Peek into Absorb's Unparalleled Employee Experience

Peek into Absorb's Unparalleled Employee Experience


Kara MacInnes


How would you describe your dream career? According to McKinsey, 63 percent of people crave purpose in their day-to-day work.

In 2021, nearly 150 people joined Absorb Software in pursuit of that kind of environment—one where they can grow, be curious, have an impact and achieve their full potential. For a fast-growing, award-winning global software company like ours, there are endless opportunities for anyone at any stage of their career.

In fact, Absorb's exciting growth and meaningful careers recently helped our Alberta-born company achieve a spot on Alberta's Top Employers list for the fourth year in a row. But for lifelong Absorbers like Jason Ristich, the continued recognition comes as no surprise.

“Absorb puts its people and software first,” says Ristich, who took a chance on the little-known learning management system (LMS) provider nine years ago, leaving behind a comfortable—but unfulfilling—career in Silicon Valley.

“Absorb understands that good software is built by developers who are passionate about their work and take pride in what they do.” - Jason Ristich

A Place to Explore Your Purpose & Potential

Ristich launched his professional journey at Absorb by answering support tickets and fixing reported bugs. He later graduated to feature development, took on Absorb LMS’s eCommerce platform and played a pivotal role in rebuilding and modernizing the LMS. Today, he leads a team of developers as Software Development Manager.

It’s an impressive growth story, but surprisingly, Ristich's story isn't uncommon here; upskilling, reskilling and lateral career development is welcome and encouraged at Absorb. After all, this kind of exploration builds and widens skill sets, benefiting both Absorb and the employee experience.

“Absorb recognizes the strengths of all their employees, and empowers their people to grow and thrive.” - Emily Ho

“Absorb recognizes the strengths of all their employees, and empowers their people to grow and thrive”, says Emily Ho, who joined Absorb's sales team while in university, and has explored various roles within the department over the last three years.

“Everyone is so helpful and willing to support you, no matter your question or what you want to learn. That's evident across the organization”, she adds.

More Reasons Why Absorb Stands Out

Absorb's optimistic, growth-oriented atmosphere is a huge draw for anyone looking to begin or develop a career in tech. But there are other reasons why we're worthy of the “top employer” title, such as:

Our state-of-the-art HQ in downtown Calgary.

From cafés to collaborative workspaces to gathering rooms, our stunning office at TELUS Sky was designed to fuel ambition, creativity and well-being everywhere. See it for yourself on our Careers page.

Flexible work arrangements.

Absorb supports and offers a variety of work arrangements, from in-office to remote work-from-home opportunities and everything in between.

Diversity programs and initiatives.

We’re committed to an inclusive environment for all employees, celebrating diversity through culture with respect and dignity. Learn more about our work in this area on our Careers page.

Our casual, collaborative team atmosphere.

Our best ideas come from our people. That’s why we focus on ensuring collaboration and innovation can grow from anywhere, and at every level of the company.

A Growing, Global Team

Earlier, we said Absorb hired 150 new teammates last year. There's a simple reason for that: business is booming. It has been for a while now; Absorb's aggressive growth trajectory began in 2017 when our company received investment from Boston-based growth equity firm Silversmith Capital Partners. In 2021, Absorb received a boost in investment and new partnership from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stow, a New York-based global private equity firm. Of course, as more companies worldwide adopt remote and hybrid work environments, there's a greater need for powerful eLearning technology like Absorb LMS. We’re happy to lend our award-winning platform and ignite learning everywhere—that's why we're expanding our global reach, resources, staffing and software in every direction, while maintaining our renowned customer experience and support.

Let's Work & Learn Together

We’re proudly a powerhouse of talent, innovation and passion that continues to raise the bar for exceptional learning. That’s why we're always on the lookout for people who are eager and interested in helping us shape the future of learning—no matter your background or skills. What could be possible if YOU were here? Find your future in an industry-leading software company where exploration and growth never ends. For the latest opportunities, visit our Careers page.

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