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.
Since then, Motel’s client-base has grown to designing and building for millions of users around the world.
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.
at Motel we are
Empathetic and inclusive
We listen to each other for ideas and inspirations; we lean on each other for wisdom.
Creative, talented, doers
We’re little MacGyvers that never stop tinkering, designing, and building better solutions.
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.
Committed to our own well-being
Dedicating ourselves to personal growth: going for walks to clear our heads, constantly learning something new.
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.
As a collective,
Motel is a place
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.
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.
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
We will cover 99% of the cost for your health, dental, and vision insurance and 50% of the cost for your family.
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.
Work from your house, work from a coffee shop, work from a bunker. We don’t care.
Save for your retirement and we’ll chip in too (we offer a company match).
$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.
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.
We all get together twice a year so we can hang out IRL.
$1,000 Conference Stipend
Every year, you get $1k to spend on any conference of your choosing.
We offer unlimited PTO! You better take at least three weeks off per year, or else.
Because we have very few meetings at Motel, your workday can be structured in whatever way works best for you.
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.
$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