Railz is now, officially, a Great Place to Work®!

June 18, 2021
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Amongst our virtual office there was quite the hubbub today. We gathered over video for a virtual event, playing games and sharing stories. Then Nat Boughton, our head of culture, had an announcement to make:

Thanks to our incredible team, Railz has been recognized as a Great Place to Work®!

Railz is officially recognized as a Great Place to Work

Being recognized as a Great Place to Work® is a huge honour and accomplishment — especially for such a young company with barely 30 employees. Building a culture that values openness and trust, data-driven decision-making all while supporting one another was important to our co-founders from the start and this highlights how Railz has accomplished that so far. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about their workplace experience.

“We are a results-driven team that is led by principles of honesty and values to empower everyone to ensure our wildest expectations are exceeded.” — Nat Boughton on Railz

Nancy Fonseca, Senior Vice President of Great Place to Work® Canada, says that a great workplace is about the level of trust that employees experience in their leaders, the level of pride they have in their jobs, and the extent to which they enjoy their colleagues. “Our data shows that great workplaces benefit from stronger financial performance, reduced turnover, and better customer satisfaction than their peers. What’s more, work environments with trust at the foundation are ripe for innovation, agility, resilience and efficiency,” Fonseca said.

Great Place to Work® determines if a company is a truly great workplace by determining if the “employees trust the people they work for, have pride in the work they do, and enjoy the people with whom they work”. We’re proud to say that Railz’s score was in the 90th percentile across all aspects, meaning that our team considers Railz a great place to work and is happy with their team, management, and colleagues!

“Taking everything into account, I would say [Railz] is a great place to work.”

Want to come work with us? Learn what Railz has set out to do!

Railz is a fast-scaling financial technology company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Join us in building the largest financial data-as-a-service platform that empowers innovators and financial institutions to bring open banking capabilities to their business customers. It’s important to know that our customers are the centre of our universe and we are always looking for team members who feel the same!

As a remote-first company, Railz focuses on building a positive and supportive culture through virtual experiences

We are all about building a solid remote-first culture and being a distributed company means it’s important that we get together and connect. Whether through virtual games, escape rooms, trivia, and other meetups — our culture team always has something new for us to do together. Great people are the centre of our great culture.

Railz offers all the perks of an in-office experience — entirely from home: furniture, meals, and more

As a remote company, we want to provide you the same perks as an in-office experience, but without the commute! We proudly hire globally to seek the best possible talent to scale our company. Expect a brand new standing desk, Herman Miller chair, and access to our swag store. You will also find the occasional Uber Eats and other perks sent directly to you!

Railz provides on-going learning opportunities and support collaboration cross-company

The fintech industry is a constantly evolving space and it’s important that our Railz team remains invested and involved in the company and product roadmap decisions we make. Through Railz Academy, you have the opportunity to learn and contribute. You will not find us making decisions in silos. We encourage big ideas and experimentation as well as the ability to make mistakes and learn from them.

What is Great Place to Work® and how can your company get recognized?

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes Canada’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Follow Great Places to Work on Twitter.

Thanks again to Great Places to Work® for the recognition in getting #GPTWCertified and to our team for building and living the best workplace culture all while being remote!

By the way, we’re hiring! Visit the Railz LinkedIn job postings for more information.

Director of Marketing

Samantha Lloyd is the Director of Marketing at Railz. We're building the largest financial data network to support the future of finance. She has a decade of experience building organic growth, brand, and digital marketing for startups and technology companies. In her free time, you can find Sam SCUBA diving, snorkelling, paddle boarding, and jet skiing.