API Company Gets Attention for Innovative Vacation Policy

Adam DuVander
Jul. 16 2012, 03:13PM EDT

A company hyper-focused on improving address books via its FullContact API has landed itself on several U.S. television shows. But they aren't talking about FullContact's technology. Instead, Good Morning America and others are focused on the company's new policy to pay $7,500 per year for each of its employees' vacations.

Less than a week ago CEO Bart Lorang announced the paid, PAID vacation:

Here’s how it works: once per year, we give each employee $7,500 to go on vacation.

There are a few rules:

  • You have to go on vacation, or you don’t get the money.
  • You must disconnect.
  • You can’t work while on vacation.

That’s it – pretty simple.

This resulted in local and national coverage:

Each of these reports has made reference that FullContact is hiring. Of particular interest to ProgrammableWeb readers might be the platform engineer position.

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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