TEECOM believes in hiring the best people, giving them the tools and resources to succeed, and recognizing and rewarding their successes. Teamwork, humility, and accountability are essential to our culture. Our leadership is committed to listening to the team’s feedback and taking swift action to continually improve the company. We respect our teammates’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives, rely on each other’s knowledge, and support each other when workloads differ.
TEECOM’s core values are: Demonstrate You Care, Add Value, and Earn Trust. Demonstrate You Care means that you communicate effectively, respect other people, and show selflessness toward colleagues, clients, our community, and the environment. Add Value means that you deliver results, commit to continuous improvement, and adhere to proper process. Earn Trust means that you demonstrate accountability, practice teamwork, and exhibit vulnerability.
During the pandemic, TEECOM found that the virtual collaboration tools we have adopted and developed in-house enable us to work remotely with full effectiveness. There was simply no need for us to return to permanent physical office spaces. Nothing has changed in terms of our commitment to projects and clients. Our staff remain located in the same regions: the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, and the United Kingdom. We continue to deliver projects all over the world. Our digital workplace gives our staff greater flexibility and helps us achieve our goal of carbon neutrality.
TEECOM recognizes that our society and our industry is shaped by inequities of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and more. We recognize that if we are not proactively part of the solution, we are part of the problem. TEECOM’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) program is designed to correct inequities through measures including the following:
- Ensuring Pay Equity
- Ensuring Promotion Equity
- Actively Recruiting from Diverse Sources
- Training Staff and Leadership on Unconscious Bias and Cultural Sensitivity
- Supporting Staff Through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and More
TEECOM’s Womxn in Engineering (WXIE) group serves as a safe space for positive and productive discussion to support women and gender minorities at the firm. WXIE takes its objective from the Society of Women Engineers mission statement: “Empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.” The group at TEECOM meets monthly to hear from speakers; share knowledge, personal experiences, and article and book recommendations; provide a mutual support system; and empower one another to advance our careers and overcome implicit bias in the workplace.