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California-based Glint grows its presence in Lincoln’s Haymarket

Alex Coonce, Vice President of People and Culture at Glint

Glint, a software company and people success platform based out of Redwood City, California, moved to Lincoln in late 2016. Since then, the Nebraska office has seen rapid growth and recently moved to a new and larger location.

Glint was built on a new approach that helps organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve business results.

Alex Coonce, Vice President of People and Culture at Glint, said Glint is essentially a FitBit for a company’s health.

“Glint [has] a vision to build a world where people love their jobs,” said Coonce. “We have wearables and tracking devices for nearly everything in our lives. We track how much we sleep at night, how many steps we take in a day, how many calories we consume. With Glint, we wanted to create something that could give you that kind of rich data for your company’s health.”

Glint uses pulse surveys to help companies find out what their employees think and feel in real time, then uses AI and machine learning technology to sift through the open-ended feedback they receive from employees.

Glint then uses the open-ended employee feedback to uncover what’s important to teams and delivers action items to managers.

“The goal is to give employees voice, to then allow managers to focus on the things that improve the employee experience and create people-driven cultures,” said Coone.

Glint’s vision for their customers is carried over in their own internal operations.

After a few years of operations, Glint knew they needed to expand their team in ways that promoted hiring diversity to accommodate their wide range of international clients.

That expansion brought them to Lincoln.

Coonce said the Lincoln team started small with just a handful of employees, but the office’s mission-driven energy led to quick growth.

“Our mission is to help people be happier and more successful at work, and our Lincoln team really embodies that,” said Coonce. “Our Lincoln team is incredible. There’s so much energy. People are really excited about what we’re building, and there’s a real family culture.”

Glint recently completed their move from the Railyard to the Hudl building at 6th and P to accommodate their team, which is still hiring and growing.

“We think of Lincoln not as a satellite office, but as a key hub for us,” said Coonce. The team there is diverse, as well. We have sales, sales development, engineering, customer success and people science. That’s how we think about all of our offices right now. It’s important for us to build a balanced, collaborative culture, so the office has all of our job families.”

Coonce said it’s a testament to the tech talent in Lincoln that Glint has not only put down roots but is actively expanding and encouraging further employment.

“Our CEO talks a lot about building a very strong business and hiring people who are really focused on growth and execution, but who are also very kind, open and curious,” said Coonce. “It’s a big part of our culture globally, and something I think bolstered by the Lincoln office.”

Coonce said the environment of the Lincoln office has a positive effect on the city as a whole, not just the employees.

“There’s a great community they’re building outside the walls of Glint and building relationships that connect their home life and their work life in a really nice, balanced way.”

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Christine Burright McGuigan is the Managing Editor of Silicon Prairie News.

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