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We are remote-first, office-friendly. 🏝️🌆🛖
What does that mean exactly?
At the start of 2022, we went all in: Remote-first (not remote-only) will become our permanent setup. We began the process in January 2022 to develop a comprehensive remote-first culture while maintaining a strong presence in our German locations. We value our office locations for creative and complex challenges, but we believe that location is secondary. Therefore, we are dedicated to creating a remote-first culture at HelloBetter.
Furthermore, we value our local presence in Germany (Hamburg & Berlin) and encourage relocation for those who are interested.
Our employees can work from anywhere within +/-4.5 hours of CET. We offer full employment in your home country through a global payroll provider. Adjusted salary bands apply.
Almost all communication and meetings take place online. Our main tools for this purpose are Google Workspace, Zoom, and Slack.
Employees are treated equally and have access to similar perks and benefits (such as
We are a company that values remote work while also maintaining an office-friendly environment. This means that we support team members to relocate to either Hamburg or Berlin (see Relocation & Visa Sponsorship for more information) if preferred. Our offices are used for quiet work, cross-team workshops, creative projects, and personal catch-ups. We are committed to both locations and will expand our offices as necessary to accommodate more team members.
Short-time remote work from other EU and non-EU countries
We have introduced a policy for colleagues working from Germany, which allows them to work from other countries for a limited amount of time. However, different teams have different needs:
There are some teams within our organisation that due to the nature of their work will stay on-site and/or in Germany only. Whether it is Office Management, Patient Support or Sales, there are certain teams that require a local approach.
We organize regular events for each team, in person and remotely, with frequency varying depending on the team (weekly, monthly, or once a quarter).
Additionally, we have company-wide events and rituals listed on the Rituals & Events page. Join events in person, and we will provide you with the necessary travel and accommodation budget. Participation is not mandatory if you prefer a 100% remote approach.
If you want to migrate to a different country, please let us know 3 months in advance for final approval by your supervisor. We would take care of the contractual aspects of such a move. Please consider that the adjusted salary bands and location factors apply (
We support you with a home office basket: your hardware, monitors, keyboard, mouse and everything you need in this regard.
Right now, we do not. We are currently testing WeWork with the idea to potentially roll out our membership on a global scale.
Interesting resources on Remote Culture
GitLab has over 1,400 team members from around the world contributing to empower organizations to maximize the overall return on software development by delivering software faster, more efficiently, while strengthening security and compliance.
Hybrid-Remote: understanding nuances and pitfalls
GitLab Culture Hybrid-Remote: understanding nuances and pitfalls On this page, we're detailing the primary differences between all-remote and other forms of remote working. In the GitLab Unfiltered video above, Darren (GitLab) and Anna-Karin (Because Mondays) discuss a number of challenges and solutions related to remote work, transitioning a company to remote, working asynchronously, and defaulting to documentation.
The 10 stages of remote work
On this page, we're detailing the 10 stages of remote work. This should be viewed as a sliding scale. For companies transitioning into a remote environment, visit GitLab's guide to understanding the phases of remote adaptation. For job seekers tracking companies transitioning to remote, bookmark the Remote Work Policy Tracker.
Remote-first - Culture @ Clipboard Health
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How to be Remote-First When You Still Have an Office
Most companies are not fully remote and have no intention to be. In reality, most companies embracing remote work through work-from-home policies have dedicated headquarters in cities like San Francisco and people working from home across multiple cities, countries, and continents. They're not remote, they're remote-ish.
13 Best Employee Handbook Examples for Remote Companies | Himalayas
Remote companies need a single source of truth to operate effectively. This is why the best companies are handbook-first. While it may seem inefficient to spend time documenting everything ahead of time, the benefits of intentionally writing down your company's mission statement, processes, culture, and best practices are enormous.