My job is to make sure no one works on weekends. It's to make sure that people observe holidays and use up their vacation hours. We give constant feedback, and let our team know that we're open to criticism and change. We also support people in their journey, whether they choose to grow with us in their career, or use us as a stepping stone to a better opportunity. I learned these lessons from my previous startup - it's important to understand that everyone has their own unique journey, and that it's our role to support each journey, no matter where it leads.
The majority of our team consists of people of color and/or gender minorities. This is at a tech firm headquartered in the United States. I think that speaks more to our culture than any DEI initiatives that we’re leveraging. It helps that we hire people globally and can pay them in their preferred currency, but the majority of our team lives in the US.
While I don't think anyone "should" work at Databento, here’s some things that people typically like:
The lowest turnover.