Working at Motel

Motel was started in 2014

Mark and Caleb met each other on a bus to Montreal (Airport Code: MTL). Both burnt out from the startup scene, they wanted to take what they learned: engineering (Caleb) and design (Mark), and create a company.

Mark, being the creative idealist that he is, wanted to buy this Motel, and have different rooms dedicated to different disciplines in the digital product space. Mark, being the creative idealist that he is, wanted to buy this Motel, and have different rooms dedicated to different disciplines in the digital product space.

Since then, Motel’s client-base has grown to designing and building for millions of users around the world.

Check out some of our work →

Mission & Values

We see our team as a collection many. A group of individuals with their own quirks and talents, and we take large measures to ensure it stays that way.

As a remote company, we’re dedicated to giving our team the freedom of choice, and in our work, we hope to deliver that for other people as well.

  1. As individuals,
    at Motel we are

  2. Empathetic and inclusive

    We listen to each other for ideas and inspirations; we lean on each other for wisdom.

  3. Creative, talented, doers

    We’re little MacGyvers that never stop tinkering, designing, and building better solutions.

  4. Committed to the well-being of others

    We want to create a better environment for other people. This can mean lifting someone else up or taking a bullet for a teammate.

  5. Committed to our own well-being

    Dedicating ourselves to personal growth: going for walks to clear our heads, constantly learning something new.

  6. Unapologetically unique

    We want to bet on our strengths. We do a good job of recognizing what we’re good at and set ourselves up for success. We’re respectful but we don’t tone down our own thoughts and opinions, we are proud of who we are.

  1. As a collective,
    Motel is a place

  2. Residents creatively solve problems

    Whether it be in code, design, or in life, we want to create a space where anything is up for grabs, anything can improve and it’s up to you to do it. Remember, we bet on our strengths.

  3. Supportive of individual needs

    The individual needs of the people are put before the organization, and everyone feels a high level of mutual respect towards one another. This means we’re dedicated to creating the best possible working environment where Residents can be productive and happy.

  4. Residents improve and learn

    If we’re ever stagnating, we’re not doing something right. We want to create a space where everyone has a mentor, where everyone is improving, and where everyone has the opportunity and time to learn new things and grow.

While some company values are aspirational, we believe ours describe the way Motel already functions. This list informs the way we make decisions and choose new work.

Benefits & Perks

  1. Health Insurance

    We will cover 99% of the cost for your health, dental, and vision insurance and 50% of the cost for your family.

  2. Paid Parental Leave

    We are proud to offer both moms and dads twelve weeks paid time off after the addition of a new family member.

  3. Remote Working

    Work from your house, work from a coffee shop, work from a bunker. We don’t care.

  4. 401k

    Save for your retirement and we’ll chip in too (we offer a company match).

  5. $300/mo Workplace Stipend

    We don’t care how you use it, but you’ll receive money every month to pay for a coworking space, better internet for your house, cold brew from your favorite coffee shop, whatever will help you get the job done.

  6. Mentorship

    We take mentorship seriously! You will meet regularly with a mentor for ongoing feedback and you also get your choice of projects so that you can hand pick which tools you want to learn next.

  7. Team-Wide Retreats

    We all get together twice a year so we can hang out IRL.

  8. $1,000 Conference Stipend

    Every year, you get $1k to spend on any conference of your choosing.

  9. Vacation

    We offer unlimited PTO! You better take at least three weeks off per year, or else.

  10. Flexibility

    Because we have very few meetings at Motel, your workday can be structured in whatever way works best for you.

  11. Learning & Collaboration

    You will spend a day each week working on whatever you want. Need help with it? Chances are that someone on our team would like to lend a hand as well.

  12. $1,000 Buddy Budget

    Remember the buddy system? You get a stipend each year so that you can travel to a location of your choosing, with coworkers of your choosing #friendship

Open Positions

  • Full Stack Software Engineer

    Motel is looking for an experienced Full Stack Software Engineer to join our team who will not only help us build great products, but also be an important part of maturing our development process. Read the Description and Apply.

  • Operations Assistant

    Motel is looking for an Operations Assistant which will play three important roles: office management, finances, and logistics. Read the Description and Apply.

Diversity of background, age, story, and skill set are what make teams successful. Motel makes hiring decisions with that in mind. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development.

Motel is dedicated to finding new Residents for our team that are as happy with us as we are with them, which means that the process can at times be a little lengthy. We will be as communicative as possible with you about the hiring timeline and encourage you to reach out at any time with questions.