2020 Summer - Product Management Intern - MBA Internship at Workiva

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Workiva's Product Managers are the glue holding our business and technology strategies together. They are charged with listening to our customers, understanding our business, and collaborating with our full product development teams to build groundbreaking solutions that empower our customers to get their jobs done quickly and right.

As a Product Manager Intern, you will dive right in and tackle real problems facing our customers and our business. With plenty of support and collaboration along the way, we will task you with digging into and evaluating a problem, talking with customers and internal stakeholders, proposing and refining a solution, and working with our development team to build and release it. You can expect an action-packed and real-world experience of which you will be proud.

What You'll Do:

  • Work closely with customers to understand their needs and pain points
  • Apply analytical rigor by leveraging customer usage data to make data-driven decisions
  • Build strong working relationships across engineering, design, project management, and business teams
  • Develop your ideas into real products that our customers use and love every day
  • Serve as an advocate for your customers and hold a very high bar for building a high quality product

What You'll Need:

  • A self-starter mindset to execute in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction
  • Leadership skills – the ability to influence and inspire your team
  • A strong ability to develop and communicate product vision to your team, peers, and stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and prioritization skills
  • An excellent understanding of product development and how web technologies work
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an environment that promotes constant team communication
  • Bonus points if you have prior experience in software development or similar field
  • Currently enrolled in higher education. MBA preferred. 
More about Workiva:

At Workiva (NYSE:WK) we create best-in-class solutions for enterprise productivity. Workiva started with an idea: to make complex collaboration easy. Wdesk is being used by thousands of companies globally, including over 70% of the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue. We love our customers, and they love us back.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without currently or at any point in the future requiring sponsorship.

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we've created.

  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
  • Trust: We rely on each other. 
  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 
  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 
  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 
  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 
  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need-backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought-to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today's most challenging problems. At Workiva, you'll enjoy: 

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
    • Extras: Free healthy snacks and drinks, Friday social hours with stocked fridges, awesome team outings, and even five dog-friendly offices.
    • Internship Program: Participate in a Top 100 internship program. We provide professional development opportunities, group mentoring and fun events.
    •  Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workiva/life/
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    Technology we use

    • Engineering
    • Product
    • Sales & Marketing
      • GolangLanguages
      • JavascriptLanguages
      • PythonLanguages
      • Google AppEngineLanguages
      • Open SourceLanguages
      • Dart Languages
      • ReactLibraries
      • CassandraDatabases
      • Graph DatabaseDatabases
      • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
      • JIRAManagement
      • DrupalCMS
      • SalesforceCRM
      • MarketoLead Gen

    Location

    Workiva is in an ideal location on the banks of the South Platte River surrounded by restaurants and retail shops!

    An Insider's view of Workiva

    What’s the vibe like in the office?

    Workiva is a close-knit workplace where teamwork is highly valued—people encourage and truly appreciate the hard work of their fellow team members and treat each other as family.

    Molly Nitka

    Corporate Programs Manager

    What projects are you most excited about?

    Our platform is incredibly fun to build! It empowers our customers to produce complex documents involving hundreds of contributors, on extremely tight deadlines, leveraging their company’s most sensitive data, and where every single word and number must be exactly right.

    Gray Sandridge

    VP of Product Management

    How does the company support your career growth?

    One of my favorite aspects of Workiva is how all of us collaborate. With collaboration comes new relationships and opportunities to learn about other departments and roles. I've always felt encouraged to pursue opportunities, collaborate with others and find what makes me the most satisfied in my career.

    Maddelyn Stephens

    Product Manager

    What is your vision for the company?

    Our mission at Workiva—to build trust in the global economy—is supported by our company values: customer success, innovation, trust, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and accountability. We are successful because we put our employees first, listen to their voices, and respond to their needs.

    Marty Vanderploeg

    CEO

    How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

    I value that our culture is built around outcomes over output. We have the autonomy to get our work done on our own time. We're encouraged to take time to fully recharge and be our best selves.

    Ryan Gilsdorf

    Senior User Experience Designer

    What are Workiva Perks + Benefits

    Workiva Benefits Overview

    Workiva offers competitive health and wellness benefits and perks, including a medical plan that offers paid premiums for employees, generous PTO and paid time to volunteer in the community. We have a flexible and casual work environment that also offers 12 weeks of paid parental leave, the ability to work remotely as needed, and to be able to bring your dog to work with you.

    Culture
    Volunteer in local community
    Partners with Nonprofits
    Friends outside of work
    Eat lunch together
    Intracompany committees
    Daily stand up
    Open door policy
    Team owned deliverables
    Team based strategic planning
    Group brainstorming sessions
    Open office floor plan
    Diversity
    Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
    Unconscious bias training
    Diversity manifesto
    Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
    Diversity Employee Resource Groups
    We have seven employee resource groups that are formed around a shared interest or common goal. These groups are designed to support their members and cultivate a more diverse & inclusive workspace.
    Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    Disability Insurance
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Life Insurance
    Pet Insurance
    Wellness Programs
    Onsite Gym
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K)
    Company Equity
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Performance Bonus
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Generous Parental Leave
    We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Workiva also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Family Medical Leave
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Generous PTO
    Paid Volunteer Time
    Paid Holidays
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Company Outings
    Game Room
    Stocked Kitchen
    Some Meals Provided
    Happy Hours
    Pet Friendly
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Workiva offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
    Diversity Program
    Cross functional training encouraged
    Promote from within
    Time allotted for learning

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    When you join Workiva, you get a world-class benefits package for you and your family. On day one, every full-time employee starts with stock options, vacation, and the opportunity to enroll in our discounted stock purchase plan. We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision care plans; life and disability insurance; and 12 weeks of paid parental leave. With a casual dress code, support for health and wellness, and flexible work hours, we’ve got you covered for whatever life brings.

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