1. Bring your dog to work
This is a big plus, especially in Austin, where practically everybody is a pet parent! Working at Wondercide, you're allowed to bring your dog to work – and even when you don't, there are plenty of office pups to love on. Pets in the workplace have been shown to increase morale and even productivity. Who knew that a 5-minute puppy petting session could get your mind refocused to do better work throughout the day? (We did!)
2.Volunteer time offGiving back is part of who we are at Wondercide. Wondercide participates in company-wide fundraisers such as Giving Tuesday, and we work hard to be a supportive and charitable member of our community as a whole. But individually, when you spend most of your day at the office, you may have difficulty finding enough free time to volunteer out in the community and support causes that matter to you. Luckily, Wondercide also offers full-time employees 24 hours of Volunteer Time Off per year (and 12 hours for part-time employees), during which employees can do anything from walking dogs at the local animal shelters to serving food to the homeless, and more.So not only are we making a difference in our daily work by helping people replace dangerous chemical products with safe natural solutions, we get to volunteer at our favorite nonprofits, too!❤️ As a team, we participate in volunteer work on some Friday mornings as well, with projects like making toys for Austin Humane Society's cats & kittens and preparing marketing collateral for Colin's Hope.
3.FUN FUN FUN FridaysEvery other Friday, the Wondercide team gets together in the morning for a team-building activity and takes a little time to catch up on how everybody's week has gone. Whether we're taking an outing to Peter Pan Mini Golf, competing for prizes in a rousing game of trivia, or racing through winter reindeer games, we're always having a great time on FUN FUN FUN Friday.
4. Awesome deals on awesome stuffWondercide employees enjoy an exclusive discount on our favorite natural products, so our pets and families reap the benefits of safer flea & tick control, awesome organic soaps and pet shampoos, skin care, and super supplements straight from nature. Plus, our team takes shots of DETOX bentonite clayto support our immune systems and, of course, to get in some time with our amazing coworkers.
5. La Croix (and other office snacks)Aside from the healthy dirt the team shares every day, we also have more mainstream snacks to share like dark chocolate pumpkin seeds, clementines, and cheese! Plus, we've got an impressive supply of La Croix naturally flavored fizzy water for all your hydration needs.
6. Career mobility is a thingWe don't expect everyone to know what they want to do every day for the rest of their lives the second they walk in the door. At Wondercide, we invest in smart people who are zealous about our cause – eliminating the unnecessary use of pesticides, and we understand that people grow and change. While many of us stick with the department that hired us in the first place, some of us have been known to start in production and make our way onto the accounting team or shift from customer service to account management. In a small company like Wondercide, you can take on more responsibility to propel your career in the direction that best suits your skills and passions.
7. Your opinion countsSince Wondercide is a small company, there's no red tape or bureaucracy getting in the way of innovation and great ideas. If you think of a smarter way to do something or have a vision for a particular project, there's a good chance thatyou'll be able to see it through, and you'll always feel heard. It's the kind of place where you feel comfortable talking to your boss about any issues you may have, and everyone knows everybody who works here.
8. Saving the world, obviously
One of the coolest parts about working at Wondercide is our mission! Every day, we're helping people replace dangerous products with safe ones for their pets, their families, and their homes or businesses. Most people don't realize that conventional flea & tick products, home pest control, and yard & garden pest control are made with toxic pesticides that put their families at risk.
It's super rewarding to educate people about safer alternatives to everyday products and to see their reactions when they realize how simple it is to use safe & effective natural products instead of harsh chemicals in their daily lives. No matter what your position at Wondercide, you're a part of making the world a safer place...and that feels great!
Feel like you'd be great for Wondercide & vice-versa? Check out our careers page to see if we're hiring for a role that fits the bill!