Great Places to Work Start with Great People

Posted on October 2, 2015

By Robin Bulanti

We’re thrilled to have been named a Best Workplace for Women this week by Fortune Magazine, ranking #17 of the top 100 best workplaces for women across the country.

This might be the first time (maybe not the last!) you’ve seen Kulesa Faul listed alongside companies like Hyatt Hotels, LL Bean and Build-a-Bear.

Speaking of building, no one sets out to build a truly great workplace to pander for awards. It’s usually in the midst of building a company and team when something special starts to happen.

Our strategy is simple:

  1. Hire great people.
  2. Do great work.
  3. Build a great business.

(Bonus: Have a great time!)

For its Great Places to Work review, Fortune only considered companies “serious about creating a great workplace and comfortable with transparency.”

The Fortune Best Workplaces for Women nod follows our #7 ranking among the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (small companies) by the San Francisco Business Times earlier this year.

When Kulesa Faul accepted that award, there was an opportunity to say five words or less onstage. Those words were, “Our people are everything.”

Both awards helped to highlight not only what makes this a great place to work for our team, but also what we’re looking for in our next “great” employee. See our Q&A with Fortune’s editors below:

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We hire team players with a strong work ethic, great attitude and sense of humor – willing to work hard and have fun doing it! We like people with fresh ideas and initiative, who thrive in a team environment and have a desire to learn and grow with our business. If you value integrity, excellence, passion and relationships, then we might just be looking for you.

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

Our hiring process is informal and certainly not rigorous when compared to others, but each detail and step along the way is important. We will be looking at how you communicate your personal brand. Be ready to meet a lot of people in a short amount of time. Know that every one of them matters and will have a say in your candidacy.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Take time to learn about our business. Get to know us on Glassdoor, Twitter and Facebook. Then get started at http://kulesafaul.com/