Ladders Engineering Cultural Values

The Ladders team is very excited to share with the world our Engineering Cultural Values. We hold these truths to be self-evid…just kidding. Creating a set of inspiring, long lasting, and fundamental values isn’t easy. It is a reflective process with many different, but often surprisingly similar opinions.

We asked ourselves:

  • What does it mean to be an engineer at Ladders?
  • What do we expect from ourselves, our colleagues, and our company?
  • What do we take pride in and where do we need to do better?
  • What are our core values that will form the bedrock now and in the future?

Wow! That is a lot of stuff to consider. After many brain-storming sessions, inspirations from other companies (thank you Zillow and Amazon), and tossed/consolidated ideas, we came up with 7 core cultural values.

Without much further adieu, we present Ladders Engineering Cultural Values.

Ladders Engineering Cultural Values

New Sweet


“There’s no place like home.”

– Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz)

For the past year we have been diligently planning and awaiting our move to a new home…and at last this week it has happened! Through just a little blood, sweet, and tears (those ethernet cables can be sharp), we successfully moved to our new lair.

Although we will miss our old home with all our unique LADDERS memories, I don’t think anybody will disagree if I say we are already thoroughly enjoying the perks of the new home.


The VIEW!!!


Our new stylish elevator that works at the speed of light (our old elevators we’re definitely sub-light speed)!


Our Cafe area where we get breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week!


And of course our working space


The move was smooth sailing, at least for us inhabitants. Fill your moving crate the Friday before at the old office and find your desk ready to work at Monday morning. Easy right? However, the team who facilitated the move probably has a completely different story to tell. I’m almost sure that our head of HR Luis Rodriguez and our master Enterprise Architect Marque Staneluis, who lead our move and made it seem easy (which it wasn’t), acquired a few gray hairs in the process…but they would agree it was well worth it.


“Hopefully you didn’t notice, but this move was Murphy’s Law on steroids!”

-Marque Staneluis


Thankfully they didn’t have to do it alone.

They had the power team of Khoa Chau (KC), Jose Diaz, Michael Andersen, Nick Giordano, and of course Jose Perez and Diego Riano.

But at the end, all the hard work paid off. The move was a huge success.

And what do we do when we succeed at LADDERS? We of course celebrate!!!



Ozlem Zoe Gul, Director of Engineering @ LADDERS