients and improve the employee experience.
We are constantly working to make Influence & Co. a safe(r) and more inclusive environment for all team members. This requires a basic level of respect for one another. At Influence & Co., this looks like seeking to understand, using inclusive language, acting considerately toward teammates when challenges or disagreements arise, providing helpful and valuable feedback to teammates, and more. Harassment and other exclusionary behaviors are absolutely not acceptable.
This value builds on the previous value of treating others with respect. Our individual and collective actions contribute to or detract from our ability to foster a trusting community where everyone belongs. We know small learning moments can have a long-term impact and believe holding one another accountable for our actions and behaviors is an integral part of building a safer, more inclusive workplace.
Health insurance is an important part of any compensation package. At Influence & Co., we want to make sure you and your family have the benefits you need.
Early on, we spend time with each employee to thoroughly explain the benefits available and answer any questions they have about plan options. We often have candidates ask about benefits during the hiring process, so don’t hesitate to reach out!
Eligibility: All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the medical and ancillary benefits offered by Influence & Co. on the first of the month following their date of employment.
We offer employees the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) retirement plan through Empower Retirement following one year of full-time employment. If you're just starting to plan for your future, an employer-sponsored retirement plan is a great place to start! You can save for retirement using pre-tax and/or post-tax dollars when you enroll in Influence & Co.’s retirement plan through Empower Retirement.
We close up shop at 12 p.m. Central time every Friday to give you time to take care of all the things life demands. You’re encouraged to use your Friday afternoons in whatever way is best for you.
21 Paid Holidays*
We want you to enjoy your time with family and friends, which often centers around the holidays. The following holidays are observed by Influence & Co. as a complete day off from work and are paid at employees' regular rate of pay: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Eid al-Fitr, Vesak, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Diwali, Election Day (the Tuesday following the first Monday in November), Thanksgiving, and Native American Heritage Day (the day after Thanksgiving). In addition to these full days off from work, Influence & Co. will be closed for a full week for the Annual Reboot (the week during which Independence Day is observed) and Winter Break (the time between Christmas and New Year's Eve).
*If an Influence & Co. holiday that is not a federal holiday falls on a weekend, it will not be observed on a normal business day.
The Tools You Need
Each new full-time hire receives a MacBook Air and the necessary software to do their job. You’ll also receive a budget that increases each year based on your tenure to spend on tools, development opportunities, wellness items, etc. It's as simple as submitting a supplies request form. We want to make sure you're fully prepared to take on your tasks.
Birthday and Work Anniversary Gifts and Recognition
We love to celebrate a variety of occasions, big and small. These include your birthday and company anniversaries! However, we also know that not everyone wants to celebrate those moments at work! During our onboarding process, we ask new employees about their celebration preferences. If you want to keep your birthday under wraps, we understand.
Mileage Reimbursement for Necessary Travel
While much of our work doesn't require us to leave the comforts of our own home, there are times that some travel might be required. If you’re traveling for work purposes, we don't want the financial burden to be on you. We have a simple reimbursement process, and reimbursements for mileage are paid out once a month. Of course, we always encourage you to carpool if multiple team members are headed to the same place!
Quarterly Professional Development Days
Once a quarter, we bring the entire team together for a day of learning and growing. These sessions can include department updates, workshops, skill-building, process development, and even some role-playing. It’s a great time to connect with the co-workers you don’t often work with. This is also a time for members of the team to share their knowledge! It’s a time to further connect with employees and gain a better understanding of how each of us has the opportunity to contribute to — and directly impact — the overall success of the organization.
In addition to other growth opportunities, there might be individual skills you’re looking to strengthen while at Influence & Co. Individuals looking for growth opportunities are paired with others who want to share their knowledge to foster continuous improvement and collaboration.
Quarterly Culture Events
If you ask a former employee what their favorite thing about working at Influence & Co. was, there's a pretty solid chance they're going to say, "The people." We have to agree wholeheartedly. The people make this company truly great. That's just one of the reasons we try to get the team together for a culture event at least once a quarter. The pandemic required us to get creative and go virtual when it comes to company events, but we're slowly getting back to in-person opportunities. These are completely optional but always a good time!
Speaking of company events, building connections in a fully remote environment can be challenging. We encourage you to join Slack channels and small groups to connect with peers with similar interests and to reach out to your co-workers directly to initiate a conversation if you’re craving connection and want to get to know someone better! Company-sponsored events are always a great opportunity to meet new co-workers and make friends, but building long-lasting relationships takes time and intention.
While we enjoy having a good time together, we also like to give back to our communities. We get involved in events and opportunities that align with our values and are close to the hearts of our employees. Is an organization that means a lot to you looking for volunteers? Drop it in the “ICo. Gives” Slack channel to rally a group of co-workers to volunteer with. Is there an event or organization that’s close to your heart that’s looking for company sponsors? Reach out to the HR team to see whether it's an event or organization that’d make sense for ICo. to sponsor! In the past, we’ve spent time at the local food bank, run 5Ks to raise money, put together drives for school supplies and feminine hygiene products, and served lunches to children during the summer. We plan to continue to work hard to give back to others.
Small Group Opportunities
Do you have an interest, hobby, or skill you want to share with your co-workers? There could be others who share the same interests! To encourage building connections in a fully remote environment and provide personal and professional growth opportunities, we began a small group initiative. There is an ever-changing list of groups available, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, start your own! We're always excited to help new small groups get off the ground.
Competitive Salary and Opportunities for Commission
We regularly evaluate our salaries to ensure they are competitive for the position and skill level. The majority of our roles are also open to quarterly or monthly commission or bonus opportunities.
Parental Leave and Return-to-Work Program
Influence & Co. strongly believes that early brain development is the foundation of human adaptability and resilience. In an effort to ensure positive first experiences, Influence & Co. is proud to offer a paid parental leave and return-to-work program to full-time employees starting the first day of the month following their 60th day of employment. Influence & Co. provides full-time employees 12 consecutive weeks off following the birth of a child or the placement of a child for adoption or foster care. Employees taking parental leave receive 100% of their compensation for six of the 12 weeks of leave, and upon return, they receive 200% of their salary for six weeks. This can also be coupled with short-term disability, one of the ancillary benefits offered. Our employee handbook breaks down the payment structure options available during parental leave and provides multiple scenarios. Our HR team will work with you to figure out what works best for you, your family, and your team.
Mental Health Policy
We care about the overall health and well-being of our employees and understand that a big component of that is mental health. We encourage employees to seek out resources to make them the best version of themselves. We have an entire mental health policy designed to break down the stigma associated with mental health in the workplace and communicate Influence & Co.’s commitment to supporting the mental health of the team, the type of support and reasonable accommodations Influence & Co. can provide, what support we can’t provide, confidentiality requirements, and much more. We strongly encourage employees to talk with their direct support and/or our HR director if they are struggling with their mental health and want to learn more about the support and resources Influence & Co. is capable of providing and/or finding support outside of work. Unfortunately, navigating all of the options within the mental health space can be overwhelming. We’re here to help!
We believe company-run professional development, no matter how great it is, can never replace the benefits one receives from increasing self-awareness, gaining clarity on what brings them joy and fulfillment, and spending some time working on themselves. That’s why we’ve implemented Growth Days, an idea that came from our very own employees at our 2018 annual company retreat. A Growth Day is one day set aside for employees to invest in their greatest resource: themselves. Some have utilized growth days to read a book or participate in a webinar they’ve been putting off, while others have spent the day hiking and doing some reflection. This day is yours. We just ask that you share a bit about how you spent your day!
Bonus: Those who participate in the small groups program have the opportunity to earn an extra growth day each year!
Open Workflow Policy (aka Flexible Work Environment)
We don’t think you must be at your desk at 8 a.m. and then watch the clock until 5 p.m. If you want to work from a coffee shop, a park, or wherever you feel most productive, go for it! We do ask that you are available online during normal business hours and attend meetings with co-workers, but we trust you to manage your workflow in a way that allows you to be as productive and effective as possible. Our focus is on the work that’s being done and the dynamic among your team, not the location or exact hours in which your work is completed.
Flexible PTO Policy
At Influence & Co., we do not have a set number of vacation days. Again, we want you to balance work and life and take the time you need to decompress. Our full-time employees take a minimum of 15 days of paid time off. You and your direct support are expected to work together to manage your time out of the office in a way that doesn’t negatively impact clients, teammates, or Influence & Co. as a whole.
If at any time during the hiring process you have questions about the benefits listed above, please feel free to connect with us. We are happy to further explain any policy you’re curious about!