Investing in employees takes on a bigger role at WhitePages

Liz Powell —  March 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

white black i love my job by wam junior s tees design 300x300Investing in employees has always been a focus for WhitePages, and right now, this philosophy is more present than it has ever been as detailed by the Seattle Times:

Alex Algard, the chief executive of, has been writing a lot of big checks lately.

The company’s 100 employees are getting new MacBook Pro computers with Retina displays, $700 chairs and $1,500 hydraulic desks that rise with the press of a button, if employees would prefer to work standing up.

Algard also is spending $1 million upgrading WhitePages’ office in downtown Seattle’s Rainier Tower. It’s already a pretty nice space, but now it’s expanding up to an additional floor, connected by an internal staircase.

Employees and their families were also treated to a four-day getaway to Whistler in January.

That’s all on top of $2 million in special bonuses paid in September to employees, based on their vested options in the privately held online company.

After all the talk about the need for more tech workers to fuel the industry’s growth, perhaps it’s time to look at what’s being done to hang on to employees who are already in place, helping their companies continue growing…

Read the whole story here and if you want to work for a company that truly cares about their employees, let us know!

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