Tally Certified as Great Place to Work in Canada and U.S.
April 11, 2022
It’s official, Tally is a Great Place to Work®!
Tally is proud to announce that we have been certified as a Great Place to Work® in both the United States and Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from Tallizens (Tally employees), provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about their workplace experience. A special thanks to everyone who took time to share their insights on what it’s like to work here. Your feedback is valuable and greatly appreciated!
Tally is a "human-first" company. Our core values – Don’t Say Nothing, Change Shoes Often and Own the Outcome – prioritize psychological safety, empathy and accountability. We hire based on these values and we’re committed to maintaining a culture that reinforces them in our day-to-day work.
On Change Shoes Often, Tally VP of People Operations, Genessa Stout, says “Empathy is core to our culture. We practice it every day with each other and with our members. The mental stress that credit card debt has on people is very real. Compassion and understanding are key to helping people be free from credit card debt for good.”
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Tally’s workforce has been fully remote and continues to grow beyond our San Francisco and Vancouver offices. Our benefits and culture have adapted to support remote work, work-life balance and foster connections between Tallizens even with limited in-person interactions.
Work From Home Stipends: To ensure Tallizens feel supported and able to do their best work, Tally offers two different stipends to help cover out-of-pocket costs. Every Tallizen can reimburse costs for internet service and cell phone service used for work. Tallizens can also get a budget for their home office setup, helping to purchase items such as a chair, desk, monitor or router.
Tally Supper Club: To help Tallizens connect with each other, we sponsored several “supper clubs” last year. These were small in-person and virtual activities led by employees. Some Tallizens did an escape room together or gathered for a walking tour of their city. Others watched a local baseball game or took virtual cooking and art classes together.
Town Hall: Tallizens gather virtually every two weeks for an all-company meeting. This isn’t just a time to get company updates, it’s an opportunity to learn more about your fellow Tallizen. Each meeting is guest hosted by a different Tallizen who typically picks a theme (and sometimes an accompanying activity) that offers some fun insight on who they are as a person. Past Town Halls have included playing detective to solve a mystery, playing bingo, learning about underwater sea creatures or reassessing your health and fitness.
One of the reasons why Tally has been able to adapt our workplace to what Tallizens need is our emphasis on Don’t Say Nothing as a core value. Tallizens are encouraged to speak their minds — whether to challenge, cheer or converse. We provide employees with multiple channels of communications, from dedicated time to answer questions at the end of every Town Hall to an anonymous Pulse Survey every two weeks. Moreover, Tallizens from all levels of the company are known to reach out to Tally CEO’s directly over slack with questions, thoughts and feedback.
Finally, feedback is nothing without action. As a company, Tally practices what it preaches with Own the Outcome. The people team and leadership team considers every piece of feedback thoughtfully on how to best adjust our workplace to help Tallizens feel supported to do their best work possible.
For example, the Women of Tally employee resource group was formed to create a stronger community for our employees who identify as women while providing resources and opportunities for professional development, philanthropy and personal growth. This was in response to a request by women in the company who wanted more specialized support.
For all these reasons and more, we’re thrilled to be called a Great Place to Work.