Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making the most complicated business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining payroll, benefits and human resources for modern companies.
How to Get Hired
We asked Gusto for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
(1) We have no egos. At Gusto we always put the company's mission before any personal interests. (2) We embrace change. At Gusto we adapt, evolve and understand that change is constant. We don't optimize for the short-term and are always looking for ways to improve the product and adapt our practices. (3) We have a service mindset. At Gusto every team follows a customer-centric approach, even if they are not directly customer-facing. Employees display empathy and take action to avoid potential delays or issues before they happen. (4) We are intellectually curious. At Gusto we never pass the buck onto others. We are eager for feedback and proactively seek opportunities to develop ourselves personally and professionally.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Candidates stand out when it's obvious they have done their research and can share their excitement for our company's mission, team and culture. Our hiring process is designed to gauge whether someone will enhance our company in these ways: (1) Shared values — We want to understand what someone stands for and what motivates them. We understand that people don't have separate work and personal selves, and are primarily looking for great well-rounded people. (2) Aligned motivations — We find that people excel at work when they really care about the problems they are solving and the customers they can help through their work. (3) Relevant skill set — We are searching for candidates that have "super powers" and have a strong track record in a specific area. Because everyone acts like an owner, we equip our team members with autonomy to achieve their goals. No one is here to be a cheerleader.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are focused on hiring software engineers and other technical talents, especially among underrepresented minorities such as women and African-Americans and Latinos. Earlier this year, Gusto was recognized by Forbes magazine for our successful efforts to improve gender diversity on our engineering team. About one in four engineers at Gusto are female, a greater proportion than females majoring in computer science as undergraduates, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Candidates can stay up on Gusto careers news on our company careers page (https://gusto.com/careers) or by following us on Glassdoor, LinkedIn or Twitter.