7 Reasons Why You'll Love Working at Netguru

Kasia Kramnik

Sep 29, 2021 • 9 min read
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Finding the right work environment for you in the IT industry isn’t easy. You might want to be surrounded by like-minded experts who will challenge you and help you grow as a professional.

Or perhaps you’re most interested in working on exciting projects or using cutting-edge tools and technologies. Let’s not forget that work-life balance and meeting interesting people on your way are crucial to maintaining motivation and engagement.

You know what though? We really think that applying for a job at Netguru could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Here are seven reasons why.

Reason 1: Employee-friendly working conditions

We really care about making our team happy and comfortable at work. One of Netguru’s core values is treating each team member like a trusted partner. You get to choose your work environment, because you know yourself best.

Depending on your job title, you might decide to turn your sofa into your office forever, or use it only occasionally on a rainy day. For some roles though, such as members of the Community team, we do recommend working in the office from time to time.

We’re building work environments in which we feel good – supported and safe. Because of our awareness of other people’s needs, of information exchange through the internet, we can practice more empathy.

Mateusz Jankowski, UI Lead

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, we work, and how we think about IT equipment accessibility, and the ergonomics of work stations and home office configurations. Home offices turned into something more permanent, even for those of us who didn’t plan it. So, as a company, we want to support you in this new reality and make your home office life a little bit more comfortable. That's why all of our team members receive a one-off subsidy for upgrading home-office equipment in the amount of 1000 PLN. You can buy whatever you need to upgrade your home office, create a safe working environment, and work as you like. It is up to you whether you buy a comfy chair, a pair of good quality headphones, or a wrist rest.

We offer flexible hours because we know that modern life is busy. Whether you need a middle-of-the-day break to collect your child from school, or simply prefer working in the evening, we’ll make sure you get to do so comfortably.

Reason 2: Teamwork beats distance

You might worry that working remotely or in teams scattered across the country (or sometimes countries!) means feeling lonely in the workplace, but it simply doesn’t have to be the case.

We put effort into maintaining a happy, friendly atmosphere within the team by organizing online and offline team hangouts, conferences, and other initiatives that bind us together.

The technical challenges and the leadership aspect are my favourite parts of the job. I discovered the latter only in Netguru, where I’ve been given the opportunity to support my colleagues in overcoming challenges.

Stanisław Zalewski, Senior Python Developer

We’re also big fans of learning. We organize internal courses, workshops, presentations, webinars, and even conferences. We also encourage team members to share their knowledge with the rest of the world during meetups and conferences.

Reason 3: Excellent tools and equipment

You don’t have to worry about your work gear, Netguru will provide you with high-quality hardware appropriate for your job description, like MacBook Pro laptops, and the newest iPhone for each iOS developer.

If you work from the office, you’ll also get peripheral devices such as screens, mice, and keyboards – just ask! Our Office Management crew will make sure you have everything you need to make a comfortable workstation.

Effective work also depends on the quality of the tools you use. Our toolset has been chosen and approved by the team, and we welcome suggestions on how to improve it further. For daily work on projects, we use:

  • JIRA and Monday for project tracking.
  • Slack, Zoom, Hopin, and Google Meet for remote communication.
  • CircleCI, Rollbar, Codebeat, and GitHub for development work (you can read about our amazing Automatic Docker Staging here).
  • Sketch, Principle, and InVision for Product Design work.
  • And more!

Reason 4: Knowledge sharing

We believe that each member of our team brings something unique to the company. This includes their experience, professional skills, familiarity with particular tools, and the passions and interests they are willing to share with others.

No matter how much you already know, there’s always something you can learn or teach. This is why we invest heavily in knowledge sharing, both externally and through internal initiatives.

Why is Netguru way different? Because they care, it’s as simple as that. I knew where I was heading from the very first day of my recruitment process. My first weeks at Netguru were no different – the onboarding process went smooth and I felt at home. I was even assigned a dedicated mentor whose role was to support me throughout my first weeks. Being a Project Manager at Netguru means being friends with a whole bunch of experienced people who are willing to help and share their knowledge.

Adrian Kamiński, Project Manager

We organize internal workshops and webinars, give the team opportunities to share knowledge as bloggers or speakers at various events, and we encourage a wide variety of R&D projects.

New initiatives are always followed by written reports and presentations, both to help the team understand each other’s work, and because we never miss an opportunity to learn. We also run internal conferences, like Netguru Tech Talks and Burning Minds.

Through individual growth budgets, Netguru provides refunds for English classes, learning materials, and international conferences, among other opportunities for learning.

We organize internal mentorships and continue perfecting our onboarding process for new employees, making sure that those who want to learn, receive as much support as possible. Altogether, it’s a lot of potential for personal and professional growth.

Reason 5: You can be whoever you want to be

It doesn’t matter if you want to work dressed as a unicorn, work while petting your dog, or if your secret dream is to make a career shift from being a QA Specialist to building products as a Product Designer – Netguru will support your choices.

When you find something new that you’re passionate about, talk to us. We’ll help you figure out what your next step is towards your dream career. For example, if you want to map out your journey to become a Project Manager, check out this article.

Reason 6: We take good care of you

Have we already told you that we love flexibility? That is why we’ve provided access to the WorkSmile platform, offering benefits adapted to your preferences. You can choose your benefit options among 15 categories such as shopping, leisure, travel, and food. Whether you want to have a multisport card, private health insurance package, life insurance, or Zalando vouchers — it’s all about the choice, your choice.

Reason 7: Transparency

We talk a lot about transparency because it’s one of the core values of our working culture. But what does transparency mean to us exactly?

It means that you know a lot about us from the get-go. Before you apply for a job at Netguru, you can check your pay grade in the career paths on our website. Once you start work here, you can ask us about anything. We really believe that there are no stupid questions.

Working in an inclusive environment that allows you to grow makes all the difference. And knowing that the company has great values and is not afraid to stand up for them makes me feel very proud of the culture we created.

Marta Grzesiak, Quality Assurance Engineer

We value equality, and there is no strong hierarchy in our teams. All departments share news and updates on our knowledge exchange platform to keep everyone in the loop about upcoming changes and issues.

We regularly run AMA (ask me anything) sessions with the CEO, where everybody can submit questions. The Core team updates us about what they’re doing on Confluence (our company wiki), and if you prefer face-to-face conversations, our CEO has open hours to spend some time with the team.

We hope these seven reasons convinced you to give Netguru a try. For more details, check out our recruitment info pack or drop us an email at jobs@netguru.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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