Life at Sideqik

Want to know more about what it’s like to work at Sideqik and about our team?

As a venture backed company with founders that have built some great companies before and a team of awesome Sideqiks, we work hard! We also have a ton of fun while doing it. There’s info on each of our rockstars on the about us page but you probably want to know more about what the weeks look like and what people do outside of work.

Outside of work, you’ll find Sideqiks hiking, running, camping, sampling craft beer (and debating which is better), and tons of other things…yes, there may or may not be a foodie on the team. Basically, we’re active! One consistent thing among our team is a serving. We believe love is a verb, not a feeling; it’s a set of behaviors and choice of how to treat others regardless of how we may feel in that moment. Many of us got to where we are because others invested in us. While you’ll see it lived out in different ways, serving and mentoring a big part for many of us. Now, want to see a little more about some of our days, check out the highlight reels below.


Time for Some Fun


Office Wars: Our team had an all out nerf gun war…just erupted and thanks to Valerie for catching it on video.

 


Hot Sauce Competition: Sideqik team members live on the edge by trying a number of deathly hot sauces. Just one of our many office fun days. We work hard so we can play hard!

Beard Fun: Of course, even marketing can (and should) be fun. Make sure you read our Marketing Study about how Beards Improve Engagement.

Atlanta Internships Sideqik Day @ Stone Mountain: Of course sometimes we get out of the office too. Here was a fun trip with the team to Stone Mountain for Sideqik Day 2014.

See our Instagram account and Facebook page for more on the office culture.


Background and Interviews

Tech Hustlers Interview: Want to know more about why we started Sideqik? How about our company culture? Check out this video interview with our CEO and Co-Founder, Kurt Uhlir, with Eric Strait at Tech Hustlers.

Radio Interview: Want to know what internships/apprenticeships at Sideqik are like? Fast forward to 7:35min, in the video below, where talk about interns and hight one of our past AWESOME interns Jose, who is now at McKinsey & Company.


We even try to make conferences fun. Some of our team attended IRCE 2014, the largest global conference for eCommerce and digital marketing.

Picture yourself as an entrepreneur or future founder? Welcome to the team. Many on our team have done it be and will do it again. While we’re active in the community, you’ll often find us helping someone we’ve worked with before or a “new idea” an intern has for _____. Read about some of the previous disruptive technology one of our founders’ helped invent connected to video games and Waze and definitely read about the real rockstars on our team page.


Growing the next generation

One of our missions is to help create the next generation of entrepreneurs.

“Sideqik believes in stewarding a portion of our time to help grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and help fill the skills gap that often occurs between the classroom and a student’s desired full-time position,” said Kurt Uhlir, Sideqik’s founder and chief executive. (source: Georgia Tech News Center).

Colleges, even top 10 schools, like to promote a 80% – 90% placement rate for their students. The hidden secret that many schools do not like to discuss is they consider a graduate “employed” or “placed” if they have any job. Come out with a top MBA and end up pouring lattes part-time for 2 years? You’re counted as employed? Graduate from a top tier school and get hired by Google or AT&T? You’re counted as employed. Graduate from a top CS school and get a job with a big corporation where you survive in your cube writing code for some feature that some customer may use one day? You’re also counted as employed or placed. There’s a HUGE skills gap for 99% of students. If you’re in the top 0.5%, you’re probably good. For the rest, you need some real-world skills to get to where you want to be and work on big problems that really matter.

We have a thriving internship and protégé program. Read about why we invest the time to guide and train others, as we expect everyone to give back to the team. This includes everyone from interns to the founding team. Don’t worry, we’ll help you grow and teach you how to help others.  You’ve probably already seen the short video on our careers page. Visit our Youtube channel to hear more from current and past members of the team.

We’re also very active in the community with Digital School, ATDC, TiE Atlanta and Flashpoint.


Atlanta development internshipsLooking for internships in Atlanta? Want to learn real world skills and have some crazy fun? We’re looking for marketing, development and business development interns. Click here to find out more about our Atlanta internships.

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