We discovered a long time ago at Redgate 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. Dress how you like (within reason... some people think bare feet are a step too far for a shared office). And enjoy working with a bunch of talented, intelligent people, all of whom just want to get some cool stuff into production and some great feedback from our customers.
Another thing we do is regularly hold “Down Tools” weeks. This is when a bunch of self-organising teams compete to get a new product from light-bulb moment into live production in only one week. Watch this video of the latest Down Tools Week (December 2015) and you’ll get an idea of the working atmosphere at Redgate – energetic, fun, and highly engaged.
“We supply corporate benefits to many companies throughout the UK and Redgate are by far and away the most generous company we look after. The package is very comprehensive and demonstrates that this is a company who really do care for their staff.”
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 product manager, tester, technical writer, 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, a Project Manager planning on speaking at an international conference, or someone who works in any other role at Redgate, we’ll be there to help you, advise you, and encourage you.