The View from the Clouds: What It Means to Be Part of Spanning by EMC

Most people dread the question, “How do you like your job?”

Familiar responses often range from, “It pays the bills,” to, “It depends what mood my boss is in!” But that’s not what you’ll hear from anyone at Spanning, the leading provider of SaaS data protection solutions.

Ask us Spanditos, Spanosauruses, Spandinavians, or el Spannerinos (you know, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing) how we feel about coming to work each day, and this is picture you’ll get:

Spanning was founded not as a way to pad pockets, but as an opportunity to do things differently. To build software using new and innovative methods; to build a one-of-a-kind company that keeps customers at the heart of what we do; to build a community of individuals who see eye to eye on pursuing goals — both within and outside the workplace — with passion, honesty, excellence, and a sense of humor.

From 2010, when Spanning was just a single employee with a great idea and a dream, through 2015, which has seen the addition of more than 50 employees and an acquisition by tech giant, EMC, Spanning has cultivated a unique company culture. This culture is thriving and is what attracts sharp minds and hard workers. It’s a place where “have to go to work” doesn’t exist, but “happy to go to work” is the ubiquitous norm.

Perhaps part of the equation is a desirable location in downtown Austin, or long-standing company traditions centered around food, fun, and fitness. But more likely, it’s each employee’s deep alignment with what we consider our core values that truly defines what it means to be a part of the magic at Spanning. Defined by drive, openness, innovation, helpfulness, accountability, and fun, our company culture inspires us to do our best work while supporting one another and striving to become our best selves each day.

As Malcolm Forbes famously said, “I think the foremost quality – there’s no success without it – is really loving what you do. If you love it, you do it well, and there’s no success if you don’t do well what you’re working at.”

Take a peek into what makes Spanning tick in our latest video and see just what loving our work has done for Spanning.

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