Ashley is MailChimp’s employee happiness ambassador. She empowers us to learn, connect, and engage every day. Oh, and eat donuts.

How We Encourage Side Hustles

When creativity is one of your company’s core values, you get to work alongside some super-talented people. And when super-talented people have good ideas, things like Freddie’s Makers Market happens. It all started with an email from Ashe, one of our Billing Coordinators. “I was thinking, as we get closer to the holidays, what if …

Celebrating Atlanta and Our Vibrant Backyard

Inman Park is one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, and it just so happens to be in the metaphorical backyard of our headquarters at Ponce City Market. The neighborhood hosts a spring event every year called the Inman Park Festival, and it’s known for its artist market, tour of homes, and quirky neighborhood parade. We’ve come …

The Evolution of MailChimp’s Coffee Hour

Maybe you’ve heard about MailChimp’s Coffee Hour, our Friday morning speaker series. It’s been a staple of our culture for years, growing and changing along with the company. In fact, the last time we blogged about Coffee Hour was all the way back in 2012. Back then, we had around 150 employees and almost 2 million users. We now employ more than 600 talented people who serve more than 15 million customers all over the world. In our spare time, we run ads about singing shrimp.

Five years later, we’re still inviting creative, interesting, weird, and thought-provoking people to speak at Coffee Hour.

Night School at MailChimp

One of the core values at MailChimp is creativity, so it’s safe to say I work with a lot of talented humans. When I heard my coworkers Meg and Jane talking about hosting a lettering and calligraphy class in the marketing studio, I jumped at the chance to turn their after-hours art party into an …

At MailChimp HQ, Happiness is Serious Business

“Hi, my name is Ashley Wilson, and I’m the employee happiness ambassador here at MailChimp.” It feels a little silly every time, but that’s how I introduce myself to new hires while giving them the tour of our office. We’re growing fast, which means that I lead this tour around our fancy new digs every 2 …

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