Request is working in two areas that are considered by many as mystifying: FinTech and Blockchain. These ecosystems are also both in rapid and constant evolution. We are learning every day and we have a team of very curious and open-minded people. We often use bleeding-edge technologies such as smart contracts in the Ethereum Blockchain and IPFS decentralized data storage. Our development team follows agile practices. Every developer is an owner of our entire codebase. We're all responsible for our success
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We try to have async communication, we record meetings where only the stakeholders attend but it allows for others to understand the debate that led to the decision. We organize 3 company retreats per year. Finally, we all share internally our primary and secondary focus and the things we are accountable for. We believe that a deep sense of responsibility is important for the team and gives more meaning for each tea member about the role they play in our successes.
From the start, Request has embraced the culture of remote. The founders of the company were moving regularly in different cities. After the public launch and a successful time at the Y Combinator, they decided to settle the headquarters at the heart of Europe, in Amsterdam. Being distributed allows us to recruit the best people without any geographical barriers. It also brings the most interesting debates among us thanks to our different culture, background, experiences. We want to be a company that will bring useful products worldwide and it can only work if our team is a representation of it.
We believe that everyone should be able to find the right work-life balance for her/him. Like a lot of companies, we have unlimited vacations and we make sure that this rule is not at the disadvantage of the team member. We want them to stay with us in the long term because we have a lot to accomplish together. Having team members with well balanced lives is key. In that organization, allowing for flexibility is important. We trust people to organise their day, as long as they understand they have to be a responsible actor in a very small ecosystem.