High standard = high respect
When someone joins ScaleMath, they're treated and held to our usual standards from day 1.
We're avidly against thinking that treating new people differently and thinking that you are doing them a favor by holding them to a lower standard of work.
That said, keeping the bar high isn't the same thing as expecting that everyone is going to be able to meet it from day 1. It takes time to acclimate.
We know that.
What it does mean that we're going to be upfront about the distance between where you are and where we need you to be from the very beginning.
This is a sign of respect (related podcast).
And we hope you'll surprise us with your pace and how efficiently you're able to hit the ground to have an impact on our team.
That doesn't go unnoticed.
Most also find more potential motivation from being considered intrinsically capable of reaching the high standard we have quickly, and being told where the gaps are sooner rather than later.
Doing anything different would be the antidote to radical candor one of our core values.