There’s no universal recipe for success. Every business requires different ingredients, meaning a plan that’s appetizing to one culture can fall flat somewhere else. Incorporating responsibility and self-awareness into our culture has created winning results and, despite what the game room might lead you to believe, Fools actually work really hard.
Trust is key in sustaining the healthy workplace we’ve shaped since 1993. Decisions tied to happiness are left to the individual Fool, which builds a mutually-beneficial relationship between employees and our business. When a person is content, they’re likely to be more excited about their job. Take care of your employees and they will take care of your customers, who in turn take care of shareholders. Here at the Fool, you can start the day later or rise with the birds. You’ve got it, Fool – and we trust you!
Fool HQ located in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, right across from the King Street Metro station. We subsidize a portion of public transportation and parking costs, plus we have discounted rates on Zipcars. Should you decide to bike from your home, we have a spot on our bike rack waiting! The Fool wants to make commuting something you can look forward to every day.
The Fool offers comprehensive health (through UHC’s Choice Plus network), vision (through VSP), prescription, and dental (through Delta Dental’s PPO and Delta Dental Premier networks) coverage through a PPO plan. If you elect coverage for yourself, it’s only $4 per paycheck ($1.90 for health/prescription, $0.10 for vision, and $2 for dental)! Benefits are even effective on your date of hire.
We aso offer a free, confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This benefit, provided at no additional charge to you, can help find solutions for the everyday challenges of work and home. It's available to anyone in your hosuehold, including roommates.
Being Foolish means saving for retirement.
Our general rule of thumb is “if you need time off - take time off.”
We love to see mini Fools brought into the world! New moms and dads need time to take care of their little bundles of joy so we offer 16 weeks paid leave for Foolish moms and dads. We offer discounts at local daycares, plus parents receive $200 to use toward their new family member (or themselves - we won’t judge). We've also partnered with a local daycare Bright Horizons for a Foolish discounted rate. The Fool also offers flex spending for dependent care expenses.
There isn’t one! Even though we mean business, you certainly won’t see high heels or suit jackets here. We like to stay ultra-casual, which means sandals, sneakers, t-shirts, and jeans. If you want to rock a prom dress or a favorite sports jersey on your first day – go for it! We encourage Fools to wear whatever makes them most comfortable.
It’s a fact: healthy employees are happy and more productive. The Fool is really into wellness - so much so that we staff a full-time certified personal trainer to lead our Foolish Fitness program. Though free classes like boot camps and yoga are offered downstairs, our wellness goals are about more than just sweating. A few of our unique health benefit includes:
In exchange for hard work, we take really good care of our employees. Some special benefits we offer:
We believe that expanding employee knowledge is essential to driving creativity, problem solving, and overall job satisfaction. Since launching our dynamic Speaker Series program in 2008, we’ve hosted a roster of amazing guests including:
No matter where you are in your career path, The Motley Fool offers ample opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide a foundation for continuous education in a culture of respect, transparency, competition, and fun.
The Motley Fool operates as a community where employees are coworkers and friends. Events like Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours, National Mall Segway tours, and summer kayak outings allow Fools to bond and enjoy a good time together. Other benefits we like to show off: