We Help the World's Best Developers Make Better Software
Fog Creek was conceived as a Silicon-Valley style tech company located in New York. We over-invested in a plush office as our headquarters. We proudly offer private offices for every developer, free catered lunch, snacks, and high-quality espresso, Aeron chairs, height-adjustable desks, and all the 30" monitors you can eat.
While we have a lot in common with today's start ups (a beautiful office, free snacks, flex time, top of the line benefits, parties, etc.) we’re actually different in several key ways.
A Sustainable Business Model
Fog Creek is owned by its employees. We don't have outside investors, so we're free to make decisions based on the long-term interests of the company. We pay our bills and fund new development with the revenue from our products, and we've been profitable since day one. Profits that aren't reinvested are distributed to employees.
Work Life Balance
A key to keeping Fog Creek sustainable is making sure the work environment is fantastic. We believe that the way to be most productive is to work normal 40-hour weeks. We save the "emergency death march" routine for actual emergencies (like when Hurricane Sandy threatened to cut power to our data center).
Our Products Emerge Organically
At Fog Creek, we only work on products that grow organically. We know our employees are brilliant, so we help them incubate their ideas and create products that support future development. Below is a list of a few of the products that have come from Fog Creek:
The world's best bug tracker.
The largest Q&A site for programmers.
A system for distributed version control.
The fastest growing team productivity tool.
What's to come? Only time will tell!
Born in New York, Made All Over the World
All of our development teams do their work fully online. That means any team member can work from just about anywhere with high-speed Internet. We're happy to hire great people from anywhere in the world.