Best Places to Work - The Journal Record 2018 - Page 42

#8 Small/Medium Employer Website: Twitter handle: @oseberg_io U.S. corporate headquarters: Oklahoma City Industry: Technology Status: Private U.S. Employees: 41 Oklahoma Employees: 32 Year Founded: Commercialized in 2011 O seberg CEO Evan Anderson put a lot of thought into his company’s culture from the very beginning. He and his co-founder, Erik Gilje, named the company after a Viking ship in a nod to their Norwegian roots. And each Thursday afternoon, all employees come together for a company meeting called “Fika,” which translates as “coffee and cake break” in Swedish. But rather than coffee and cake, Oseberg provides beer from local breweries, and employees dive deep into company values and other issues. Virtual team members join in via web-conference. Employees describe Anderson as a model leader who has fostered an environment of integrity, results and self-improvement. “He strives to lead through action, vision and inspiration, and he en- courages each of his team members to do the same,” said Brandon Brown, software engineer. Oseberg is a cloud computing and data intelligence company in the oil and gas industry that offers a new approach to rapidly convert public regu- latory and county-level data into actionable intelligence. Oseberg provides easy-to-use SaaS data and software products that enable professionals in the energy business to access valuable information buried in myriad regula- tory filings quickly and efficiently. Employees often cite transparency as one of their favorite company values. Each individual is encouraged to ask questions, and all have access to 42 2018 Best Places to Work executive meeting notes. Team members also cite the trust the organization places in them by allowing them to have flexible work hours and remote working opportunities. Other benefits include a retirement plan with a company match, a health plan where Oseberg pays 100 percent of the premiums for employees and a monthlong paid sabbatical every three years. Perks also include an educa- tion budget for employees that can be used for online courses, trainings or conferences; a casual dress code; on-site personal development classes cov- ering topics like mindfulness or guided meditation; monthly team lunches; board game lunches; and the opportunity to bring your pets to work. The whole team also participates in community volunteer activities. Oseberg recognizes outstanding employees through weekly peer recognition and on-the-spot bonuses. “The place is soulful. It’s authentic,” Anderson said. “I see folks that I think are comfortable being their best selves here.” From a business standpoint, that authenticity allows for better communi- cation and collaboration and helps clients. Personally, it makes Oseberg an enjoyable place to work, Anderson said. “It was important to me early on to hire people that I felt like I could learn something from,” he said. The Journal Record