Company Culture

So, what’s the culture like? Most of us need to work to eat but working with the right team, doing the right thing, can make life so much more enjoyable. This is your chance. Make a difference in the world and in our company.

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All employees, interns, and contractors work remotely by collaborating through online conferences and document sharing. Some team members gather periodically to work together. Team members frequently work from home offices, coffee shops, the outdoors, on the beach, in basements, etc. While we do have ‘office hours’, our team understands productivity doesn’t always happen on a 9-5 schedule, so flextime options are in place.

 

General Well-being
Team members are offered an encouraging and self-directed work environment. The collaborative team environment often involves many team members contributing to, and benefiting from the work of others. Our work is meaningful and provides the ability to go to sleep each night knowing you make the world a better place.

 

Interested in joining our team?

Open positions are posted on the careers page.

 

Testimonials from Past Interns

“I gained a lot of the experiences that I sought and improved my skills in different fields such as Java coding, NLP techniques, and web crawling. It was the first time for me to work in a company where people who are good in different fields can cooperate together in order to fulfill the same ultimate goal. The networking meetings enabled me to learn about things outside of my familiar fields and get a more broad view of what our company is working on. What’s more, it was also the first time for me to start with a project from the designing step. For the coursework and projects in schools, we have tutorials for projects and we can just follow that step by step. Differently, when I was assigned a task here, I only knew what the input was like and what types of output we were seeking. Thus I started with all the designations of the algorithm, such as what techniques to use, how to construct the algorithm, and how to improve the performance. During the process, I did research by myself, I got feedback from my supervisors, and I regarded this as a precious and meaningful experience.” -Yue Kuang, 2020, University of Michigan

 

“Throughout my internship, I gained a lot of practical experience and learned so much about the professional field of Software Engineering. Interns are given many opportunities to network among each other and meet other interns. You get the opportunity to meet with the CEO, Ben, 1-2 times a week to discuss the progress of your projects. Bashpole also has an interview process like no other; you will be given the opportunity to not just elaborate on your resume, but to truly show who you are and what your interests, and, if accepted, your projects will be tailored around what you are passionate about, creating an environment of hard-working, passionate individuals!” -Joey Cain, 2020, New York University

 

“My three-month internship at Bashpole is a very valuable experience. As a member of the machine learning team, at first, I was nervous at whether I could handle all the tasks since I am a mathematics major, so Ben gave me enough time to do research into the field our team were working on and I gained confidence gradually. I combined my math knowledge into the application of algorithm and developed a model. With the help of my teammates, we did much data mining work and tested the model with this data. Throughout the internship, not only did I improved my understandings of machine learning algorithm, but I also
found out the possibility to choose data analyst as a future career. From all the work I did, I had a deep insight into the application of math theories in solving real world problems, and I found this very attractive.
I was very glad that I have the chance to work here.” -Yuehe Wen, 2020, U.C. Davis

 

“My internship at Bashpole was an extremely positive experience and I am so thankful to Ben for giving me the opportunity to work with him and his exceptional team this past summer. As a market research intern, I spoke with nonprofit executives about the various challenges they were facing due to the pandemic and possible solutions that they could implement to mitigate these. I met a lot of great people who are doing such meaningful work around the world through my role at Bashpole. I learned a lot from these men and women and hope to maintain the relationships I have made with them and their organizations going forward. This summer, I gained a deeper understanding of nonprofits’ roles in society and feel I was able to make a real impact not only on nonprofits, but the people they serve, as well. I was proud to be a Bashpole intern knowing that I was a part of a team of passionate and driven individuals that were dedicated to helping populations that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.” -Anna Gregory, 2020, Notre Dame

 

“My 13-week internship at Bashpole has been a great learning experience for me. I want to first express my thanks to Ben and my teammates for making this internship great. The best part of my summer is that I was able to work on several projects with the choice of my interests. I was grateful for the opportunity to explore designing mock-ups, creating landing pages, and advertising with Google Ads. Seeing the pages and the ads I created being online is very rewarding. If you want to work on real-life projects that make lasting impacts, Bashpole is the right place. Plus, the culture here is collaborative – everyone is encouraged to speak up during a meeting and network with other interns from all teams. I enjoyed connecting with other interns and learning more about their cool projects. Finally, I always feel our work is appreciated as Ben gave accomplishments frequently, letting us know that our work is beneficial, both for nonprofits and for Bashpole.” -Phoebe Cao, 2020, U.C. San Diego

 

“My experience this summer was a growing one. I worked on meaningful projects and topics that interest me. I was nervous, being that this was my first full-time summer internship, but Ben and the whole team made great efforts to make me feel welcome and heard. In a virtual space, the company culture is motivating and friendly. The team meetings were a safe place to share and ask questions. I gained the knowledge and skills that I wouldn’t have developed in class. I will definitely take all these lessons for my future opportunities.” -Maggie Hoang, 2020, University of Washington

 

“This internship experience generally went very well for me. The best part of this experience was that I was exposed to many challenges and pushed to learn many new things, like web scraping, dealing with databases, and information extraction. The learning experience is very different from the learning experience in school. Since I was not systematically learning the knowledge but more problem-solving-aimed learning, I was very confused at first. Sometimes I had to look up for information in different websites and try out the solutions myself for hours to solve the problem. It was somewhat frustrating at first, but I got gradually used to it and found a pattern and rhythm of solving the problem more quickly. It is also from these experiences that I learned more about the fundamentals of problems – like the security issues of the database and the calculation of TF-IDF. Additionally, I think the company provides a good vibe of connecting and communicating with other people. I have talked with many other interns and learned a lot from their experience of learning and finding a job. Especially worth noting is that I made two really good friends – Xudan and Yuge during this internship. They are both really nice and willing to teach me many things. I am sure I will continue to be in touch with them and communicate with them in the future. My supervisor, Benjamin, is also very approachable and patient in answering my questions. There were a few times that I was stuck in the project, and he helped me get started in solving the problem by giving useful suggestions.” -Zhenxu (Egret) Liu, 2020, New York University

 

“I was amazed by how efficiently our team worked together under the working from home model. Working at Bashpole is not a boring experience with trivial stuff. I was doing really meaningful work and learned from challenges with the team together. There are lots of spaces for one to lead and explore.” -Sherry Xu, 2020, U.C. San Diego

 

“Firstly, I want to express my thanks to Ben and all my teammates. Thanks for your help, and I learned a lot from all of you. I worked as a full-stack internship in the Promoter Motor team at Bashpole this summer. I have to say that this internship was a valuable experience for me. It was a great chance to combine what I have learned from school or books with a real-world project. Ben is a helpful manager and willing to talk and teach us from the very beginning, so that all the interns could know about the daily routine and start their work in a very short time. Also, Bachpole is a place that encourages networking with your peers; I made many friends here, and I believe we will be continually in contact in the future.” -Ruizi Zhang, 2020, University of Pennsylvania

 

“My experience this summer at Bashpole has been exceptional. The amount of real world, practical information that I have learned this summer is extremely vast. I am truly grateful for all aspects of my experience at Bashpole this extends to my boss, my coworkers, clients, and the work that I was so excited to tackle for my clients. A few things I really enjoyed from the internship were the work, the meetings, and the advice given. To begin, I felt truly important with the work that I was given. It wasn’t anything like what I had heard about internship work growing up. I was able to work on projects that were crucial to not only Bashpole, but the nonprofits as well. Next, the meetings were very refreshing given the nature of remote work. It is odd to not be able to walk into the room next to you and ask a coworker or superior a question but the frequency of meetings keeps it from feeling isolated. I truly enjoyed getting to talk to my coworkers each morning, even if only for a matter of ten or so minutes. Lastly, the advice given, specifically from the RoT meetings, is extremely beneficial. It is not common for tips like the ones included in RoT meetings to be given out and written down. Normally, these are just unspoken rules that young professionals are left to discover on their own through trial and error. I found these meetings very helpful and will definitely be using the tips in the future.” -Trey Abernathy, 2020, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

“I had the incredible opportunity to intern with Bashpole during the Covid-19 Pandemic. During this time, the entire nation was only focusing on the public health crisis. As an Ad Writing Intern, I was able to help desperate nonprofits still reach supporters and draw attention to social issues still going on even in the midst of a pandemic. In my position, I was able to connect with great individuals to work together across different teams to improve company systems so that Bashpole can continue to efficiently support great causes. The virtual experience still allowed me to join a company culture of other hardworking interns who shared a passion for technology and service. I concluded my summer with a sense of pride that I was able to successfully learn new tasks, challenge myself on different projects, and support incredible nonprofit causes. Bashpole truly pushes its interns to change the world right from their computers.” -Max Chuma, 2020, Notre Dame

 

“I want to express my thanks for giving me the opportunity to intern at Bashpole this summer. I gained very valuable experience that I will use in the future. The two things I enjoyed most about the internship were the group work and the project itself. The ability to work in groups allowed me to gain additional mentorship and valuable coding experience from some more experienced programmers. I also enjoyed the project itself, with the valuable experience it gave me with being able to cut down the time it takes for Bashpole to reach out to potential partners. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Bashpole this summer and wish you the best of luck in the future. Thank you again for giving me the experience this summer. We will be in touch again in the future.” -Joshua Wrobel, 2020, University of Michigan

 

“This internship opportunity was a great experience for me. I really enjoyed working with the other interns, and the culture of this internship is welcoming and encourages positive communication. Having a structure in place to network with my colleagues was great and helpful in assisting the connections that I made. Fellow colleagues were great to work alongside and work through the steps involved in this internship, and were a great resource to reach out to with any questions. I enjoyed the projects I worked on and the teams I was a part of. I also appreciated starting the internship with another intern, and was able to specifically work through the onboarding process with someone else. I really enjoyed speaking with nonprofit leaders through this internship, and I think it has improved my communication skills.” -Gillian Fouse, 2020, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

“During the 14-week internship, I am grateful to have had the opportunity Bashpole provided me to learn from a real business project and help non-profit clients regarding their need for advertisement promotion. I experienced a full stack project and learned development of frontend and backend frameworks, and knowledge of practical architecture of web development. With great advisory at Bashpole, not only did I enhance my technical skills, but also the capability of process management and formal documentation, which is beneficial for my future career goals. Plus, I am really thankful to my great team, especially my helpful teammate and networking opportunities with other interns throughout the summer. The Rule of Thumbs at Bashpole is also another shining point for experience exchange and teamwork.” -Victor Chen, 2020, Georgia Tech

 

“The software engineering internship at Bashpole Software is one of the most enjoyable activities I have participated in this summer. Although I had no previous experience in a real life software engineering setting, by harnessing the tools I was provided before the internship started and the people to help me anytime I need it, getting into the groove of things wasn’t really bad. I would suggest not only working from home, but go out and work from a coffee shop or any place that will be a change of setting. A change of setting always helps refresh the mind. There would be days that you would not want to get out of bed early. But when you do, I will love every moment of solving real life problems that would make an impact on the company’s future directly. Another thing I liked about this experience was the projects. The project selection consisted of fun but important projects, and solving these problems was very enjoyable. I would recommend this internship to anyone who is looking for a summer internship that will help develop them as an engineer.” -Samuel Iwu, 2019, Butler University

 

“Over my summer internship at Bashpole, I collaborated with interns and full-time staff on a wide range of projects, from troubleshooting software issues on Agile CRM to calculating the ROI of our Ad Grants Management. Individually, I researched the tax returns of potential customers to ascertain which organizations to target down the line. This gave me the flexibility to explore individual projects with the support of experienced professionals. Additionally, the variety of the training keeps everybody on their feet and forces you to continuously learn new skills. Plus, you can work in your PJs! But, the biggest plus of the whole experience is the relationships you gain with other students and employees who are all working together to make the world a better place.” -Joe Funari, 2019, Notre Dame

 

“My experiences at Bashpole were indispensable in teaching me how to solve real problems that real businesses face. I received the opportunity to expand my tech skill set while also receiving input on managing my time, prioritizing tasks, and coordinating my work with others. I would certainly recommend this position to anyone who wants to work remotely while still enjoying a sense of camaraderie with co-workers. If you are interested in marketing or the tech world, this is a great place to grow as a professional.” -Christopher Carbonaro, 2019, Notre Dame

 

“I was motivated to apply to Bashpole Software the moment I heard of the work done here for social good. The biggest reward was knowing that some of my work contributed to combating online human trafficking. During my time as an intern, I was able to work on a variety of projects, leveraging machine learning, statistics, computer vision, and natural language processing. I appreciated that my meetings with Ben were always very collaborative and conversational, and that I had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of tasks and have a direct impact.” -Andrew Johnson, 2018, Universität des Saarlandes