We started productboard because we are inspired by product leaders who have a vision. We celebrate missionaries who go for the moonshot, who stay up late at night because good enough isn’t for them. They don’t do easy, and they are not put off by failure.
We realized that these remarkable leaders need the right tools to have the pulse of their customers, to stay laser-focused on the most important things, and to bring out the best in their teams. That is why we make productboard. We make product leaders excel in everything they do. And we are not just doing something better in an existing market. At productboard, you will have the unique opportunity to define and dominate a whole new category. Think the early days of Salesforce, Hubspot, Zendesk. We can’t wait to have you be part of it!
People are the key for our success
At Productboard you will find very clever people who not only understand what they are doing, they also love it. They are what makes Productboard unique. That is why we wish for more people who would further our abilities and knowledge. Nowadays we know we are building a globally successful product. It is clear that every challenge will be bigger than the previous one and we are persuaded we have a lot to offer. This is a thank you to everyone who is in it with us.
We are a diverse set of individuals, but together we form a team that pulls through as a unit. It might sound idealistic, but as you’ll find out, yes we are idealists.
Environment where you will love to work
You are part of the team. Everyone has their role, every line of code counts. Any idea could push us a mile further, any opinion could save us weeks worth of time. What we want is for you to love going to work. We want you to have everything you need so that you do not lose the enthusiasm you came here with. How can we guarantee that? First of all, we treat each other with respect. Never-ending investments into the company and its employees go hand in hand with that. All that influenced by the realization that people need to see that they are a part of the result and that we are counting on them.
The core principles
We rely on our teammates' curiosity to understand the deepest needs of our customers. We always ask WHY?
Work with purpose
We always understand current objectives and strive to work on things that matter the most. When we feel otherwise, we speak up.
We all have access to the company's business metrics. We celebrate progress and we learn from setbacks.
We appreciate the emotional aspect of design as well as the functional. We seek meaningful connections with our users and believe in the virtue of simplicity.
We work together as a team, leveraging each other's expertise and experience, regardless of where in the world each of us may be.
We constantly innovate and improve our tools, processes, and organization — and we expect everyone to contribute.
We are creative and seek inspiration from the best minds in any and all fields. We come up with several options, then we test and iterate until we hit our goals.
If it's broken...Fix it
We all play a part in how productboard will evolve. If you encounter something that you believe could be better, you have three options: fix it, find someone to fix it, or just let it be. At productboard, we choose options one and two. Our philosophy is to deal with things as they come no matter how big or small. The same goes for everything else, especially when it comes to company values. Decency and fairness are a benchmark for everyone.
Newcomers are often surprised at the efficiency of our internal processes and documentation. Most people who walk into a startup environment expect more scrappinessexpect a bit more punk from a start-up surfing in on its maté wave. Well, for us, that's not the case. We understand quite well where the key to proficient organization lies, and we also know we would never be capable of delivering a world-class product if we wasted our time and energy on chaos. That is just not our style. Perfection is our obsession, and we want productboard to be perfect.
I strongly believe that we all should spend our lives working on something meaningful with a big impact and with people we respect and learn from. Otherwise, what is the point? We have only one life, so let’s live it to the fullest.
Our customers drive everything we do
At productboard, we don't just like our product — we love it. And we want to make sure our customers love it too. We love the way it looks; we love coming up with new improvements, adding new colors and animations, and we love making every new function even better and more attractive than the last. Our passionate, growing customer base is a source of pride for us, and we have a dedicated #love channel on Slack where we feature positive feedback from our customers every day. When we see our work making a real impact in people’s lives, it is an endless source of continued inspiration.
People are friendly and they like to do things the right way rather then do it quickly.
Experience that matters
If you're a fan of functionality as well as design, you're in the right place. Man cannot live by functionality alone. A product needs to be an experience, so naturally, working with productboard must be an experience as well.
Hubert and Daniel safeguard our values and direction. Terka and her team make sure you go home feeling great. From onboarding to exit interviews (of which we fortunately only have few), everything aspect involves fresh and new experiences.
Our Mission - Make products that matter, together.
Kill your ego and let's make better products
At productboard, we make products that matter, together. None of us joined productboard to simply make more money or our CVs more appealing. We are here because of our passion for helping product managers build outstanding products.
As our CEO Hubert Palan puts it, “I just want every product, every service, every experience to be delightful.”
Our vision is one of a world full of products that function and delight. Everyone deserves to work on products that people will use, enjoy, and love — products that are truly excellent. Life is too short to work on features that go unused and products that fail.
Helping product teams achieve excellence drives everything we do here at productboard. It informs how we interact with our customers at every touchpoint, determines the features we choose to build next, and shapes how our product and company will evolve into the future.
Because when our customers succeed, we all succeed.
Design is the new black
Our customers have come to love productboard, and together, we've made it the best tool possible. Not only do our customers know how to create a product, but they also want their productboard experience to be top-notch—and we're always happy to deliver that something extra. That's why, in addition to functionality, we also make sure to add various animations and enjoyable features. Our customers engage with productboard every day, so it's vital that their time spent on the platform be entertaining with perfect visuals that leave them feeling good.
Our focus on design is rational. It simply stands to reason that if you don't offer feeling in design, how can you expect any joy to come from the experience? We have so many tips and ideas for improvements—we could talk about them for years without getting bored. We wouldn't be able to dream of the best products unless our product was itself, best-in-class.
Transparency is who we are
Our culture is built on trust and transparency, and you will be exposed to every step and decision of a fast-growing startup. Politics that stifle creativity and trust are intentionally left out. There is lots to learn, and lots to build. Daniel and Hubert have openly shared their vision from day one, and the entire company lives and breathes these values. It is important to them that everyone is informed about all things productboard — both the highs AND the lows.
All of us have easy access to business metrics and what each team throughout the company is working on. Thanks to this level of transparency, we know exactly where the company stands at all times and see how we fit in.
Learning and growing together
Creating a nurturing environment that fosters learning is critical. We understand that when individual employees grow, we all grow. At productboard, you’ll find experts in design, user experience, development, and customer experience who are all generous with their knowledge. Each month, we host management reading clubs to inspire each other new insights and reads.
Our welcome package doesn’t only include swag (though we have that too) — each new hire receives a book called Inspired. Written by Marty Cagan, the “godfather of product management,” it covers the product management philosophy and best practices that productboard is built on. It is a must-read for us all.
In Prague, you can find us at HubHub
productboard is located in the bustling historic center of Prague, Na Příkopech, in a coworking space called HubHub. However, a new and exciting future is ahead of us. Stay tuned!
And in the heart of Silicon Valley...
Part of our company is in Prague. The other half you'll find in the heart of the technology industry — San Francisco, USA. Our office is a stone's throw away from Twitter, Mozilla, Google, and other household names.