Life at Flywheel
July 9, 2018 by Britt Pollock

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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Jan 18

@heyflywheel  We wrapped up 2017 in style by throwing our second annual Flywheelies – an award show to celebrate one another and our great wins. It was packed with awards like department MVPs, the joke shark, best office dog, and overall Flywheel MVP (oh, hey Brett!)! Head over to our Facebook page for even more photos!

Fresh fall Flywheelers

What a busy fall we’ve had! From our Q4 retreat to celebrating Flywheel’s fifth birthday to hiring nine new fabulous Flywheelers, we’re finally starting to catch our breath as the cool weather sets into Omaha. So grab some coffee, cozy up, and meet the newest members of the team! Adam Lassek, Software Engineer What are your hobbies? Reading, cooking, and live music. What’s your favorite thing on the internet? Movies with Mikey. Vacation destination? Europe. Bryan Rockwood,...

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Oct 03

@heyflywheel  That's right...Flywheel is officially 5 years old! We're so proud of this incredible company we've built, and this is only the beginning. Happy birthday, Flywheel fam! ???

Behind the scenes of Camp Flywheel (our internship program!)

If you’ve been following along with us here at Life at Flywheel, you know we welcomed four smart and enthusiastic interns in May. Their 12 weeks with us have been one for the books (and have gone way too fast)! Our fabulous 2017 interns: Austin, Liz, Britt, and Robbie! Being part of Camp Flywheel (our whimsically branded internship program) means solving hard problems, contributing to needle-moving projects and company initiatives, and...

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