PERQ has a unique office environment due to the mixture of work and play. Employees are given responsibility like any job, but at PERQ you are afforded privileges that aren’t common in the workplace. (e.g. weight room, basketball hoop, ping pong table, etc.) This is the drive behind the culture of the company. They want to hire people who can handle the entanglement of freedom, perks, and responsibility.
Four Core Characteristics
PERQ’s personality is not only built on how we treat our customers and contribute to our community, but how we view ourselves everyday in the office. The formula for winning is based on four core characteristics that embody PERQ; grit, savvy, magnetism and competitive greatness.
The new culture focused renovation includes a bar meeting area complete with a dry-erase counter top, wine refrigerator and four beer taps, one being non-alcoholic root beer. The bar area is meant to remind each other of our perseverance and passion for long-term goals with constructs of resilience, ambition, and need for achievement. It’s also a great spot to kick back and chat after a successful day of work.
A savvy person at the core is smart and thoughtful. Our study themed collaboration area features a custom bookshelf wall graphic, adaptive circle couch, 24′ foot tall blackboard and roll-away white boards to keep ideas flowing freely.
The Magnetism wall is designed to reflect individuals who exude respect, self-confidence and enthusiasm while making everyone around them feel empowered. At 24 feet tall and nearly 100 feet wide, the design is a mosaic constructed from over 12,000 social media photos gathered from PERQ employees.
The fourth culture characteristic is a bit of an encapsulating one. Competitive greatness is a combination of all of the other characteristics. The big head themed basketball goal is a symbol of our competitive drive. A good portion of our employees enjoy shooting some hoops on a daily basis, not to mention the weight room.
Fortunately, we were able to install a couple other murals into our building. These include a lobby/reception area and community dedication corner.
The lobby entry features our company logo sub-branded by FATWIN, our consumer-facing software product. Below the mark is a mountainous half-tone angling upward towards a pinnacle of achievement and positive growth.
Although our rebrand to PERQ is new, the history of the company extends back more than 10 years. The employees of TriAuto, Trace Communications, and BrizProps have always been advocates for change in the community by supporting local charities and causes. We are under one name now, but only plan to focus more on enriching our community as PERQ. To the left, you can see our calendar of events. And on the right, there are photos of employees volunteering in the community.
The power of culture
At PERQ, we know that a brand is nothing without a culture to drive it. By focusing on our employees, our community, and our customers, we can accomplish much greater goals in the long-term for everyone.
VERGE takes a tour of the PERQ office.
Some notable press coverage
- Inside PERQ’s Collaborative and Energetic Offices | Office Snapshots
- Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too. | Entrepreneur
- Culture is Key to Innovation | Huffington Post
- PERQ Indianapolis Office | eOffice
- How a Brand Launch Can Help Grow a Community | VERGE Startups