Why you should join our company and why NOT

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It is sooner or later in life to think about a profession ๐Ÿ’ผ and about the company in which you want to practice it. Either you’re out of education, youโ€™ve just finished your studies ๐ŸŽ“ or you’re already working, but you need a new challenge.

In our industry -IT services ๐Ÿ’พ – where software/web developers play the biggest role, there are, according to several studies, the key features for developers to enter a company.

Based on Stackoverflow’s Developer Survey in 2016, we picked the most important expectations of the developers for their company and made them a guide. We have divided these into 5 levels.

1st Basic requirements

  • Salary ๐Ÿ’ถ: Every developer knows his value in the market, so we value him and give him what he deserves.
  • Respect: Dealing with each other in the company, as well as with customers on site are the nuts and bolts for us and are treated with the highest priority. Unfortunately, there are still companies in the 21st century where bullying plays a big role.
  • Competencies: Our employees are encouraged to expand their know-how, which plays the most important role in IT. We live in the technology age, in which permanently new programming languages, frameworks, etc. come on the market. There is no time to lay on the lazy skin.
  • Social bonding: We are a team and that goes beyond all locations. It is very important to pursue common goals. In this case, you will not be treated alone, but in the team and no matter which location you are involved with.
  • Support: Every employee is considered as a family member, so that operational issues are discussed and addressed in retrospectives, in addition, private matters also find an open ear. You can just click on the management to get support for private affairs.

2nd Lunar effect ๐ŸŒš

  • Operating System: We do not tell anyone what OS to work with. Everyone should be able to decide for themselves with which they feel comfortable.
  • Computer specification ๐Ÿ’ป: It is very important to have fast computers as a developer. One should use his time effectively and not straining with slow devices his nerves.
  • Software ๐Ÿ“€: Additional software, e.g. IntelliJ, WebStorm, etc. needed is of course provided by the company.
  • Noise Level ๐Ÿ“ข: Many employees complain about excessive noise levels. To spare our employees, our premises are in fairly quiet locations.
  • Workplace: Of course, ergonomic chairs, monitors, keyboards, etc. are provided.

3rd Main motivators

  • “Tough Nuts”: With us, you have to face up to new challenges, so that work does not become routine and thus boring.
  • Further education: In order to keep up to date his know-how, we offer each teammate the possibility to attend trainings, conferences, workshops and the like. Through our blog, you can see in which different countries and conferences we have been.
  • Recognition: You want to be praised for your work and you get that praise from us.
  • Interesting projects: We work for different clients and projects so that a lot of variety is required. Boredom, routine are foreign words for our working world.
  • Confidence: Confidence in employees and leaders is a lost character trait. Most companies are only concerned with competition among employees. This has no chance in our company. We trust each other and treat everything confidentially what concerns our employees.

4th Creators

  • Relax spots: Either take a break in front of the Playstation ๐ŸŽฎ, Nintendo or use the couch for a nap ๐Ÿ’ค.
  • Foosball table โšฝ: In our office, there is a foosball table for professionals. Of course, beginners are allowed to play as well.
  • Fitness: A small room with fitness equipment, even a treadmill is available for everyone. It is also allowed to enter the office 7/24 ๐Ÿ•–.
  • Food: Tasty coffee โ˜•, soft drinks ๐Ÿฅค, sweets ๐Ÿซ, water ๐Ÿšฐ and fruits ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‰ are always free for the team. Enjoy it.

5th Unconventional

  • Team events ๐Ÿฅณ: At least twice a year, all employees of the 3 locations ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ come together. We work ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป, dine ๐Ÿฅ˜ and have fun ๐ŸŽ‰ together. The upcoming event is in Macedonia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ in July, the previous one was in Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ, let’s see where the next one will be. In addition, events take place at the 3 locations, for the specific staff onsite. Of course, the ticket ๐Ÿ›ฉ, accommodation costs ๐Ÿฉ and meals are paid ๐Ÿ’ฐ by the company.
  • Lunch ๐Ÿด: Every 14 days we choose one restaurant to have lunch together. Of course, this is also paid ๐Ÿค‘ by the company.

After writing so many positive points โž• about our companies digitale neubelebung, 47 North Labs and digital natives, it’s time to list the negative points โž–…

I really tried to find some, but I did not find anything!

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