3.3 Culture

BENEFITS AND PERKS

  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life, and AD&D)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-Tax commuter benefit
  • Parental leave (for primary and secondary caregivers for birth and adoption)
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Lunch stipend
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free transportation after 8pm
  • Dinner reimbursable after 7pm
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Weekly happy hours
  • Team and company outings

350+

cups of coffee consumed every morning

1

(official) weekly happy hour

425

total employees

1

amazing Chicago rooftop

868

miles walked for charity

50+

company and team outings

3

championship belt winners

17

Tempus volleyball team victories

10,000

square feet of lab space

1

award for Most Disruptive Startup

181

new employees this year

47%

female workforce

The Tempus Culture Code

IT’S ABOUT…

  • Time

    We move fast. There are many important things to do. We know which ones to prioritize and we focus on those with intensity.

    We have a bias to action because we understand that time is of the essence for the patients that we serve. If we have to choose between action and inaction, we always choose to act.

    We work with a sense of purpose and urgency, while seeking transparency, integrity and accuracy in all that we do.

  • Patients

    We never lose sight of the patient. Every product we build, every service we offer, is designed to make a difference in patients’ lives by using data and technology to improve the therapies available to them. 

    Empathy is key to our success and we never put ourselves above our mission. 

    We know that building a successful company is directly connected to helping patients. We can’t do one without the other, and we apply our combined expertise and effort toward that end.

  • Perspective

    We zoom out. We take a step back from the data – or a single event – to see the full picture.

    We take a long-term approach and know that the road to ushering in precision medicine is filled with a series of small steps that, together, transform outcomes for patients.

    We approach every day with optimism, knowing that while the path in front of us may be long, it is the right path to be on.

  • Learning

    We seek truth. We lead with substance and look for opportunities to stretch ourselves beyond what we know today.

    Curious minds thrive here. We have an awesome capacity to learn quickly and operate in ambiguity, confident in our ability to work on a problem and figure it out.

    We seek and accept feedback, internally and externally, acknowledge our failures, and transform insights into improvement.

  • Respect

    We are assertive and brave, but equally mindful and controlled. We are aggressive in our pursuits, but not with each other.

    We bring a point of view, while accepting that our perspective may not always prevail. We check our ego at the door, humbled by the task before us.

    We value diverse perspectives. We seek them out. We listen to, collaborate with and are inspired by our colleagues, knowing that our collective intelligence will always surpass our individual intelligence.

  • Saving Lives

    We recognize that we are in battle. We either defeat cancer and other diseases like it, or they will defeat us.

    There is no consolation prize. We are here to win on behalf of the patients we serve – period.

    We recognize that winning requires a tireless and united army. We recruit the best, reward the best, and we hope to retain the best. Together, there is hope.

We move fast. There are many important things to do. We know which ones to prioritize and we focus on those with intensity.

We have a bias to action because we understand that time is of the essence for the patients that we serve. If we have to choose between action and inaction, we always choose to act.

We work with a sense of purpose and urgency, while seeking transparency, integrity and accuracy in all that we do.

We never lose sight of the patient. Every product we build, every service we offer, is designed to make a difference in patients’ lives by using data and technology to improve the therapies available to them. 

Empathy is key to our success and we never put ourselves above our mission. 

We know that building a successful company is directly connected to helping patients. We can’t do one without the other, and we apply our combined expertise and effort toward that end.

We zoom out. We take a step back from the data – or a single event – to see the full picture.

We take a long-term approach and know that the road to ushering in precision medicine is filled with a series of small steps that, together, transform outcomes for patients.

We approach every day with optimism, knowing that while the path in front of us may be long, it is the right path to be on.

We seek truth. We lead with substance and look for opportunities to stretch ourselves beyond what we know today.

Curious minds thrive here. We have an awesome capacity to learn quickly and operate in ambiguity, confident in our ability to work on a problem and figure it out.

We seek and accept feedback, internally and externally, acknowledge our failures, and transform insights into improvement.

We are assertive and brave, but equally mindful and controlled. We are aggressive in our pursuits, but not with each other.

We bring a point of view, while accepting that our perspective may not always prevail. We check our ego at the door, humbled by the task before us.

We value diverse perspectives. We seek them out. We listen to, collaborate with and are inspired by our colleagues, knowing that our collective intelligence will always surpass our individual intelligence.

We recognize that we are in battle. We either defeat cancer and other diseases like it, or they will defeat us.

There is no consolation prize. We are here to win on behalf of the patients we serve – period.

We recognize that winning requires a tireless and united army. We recruit the best, reward the best, and we hope to retain the best. Together, there is hope.

Company awards

top 50 places to Work | Built in Chicago 2019

Tempus was named one of Chicago’s top 50 places to work in the midsize company category. This award recognizes businesses that go out of their way to provide employees with the support — both financial and non-financial — they need to thrive.
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Most Disruptive Startup | Moxie Awards 2017

The Moxie Awards celebrate the best of the best in Chicago tech. Tempus won the Most Disruptive Startup award and was named a finalist in Startup of the Year.
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Industry Disrupter | CityLIGHTS 2018

Presented to the company that has developed or introduced an ingenious, non-traditional, and innovative product or service that has significantly disrupted its industry.
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Test

Tester

Tempus is a technology company that has built the world’s largest library of clinical and molecular data and an operating system to make that data accessible and useful, starting with cancer.

Our goal is for each patient to benefit from the treatment of others who came before.