We’re often asked what it’s like to work at soulpepper. Well aside from Free Beer Fridays (thanks to our friends at Google for our official Beer Fridge), soulpepper is the kind of place where everyone works hard and plays harder. From early morning kickboxing workouts and sunrise hikes to impromptu DJ dance parties after work, life here is full on.
Getting Our Kicks
Sensei Sean ran us through an early morning cardio kickboxing workout at Champions – Canada’s largest martial arts and fitness facility he helped develop. This was lots of fun until Paul Lean started to tee off on me. Easy big guy. I didn’t mean to call you Pauline.
Official Google Beer Fridge
Did we mention Google gave us an official Google Beer fridge because they love us? Seriously, they really do. So we keep it filled with free beer and inspiration for J-Money. It helps him bust a rhyme after work. That alone is worth shooting us your resume.
Vancouver is world famous for it’s spectacular mountains, crystal blue ocean and magnificent forests. So we did what any tourist visiting our fair city would do by taking in several pre dawn hikes to experience the natural wonders of BC’s wild, west coast.
The Amazing Maze
What started as an innocent romp through a Fraser Valley corn maze quickly disintegrated into a bacchanal of revelry, drinking and marshmallow roasting around a bonfire. Good thing we didn’t have work the next day! Oh wait. We did.
No, this wasn’t a rush 6pm deadline from a client (those don’t frighten us anymore). Some of the braver souls at soulpepper attended Fright Night at Playland where a ghoulishly good time was had by all. (Or so I’m told by the ones that survived).
Bright Lights at Stanley Park
Organized by our resident Christmas elf Naomi aka The Good Fairy, this over the top holiday extravaganza is a tradition in Vancouver. Our team rode the Christmas train, knocked back the eggnog and dreamed of sugarplums while waiting for St. Nick.
Dance Dance Party Party
We’ve got our own professional DJ spinning the wax here after work. Our lovable lead developer Gabe aka The Skydancer aka Soul Seek is keeping it real and takes every opportunity to fire up the decks to keep the soul train moving.
Personal Intention Setting
Setting personal goals and intentions is an important part of the soulpepper culture. Our team supports each other in achieving our goals by offering rewards, motivation and advice (when needed) to help us all be accountable for our dreams outside of work.
Get Your Passport Up To Date
We work closely with all our clients no matter where they are located. Recently, we took some of our team to NYC to consult in person with Cosabella who have built a stellar reputation as one of the most sought after luxury lingerie brands in the world.
We believe in higher learning and expanding our skills and horizons. That’s why we provide access and financial support for team members to take in events, educational seminars, online courses and more. All you need to supply is the desire to learn.
We’ve always got a pantry stocked with our team’s favourite snacks to help keep us going. Popcorn for Bogdan, toast for Rhonda, some weird kind of tropical juice concoction for Sean and an assortment of nibbles for Howie, our resident foodie.
At soulpepper, we’re been described as more of a family than a company. So it’s only natural that we corral the posse a few times a year and enjoy a traditional family style meal together. Here’s our latest one at Campagnola. Salute!
Like what you see? Visit our careers page and send us your resume. We’re hiring for a variety of positions!
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Written by Rik Klingle-Watt
About the author
Rik Klingle-Watt is a soulpepper and writer of the award winning documentary Not Business as Usual, a film about disrupting the business quo.
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