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Successful applicants for positions at Testbirds need to be highly motivated. We work in a dynamic and passionate manner and we expect the same from all new Testbirds who strive to be a part of our nest. We are constantly working on providing our employees with the best working environment we possibly can. We focus on teambuilding and encourage flexible working hours with enough leeway to compensate for stressful periods. It is our belief that a team can only be great if all individual members are comfortable. This ideology is reflected in our Employee Mission. Below you can learn everything about the advantages that come with a position at Testbirds and how Veronika, Maximilian, Josie and Hans experience life as a part of our nest.
The Testbirds office is a feel-good zone. We provide our birds with a lounge equipped with a foosball table, a PlayStation, a comfortable couch, bean bags, free beverages and a huge selection of fruits.
All of that is available during and after working hours, so our office often turns into a great place to grab an after work drink. Our lack of a formal dress code also ensures that you can flex your foosball muscles to full capacity (except when you have client contact of course).
What’s the only thing our nest lacks? An office dog, for sure!
“In our team there are not only early birds (such as Kathrin, Barbara or I), but also a few real night owls. Therefore it’s very convenient that our nest has flexible working hours. Sometimes even I use them if I stayed a little later the night before.”
- Veronika W
Open communication is one of our core values. Thanks to meetings, chats over coffee and status updates it’s always transparent who is working on what, no matter where and when he/she is working on it, since flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home are an important part of a job at Testbirds.
Our communication methods reflect our flat hierarchy. Other than “stopping by someone’s office” there are regular appointments, such as “open door” sessions, where you have the opportunity to talk to our founders and they take the time to answer all and any of your questions or listen to your feedback and remarks.
“Writing block? For me, the only thing that helps is a quick game of foosball with colleagues.“
- Maxi S.
The whole Testbirds team regularly takes part in excursions called Birds Fly-Outs. Approximately four times a year we spend some time together and grow closer as a team. This can take place at a weekend in the mountains or a day at Oktoberfest.
Each individual department also has a teambuilding budget. Twice a year they can leave the nest and spend time with their colleagues, for example at an observatory or sledding. Additionally we have a number of spontaneous events throughout the year, such as movie nights in the office or LAN parties.
“There is always something going on after work at Testbirds. During the summer it’s common to go to the park or beer garden. In winter we have a movie night or visit the Christmas market. I just landed in Germany and started at Testbirds and quickly became a part of our flock.”
- Josie W.
Birds are curious and like to learn. Luckily, they have enough opportunity to do so from their very first day. During the onboarding process, they already get to know all of our individual departments.
Furthermore, we give our birds the freedom and resources to invest in personal development. If our regular feedback talks show that a bird would like to improve certain skills and his or her knowledge, we support them in doing so.
We also learn as a swarm. In our Bird University sessions, employees get the chance to show what they are capable of in a workshop environment where everybody has a chance to present something they would like the other birds to know about. This can be their personal favourite top ten keyboard shortcuts or best practices when dealing with clients.
“In sales it’s extremely helpful to exchange experiences, nationally and internationally. Also, you don’t lose connection with the Birds in the other offices, which I personally find very important.“
- Hans B.