Life at Flywheel
September 13, 2018 by Kacie Hughes

Fly Fest: A company retreat created by Flywheelers, for Flywheelers

It’s no surprise that retreats are engrained into Flywheel’s culture. It allows us to take a step back from our day-to-day lives, reflect on the past quarter, and look ahead to the following one. But, how does a creative company that’s rapidly scaling toward 200 people plan a fun and whimsical retreat, and not just another stuffy, corporate one? We think we cracked the code by using our best resource: Flywheelers! Instead of simply renting...

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Camp Flywheel: Our 2018 internship program

We’ve reached the end of another summer here at Flywheel, which means our annual internship experience, Camp Flywheel, has come to a close! Each June, we anxiously wait for our new interns to arrive. This year’s batch of interns worked across four different departments at Flywheel: marketing, operations, software development, and customer success. Let’s face it, internships sometimes get a bad rap, but we take pride in creating and delivering a well-rounded, robust, and meaningful...

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Flywheel’s 7 core values (and how they help us do our best work!)

It’s no secret that Flywheel has grown quite a bit since our humble beginnings as a three-man operation back in 2012. In fact, we’ve added 66 Flywheelers to the team in 2018 alone! So, how do we ensure that Flywheel continues to have the fun-loving, hardworking, dog-obsessed startup energy we started with, even as we scale the company for more than 150 people and beyond? Well, the most important thing that has kept us grounded...

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@heyflywheel  ICYMI: We built our new Cloud Platform to be more scalable, more resilient, and faster than ever (without raising prices)!

We host company retreats 4 times a year – here’s why

That’s right. Four times a year, we take half a week to step out of our normal roles and come together at a retreat. I know what you’re thinking. “How do you find the time for that? What’s the point of retreat? Isn’t that a lot of wasted time?” We find a lot of value in hosting retreats, which is why we always make time for them. Our full-team photo from Q2, 2017 with our...

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Fly Community threw a party to help Flywheelers give back

At Flywheel, our core values are more than just phrases you’ll find in our handbook. They’re the credo for how we carry out our work every day! We are productive community members is one of our favorite values we get to live out; we do it with the help of “Fly Community” – a group of Flywheelers who organize service-oriented opportunities for the whole company! In May, Fly Community organized a party at Flywheel to...

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We made a 180-page Culture Book to celebrate 2017!

Things move fast around Flywheel, and 2017 was no different! We hit some audacious goals, expanded new teams and departments, and launched delightful new products and features for our customers. So we thought it would be fitting to compile all our favorite moments from the year in one place! A few creative Flywheelers set out to do just that in our very first Flywheel Culture Book. It’s absolutely beautiful, if we do say so ourselves,...

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How we used an arcade to teach students about technology & teamwork

From the design community to the WordPress community to our local community in Omaha, Nebraska, Flywheel is actively invested and gives back to the communities we’re part of. Recently, we hosted high school students from Weeping Water High School through a program called Careerockit. Put on by the Chamber of Commerce in Omaha, Careerockit connects students with real-life business experiences to educate, excite, and inspire them. So we thought, what could be...

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Apr 18

@heyflywheel  Flywheelers met around the world last week to chat about our favorite thing: you! Each team focused on how their department can become even more obsessed with our wonderful customers. We worked, ate, laughed, and got some fly hats!

A glimpse into Flywheel’s onboarding process

There aren’t many things we get more excited about here than welcoming new Flywheelers to the team! Luckily for us, New Hire Week happens just about every month as we’re growing faster than ever. But while it’s a regular event, it’s no regular training program. There’s a ton that goes into making our onboarding exceptional! When a new Flywheeler arrives on their first day, they’re greeted by their Buddy – the person hand-picked to welcome...

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