Let us tell you a story about a small startup that once only dreamed of growth and scaling up… and then succeeded on such a level that it even developed a full-fledged community of its own - in a way that extends far beyond the business itself.
Yes, this company is Netguru. And yes - we started just like any other company - as a cultural blank slate. But as the size of our team grew larger, this is when the magic began to happen:
Values that have become the core of our organization and now navigate our everyday actions. When in doubt, we base our decisions on these important yet intangible assets. Why? Because they steer us in the right direction - towards self-improvement and becoming the cutting edge standard of software development.
We’ve figured out how to cooperate in the most effective, pleasant and respectful way. And it doesn’t matter whether we’re talking to each other in person or remotely - by online chat or via email. We stick to our standards.
There are some unspoken rules for how we behave and treat one another in order to ensure that all our Netgurus feel comfortable, welcome and needed. The way that we coexist is super important to us, since work is such a huge part of our lives. We try to make it as enjoyable as possible.
We work together on certain endeavours and also set common objectives. By striving towards the same goals, this helps us achieve excellence. And this is not something that we have to remind ourselves about, time and again. It’s become something that we feel deep inside our professional nature.
...not just during so-called “working hours”. We do a lot of things together, both at work - and occasionally during our free time. Our rituals and traditions are what allow us to get to know each other better, while focusing on the things that matter most. They help us relax, unwind and simply have a good time.
And speaking of the devil... we know how hard it is to comprehend “culture” precisely. So we’ve started defining it through all of the things mentioned above. This is what makes up the entire Netguru atmosphere, with the combination of our explicit vision and core values serving as a cornerstone.
But mere awareness of our unique culture is no longer sufficient. Our community has grown to 500+ employees in less than 10 years and it’s still expanding, so it has become crucial - now more than ever before - to put it all down in black and white.
This is how the idea of writing down on paper everything we’ve developed over the years (and value so much!) came to being.
We’ve now reached a point in our story where we realize how important it is to:
We designed the Netguru Culture Book as a way to properly introduce and present ourselves. We did it by listening to our colleagues and writing down everything they had to say about our specific environment. Although each experience is unique, there are some strong common threads - and they have been precisely indicated in the booklet.
To put it simply, the Netguru Culture Book aims to:
The first three segments of our target audience are pretty obvious, but the last one may be a little puzzling, so allow us to explain.
Our booklet isn’t just a bunch of interesting facts about us and our company - it’s also a source of really valuable knowledge. Knowledge that is priceless, both in terms of team-building issues and management-related problems. So, if you’re even slightly business-oriented or just curious about how it all works - this book may be something you’ll want to read.
To sum it all up, here’s what you’ll find inside the Netguru Culture Book:
It’s a fascinating and eye-opening read, full of actionable insights. It tells the story of a small company that wasn’t afraid to dream big - and how it grew on such a massive scale, all the while never forgetting to always put people first, taking care of each and every one of their employees, regardless of the role they play.
And you can be a part of this story as well. Are you ready?