Archives For Company Life

Everything about our (mis)adventures, off shorings, job and hiring info, and company culture.

Once a month, Humans of Expensify will profile one of our team members, because behind every great expense report, there is an even greater human.

“They call it chess on ice.

The first time I curled, I was in college and I was living with my best friend, and she was always coming up with crazy ideas — ‘Let’s go to Turkey! Let’s go befriend this stranger!’

One morning, I woke up hungover and accompanied and she burst into the room and said ‘Wake up! We’re going curling!’  So we went to an open house and took a lesson, and five years later, we’re both curling competitively on opposite coasts.

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Once a month, Humans of Expensify will profile one of our team members, because behind every great expense report, there is an even greater human.

“In Croatia, we would have dinner parties and I would plug in my iPod and sing for an hour or two. It is in that private, intimate atmosphere where you feel like you’re making a connection to the people in the audience—the music comes from a deeper place, less technical and more emotional, and you can hear that. In that moment, it’s about a thing you cannot touch but you can feel it and hear it.

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“Best offshore I’ve been on since the last offshore,” — a software engineer or sales team veteran.

expensify group photo in lagos

The team beachside.

Regardless of who actually said that, they’re not far from the truth: Offshore 2014 was packed with long 12-hour working days mixed with weekends filled with sightseeing and sunbathing. We got elbows deep in Portugal’s cod and port wine culture, participated in a Portuguese version of the running of the bulls, bunkered up at a restored monastery for a week, enjoyed a live fado performance, and much, much more.  Continue Reading…

The story goes something like this:

Girl gets a phone call. Girl is invited to go out. It’s raining. Girl doesn’t want to melt in the rain. Mom kicks Girl out of the house. Mom orders Girl to go out and have fun. Girl goes out, meets a group from a San Francisco company called Expensify. Apparently, the entire company is working and backpacking for a whole month in Croatia. Girl laughs with fascination and some disbelief but Girl doesn’t dwell on that because Girl is absolutely fascinated with the energy, drive, and passion each person exudes when talking about the company, coworkers, the CEO, and basically just how much they love what they do.  Continue Reading…

Olá from Portugal!

We’re halfway through our first week in Lisbon, and oh, what a beautiful city it is!

Traveling abroad with an entire team is exciting, but it also requires a higher level of patience to work together as we’re all in a state of ebb and flow. To stay as productive and on task on the offshore as we are in the office, we follow these few simple guidelines.  Continue Reading…

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to live with 30 of your coworkers?

For Expensify, that’s crossed off our bucket list! We do our annual (totally optional) offshore abroad, but it’s never been on this level in size and scope (not to mention, we don’t all live together under one roof on the offshore). Last week, we spent seven days in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan eating, working, sleeping, and then some; fun was just the tip of the iceberg.  Continue Reading…

Check it out, you ain’t seen nothing like this before!

During our UPshore in Michigan, we took some time to do our version of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and #StrikeOutALS.

We’re also doing our part by donating to the cause; learn more about ALS and donate here!