Winston's mission is to make the internet a safer and more private place by bringing easy and effective solutions to the mass market. Winston is an easy-to-use home privacy designed for everyday consumers. We're developing convenient new technologies which encrypt, anonymize and accelerate your home internet while blocking corporations and hackers from gaining access to your personal data.
We're looking for high performers who are passionate about privacy to join our team.
Shared values are the critical key ingredient which makes a company outperform its competitors. Among ours:
This is the belief and confidence in the integrity, reliability and fairness of not only each other but in our organization as a whole. Trust is a choice we make towards someone when we are inspired that they have earned our confidence.
As individuals, we earn trust with our accomplishments and by ensuring that we follow up on our promises. As a company, we earn trust by living up to our mission and fanatically protecting our users' privacy while keeping things simple and convenient.
We value honesty and open communication as much as a possible. We set individual objectives for ourselves each quarter and share them openly with teammates. We say what we mean and value constructive conflict ("Disagree and commit").
We practice "extreme ownership" as described in the book by the same name by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Though many behaviors, attitudes and techniques are described there, the ones that stand out to us most are accountability, working as a team, understanding the mission, and never making excuses.
Despite being a badly abused corporate buzzword, innovation runs deep in our blood. It simply indicates a willingness and ability to make things better or do things differently. It implies an attitude of tolerance towards risk taking (when justified) and a healthy suspicion of the status quo.
Everyone at Winston is inherently a high performer. Many of us have experienced work environments where outperforming one's peers was not valued. Here it is a prerequisite. To consistently overachieve requires de-prioritizing low impact tasks, focusing on what we can influence while letting go of everything outside of it, and doing the quick and easy things first. The high performer intuitively understands that there are a few things which matter a lot, and many things which don't matter much at all.