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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Galileo Learning

A playful company where employees are encouraged to be themselves.
Galileo's employees playing outdoors in Oakland, Calif.

The Data

Galileo Learning

Location: Oakland, California

Founded: 2001

2010 revenue: $8.7 million

CEO: Glen Tripp

Website: galileo-learning.com

Facebook: Galileo Learning

Number of employees: 40

What it does: Hosts educational summer classes and camps in the San Francisco area

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Consider this unique approach to interviewing: "When we hire employees, we use a group interview format where people do skits, sing songs, and act things out," says Galileo's CEO Glen Tripp. "We want to see their playfulness and see how they interact with others. It creates the expectation that we're a playful place." And it is—literally. Galileo Learning hosts fun summer classes for kids, so education and fun is an integral selling point for the company. Plus, it's great for the employee morale, says Tripp. "That's what keeps people going."

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Last updated: May 23, 2011




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