Think about the following questions:
Do you prefer a low-intensity, comfortable job where you aim for average or good performance?
Are you generally happy with a work output that’s not bad, but isn’t exceptional?
Do you avoid discussing true but uncomfortable topics?
If your best friend at work does a bad job, can you tell him/her that the work was terrible?
Would you be unwilling to put in extra effort beyond the usual expectations from your job?
If your favorite TV show is on while there’s work that will take more than the usual office hours, what would you do?
Do you believe that a small team can achieve only small results?
What’s your answer to this question: “what’s the biggest thing a 10 people team can achieve”?
If you answered “yes” to any
of the questions
Then Wingify is probably not for you
But, read on..
There’s nothing wrong with..
Aiming for an OK or good
Happiness requires being okay with
whatever the outcome is
Sugarcoating or avoiding
You will make yourself and others unhappy
if you bring up uncomfortable topics
Not willing to put in extra
Work-life balance is a good ideal
Expecting big results only from big
effort / resources / people
TCS has more than 100,000 employees and
that’s why they are a $60Bn company
work for many companies
However, that’s not how
Which means that your career growth will only be rapid at Wingify,
if you share our values and work ethics
So, what does Wingify believe in?
We want to be the most admired
company to come out of India,
and in top 5 globally
And we want to make a
billion dollars along the way
Becoming best globally is
what drives us
And that requires hiring people who..
Believe in only being EXCEPTIONAL,
and not being satisfied with just good
Believe in TRUTH, no matter if those
are comfortable or uncomfortable
Believe that HARD WORK leads to a
better satisfaction in life as compared to
Believe that given the right LEVERAGE,
a single person can move the world
Do you relate to any of these principles?
Exceptional work >> good work
Truth >> happiness
Hard work >> chilling-out
A single passionate person >> 100 uninspired individuals
If the answer to ALL of them is
You’ll find yourself at home at Wingify
More context to help you decide if
Wingify is a good fit for you
Books that inspire Wingify
You can borrow all of them from the Wingify library.
We have multiple copies.
We want to find
markets where we can
We want to make data
We want to be driven
long term planning,
hard work and grit
We want to prioritize
truth over everything
Companies that inspire Wingify
For their: Data driven approach For their: Ambition
For their: Long term vision and
For their: Hacker mentality;
break things often; fail often
We demand anything-for-the-customer attitude from EVERYONE,
not just the customer interacting teams.
Our customers are our investors.
We believe that there’s often a better solution than what’s currently
the world gold standard.
Experimentation and failure
We know that if you are not failing often, you are playing safe
and not really trying something new.
We reward for trying but failing.
Data driven decisions
We demand decisions to be supported through data and process, even if
collecting data is expensive or time consuming.
Happiness is good, but truth is better
Though employee happiness is one of our primary objectives, we prioritize truth and excellence over it.
We know that search for happiness can sometimes lead to ignoring reality or not anticipating future.
(e.g. Blackberry and Nokia teams were pretty happy when iPhone came along and ate their lunch)
We’re a high-performance team
first, a family later
We know that families treat everyone equally. Caring for our employees is a high priority,
but we strive to recognize and reward hard working and high performance employees.
(over average performing ones)
What we don’t like
(and will probably get you fired at Wingify)
(and of course, big lies)
in front of peers or juniors
Oh my, so many caveats..
Or, why care to join Wingify anyway?
Join Wingify, if..
You want to work with super-talented
We pride in having absolutely the best talent
You want to be an early member of a
Billion dollar growth story
Be an early member of a company that has
set its eyes on being among the global top 5
You want to learn a TON
Wingify is super-transparent inside, so
you will get to see all numbers, ideas and
decisions we make
You want to work hard, but like to
We love to party and beer is our favorite
drink! The entire company goes to beach
vacations every year (we’ve been to
Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Goa)