Paddle Career Development FAQ

Read what Paddle employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Paddle has a career opportunities rating of 4.2.

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4 English questions out of 4

17 September 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Paddle?

Pros

- Great learning resources available. - Career growth is a primary focus; you can never stop learning! - The company actually put their values into practice. - Flexible working hours, as well as unlimited holiday & working from home days.

Cons

- It can feel like a risk, naturally working for a start up company (but there is full transparency within the company and there will never be any nasty surprises).

Advice to Management

- Keep doing what you're doing!

Career growth is a primary focus; you can never stop learning!

17 September 2019

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27 June 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Paddle?

Pros

1) Good learning resources, learning initiatives and drive to inform both internally and externally. 2) Lots of effort in developing the community and social initiatives, very progressive/liberal company and room to be yourself, as well as an attitude of acceptance to different working styles/behaviours. 3) Great office environment; looks nice, smells nice, nice aesthetics, food and snacks, etc. 4) Lots of opportunity to take on new projects, collaborate with different teams and gain exposure in different areas. 5) Career progression seems to be a theme throughout my time here; my friends and colleagues aren't all in the same places they were in when I started. 6) Unlimited work from home days, sick days and holidays.

Cons

1) Sometimes too much freedom compromises structure and being that this is a business it isn't always a good thing. 2) Sometimes the fluidity of its structure makes planning a career or your future at the company difficult, but being a sort of 'startup' I wouldn't expect too much in that regard anyway. 3) Currently the company is in a weird sort of transitional stage where it has moved to a larger office but doesn't quite have enough people to fill the space, so at times it feels like a large co-working space as opposed to a team space. 4) There are few 'leaders' who aren't formally appointed. The company should focus on producing more leaders who will drive change from the bottom-up. 5) Slack shouldn't replace face-to-face interactions; I barely know most of my colleagues and I likely never will (although I do care to). Some people which I've interacted with on Slack shy away when you speak to them in person, or ignore you completely. It's bizarre quite frankly.

Advice to Management

Focus on producing more leaders from the bottom-up. Inspire action and encourage your team to interact with other members of the business more often. There's so much potential wasted because people isolate themselves or have no one to look up to in this company. Also, walk around the office sometimes and say hello, or hotdesk somewhere else. Be visible!

4) Lots of opportunity to take on new projects, collaborate with different teams and gain exposure in different areas.

27 June 2019

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21 August 2019

How are promotions handled at Paddle?

Pros

Paddle is an inclusive and friendly place to work. You have the opportunity to learn lots from talented colleagues and resources and that includes skills that are outside your core team. They have some awesome benefits that show trust in their employees - flexible working, unlimited holiday. In addition, they care about you as a person and try to set you up for success through different initiatives like mental health support, coaching, office hours with different departments. You have the opportunity to move up in the company as internal promotions are very common.

Cons

As the company moves from startup to scale up they are experiencing some growing pains around processes. Change is often and you have to flexible to adapt.

You have the opportunity to move up in the company as internal promotions are very common.

21 August 2019

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21 August 2019

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Paddle?

Pros

Paddle is an inclusive and friendly place to work. You have the opportunity to learn lots from talented colleagues and resources and that includes skills that are outside your core team. They have some awesome benefits that show trust in their employees - flexible working, unlimited holiday. In addition, they care about you as a person and try to set you up for success through different initiatives like mental health support, coaching, office hours with different departments. You have the opportunity to move up in the company as internal promotions are very common.

Cons

As the company moves from startup to scale up they are experiencing some growing pains around processes. Change is often and you have to flexible to adapt.

You have the opportunity to learn lots from talented colleagues and resources and that includes skills that are outside your core team.

21 August 2019

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