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Tough Mudder is probably the best place to work on the planet.
At Tough Mudder you’ll be working with (probably) the most intelligent, driven, motivated and enthusiastic individuals on the planet. The employees at TMHQ take their work, but not themselves seriously. At Tough Mudder you’ll be given real responsibility from day one, whether you’re working in events, obstacle construction, site search, marketing, strategy, legal, accounting, HR or office management. Beware – continuing to read on may make your current job seem really boring. (P.S. We’re hiring.) Our “Working at Tough Mudder Australia” video is coming soon!
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Note: Australia-based employees will be required to spend a few months of training and induction at TMHQ in Brooklyn, NY. All hiring subject to Visa status, so please keep this in mind when applying.
|Interviewing at TMHQ|
At Tough Mudder, we only hire the best and brightest. Our People team’s top priority is finding smart, motivated, fun candidates who will be a great fit for our growing organization and vibrant culture. With that in mind, we have a multi-phased interview process to determine the compatibility of a candidate’s personality and skill set.
- Phase 1: Submit Cover Letter + Resume. Write a good cover letter, tidy up your resume, and send ‘em our way!
- Phase 2: Video interview. You’ll receive a set of pre-recorded questions and record your responses via webcam
- Phase 3: Skype with People. A 30 minute chat with someone from our People department
- Phase 4: One-hour with TMHQ. We pick a few relevant team members for you to meet with
- Phase 5: One-hour with department executive or line manager. This is where we separate the great from the good
- Phase 6: Meeting with member of Executive Committee or CEO. Our final check to ensure you’re qualified, capable and ready to thrive at TMHQ
We know, it’s thorough, but we don’t just do it for kicks. Our process is structured to allow a candidate’s personality to shine through in the first few rounds, making it easier for our team to determine who would be a good fit at Tough Mudder. Are you up to the challenge? Are you ready to change your life and kick-start your career? Apply here and tell us why!
Why work for Tough Mudder?
Tough Mudder events place an emphasis on teamwork and pushing yourself, and working at TMHQ is no different. All new hires take part in a six to ten week Induction process designed to get new employees up to speed. The Induction process includes engaging presentations about the company, our culture, and different departments, as well as team-building activities with fellow Inductees. Because feedback is really essential to what we do, Inductees meet with their line managers weekly to talk about what’s going well, things to improve upon, and goals and expectations for the coming week(s). Inductees will also make the journey to a Tough Mudder event, where they’ll work the event one day and run the course the next.
|TMHQ Staff Perks|
We believe that hard work deserves to be rewarded. As a Tough Mudder employee you’ll not only be helping to build the most exciting endurance sports brand in the world, but you’ll also enjoy the below. You won’t find these benefits at other start-ups:
- Up to five weeks of vacation per year + official holidays
- Competitive health insurance benefits
- An iPad as a gift for completing the Induction process
- Free food and drink in the office
- 40% off Under Armour gear
|The TMHQ Credo|
- Have Fun
- Push Boundaries
- Take Responsibility
- Ask Why
- Be Honest
- Embrace Change
- Accept Only the Best
- Focus on the Long Term
- Look Out for Each Other
- Enjoy the Journey
|Tough Mudder University|
One of the best things about working at Tough Mudder is the company’s dedication to professional development. Everyone at TMHQ is automatically enrolled in Tough Mudder University which aims to replicate the Harvard Business School education of our founder and CEO Will Dean. Not only does Will share all he has learned but also quite literally brings HBS to Tough Mudder, as the team reads monthly HBS case studies and participates in mock HBS classes.
|Tough Mudder Ventures|
We’re doing amazing things at Tough Mudder, both as entrepreneurs and for entrepreneurs. One of our newer initiatives, Tough Mudder Ventures, is a start-up funding program that will provide competitive seed funding, office space, mentoring, and more to select former Tough Mudder employees who launch their own ventures.
|TMHQ Annual Business Plan Contest|
Tough Mudder’s annual business plan contest provides the unique opportunity for TMHQ employees to develop their business acumen and entrepreneurial skills within the work place. Teams are welcome to invite an outside member in to proceedings, fostering creativity and insight from different sources and backgrounds.
This contest allows all employees to develop new business concepts, with the very real and exciting prospect of seeing them come to life. Tough Mudder Ventures is always looking out for the next great business plan (with the prospect of backing for the winning idea!), along with the ever growing project list for Tough Mudder’s New Business Development unit.
If teams make it through the semi-final, they will be provided expert mentorship as they head towards the live presentation final, to be judged and concluded by the Tough Mudder founders, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. In addition to detailed feedback, and entry and guidance in to international business plan contests, the winning team will also receive a substantial cash prize!
So, for TMHQ employees who have the biggest idea since, err, Toughmudder, this is their opportunity to submit it!
History, Philosophy, and TMHQ Mission
|The History of Tough Mudder|
Tough Mudder was founded by Englishmen Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. Dean came up with the idea while at Harvard Business School, and it was a finalist in Harvard Business School’s annual Business Plan Contest. He brought on Guy Livingstone to act as Chief Operating Officer. On an $8,000 marketing budget, they used Facebook to launch the first Tough Mudder event on May 2, 2010, at Bear Creek Resort in Allentown, PA. Since then, the number of Tough Mudder events has increased exponentially with 14 events in 2011 and 35 scheduled in 2012, including events in the U.K., Australia and Canada.
|The Tough Mudder Philosophy|
The Tough Mudder series was created to test toughness, fitness, strength, stamina and mental grit all in one place and all in one day. Sure, there are a few that will test these things – for thousands of dollars and a week of your life. But in one day and in one location? We don’t think so. Other mud runs? Forget it – unless you want to run alongside your 60-year-old grandmother. Tough Mudder is a truly exceptional event for truly exceptional people. Fair-weather runners should stay at home.
|The TMHQ Mission|
TMHQ’s long-term mission is to create unconventional, life-changing experiences.