Why work for ATD?
Our culture is informal. There’s no dress code, and creativity flourishes. Impromptu ice cream parties or pizza for everyone during particularly hard stretches of work help keep the culture spontaneous and provide an occasional break from hard work.
The ATD Vision states, “Create a world that works better” and at ATD, we know that connecting our employees’ daily work to the organization's broader accomplishments is essential for success. Through AllStaff meetings, led by our CEO, and regular electronic communications, we articulate and share this mission with each employee, along with the goals of our company, to ensure our people have a sense of belonging and pride. Our CEO and senior managers set the bar high and show by example their commitment and passion for the organization. We strive to create a connection for each of our employees, including a bonus program tied to their accomplishments so that they know they are making a contribution to our purpose and success. At ATD, we try to create an environment of trust and autonomy that encourages creativity and motivation and allows our employees to work to their full potential without being micromanaged.
Being leaders in the talent development field, we know the value of providing our employees with the highest quality training opportunities and have established ATD University, which provides our employees with online, onsite, and offsite training opportunities. Focusing on the strengths and talents of each employee, we also encourage the development of their personal goals and provide them with growth opportunities, when possible, within the organization.
ATD cares for its people. This isn’t just a motto or passing focus. Every quarter, our CEO leads an AllStaff meeting to discuss our goals, strategies, and numbers. Suggestion boxes, meetings, and weekly newsletters are a few ways we share information with our employees, while always encouraging feedback and letting our employees know that their opinions are valued and a critical part of shaping the success and future of ATD.