We discovered a long time ago at Red Gate that if we created a relaxed, informal working environment and gave people all the resources they needed, they responded by doing great work.
That’s why we’ve put together the kind of benefits package that we’d like if we worked somewhere else. Expect all of the usual benefits – and quite a few more.
Oh, and let’s not forget an onsite canteen that serves free hot breakfasts and lunches every day. Or the Feel Good Fund that pays for fun stuff like pub quizzes, cocktail making sessions, cheese and wine tasting, punt trips down the River Cam, and our annual black tie Christmas Ball.
But perhaps the biggest benefit of all is the working atmosphere.
Our core hours are 11am to 3pm, for most people (some have to work specific hours due to their job role: credit control, the cleaners, product support etc.), outside of which you’re trusted to do your hours and do great work. Dress how you like too. The CEO often wears a Daffy Duck t-shirt. And enjoy working with a bunch of talented, intelligent people, all of whom just want to do the right thing.
Benefits like the bonus, sabbatical, and pension are good (and the free lunches are even better), but that’s not the end of the story. Not by far.
You see, we believe in investing in the future you as well as the current you. The software developer, UX designer, project manager, etc, that you aspire to be.
When you join us, we’ll work with you on your Personal Development Plan. Using a skills map, we’ll identify where you’re good, where you’re great, and where your skills could be enhanced. We’ll then give you the resources, the time, and the space to improve them. Which is good for us – and great for the future you.
Whether you’re a Software Developer wanting to get to grips with Ruby on Rails, a UX Designer needing to upgrade your Adobe Illustrator skills, or a Project Manager planning on speaking at an international conference, we’ll be there to help you, advise you, and encourage you.