Sidebench is a modern technology consultancy and development studio, based in Los Angeles. Our team of strategists, technical architects, product managers, and user experience specialists partner with innovative companies to build long-term technology strategies and create powerful applications for business and consumer use.

We cater to innovative enterprise, fast-growing middle market companies, and funded new ventures seeking product strategy, bringing them the strategic value of enterprise-level management consulting, the technical chops of systems integration consulting, all combined with the UX-first approach of an experienced product team.

Custom Technology. Inspired.

Apprentice at Sidebench

Company Overview

Sidebench is an award-winning digital innovation lab and startup venture studio based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to identifying, developing, and launching strategic technology products & platforms for its corporate and startup partners.

Job Summary

The Sidebench apprenticeship program is a 6-month full-time paid rotational internship that is designed to provide the apprentice with valuable & meaningful first-hand experience across several areas of the company.

The program is geared towards motivated recent college graduates looking to gain insight into a variety of potential career tracks in the tech field, but all who are able to dedicate 6 full-time months are welcome to apply.

Apprenticeship Benefits

You will:

  • Gain significant exposure to all major business areas within one of the fastest growing digital product consultancies in the US
  • Do impactful work
  • Be challenged to think big & creatively solve problems and turn solutions into processes
  • Have a dedicated mentor throughout the apprenticeship who is there to help guide you and provide regular, structured feedback
  • Build valuable experience towards a variety of tech-oriented career tracks including Product Management, Sales & Marketing, and Business Operations
  • Work with and learn from a team of smart, friendly, and fun techies who care

Business Areas & Responsibilities

Product Management

  • Work with Product Managers & engagement teams to build project documentation, conduct ad-hoc analysis & research, provide input during solutioning sessions & design studios, and help structure and lead product testing

Sales & Marketing

  • Work with the Business Development team to conduct ad-hoc analysis & research on target markets & potential clients, thoroughly capture important details as an active participant in BD meetings & calls, brief Sidebench partners on key info for pipeline projects, and help build pitch decks, proposal responses, and marketing materials

Business Operations

  • Work with the Operations team to run & refine company processes across project budget tracking, finance, recruiting and office management functions, serve as chief greeter & director of first impressions as the face of the company, and look for and propose ways to make Sidebench run more efficiently through standardization & automation

Apprenticeship Schedule

Months 1 - 3 | Rotation 1 - Sales & Marketing Focus

  • 70% of time - Sales & Marketing
  • 30% of time - Business Operations
  • Weekly check-ins with dedicated mentor

Months 4 - 6 | Rotation 2: Product Management Focus

  • 70% of time - Product Management
  • 20% of time - Sales & Marketing Support
  • 10% of time - Business Operations
  • Weekly check-ins with dedicated mentor

At the conclusion of the 6-month program, pending your performance and company needs, there is the potential to transition to a full-time, salaried role that focuses in one of the three business areas / career tracks (Product, BD, Operations).

Requirements

  • Genuine interest in technology and business and the desire to learn more
  • Self-starter with demonstrated capacity for independent initiative
  • Strong research and analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be responsive, pro-active, enthusiastic, and adaptable
  • Ability to produce detailed and well-organized documentation (have a knack for effectively summarizing concepts, thoughts, and research)
  • Must be able to commit to a full-time role for a period of 6 months
  • Experience with the web or app development process is a big plus

Apprenticeship Compensation & Perks

Pay: $12/hour | Perks: free office parking, regular team meals, well-stocked kitchen with snacks & beverages, fun office, flexible time off, unlimited nerf gun usage & ping pong

Company Reviews

"Working at Sidebench has been one of the best experiences of my working life. They're constantly pushing the envelope for mobile apps and web design."
Josh Koenig
Business Development Manager
at Sidebench
"I love working here. The passion and innovation that everybody brings to their projects is clearly seen in the quality of the projects that we release. I can't wait to see what we work on next."
Sami Berrada
Business Development Associate
at Sidebench
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Why work with us
Sidebench is a next-generation services company, representing the combination of a management consulting firm and a premium white-glove interactive agency. Our mission is to get to the heart of what matters to our clients and build high-impact products that let them focus on what they do best. Based in West LA, we are one of the fastest growing agencies in the country and are currently building an all-star team that will form the core of our organization as we revolutionize the technology services industry.
Culture
Sidebench is committed to bringing the same innovation that we bring to our projects to the workspace. Located in Santa Monica, we balance the laid-back SoCal lifestyle with an excited energy around what we do. We believe in servant leadership and do everything we can to allow the greater team to shape the company and work on things they are truly passionate about. We are growing quickly and are always looking for talented, caring, and fun individuals who embrace change and innovation.
Perks & Benefits
Yearly Bonus
Profit Sharing Plan
Health Reimbursement Plan
BYOD Option + Technology Stipend
Educational Stipend
Discounted Gym Membership In-building
Expo Line Accessible
Garage Parking
Fruit, Snacks & Regular Office Meals
Beer & Coffee
Unlimited use of Office Nerf Guns

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