Paddle FAQ

Have questions about working at Paddle? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Paddle.

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16 English questions out of 16

20 October 2019

Does Paddle offer massages?

Pros

Free massage and office location

Cons

Too many problems to articulate

Free massage and office location

20 October 2019

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7 August 2019

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Paddle?

Pros

- At Paddle, your role can be what you make of it - If you take initiative, you are rewarded and managers go out of their way to support you - One of the most broad-minded people policies and benefits - As a first time mum, I found my transition to work post maternity break the easiest amongst my peer group - Understanding manager, Flexible working all ensured that only work matters and not where you do it it from

Cons

Like any start-up, as the dust from the rapid scaling up settles for a while, it is now time to focus on developing people with internal moves, career development frameworks and more strategic people initiatives! I would love to see more of that!

up, as the dust from the rapid scaling up settles for a while, it is now time to focus on developing people with internal moves, career development frameworks and more strategic people initiatives!

7 August 2019

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11 November 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Paddle?

Pros

- Inclusive, with a focus on diversity and fair treatment of everyone - Good engineers, modern technological stack - Great People Team - Good tech leadership

Cons

- hiring speed - prioritization is often not in favour of tech debt

Good tech leadership

11 November 2020

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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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