The collaborative web is at the heart of Galois.

What once began as an organizational experiment has since evolved into the core principles behind life and work at Galois. Today, our company success hinges as much on the foundational principles that constitute the Collaborative Web as it does on our ability to deliver cutting-edge innovations in computer science.

In the videos and articles below, we explore several of the aspects of the collaborative web and how they shape a welcome and fulfilling workplace.

October 9, 2019

Life as a Galois Project Lead

Projects at Galois are most commonly led in a partnership between a Project Lead (PL) and a Principal Investigator, who writes the original technical proposal for the project and serves as technical lead.  The PL’s part of this picture is to ensure the project delivers value to the client on time, on budget, and according to plan.
August 13, 2018

The Boundary Policy: Doing Purposefully Good Work

One of the things that is important to us is working on projects we’re proud of—projects that try to contribute to the good in the world. We are quite intentional about this, and we have captured our intentions in something we call the “boundary policy.”
August 13, 2018

Compensation: A Forward-Looking, Transparent Approach to Pay

At most organizations, compensation is backward looking, based on how adept you were at salary negotiations, etc. We’ve taken a different approach, based on principles of authenticity, deep trust and transparency.  
July 24, 2018

Defaulting to Transparency

We pursue deep trust with one another in many ways at Galois, and chief among them is our radical practice of transparency. Our approach to transparency can be summed up in one sentence: Our default is to make any piece of information transparent within the walls of Galois.
July 24, 2018

Stewards: Nurturing People

We each have our own career goals, ambitions, and specific experiences we look for at work. How do we ensure that everyone is thinking about their long-term goals and career and getting what they need out of their day-to-day at Galois? Enter the role of the Steward.
July 24, 2018

Matching People to Projects: How Finding Work Works

With no traditional hierarchy or managers, the process of finding projects to work on can seem daunting. How do we ensure that research engineers find projects so that both project needsand individual needs (like interesting work and career growth opportunities are met?
July 23, 2018

Customers and Performers: A Company Without Managers

At Galois, we don’t have managers in the traditional sense, nor do we operate within a fixed hierarchy of rigid positions and titles. How then do we organize ourselves within this seemingly loose structure? The cornerstone of our work together is the relationship between internal customers and performers.

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Core principles

Pursue deep trust.

We work to build trust in all of our interactions. Our goal is for our clients, partners, and coworkers to trust our actions and decisions.

Hold to authenticity.

We are authentic in all we do. We seek meaning and depth and make conscious, explicit decisions.

Serve as stewards.

We develop ideas and technologies for the common good. This sense of stewardship guides how we use resources and what we do with our opportunities.

Seek joy at work.

Work is a source of deep satisfaction and meaning, a place where we can freely offer our skills and talents to the mutual benefit of Galois and ourselves.

Cherish learning and innovation.

Learning fuels innovation, and we invest in both for the value, growth, and intrinsic fulfillment they provide.