People-First Jobs
  • In business13 years
  • Funding modelBootstrapped
  • Team size12

Niteo

Niteo

Empowering small businesses.


Niteo profile

COVID–19

COVID–19 Update

Status: Hiring freeze. See Niteo's response to COVID-19.

How do you maintain flexibility & balance for your team?

Everyone is regarded as a responsible adult. You have the autonomy to do your job the best you can. You receive the training you need to do the job, then we set your goals and define your tasks together. After that you plan and organize yourself. You set your own work schedule. You work on days you want to and from where you want to. You tell us when you go on a vacation and for how long.

Remote First Company Retreats 40 Hours or Less Parental Leave Flexible Schedule Mandatory Minimum Vacation

How do you ensure autonomy and plan for the future?

15 minutes of standup a day at 10 AM UTC, the rest is asynchronous. We encourage people to turn off slack and seniors do it regularly to lead by example. The bulk of the work happens in GitHub Issues. Our #out-of-office channel is filled with messages such as “off to the gym, be back in 2hrs” and “sun is out, back later in the afternoon!” We have a planning morning every 14 days where we plan the next two weeks together. Strategic planning happens twice a year when we meet in person for a week at a random location around the World. We call these gatherings IRLs.

Async Communication Long-Term Planning Shared Goal Setting

How do you support your team to grow and improve?

You get to do regular one-on-ones with founders and team leads. Every Nitean ever week submits a quick 1 to 4 rating of how they feel. If we notice a consistent dip for someone, we take extra time to talk to them.

The Productivity Allowance is a monthly budget that can be used to pay for any expenses that you believe can improve your work. Some examples of such expenses (but definitely not a finite list): attending a conference, a training or a similar event, an online course, a new phone, computer or monitor, a good microphone and camera for meetings, a good work chair or a standing desk, an Internet connection with a static IP at a reputable provider, a membership of a local hackerspace, a gadget such as a Kindle or a smartwatch, a Raspberry PI to play around with and learn new things, etc. You can also use your Allowance for a gym membership or similar sports activity.

Regular 1×1’s Professional Allowance Mentorship Process

Perks and benefits

  • Profit sharing
  • Annual raises
  • Peer recognition
  • 12 weeks parental leave
  • Gym memberships
  • Peer recognition
  • Conference allowance
  • Office allowance
  • Book allowance

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