CEO Ryan Carson explained that all employees would now work 32-hours a week. Large retailers such as Target and Walmart have reduced work hours for many employees as well. That said, Treehouse will keep paying employees their original salaries. Neither will benefits be cut. In the time since making the announcement, the company determined that worker productivity actually increased.
In fact, Carson wants his workers to experience an epiphany moment at the workplace. What he is referring to is genuine innovation and ingenuity. He believes the excessive hours worked by company hires stifles creativity. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is also a big advocate of creating part-time employees. That said, Zuckerberg’s intention is to reduce payroll overhead. President Obama has previously lauded Treehouse for their good corporate practices. Treehouse is considered one of the best places to work in the country.