Since opening our doors in 2008, we have continuously made an effort to think about those around us and how we can make a positive impact on their lives. Culture is not something you can fake. Culture is something that happens organically. It’s an ongoing process of learning and improving, based on how people interact, communicate, collaborate, learn, perceive, grow and bond with those around them.
We wholeheartedly believe that our employees are the number one reason we are a leader in this highly competitive landscape, so we make it our utmost priority to ensure we are always working to positively influence every team member within the PE family.
We believe bringing together our employees influences workplace creativity, so we strive for everyone to work in one central location. We’re not your typical consultancy. Tech lets us collaborate with experts and clients in all places, so you don’t have to pack your bags Monday - Friday and head to client sites.
We work with amazing clients, creating cutting-edge solutions and expect our employees to be on their A-game to deliver when at work. However, we realize that work is a component of our life, not the focus of our life, and we believe that non-work (whatever it may be) is what drives happiness and commitment.
Your life shouldn’t be contained in a 4x4 box. We are great a what we do because we collaborate and interact with those around us. Relax on the couch, hang out in the kitchen, our office is your workspace.
The days of 9-5 are over, in a good way. We’ve been successful because we get things done. Our expectations are our employees are simple, and that is to collaborate and get things done. Adios punch card!
Celebrate often is our motto. Celebrate the success of others and the work accomplished. From quarterly outings, to weekly events, to just hanging around in the office after work, we celebrate with those around us for making our company great.
From our interns up through our managing partners, we believe everyone has the opportunity to learn from each other. We run flat where our directors and partners are the front-line working with our team to ensure they are heard and have a clear growth plan in place. Yes, the door is always open.
Lesson learned are lessons to be taught. We believe having a mentor is a great way to foster growth and will work to match team members together.
Hobbies and unique skills are shared and embraced by employees. Weekly Lunch and Learns give employees the opportunity to celebrate their passions and learn about new ones. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) demonstrate that work doesn’t have to be free from passion.
Working at Productive Edge has allowed me to grow personally and professionally. Not only do I have a group of colleagues that support me, but I also have acquaintances who share common interests and hobbies.
We love to share our passion for technology and the community with others. Whether we are hosting Tech Workshops with TechGirlz or serving food for Pacific Garden Mission, we try to make a direct impact in our neighborhood. We make time to work with these different organizations, including Tech Girlz, UIC African American Network, Dream for Kids, By the Hands Club For Kids, Pacific Garden Mission, Lincoln Park Conservancy, and more. Learn more about the ways we're empowering our Chicago community and how you can get involved.