Year of Founding1829
Average Age37 years old
This makes Wakam a company where life is good ❤️:
Wakam is certified a great place to work by “Happy Index”
A committed team with diverse and multi-generational profiles
Collaborative working methods facilitated by tech tools (Slack, Zoom)
Offices in the heart of Paris designed by the employees themselves!
“There is no success without failures!”
Olivier Jaillon, CEO & Chairman
Wakam (pronounced Ouakam, not Vakam) is a B2B2C insurer that designs white label insurance products for its partners (insurance brokers, retail players, neo-banks, airlines companies, etc.). Our insurance products have the particularity of being embedded in the products or services offered to the end-customer (for example, you take a self-service e-scooter 🛴, you are automatically insured).
Wakam is present in 32 European countries (bonus point if you’re able to list them during the interview!). In 2020, we made 58% of our turnover outside France. That's why we are recruiting future Wakamees who are fluent in English.
At Wakam we believe in the formula "for-profit & for good". Since March 2021, we are a Mission-driven company, which means that our mission statement ‘Enabling transparent and impactful insurance’ is written in black and white in our bylaws. And we go further: by defining 9 concrete commitments to illustrate this mission, such as writing our insurance contracts in simple language (no more confusing terms and conditions). We also create insurance products at cost for associations.
Our culture? Free to impact. A culture where everything is possible, where all ideas are taken into consideration, where everyone has an impact on the transformation of insurance! Hungry for freedom? Thirsty for autonomy? If you are bold and like challenges (yeah yeah! That one word that all startups have at the tip of their tongues), then the Wakam adventure might be made for you! Discover -on our website- who we really are with the 11 cultural markers that so well describe us!
Mindset compatibility with our ‘Free to Impact’ culture:
- Think big
- Biased for action
- Curious and eager to learn
- Can say no and find solutions
- Aims for the moon (but please don’t stick on the moon)
- And above all: have fun working together 🤜🤛 !
Wakam is not based on a hierarchy but on a methodology where everyone finds his role and knows his objectives.
With a flat hierarchical system and a highly collaborative operating model, Wakam is an extremely agile and transparent company.
Every last Friday of the month, it's Free.day at Wakam, a day without meetings to take a step aside and dedicate ourselves to skills sponsorship or other activities (because we are curious, I remind you).
Full-remote is a reality at Wakam (there is even one Wakamee who works from his sailing boat ⛵)
We are nice (you'll find out by yourself 😉)
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