Grey Market Labs named among best workplaces.
Arlington, VA May 10, 2022: Grey Market Labs has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2022 issue, hitting newsstands on May 17, 2022, and prominently featured on Inc.com, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or virtual facility.
Grey Market Labs is an employee-owned, certified B corporation that prioritizes team member flexibility and innovation. As co-owners, team members are bought into the public benefit mission and are recognized for their impact on the company and mission. Through the Inc. survey, one of our team members said: “Grey Market Labs is a place that I feel fosters independent critical thinking, recruits smart motivated people that lift everyone up, has leadership that is honest and transparent, and has a mission that excites and motivates me.”
As a results-driven and remote-first company, Grey Market Labs does not require team members to work the standard 9-to-5. Instead, team members determine their hours and decide where they want to work (remote, hybrid, or on-site), with no change to compensation. Responsibility to each other and their customers is a key hallmark of success at the Labs. The team travels to meet each other and customers to build connections, not for daily commutes. This gives tremendous flexibility to travel and work anywhere. To build company culture, we meet up regularly for collaboration and host company-wide offsites multiple times a year. This rapidly moves projects forward, fuels innovation, builds those critical connections and trust so important for a distributed team. It also helps drive what benefits the company offers, which are chosen annually by team requests.
Active collaboration between all team members, regardless of job title, is a key feature of Grey Market Lab’s culture. The team works in a highly coordinated way with daily, online chats and robust channels with history dating back to the company’s founding. Roles cut across experience levels and team members self-select areas of expertise, where junior engineers could be working directly with the CTO on a project and then take the lead on another effort. This has increased buy-in, self-ownership and connectedness to the work.
After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 475 honorees this year. Each company that was nominated took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine overall score and ranking.
Grey Market Labs CEO, Kristopher Schroeder says, “My cofounder, Ryan, and I started with a simple goal, to build a product company that we loved to work at. While some days can be hard, this has been the greatest journey of our careers and we are still early! From putting a public mission first at incorporation and now as a certified B-Corp, or making sure flexibility was available for everyone as a remote-first team, every step has been driven with a clear focus to enjoy what we are doing and be the best in our field at the intersection of privacy and productivity.”
“Not long ago, the term ‘best workplace’ would have conjured up images of open-office designs with stocked snack fridges,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Yet given the widespread adoption of remote work, the concept of the workplace has shifted. This year, Inc. has recognized the organizations dedicated to redefining and enriching the workplace in the face of the pandemic.”
About Grey Market Labs
Grey Market Labs® is a Certified B-Corp founded with the mission to protect life online. We are driving innovation and change in software and privacy as one of Inc Magazine’s fastest growing companies in the MidAtlantic. Our patented Replica™ platform eliminates the cyber risks of old, establishes a resilient architecture that self-heals, and automates the complexity of cloud and application orchestration, reducing IT burden by over 99%. Replica orchestrates, automates, and secures Environments-as-a-Service, making organizations more protected with our patented privacy and Zero Trust architecture and more productive by increasing access to critical data, tools, and workflows on-demand, anywhere. We empower the most important work of our customers: across Commercial, Federal, and Defense in areas of Fraud Investigations, Countering Human Trafficking, Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Malware Disruption, Data Science for National Security, Secure DevOps and more.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.