It’s no secret that some of the most coveted jobs in the tech industry are located in Silicon Valley. Considered the technology sector’s birthplace, this Bay Area startup Mecca is home to some very well known technology giants— Hewlett-Packard, Google, Facebook, and Cisco are just a handful of the Fortune 1000 companies that reside there. Because working in Silicon Valley is the goal of most programmers and developers in the U.S., we’re not surprised when candidates we interview share that they’re also taking interviews in the San Francisco area.
So then why are they interviewing with The Control Group--a company 500 miles away from Silicon Valley? Because we’re rapidly expanding and proving to the world that you don’t have to be in Mountain View to be an industry leader. We’re nimble and flexible like a startup, constantly evaluating and improving our products, yet we have the software, talent, and most importantly the stability of a tech giant.
The Control Group is the creator of the Instant Checkmate website, which boasts a current Alexa rating of 315 for the United States. We’re producing innovative solutions to problems others haven’t even seen yet. Plus, we’ve got the cherry on top that Silicon Valley doesn’t have— the perfect 5’ waves and sandy shores of Pacific Beach, San Diego.
Never underestimate the power of a warm ocean breeze, next to no humidity, a few palm trees, and the freshest fish tacos you’ve ever tasted. Pair that winning combination with the ever evolving top-tier benefits we provide, and it’s an offer most people find hard to refuse. Our employees thrive on the fast moving culture of a Silicon Valley startup while going surfing on their lunch breaks, taking time to enjoy the award-winning cuisine in downtown’s Little Italy district, or even enjoying a weekend getaway in Los Angeles or Las Vegas. We actually find it makes all of us just a bit more productive. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we view our workloads as a challenge and treat each task as a chance to impress. We take quick breaks to clear our minds, then return to our desks refreshed and ready to tackle the projects that await us.
We’re aiming to evolve this industry not just with our technology, but with our unbeatable location. We like to work intelligently— with our toes in the sand and surfboards at the ready, enjoying all that San Diego has to offer.