How we work
As a business, we have adapted to the new world. Our teams have the option to work flexibly from the office or at home. We know that collaboration can happen anywhere.
When you’re in the office, you’ll be part of the action. The support centre is operational 24/7 and takes up a large part of our warehouse style office.
When you’re at home, you’re always in touch with the wider Sonder network of teams across multiple digital platforms.
As an employee, you also have access to the full Sonder platform - a group of people that are ready and available to support you in your wellbeing journey every minute of the day and night.
As per the definition of Sonder, we recognise other people’s background and journey, and respect it. We treat others as we would like to be treated.
We have high personal and organisational standards – professionally, morally, ethically. We continually aspire to be better, and do better for others.
We praise and we provide critical feedback, but always underpinned with respect. We celebrate differences and uniqueness in everyone.
We are stronger, united. Our strengths lift others, and the strengths of others provides room to improve ourselves.
We collaborate to achieve common goals.
Life at Sonder
Out and about
May 24, 2022
Riding for a cure
We are incredibly proud of our four Sonder team members who participated in Woolies Wheels and Walks - a wellbeing initiative with Tour de Cure that raises vital funds for cancer research, support, and prevention projects.
Riding the 350+km journey through the beautiful Hunter Valley and into Sydney, our colleagues Peter Mooney, Paras Aggarwal, Elizabeth Notman and Charlene Xu successfully raised $11,000 in funds for cancer research, as part of the impressive $1,400,000+ raised overall.
We are grateful to our friends at Woolworths Group for allowing us to participate in this incredible event for a second year. We look forward to ‘riding for a cure’ with you again next year!Photo credit: © Jordyn Montague (used with permission)
Jan 7, 2022
An epic journey to raise awareness for Usher Syndrome.
When our Head of Government & Education Partnerships, Rodney Davis, learned that his two-year-old nephew Jett had been diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, he and his family set out to bring greater awareness to the rare genetic disease that impacts hearing, sight and balance and affects around 200 children in Australia.
Impressively, Rodney and Nick Croser (Sonder's Continuous Improvement Manager), along with Rodney’s son Lachie (8) and Darcy (6), cycled and rowed over 200km to raise awareness and money for the important cause. Together, Jett's family and friends raised a staggering $132,000 in support for Usher Kids Australia. This was a truly amazing effort!For more information about Usher Syndrome, please visit www.usherkidsaustralia.com
Jun 10, 2021
How far will you go?
Recently, John Maclean shared his story of grit and resilience with the Sonder team, he asked us to consider how we might reach our goals. He encouraged us to never stop challenging ourselves and to recognise our own potential as a business and as individuals.
After being involved in an accident that would change the course of his career, his mobility, and life, John posed this very question and he ran with it... quite literally. Choosing not to be defined by his wheelchair, John pushed boundaries, eventually leaving the wheelchair behind by teaching himself not only to walk again but to inspire us all to go a little further.
Jun 1, 2021
Curing cancer. Changing lives.
In May 2021, four of the Sonder team took to the road alongside our friends at Woolworths Group to tackle 330km+ of NSW terrain across 3 days as part of Woolies Wheels. Together, they raised over $12,000 in funds for cancer research. Overall, the event raised more than $1.3 million.
We’re incredibly proud of Peter Mooney, Rebecca Evans, Elizabeth Notman and Clinton Chan for taking on the challenge and we are grateful to our partners and friends at Woolworths Group for allowing us to support this incredible event.
We’ll be back next year!
May 20, 2021
Bravery comes in many forms
The bushfire season of 2019/2020 saw Dean Symons extend his frontline services, temporarily stepping away from his role as a Duty Operations Manager at Sonder to defend his community and protect homes and land across New South Wales.
Dean has since been awarded the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner's Commendation for Bravery. We are delighted that the RFS has recognised Dean's courage during this time and his heroic efforts in saving the lives of many over that period, continually putting the lives of others before his own and going above and beyond the call of duty.
Apr 28, 2021
Christopher Marr speaks at Prince’s Trust Australia event
Prince’s Trust Australia hosted an inspiring networking event for veteran and ADF partner entrepreneurs. The evening centered around sharing the unique experiences and gritty mindset the veterans and partners bring to business, and how they overcome challenges to starting and scaling their business.
Sonder Co-founder, Christopher Marr, shared Sonder’s vision for global access to on-demand and personalised safety, medical and mental health support. In attendance was the Hon. David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), the Hon. Darren Chester and the Hon. Julie Bishop.
Mar 9, 2021
Future Women Leadership Summit
Our Chief of Staff, Amy Dobbin, spoke to the Future Women Leadership Summit about her path to leadership and the importance of getting access to the right help at the right time.
Sonder is supporting Australian women everyday across safety, medical and mental health challenges. We’re excited to be partnering with Future Women and helping organisations around the country reframe how they are caring for their people.
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