The most important thing is that they are smart. I constantly tell people we hire people who are smart and can solve problems.
Obviously, I know you’re not gonna work for me forever. That said, I have people who have been with me for over 10 years. I just ask you to give me a couple good years. Work your ass off for me. I’ll do the best I can for you. Everyone needs to be healthy and happy – if you’re miserable you’re not going to do your work well, and I need people that understand that.
They need that spark. I want that person who I can give X and Y and they can make sense of it and transition just fine. Multitaskers are fantastic, but I’d also like people to calmly realize that they can stop and prioritize. Stop me and slow me down if I’m throwing too much your way, and we’ll be just fine.
I love a self learner – The employee that will go home and wants to learn the next technology will be more valuable to me.
At First Factory, you’ll learn so much. You’ll be challenged and you’ll make a lot of friends. We’re going to give you these opportunities, but we’re also going to give you extreme amounts of respect from day one. We assign people to projects on their first day and trust that they’ll get it done. We want you to learn it and go! That’s how you find the best people.