Yesterday we learned Boingo has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Best Companies Group. While it’s always gratifying to win awards, this one is particularly meaningful, because it’s an awesome tip of the hat to something we put a lot of effort into—making Boingo a place where people really want to work. A place where people feel rewarded, valued, and empowered.
It’s not enough to help the world stay connected, although of course, that is extremely important. How we get there is vital too. And undoubtedly – it’s the people of Boingo who make this a very special place to work.
What makes Boingo a best place to work? First and foremost it’s the Spirit of Boingo. It’s how we define our culture. The Spirit of Boingo is something we live by, our guiding principles and how we walk the walk. It guides us in how we hire, how we work with our clients, and how we treat our colleagues. It’s not something we just put on a wall – it’s something we take to heart.
Striving to be the best has helped us become a leader in the revolution to a Wi-Fi first world. We help the world stay connected and are pioneering technologies like Passpoint to help get us there. We are truly accomplishing great things.
Finally, I think every Boingoite would join me in the belief that our new headquarters is nothing short of inspiring. Each day as I walk into the office and take in the 360-degree views of Los Angeles, I get the same feeling of joy and satisfaction. But honestly, the view I am most proud of is the thriving landscape of team collaboration taking place every day within our four walls.
Being the best is really a product of our people. During my monthly presentation to our new employees, I always quote Steve Jobs, who believed, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
So, thanks, Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group, for naming Boingo one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. Want to join this amazing team of folks? Check out our job openings here!