Our Values & Culture

Tribe Culture

At Blackpanda, we do not use the word "family" to describe our organization; we already have our own families and we understand that none of our colleagues are more important than them. What we are is a Tribe, and we joined together because of our families—not because we needed another one.

Much like our ancestors 10,000 years ago, we choose to meet every day at the same cave and to hunt for food, scavenge for berries, and defend against wildebeests together because we know that we can provide more for our families united, rather than individually. We do not lie to each other that the tribe comes first — we know that our families come first, and we support each other to meet this endeavor to provide, protect, and nurture our respective families above all.

While we are proud to run hard alongside intelligent, capable, and motivated fellow Pandas, the Tribe comes second to family.  This is what Tribe Culture means at Blackpanda. Come join us if you think you've got what it takes to be part of our Tribe.

Core Values


Check your ego at the door. We work smarter, harder, and faster together, and are better because of it.


Timing beats speed, precision beats power, and leverage beats strength.


Knowing that life is more than work, we encourage and support personal time and growth.


The person at the top of the mountain didn’t get dropped off there, they climbed to the top.


We are unconventional thinkers and aren't satisfied with the status quo or tradition.


We don’t sugar coat bad news, setbacks, and don’t quit at the first sign of risk.


We do what we say, we say what we do. That simple.


Humility forms the basis of honor. We listen, then we act, and then we listen again.

Standing Orders


Treat others how you want to be treated.


The best idea wins.


Only hire people who are faster, smarter, and stronger.


Always have three options.


Acknowledge messages promptly.


Keep your shoes shined, hair trimmed, and shirts ironed.


Record meeting minutes with assigned next actions and deadlines.


Self-police your peers, higher, and lower alike.


Focus on making fewer unforced errors, rather than going for winners.


Time reveals all; so let it.