Symphony Continues Innovation to Make Platform Awesome
While we’ve all had our heads down working to ready our platform for our enterprise and general availability launches, we never want to stop dreaming. How can we make the platform not just work seamlessly – but also have nifty features and cool functionality? How can we make the platform truly awesome?
Let’s Make Music Together - Come Work at Symphony
I spend the majority of my time talking to the “Navy Seals” of our industry about our young, lively, fun company. And that’s why I love my job! In less than six months, we’ve grown Symphony from 40 employees to more than 120 - that is no small feat, given we are surrounded by tech celebrities like Google, eBay and Apple.
We Miss Our Interns
This summer, Symphony has employed over a dozen interns across our Marketing, HR & Recruiting, Product and Development teams – and their contributions have made an impact on Symphony’s platform and culture. We already miss them!
Read All About It: We Say Thank You to the Media
Over the past two weeks, I have traveled from Palo Alto, to New York, to London, to Singapore and to Hong Kong – meeting with reporters, customers and partners across the globe to talk about the launch of the Symphony application. It has been a rewarding trip. I’m excited to be back in our HQ in Palo Alto to write the next chapter of Symphony. We have much to do.
2015 Year in Review: Happy Holidays from Symphony!
What an amazing year 2015 has been! I was once asked what makes a successful entrepreneur. I replied that grit, resourcefulness, and ability to sell your vision are the key ingredients for anybody to be successful. The past 12 months have proven me right as we, all the “Symphonians,” have been able to demonstrate those skills to make 2015 an exceptional year for us.
Aligning our Culture to Benefits: Introducing BYOB
If there is one thing I’ve learned over almost two decades of leading HR, it’s that the workplace is constantly changing. Our employees’ needs are different today than what they were just a few years ago, and in 3-5 years they will have transformed yet again. One of my priorities at Symphony is to continually evolve our company culture to one that embodies our values, our rituals, our work ethics – while of course always having fun.
There’s Always Time to Give Back: Introducing SymphonyGives and SymphonyCares
Giving back is in my blood. Whether to my friends, family, community, or charities, I always try to give more than I take.
Launching Symphony’s commitment to gender equality
It’s one thing to have values — it’s another thing to act on them. One of Symphony’s core values is that “Diversity makes for a richer experience.” As a woman leader at this company, I will own making that value a reality by building a diverse workforce that reflects our evolving culture. It’s an ongoing challenge that we pose to ourselves not only due to the lack of gender and ethnic diversity in Silicon Valley,1 but because we know that a commitment to diversity enriches our product and will make Symphony more successful. According to entrepreneur and former Reddit CEO, Ellen Pao,2 “gender-diverse companies show 15 percent [greater] likelihood of financial outperformance.”
Choosing to care: why we gave $35,000 to charity last year
For most of us, charity is a choice—each of us has their own relationship to generosity. But at Symphony, we have a saying: nothing is someone else’s problem. We feel a responsibility not just for what’s in front of us, but what’s around us. Because it’s all connected.
A Look Back at 2017
This year was filled with milestones, accomplishments and most of all, fun! 2017 was an exciting ride and a culmination of all our hard work at Symphony over the past 3 years. Here is a look back at some of our favorite moments from 2017.