Collaborative. Humble. Innovative. And super versatile.
Such are the qualities of the Hulu-gans , a tribe of talented techies dedicated to delivering TV, movies and more to customers when they want it and where they want it.
Hulu is described as a meritocracy, where people at all levels of the organization are encouraged to share ideas and have their say. It’s a frugal company, but still invests in the perks and extras that keep employees motivated and feeling appreciated.
Here’s what Hulu has to say about its culture:
On Working at Hulu
Our technology team is made up of a group of talented devs who are passionate about solving complex technical issues by building tight, scalable solutions. We are builders, hackers, entrepreneurs and innovators driven to delight our customers with a premium quality entertainment experience.
We keep our teams small. Though we have a unified team for our core platform that serves all of our backend services, we have teams of about three or four who work together to build out native apps for our mobile and living room devices.
Check out the Hulu tech blog where our developers take turns sharing their latest Hulu hacks.
On Hulu’s Office Digs
The first things you will notice when you walk into our office are the walls covered floor-to-ceiling with portraits of every team member showing off his or her personality and passions. Our huge photo walls show that our people are our most precious asset.
We are frugal, and proudly so. We don’t have fancy offices or swanky furniture. Things like Fruit Snacks boxes hold up our monitors. We believe the money we conserve through our frugality allows us to invest in our customers in ways others cannot.
Our open workplace supports a balance between three work modes: heads down focus, active collaboration and serendipitous interaction. Even though everyone sits out on the open floor we also have many private conference rooms for spirited debate and creative white-boarding.
We also play as hard as we work. We believe creative minds are at their best when they have regular breaks, so we’ve created open space for Hulugans to hang out, relax and challenge each other to a game of Ping-Pong, an arcade game, Pop-A-Shot or darts.
Our fully stocked kitchen is at the center of our workspace to encourage regular visits and spur connection. We invest in proper brain fuel -- everything from fruits, vegetables, trail mix, string cheese and yogurt to Lucky Charms, Clif bars, chocolate, pretzels and Peet’s coffee, and ice cream – it’s all available anytime for our fellow Hulu-gans.
3 Best Things About Working at Hulu
Our culture: Hulu prides itself on being a meritocracy. We believe that neither groundbreaking ideas nor great execution are found exclusively at higher levels of an organization. We value talent, tenacity and quality bars, not titles. We invest in perks with BetterWorks to acknowledge the valuable work that our team does – check out the video below.
Our mission: Our mission is to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium content when, where and how they want it. Our team is audacious and passionate about achieving this mission with speed and urgency.
Our people: Hulu-gans are tenacious and have a neurotic focus on quality and an obsession with innovation. We are comfortable knowing that many reasonable people will consider our standards to be too high. But while we take our mission extremely seriously, we don’t take ourselves seriously, and embrace fun as often as we can find it.
On Scoring a Job at Hulu
We look for developers who have a relentless desire for finding better ways of doing everything they do.
We hire super versatile athletes. Developers may not come in knowing a variety of different languages but they have that passionate and excitement to go out and learn them. We have a fast-paced culture where developers freely rotate throughout different languages and tech stacks to constantly challenge themselves.
We hire extraordinary people who have developed and demonstrated an extraordinary ability that is of value to our team. Every team member shares a deeply held belief that his or her individual efforts are not sufficient to accomplish our mission. From this extraordinary ability and sincere belief, Hulugans are humble and collaborative by nature, in the face of our audacious goals.
See available jobs at Hulu here.