Category: Culture

Every day, we work together to create something bigger than ourselves. We work to change lives. We work to give hope. And we don’t just pay lip service to these ideals—our values are the DNA of our culture.

And what a culture it is! Our team members are provided the opportunity to attend Financial Peace University from the very first day. Our leadership takes pride in kicking everyone out of the office by 5:30 so we spend our evenings with family instead of hunkered down at our desks, and Dave provides a free catered lunch once a month. Team members enjoy a no-gossip policy, loads of free products, legendary Christmas parties … the list goes on and on. We work hard, but we also play hard.

But hey, don’t just take our word for it! Dave’s company has been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the BEST places to work in Nashville six times in a row! Our leadership truly believes that when you treat team members with excellence, you get excellent results.

Benefits of the Unnatural

Recently, I spoke at a local meet-up group about a technical topic I had some experience with. I had done this several times before, so it wasn’t a huge deal for me. However, I am far from a natural speaker, and I am still working to become a better presenter. Presenting is not a natural […] 

What We Would Tell Kanye

What We Would Tell Kanye

I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz around one of Kanye West’s recent tweets that he has $53 million in personal debt, despite a reported annual income of $18 million a year and a net worth of $120 million. He’s received quite a bit of criticism, so here at Ramsey Solutions, we would like to offer […] 

New Team Members in 2015

2015 was quite the year. Ramsey Solutions brought on over 150 new team members and had several huge product launches that far exceeded our expectations. Our environment is so collaborative and fast-paced that it was fun to watch all these newbies hit the gates running and make a profound difference so fast. Say hello to […] 

Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

In my 15 months at Ramsey Solutions, I’ve seen some pretty incredible life transformations—not only for our customers, but also for our team members. There has been quite a buzz the last few weeks after our company Christmas party. Many people are aware that each team member received a $900 shopping spree to Target and […] 

The Unintentional Lie

I didn’t have time. That’s a lie. It’s unintentional—it’s not a malicious lie or a concealment lie—but it’s still a lie. Unintentional lies are so common in our culture that we don’t even think of them as lies anymore. Instead, we use them to protect ourselves from the truth that we have failed to take […] 

Thoughts From a Freshman Developer

If you’ve made a career change into the deep blue sea of web developing like me, you’ve learned quite a bit during your transition. I started working at Ramsey Solutions as a brand-new developer, fresh out of the Nashville Software School about a year ago, and it has been a life-changing opportunity. With this past […] 

Code Review on a Time Budget

Ding! Outlook notification. Ah, there it is. YAGHPRE has flooded your inbox again. (Yet another GitHub Pull Request Email—yes, I made that up.) The team is totally kickin’ it and cranking out code, which is awesome. It also means there’s a lot of code to review. You want to be helpful and make sure code […] 

The Consummate Professional

Often times, you hear someone speaking of a respected peer or colleague and even professional athletes refer to another as “the consummate professional.” So, what does it mean to be a professional? What exactly makes someone a professional developer? Observation Professionals observe. They observe the work of proven professionals as well as their own. Go […] 

3 Lessons on Moving from Developer to Leader

3 Lessons on Moving from Developer to Leader

Almost a year ago, I made the transition from a Sr. Developer to leading a team of developers. While I’m certainly far from having it “all figured out,” I put together a few of my personal lessons learned that you may find helpful. Manage yourself well Moving into leadership quickly pushed me over my task […] 

4 Responses to a Missed Milestone

Have you ever had a large multi-day or multi-week project? We all have at one time or another, whether it is a term paper, a project for work, or cleaning out the garage. What were the expectations around the completion of that project? How did you feel as the completion date approached? If you, like […] 

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