API Company Gets Attention for Innovative Vacation Policy

Adam DuVander, July 16th, 2012

FullContactA company hyper-focused on improving address books via its FullContact API has landed itself on several U.S. television shows. But they aren’t talking about FullContact’s technology. Instead, Good Morning America and others are focused on the company’s new policy to pay $7,500 per year for each of its employees’ vacations.

Less than a week ago CEO Bart Lorang announced the paid, PAID vacation:

Here’s how it works: once per year, we give each employee $7,500 to go on vacation.

There are a few rules:

  • You have to go on vacation, or you don’t get the money.
  • You must disconnect.
  • You can’t work while on vacation.

That’s it – pretty simple.

This resulted in local and national coverage:

Each of these reports has made reference that FullContact is hiring. Of particular interest to ProgrammableWeb readers might be the platform engineer position.

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