Working at BoltSource
I don’t believe in coincidences. I don’t think that everything happens for a reason either.It just happened that one good day an old friend who was working with Boltsource talked to me about the company and convinced me to agree to an interview. It’s been eight months since, and I feel thrilled I agreed to the interview.
Before joining Boltsource I was part of a big company, so I wasn’t entirely sure about taking the risk. I was concerned about losing job stability and some of the benefits. In retrospect, it was an excellent decision, and if you keep reading, I can give you a few reasons why.
First and foremost, finally, full work from home. No more of having to go to the office a couple of days a week and having to deal with traffic. I’ve always thought that I’m more productive when I work from home; I get fewer distractions and save a lot of time moving from one place to another. Some people prefer big companies with gaming rooms and skateboarding in the hallways. I like working remotely from the commodity of my home with the company of my dog Lucas.
Working remotely also allows me to distribute my time better so I can get my work done but also take care of my personal errands at more convenient times.
The above transitions into the next great thing that happened after joining Boltsource; I changed my living style. I moved from the city (San Jose, Costa Rica) to the coast. I now live in a beautiful place with a stunning view and incorporated surfing in my daily routine. Take a look at the view from my office:
Working at Boltsource, it’s about ownership. You are not solely focused on providing solutions to complex problems. It’s about demonstrating we are professionals through quality code and a set of soft skills. At Boltsource they give you all you need to manage your time and your client. The client not only gets one team member, but they also get a leader, a mentor. They place loads of responsibility on us. You are hired because of your skills, but they expect much more. You get the chance to do other things, like build internal projects. Some might not like this, but I feel like it has equipped me with excellent new knowledge and skills.
Ever since I joined, I’ve developed my non-technical skills at a faster pace. I’ve collaborated as a technical screener, provide ideas for marketing, improve the hiring process, and mentor others. The chance to help steer progress motivates me to perform well. I have more opportunities, and I can do different things and contribute to the momentum this company is gaining.
Our CEO is always sharing his ideas with us and looking for our input. It’s nice to work in a place where the CEO is not just someone you know from a poster in the office’s lobby but someone with whom you interact and collaborate daily.
You may be looking for different things, and maybe the same company can provide the same feeling of satisfaction to two other developers with different needs and preferences. Keep searching until you find the one you like.
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