{DEVELOP}ed by you

TechSmith Culture

As soon as you accept your role at TechSmith, you’re officially a “TechSmithie.” It’s like you’ve found your people — smart, fun, and slightly nerdy (OK, maybe a lot nerdy). Each TechSmithie adds their own unique spice to our ever-changing culture. What will you bring to the mix?

Definition of a TechSmithie

[tek · s mɪ́TH ·ē]  noun

TechSmithies are passionate about helping people show what they know through our products. They take pride in what they do and what they make — always innovating and tinkering, with the goal of creating products that our customers tell us they “can’t live without.” TechSmithies care — about the work they do and the people they work with. They aren’t put off by a wild idea (in fact, they crave other perspectives) and love working with a team. They are comfortable with open office doors (or, maybe no doors at all) and open meetings. They are the first to raise their hands to volunteer for a task and also the first to give kudos to fellow TechSmithie on a job well done.

How we’re wired

Our culture grows and changes with us, but our values remain the same. They are the foundation of everything we do — how we treat each other, how we make decisions, and how we engage with our community.

TechSmith values graphic.

Our Core Values

We put our customers first, acting with integrity.

We are all equal at TechSmith. We treat each other with respect and appreciation.

We empower each other to take accountability.

We are transparent and inclusive, especially with decision-making.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We can’t {DEVELOP} without it

Difference has been a revered part of our TechSmith culture for 30 years. We continually strive for diversity in our thought and perspectives which drives innovation, creative problem solving, and good decision making — it must be at the core of how we empower and engage our teams. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. This commitment begins with individual and organizational efforts to continue practicing respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

Our customer base is worldwide, from every generation, nationality, gender, religion, ethnicity, and background, furthering the necessity to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. We also value diversity and equity in STEM education and have made this our philanthropic focus for a decade. There is always more work to be done, but we are steadfast in our commitment to actively build our cultural competency to better serve our customers, each other, and our community.


{DEVELOP}ing daily

A day in the life of a TechSmithie

 

Time to innovate

We love what we do at TechSmith. When we say innovation is a priority, we mean it. Innovation drives how we structure our work. In addition to being an AGILE company, we use program increment planning to schedule out blocks of work, followed by blocks of time to work on passion projects (called “innovation sprints”). All other work stops, and TechSmithies have time to explore anything they want that relates in some way to bettering themselves or the company. We have seen firsthand how this time helps develop growth in our people and our products.

 

Surprises! (The good kind)

You never know what a day at TechSmith will bring — maybe a surprise visit from the candy cart (yes, it’s as good as it sounds) or a morning cup o’ Joe fresh from the cart of a local roaster. Lunches on Fridays are catered in from a variety of fine local establishments, leaving most of us eagerly counting down the minutes until the clock hits noon.

 

Not your average lunch break

We also find some time to unwind during the workday. Sure, you’ll find people playing video games or pickup basketball over lunch, but you also might overhear the sweet sounds of a ukulele jam band, or catch our honey harvester enthusiasts trading secrets and samples, or discover TechSmithies refining their game in an indoor golf simulator.


{DEVELOP}ing outside of work

One benefit of having amazing coworkers is that we kinda like each other and love what we do, so we make up some good excuses to be innovative in our roles AND to have fun together outside of work.

Man in a zorb.

We get our competitive juices flowing

Minute to Win It, life-size foosball, trivia, basketball, video gaming and cornhole tournaments — you dream it up, we’ll try to make it happen.

Group of TechSmith kids.

We get the whole family involved

We setup kid-friendly events like trips to Shawhaven Farm for pumpkin picking and corn maze wandering in the fall or a summer evening at Cooley Stadium cheering on the Lansing Lugnuts.

Kayaks on the Grand River in Lansing.

We venture out to support awesome local businesses

There's nothing better than an afternoon float down the Grand River with River Town Adventures or grabbing a drink and a good ‘ol fashion game of Pac-Man at The Grid.

TechSmithies holding plants.

We love to learn from each other

Learn from your fellow TechSmithies by catching a class on how to plant succulents or a family-friendly story time led by one of our company leaders.

{DEVELOP}ing our community

We give back — it’s one of our favorite things.

And where and how we give back isn’t determined by a board of directors — it’s led by our employees. We offer paid time off for employees to volunteer and an employee giving program. It’s led to some amazing initiatives.

We collectively donate almost 100 pints of blood a year.

We sponsor capstone classes at Michigan State University to give future developers the opportunity to work on real world problems. 

We play games for 24 hours straight through an Extra Life fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network each year. 

We offer company matching programs to support small businesses and communities affected by natural disasters.

We take pride in mentoring students of all ages so they can see opportunities in STEM careers.

We give food, cash, and volunteering time donations to our local food bank.

We build hope through our neighborhood Habitat for Humanity.

Theatre mask icon.

We provide opportunities for area children to see a performance at the local Performance Art Theater. 

{DEVELOP} in Lansing

The TechSmith campus is located in Okemos, smack dab in the middle of the state. We’re only a few miles away from Lansing, Michigan’s capital city, and Michigan State University (Go Green!), home of the Spartans and one of the top research universities in our region.

The Greater Lansing area is the heart of Michigan, and we know you’ll #LoveLansing just like we do. Lansing has a little something for everyone, whether you want to take a stroll along the scenic River Trail, catch a game at Spartan Stadium, find an award-winning Broadway performance at the Wharton Center, take the whole family to Potter Park Zoo, or spend an afternoon learning and exploring at Impression 5 science center.

Outdoor enthusiasts, sports fanatics, art connoisseurs, rejoice! The Greater Lansing area has you covered.

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