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Inspiring the future: it’s what we do

Our mission is to build a better future by spreading the knowledge of innovators. And for over 40 years, we’ve shared the ideas of our deep community of experts and alpha geeks through books, articles, videos, live online training sessions, interactive scenarios, and more.

We’ve also maintained an unwavering commitment to our members and their unique goals. Whether it’s to advance their career, hone leadership techniques, achieve a brea kthrough, get certified, or simply learn a new skill, we have the tools to make their dreams a reality. And we always strive to do this in a way where we create more value than we capture. Our rich ecosystem of online learning experiences helps people solve challenging problems and inspires them to expand their vision of what’s possible for themselves, their industry, and the world.

But it’s a big job. That’s why we’re always looking for deeply committed individuals to join our team.

Grow with us. Join our team.

We’re an innovation-driven organization and work in a highly collaborative environment. And our clients and community are at the center of everything that we do. Join us and be part of:

An inclusive organization committed to developing and training our people
A place where employees feel valued for their individual traits, skills, talents, and work
A culture that encourages innovation and challenges the status quo
An organization that provides competitive benefits and compensation, including opportunities to participate in the company’s superior financial performance

We are O’Reilly

Behind every O’Reilly offering, stands hundreds of employees and a community working together to develop products that transform lives, support individual and team goals, and create meaningful professional growth. Oh yeah, and we have fun doing it.

We are editors, product managers, engineers, sales associates, marketing specialists, and business leaders scattered across the globe—but working together to develop best-in-class learning solutions.

Operating principles

At O’Reilly, we run on a set of operating principles that balance the interest of employees, customers, and shareholders. We strive to put these into practice each day, empowering our employees, and guiding our decision-making.

Look from the outside in
Start with the customer’s point of view. It’s about them, not us! Focus on how whatever we’re creating or promoting matters to the recipient. Connect with others outside of the company—people who have jobs similar to yours, competitors, companies whose work you admire (get out of the building and actually talk to people!). That outside perspective helps us continually redefine who we are.

Is it best for the customer?
Everyone we engage with is our customer—not only the people who buy our products and services but also speakers, authors, and business partners.
Tell meaningful stories
Stories matter—people are wired to pay attention to them, and we understand through narrative. Our products always have a meaningful story, a “why this is important,” behind them. Our job is to tell those stories in a way that’s meaningful to the customer and illustrative of the company’s values.
Surprise and delight
Go for thoughtfulness, extras, whimsy, the unexpected—those special touches that lift us above the ordinary and create a shared experience of “Yes!” Whether it’s creating a product, communicating with customers, or working with coworkers and our network, aim for surprise and delight.
Err on the side of generosity and reciprocity
We humans are wired to help those who help us—reciprocity is a better way to motivate behavior than rewards! It’s a kind of currency. With customers, communities, and coworkers, when you ask for something, make sure to give something back.
Embrace, adapt to, and drive change
Expect tomorrow to be different from today. Your job, your audience, your coworkers, your desk, your boss—these are all likely to change as the company experiments and grows. Whether driven by internal inspiration or external circumstances, there’s always an opportunity to do something better or new.
Is it best for the company overall?
Think higher than your project, team, department, or division. Go for the biggest possible benefit.
If it’s high impact for the company, it’s high priority for you
It’s easy to fill up your day with the routine, the “nice to do,” or things that someone requests. Don’t! Do the things that get us closer to company goals.
If you have a better idea or you see something that’s not working, say so—whether it’s your job or not
We need the smarts and creativity of every employee to succeed. Feel free to offer suggestions and put forth new ideas. They may not all get adopted, but they’ll be heard and considered.
Know your numbers
No matter what your job, there are important numbers that gauge success. Know what those are, and keep tabs on them.
Measure what matters
You can’t manage what you don’t measure—how do you know if something’s working unless you can track its progress?
If you’re not sure, ask
Ask anyone! While your manager should be a good source of answers, feel free to check in with people outside your group.
Say why, not just what
Context matters. When you’re relaying a decision or requesting information, including the reasons behind it. Those reasons should include how it supports our business goals and company values.
If you can’t agree in under 60 minutes, bump it up
To be an agile company, we need to get to decisions quickly. It’s management’s job to make the call when workgroups hit an impasse.
Be tough on problems, not on people
Dig deep to find the best solutions—attack problems fearlessly and incorporate ideas from those with different perspectives. Don’t be afraid to disagree, but do it with respect. Focus on issues and facts, not personalities or positions.

Our benefits and perks

Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage
Stocked kitchens with snacks, gourmet coffee, and goodies
Extended paid time off over year-end holidays
Generous vacations
Monthly campus events
Competitive base salaries
401(k) with company match and ROTH option
Remote setups
Performance-based rewards program

O’Reilly Media is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. O’Reilly is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a community of inclusion and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.


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