Best Places spotlight: At Radiant Logic, technologists manage their own projects

Micromanagement is a no-go. Here, IT pros think and act for themselves.

Radiant Logic's innovative projects help attract potential employees, as does the Novato, Calif.-based software company's small size. As members of a staff of just 55 people, 45 of whom are in IT, workers have a variety of responsibilities and myriad opportunities to learn.

"We try to let [IT pros] manage their own projects, and that means we ask people to think for themselves," says vice president of engineering Claude Samuelson. "They're able to bring something to the table, and it's not just a top-down order to do things."

Samuelson says generous and creative perks help make Radiant Logic a great place to work. They include high pay, flexible schedules, stocked kitchens and a dog-friendly office.

"You feel like your efforts pay off," says Wade Ellery, director of technical integration. "You're not micromanaged. There's a lot of trust that we know how do to our jobs and we do them well."

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At Radiant Logic, IT staffers like Gilles Samuelson, Julia Cai, Michael Clegg and Luc Rulon are trusted to manage their own projects. (Credit: Radiant Logic)

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