At Mindvalley we believe J-O-B is a dirty word.
Work, we believe, needs to be fun, educational and something that makes you so excited that you jump out of bed each morning. So screw the traditional 9-to-5 job. Instead, get paid to play, create, learn and grow. It’s like being a child again. But with a salary.
Over the last few years we’ve won awards and accolades for creating one of the most unique and desirable work cultures in the world.
Welcome to Mindvalley.
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What we do : Pushing humanity forward
No matter what role you fit into, whether it’s Business Leader, Specialist or Customer Experience Specialist, you’ll be playing a crucial part in transforming lives across the planet. Because at Mindvalley, all paths lead to one common goal: making the world a happier, wealthier, more enlightened and more loving place. Your challenge is to help us get there.
What’s it like to work at Mindvalley?
Imagine collaborating and hanging out with some of the smartest, craziest, most passionate people in the world. Learning the freshest, most innovative ideas in the world of education and personal growth. Having the freedom to propose and execute even your most out-there ideas. Getting all the support and coaching you need to be your best. All in a fun and positive way.
9 REASONS TO BUILD YOUR CAREER AT MINDVALLEY
The Freedom To Be Yourself
We understand that brilliant people hate rules and shackles, and desire the freedom to do their work—in their way. Our office environment and work style is designed to cater to A players. Every day in the office is an adventure. Plus you’re working with 120+ people from 32+ different countries, all in ONE epic space.
To get a sense of the dynamism of Mindvalley HQ, in Sep 2011 a film crew captured a single day at Mindvalley HQ >>
Our work culture and employee development programs attract brilliant applicants from around the world. Make it in, and you’ll be working with some of the best minds in the business. We understand that “A” people attract “A” people.
We recruit people who are not just brilliant, but people who are talented, driven, positive and live life with a purpose. Get in, and you’ll be surrounded with friends, peers and a network that will help you move your life to a whole new level.
A World Class Company Culture
A company culture fuels our growth. It’s our unique culture, more than anything else that makes Mindvalley what it is. We’ve also been on the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ for 6 straight years. Our secret, a focus on, in order, Happiness, Growth, Abundance and a working towards a common Mission.
To learn more about our culture model, check out the TEDx Talk by Vishen Lakhiani on How to Build the World’s Greatest Workplace >>
Perks at Mindvalley go beyond what you’d expect. Some companies brag about their parties – well we have our own festivals that are held in exotic locations around the world. But we don’t stop there. How about a stunning office that made it to Inc Magazine’s World’s Coolest Workplace List in 2012, and even access to our own in-house training center, The Hall of Awesomeness, a 150 seater auditorium with over 200 events hosted each year for Mindvalley employees and the Kuala Lumpur entrepreneurial and tech community.
Want free parking? We’ll up that. How about a monorail attached to our building that takes you to the hottest spots in the city. At Mindvalley, perks go beyond anything you’d expect – even more than the most famous Silicon Valley companies. Our most famous perk – it’s got to be our team retreats where we fly our entire team to exotic islands for 3 days of bonding, growth and team building.
Grow Like You’ve Never Grown Before
Your typical work week is 45 hours. Of this time, we allow you to spend 5 hours a week studying a new skill. We call this the 45/5 Rule. And Mindvalley people grow immensely in their careers and lives because of it.
We love to help you learn. You even get access to a massive library of coaching and training materials, plus access to hundreds of trainings every year in our 150 seater auditorium, The Hall of Awesomeness, which is attached to our office. We’re an education company. We live and breathe learning.
Have Fun Like Nobody’s Watching
We put the “Fun” in “Business Fundamentals”. Don’t get us wrong, we’re a disciplined, well-oiled engine of growth. But we believe that business should be fun and people should look forward to going to work each day. We create a work environment that is designed to make your tasks, your team mates and even company meetings, a ton of fun.
Ok we admit it, our culture is weird. One example, Mindvalley has it’s own secret society called S.P.L.A.S.H (Society for Platonic Love, Appreciation, Smiles and Happiness) that organizes weekly parties, cultural events and even weird theme days in the office. Work is never boring or stale. Take a glimpse of a recent S.P.L.A.S.H event, Female Appreciation Day, held every Mar 4 during International Women’s Day >>
Giving Back to the Planet
We started this business to change the world. Money came naturally. As a result, we will devote our time and attention to causes that may not bring in short term profits, but may result in positive social change. Awesomeness Fest raises hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for charities while The Mindvalley Foundation supports major NGOs that are transforming the planet such as the X Prize Foundation.
Furthermore, through Project Renaissance, we’ve undertaken an initiative to turn Kuala Lumpur into one of the world’s top twenty places to launch a startup by building from the ground up our own eco-system supporting tens of thousands of local entrepreneurs – all through a unique model of running close to 200 FREE educational events promoting technology, public speaking, entrepreneurship, educational reform and more in our Hall of Awesomeness which we grant rent free to 150 plus events every year. For more on our goal to provide 1 billion dollars in support to global charities, visit our Mindvalley Foundation page >>
We understand that great people dream of starting their own companies. We help you attain this dream. We provide training and mentorship to help you grow. Simply put, you are free to learn from us and then move on when you are ready to start your own business.
We love entrepreneurship. We even run our own entrepreneurship festival, Awesomeness Fest. As a result of this exposure, Mindvalley employees have gone on to found numerous business ventures from web apps, to a yoga studio, to a marketing consulting firm, to writing a book that was just named by Foreign Policy’s magazine as one of the top 25 must-reads of 2013, to venture funded dot-coms. We’re proud of them. Close to 20% of everyone we’ve hired has become an entrepreneur within 2 years. Half of these end up becoming a Mindvalley venture backed entrepreneur. See Juan’s story to learn more >>
Work from One of the Coolest Offices in the Planet
Mindvalley HQ was voted one of the Coolest Offices on the Planet in 2012 in an Inc Magazine Readers Poll. Its been the subject of numerous interior design magazine and photo shoots.
We believe in designing offices that inspire people to be creative, to live and work happy and to feel really valued as employees. A great work space inspires great work.
Mindvalley HQ includes an indoor “park”, hammocks, a treehouse, a meditation room, a 150 seater auditorium, colorful deco, diners and tons of superhero inspired art work to remind you to live epic lives.
MORE FACTS ABOUT MINDVALLEY
An Office Close To Paradise
Yep that’s right, we moved our HQ from New York and San Francisco to the tropical paradise of Malaysia. Not only is Kuala Lumpur (the capital city) one of the hottest economic growth regions in the world, it’s an incredibly fun country to work in – with some of the world’s most exotic locations like Phuket, Bali and Angkor Wat all within a few hours flight.
“The greatest thing about working at Mindvalley is that I can wake up at 7am and be on a beach in Thailand by noon.”
~ Ewa Wysocka, Senior Partner and Co-Founder of Mindvalley Poland
We Believe Happiness is the New Productivity
In 2009 in Calgary, Vishen Lakhiani was invited to share the stage with luminaries such as Sir Richard Branson, The Dalai Lama, Stephen Covey and more at an event called Engage 2009. Despite the high calibre of the speakers there, it was Vishen’s speech that was voted by the audience as one of their favorite speeches. The topic was on the “Ultimate State of Human Existence”. Get a glimpse of the speech, the idea and how we practice ‘consciousness engineering’ to keep people in the flow state. Watch the Speech here >>
The Mindvalley Team Retreat
We believe that the best way to grow a company is to grow our individuals. Our unique annual team retreat is one of the ways we do this, where the team spends 4 days together on a beautiful beach working on all areas of their lives. Packed with bonding, fun and knowledge sharing, we also bring in personal growth leaders and inspirational entrepreneurs to rub shoulders with our employees.Our team retreat, held since 2005, eventually got so well known they spawned our annual Awesomeness Fest, which attracts amazing entrepreneurs from around the planet. Get a sneak peek here >>
Awesomeness Fest is Mindvalley’s annual event that brings together people who are by nature, driven to change the world. Think powerful trainings, groundbreaking ideas, deep connections, breathtaking adventure trips and epic parties. Each year in a different location, we held it in Costa Rica in 2010, Maui in 2011, Cancun in 2012 and this year it’s grown so large we’re holding Awesomeness Fest West in the Dominican Republic and Awesomeness Fest East in Bali. Awesomeness Fest is a non-profit event that sells out every year well in advance. Get a glimpse here >>
Care to test drive a Mindvalley Product? Download Omvana on your iPhone. With Omvana, we’re looking to spread the practice of meditation to tens of millions around the world by building an app that allows anyone to meditate to a new experience, every day for the rest of their lives. Omvana brings one of the world’s largest collections of personal growth tracks right into the palm of your hands and allows insane customization of each track. Download it on iTunes and take it for a spin.
Learn on Mindvalley Insights
In addition to hacking culture, we decided to hack our own company. Mindvalley Insights is a site where we openly and freely share our processes, marketing, business strategies and trade secrets with the world. Some call it insane. Maybe they’re right.
But we asked ourselves a question – if we really wanted to touch 1 billion lives with our work, why think of other companies in the same field as competition? Why not open up and collaborate and share our tools so that together we can touch a billion lives? And so Mindvalley Insights was born – one of the world’s first examples of open-sourcing marketing and business processes. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, you’ll love the info here >>
Visit The Hall of Awesomeness
After winning the World’s Most Democratic Workplace 6 years straight we asked ourselves a question. What would happen if we opened up our office to the outside world? And so we did. We built one of Kuala Lumpur’s most epic auditoriums, the Hall of Awesomeness. And then promptly gave it rent free to a multitude of groups in the city that promote social causes, entrepreneurship, education reform, tech innovation and startup culture.
The result has been phenomenal. In the last 2 years, we’ve hosted 200 events attracting 10,000 amazing folks in our office. And Mindvalley employees are given access to an unrivaled learning platform. The smartest folks in the city gather in our office every month for some 20 different meetup groups, ranging from Webcamp – KL’s biggest tech meetup, to Incitement, a group promoting positive living and dreaming big that has grown so rapidly it’s now spawning chapters around the world.
HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM
We’re seeking A players. I know that definition is vague. But trust us, if you are one, you know it. People at Mindvalley are epic, smart – and well balanced. Mindvalley employees make an impact from day one: they have an opportunity to enjoy early responsibility and rich experiences. Members of our team are encouraged to use their initiative and shape their roles, which keeps them on track of developing individual expertise. Upon being on board you will enjoy responsibility, development opportunities, training, travel and an environment of like-minded people who don’t settle for doing any less than what they love.
Selection process / what to expect
You will need :
- A 3-minute video cover letter where you state three reasons why you’re awesome and why you want to work for Mindvalley
- A resume in pdf format
- Links to software, web designs, or writing you have created so we can see proof of your talents
If you are applying for the Technology team
You can skip the video cover letter and send us:
- Links to your software, mobile apps or coding samples
- A resume in pdf format
- After our review, we will send you our programming challenge
When you find a particular role that interests you, apply by sending all of the above to firstname.lastname@example.org . Tell us why this particular position aligns with your background and experience.
Once you submit your application, it goes through a pre-screening process depending on the position you’re applying for. If we find a match, then your profile is shortlisted and we will contact you to arrange the interviews.
If you’re located outside Malaysia, we will arrange Skype interviews. If you’re already here, we’ll invite you to our office. We usually organize at least 3 rounds of interviews, and you will have an opportunity to speak to your peers, your manager, and a member of our Executive Team.
The interviews are a chance to get to know each other better, and for you to tell us what makes you stand out from the crowd. You can share your career goals, your skills and strengths, as well as areas where you would like to grow. You will get insights into life at Mindvalley and our culture. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
If you’re successful, you’ll be offered a job. The offer will give you a good understanding of the role and what to expect here :-)
After you’re hired
So you’ve had your Mindvalley interviews and received the offer letter. What happens next?
If you’re an international candidate, we’ll make sure that your on-boarding and visa process goes smoothly. After receiving final confirmations, you can go ahead and book your ticket to Kuala Lumpur. We hire all year round and usually have two start dates per month. It averagely takes about one to two months from receiving the offer to stepping in our office.
Our Talent Manager will send you all documents together with our pre-arrival employee handbook. We created it specially for our new hires so that they are introduced to Mindvalley, our culture and day-to-day life in the company. On your first day, a series of e-mails will bombard your inbox. We will also set you up with a company Apple notebook (everyone gets one), give you a tour of the headquarters, introduce you to everyone and teach you how to operate the coffee machine.
You will be exposed to Induction Sessions and Introductory Training that will help you build basic skills before you hit the ground running. Throughout your employment you will gain functional skills, in addition to unique exposure to different cultures and ways of working.
Tips to Apply
Highlight your passions, motivations for applying, and your love for the internet. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to this stellar team. Be specific. To see examples,visit Youtube and Search for Mindvalley.
Look at an interview as a mutual exchange of information. Approach it with a positive attitude, relax, and enjoy your Mindvalley experience. Based on our observations, we have put together some know-hows.
1. Study Us
Browse our website, check out our Facebook, find out more about our products, get some Insights. Be able to articulate what we do, who we are, what is our mission and values, and why you want to be a part of our team. Attend our events. Be social.
2. Explore the culture
Learn what it means that happiness is the new productivity. By getting to know us better, you can determine if our culture resonates with you. We value innovation, collaboration and growth.
3. Know what you want
Read the job description carefully to figure out how well you align to the role. Focus on what you can bring to the table, what makes your brain bubbling with enthusiasm and how that aligns with our mission.
4. Show the real you
We want to know what is not present in your resume. Share your valuable experiences and insights, summarize your achievements and charm us with your stories.
5. Dare us
Go ahead and quiz the interviewer with one sharp question after the other. It’s one of the best ways to establish a connection and for us to learn how serious you are about pursuing a career with us. Make us think.
Listening is one of the best ways to build the rapport and is as important as answering the questions. If you’re not paying attention, even if you know the right answer, you might give just a passable one.
7. Show us you’re on it
Be ready to enthusiastically express your pride and passions – this is more meaningful than any experience you’ve had. What are the new traits, technologies or trends that make you tick?