Our diverse locations are bound together by a common set of values.
Excellence: We hire stellar people and give them the tools to excel.
Accountability: We make every individual responsible for a clear set of outcomes. This allows us to reward excellence.
Flexibility: Because we measure accountability so closely we are able to be flexible with our employees allowing them to have a positive work/ life balance.
Profitability: We insist on profitability from every product line. Our centers of excellence allow us to turn solid products into winners.
Loyalty: We let our high performing employees at every level excel and do whatever is necessary to encourage their career growth.
Honesty: We believe in the brutal truth. We share financial information with our employees to allow them to make informed decisions.
I enjoy the collegiality, the universal good humor and serious smarts of our co-workers, the atmosphere of trust in relations with my supervisor-types, and the dress code (or lack thereof). Ultimately, I like that we are expected to do well, then trusted to do so.
I feel for the first time in my career that we are all on the same page and really working for the greater good of the company by doing our respective jobs the best we know how. I also like the stringent testing process because it means that we can be confident in the abilities of the people around us.
Eli was founded in 1991 in a fraternity house in New Haven, Connecticut. No frills from day one: the conference room in the Durham headquarters still looks like it came from a fraternity house - our founder's beat up old desk is still there. Eli started with the big, hairy, audacious goal that we could outdo competition at the home care newsletter game. Our first product, Home Care Week, still exists today, 19 years later.