Frends Poland believes in the power of flexibility and freedom
Frends Poland has a
home-like working environment with benefits designed for its employees. From
massages, self-development tools, and sports activities, one is above others:
“From the many benefits Frends
offers, I mostly appreciate the flexible working time. There is no problem
doing other things during working hours and finishing your job later. If you
are a night owl, you can work even at night! Another lovely benefit is our
integration events. Spending time on such activities as canoeing or racing
improves our team spirit and helps us to know each other. And, of course, our
cozy office! It's in one of the best districts of the city. You can feel a
positive, chill vibe and spend time talking with your teammates in the garden.
It’s good to be here," says Łukasz, Frends Developer.
Flex time supports
various lifestyles and preferences
The highly valued
culture with low quit rates is built upon flexibility and freedom. Developers
and other IT professionals working within Frends iPaaS (integration platform as
a service) can arrange their work hours as they please.
"One of the main
privileges I value most at Frends is the opportunity for remote work, which
allows me to save time commuting to the office and dedicate it to my family
or my passions," comments Jakub, Frends Developer.
“If someone wants to run
errands or meet with their children in the coffee shop, there’s no problem
doing so in the middle of the day. Flexibility and freedom are good for
motivation and performance: people usually feel more inclined to do a task when
the circumstances aren’t too rigid,” explains Pawel Kowalski, Head of Delivery,
“Many companies claim to
be flexible but expect employees to start working between 8 and 10 am. If our
people begin their day at 2 p.m., they can. Of course, meetings can’t
be missed. Employees value the hybrid work model, which allows them to benefit
from working remotely or enjoy the office environment,” continues Weronika
Borowczyk, HR Specialist & IT Recruiter at Frends Poland.
Relaxing and refreshing
Poland actively develops the culture and its benefits to suit the employees’
preferences. Open, continuous communication and regular surveys ensure that
people stay content with their work and the fun activities supporting it.
“We have versatile
benefits from private healthcare to lunch cards, free car and bike parking, and
the office is always open for dogs. We actively develop the culture and stay
curious about what our Frendszies value and what would support their well-being
at work. Whether it was kayaking or Go-Kart, we are happy to fulfill their
wishes”, says Weronika.
Polish Frendszies work in a big house with a garden instead of a regular office
space. The quiet neighborhood offers peace of mind whether you want to work or
enjoy the sunbeds in the garden. For some middle-day activity, a ping pong
table and fitness equipment will surely delight you.
a month, Frendszies get a free massage at the office and enjoy pizza afterward.
Parties and barbeques, an annual Fat Thursday when one tries to eat as many
doughnuts as possible, are also popular.
a Multisport card, Frendszies can access over 4,000 sports and leisure
facilities in 650 Polish cities. From aqua aerobics, martial arts, salt cave,
tennis, and gym to trampoline park, the versatile benefit motivates employees
to maintain an active lifestyle.
have an annual tradition of participating in the IT Olympics organized by Just
Join IT. The fun sports event has different categories, such as throwing the
monitor and running with a laptop. This has been a very liked event and a nice
A safe environment for
growth and development
Frends encourages its
employees to self-development, either professionally or purely for fun. At
Udemy, one can choose from over 210,000 online video courses and learn more about,
for example, Python programming, machine learning, or drawing.
"At Frends, it's
not just about those awesome team hangouts where we discover each other's
hobbies and passions. There are also those invaluable training sessions –
giving us a chance to level up our skills and gain fresh insights!" comments
Karol, Frends Developer.
The versatile benefits,
trust, and autonomy are the foundation of Frends’ culture. According to
Weronika, there is little pressure and a lot of recognition.
safe environment allows employees to be themselves. A lot of that has to do
with Pawel’s, our Head of Delivery, impact. Another factor is Frends Finland,
which we work closely with. Frendszies are friendly, relaxed, helpful,
professional, and hardworking,” continues Weronika.
As a fast-growing
company, Frends is actively recruiting new developers.
“Our employees are
generally extremely pleased and enjoy our working style. Often, they can choose
what kind of tasks or projects they want to do. However, autonomy doesn’t suit
everyone; some prefer more specific commands. We need to find the people who
can be happy in our unique working environment,” says Weronika.
Interested in becoming a
Frendszie, or do you have suggestions for other work-life balance actions?
With Frends you get to see the development of the modern enterprise iPaaS platform from various angles. In our wide range portfolio of clients, you can find nationally and internationally known companies across 16 different countries that will lead you to interesting and meaningful projects.
Strong team spirit as well as trust, freedom and flexibility are the cornerstones of our culture. Top workmates coupled with challenging and versatile projects with a powerful platform which enables digitalization and process automation – this is Frendszone.
Frends is recognized in the latest Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Integration Platform as a Service, Worldwide. Frends is also awarded in G2 review with the "Fastest Implementation" badge in 2023.