There’s often a gap between how fantastic a company believes itself to be — promising aspects like an engaging culture or unlimited PTO — and the lived experience of its employees. For some companies, this gap is a chasm, but for those that emphasize respect and prioritize their employees, perception matches reality. We are thrilled to announce that we have been certified as a Great Place to Work™ for the second year in a row, proving that Heady belongs firmly in the latter category. This year, 97% of employees say that Heady is a great place to work. We are honored, proud, and we take this recognition to heart.
As Heady’s Head of People Operations for over a year now, I’ve found that it's easy to be a team player when your team comprises the most brilliant minds, innovative thinkers, and importantly, the kindest colleagues. The sense of fulfillment and respect I felt from day one has only amplified. Being part of Heady doesn't just feel different; it is different. I wake up happy and excited to start each day. I feel seen. I feel heard. I feel respected. And it feels amazing to know that my colleagues do, too.
I know this is largely because Heady’s culture is based on a people-first philosophy, as well as trust. We’re hired as subject matter experts and treated as such to effect change. At the same time, we have fun, whether it be through our water cooler trivia on Slack, our witty banter, or our excessive use of GIFs. We are diverse, with the majority of our team consisting of foreign employees, immigrants, and first-generation Americans spanning home countries like China, Colombia, India, Mauritius, Mexico, Pakistan, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and more. We’re also authentic, upholding a truly welcoming culture that’s rooted in psychological safety and well-being. We also welcome change and foster opportunities; several of our employees have transitioned into different career paths or started out as interns and contractors.
Director of Design
Impact. That's what the Heady experience is all about. Since joining nearly a year and a half ago, the company’s unwavering focus on its people, the value it places on diverse voices, and the opportunities it provides for everyone to make a significant impact, continues to impress me. Heady is not just a place that provides a job but a place that supercharges a career. I'm thankful for Heady's impact on my career and my future growth.
Associate Product Manager
Working at Heady for nearly three years now has been fantastic. With the help of my team, I am today a Product Manager who is always learning and growing in my career. When needed, everyone at Heady is always willing to assist and guide. It’s a diversified organization with excellent people to work and socialize with.
At Heady, I feel I am in engineering heaven. The team is completely supportive. You push yourself daily to learn and achieve new things. With colleagues that work hard and party even harder, the sky's the limit in terms of achievements.
CEO at Heady
Over the years, as Heady has grown, our core tenets haven’t changed. Our people remain the glue holding everything together, and creating an environment where they feel valued, encouraged, and supported has always been our top priority. We are so proud to have created a place where people feel valued, encouraged, and supported, and where there is such a diverse collection of voices — all of which feel heard.