We're kidding of course! But we ARE pretty laid-back. We do take pride in "representing the company," but you probably won't see any of us wearing suits or ties. Although it is important to dress professionally and in a manner that is appropriate for the situation, we like to spend more time focusing on delivering results than working on our image.
We strive to ensure that everyone at Fortego loves the work they are doing and is provided every opportunity to find and tackle the next hard technical challenge in their career. We encourage our employees to pursue research projects, because we know the knowledge gained will directly benefit our clients.
We believe in rewarding employees for going above and beyond the call of duty. Fortego was formed to inspire and reward for a passion to excel. Everyone at Fortego has a passion to get to the next level. What level is that? It’s always the next one. We take pride in creating and maintaining a culture of excitement and passion for learning and solving problems. The passion, creativity, and excellence of our team of analysts and developers creates a fun and rewarding environment.
Because work takes up so much of the time in our lives we feel it’s important to have a “work family.” We don’t think you should have to leave that feeling of family and camaraderie when you leave your house in the morning. We treat everyone at Fortego, including our customers and partners, as part of our family.
We always say we want a culture where everyone can drink a beer with each other. We realize not everyone drinks beer, but the concept is that the best endorsement for our culture would be if everyone can connect on a personal level. It doesn’t mean everyone has to be best friends, but the goal is an environment that encourages diversity, mutual respect, and camaraderie.
At Fortego we are uncompromising in adhering to our Core Values. They are the code we live by and form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. They guide us when interacting with others and are the basis for how we make everyday decisions.
Integrity is the cornerstone for all our other core values because it is the foundation in which everyone can be held accountable. Integrity is about believing in and being committed to being morally correct. It’s being passionate about what we do AND what we believe in. Integrity supports our dedication to give honest service, both internally and externally, and upholds our exceptionally high standard of excellence and ethical conduct. We demonstrate our integrity when we work through disagreements with honesty and respect for others, when we honor our commitments, and when we accept responsibility for our actions.
Technical Excellence is what drives us to come to work every day. It’s not about being the smartest person in the world or in the room – but rather having the passion and drive to continually challenge ourselves to improve. It’s about being able to give ourselves an honest assessment of our technical abilities, strive to improve, and having the passion and dedication to be technical leaders for our customers.
We realize that one person can’t know everything. In the specialized areas of expertise that Fortego focuses, there is too much information for just one or a few people to know. We encourage and even require all our employees to work together as a team to solve problems – including treating our clients and partners as part of that team. We recognize that to solve our clients’ toughest problems we need to take a team approach.
It is often the synergy of unique and different ideas that provide the innovation to solve technical challenges. We believe in fostering an environment where everyone can present their ideas without fear of ridicule – not an environment to measure your technical knowledge against others. Demonstrating respect for others demonstrates self-confidence in yourself and allows other people to grow and improve themselves.
Everyone comes from different backgrounds, cultures and upbringings. We embrace and encourage diversity and are committed to providing an environment where people from all walks of life can succeed. We believe diversity is a vital component of being able to view problems from different perspectives and coming up with unique and innovative approaches to solve problems.