Paddle FAQ

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14 English questions out of 14

2 May 2018

Does Paddle offer health insurance?

Pros

The feeling to be at the right place at the right time. Paddle is going to be huge. Great feeling to be part of the adventure from an early stage.

Cons

London office is a pain to get to. No health Insurance.

Advice to Management

Move the company to a more accessible location. Keep being great at who you are and at what you're doing.

No health Insurance.

2 May 2018

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25 September 2018

Does Paddle offer housing assistance?

Pros

I joined Paddle 6 months ago and haven't regretted a day of working here since. I love that from Day 1, whatever project I wanted to tackle my teammates enabled me to take ownership and accountability — we've gotten to learn SQL and Python during peer coding classes with the Engineering and Ops team, I got organize an event hosted at our office with support form the Marketing team and more, and Paddle has sponsored me to take online classes learning illustration and design. Whether it's broadening my skillset in something related to my core "bread-and-butter" work or beyond, the feeling I've gotten is that Paddle really takes personal and professional progression seriously and the team will do what they can to open new opportunities for you. Before joining Paddle, I've found that a lot of startups/scaleups I interviewed with didn't really extend their version of culture and values past beanbags, foosball tables and beer in the fridge. Paddle by comparison lives and holds itself up to its core values every day: Unlimited paid holidays and remote days as well as flexible working hours reflect the value of building trust (i.e. trust that you'll be able to manage your own time to be at your best), weekly all-hands meetings and business reviews aim to be open and transparent about where the business is going, what's going well and what can still be improved. There's no numbers the exec team knows that the rest of the team doesn't. Overall I feel that Paddle hires people for potential and for the long term, they want to nurture your skillset and let you grow with them. At the end of the day, you spend a third of your life at work and I want to make sure that I will get along with the people I work with, and people are what I stay for. Even though we're growing fast that familial environment hasn't diluted — not at 40 and not at 140 people.

Cons

Benefits offered are expanding rapidly but fairly recent. Especially considering that 50% of our team comes from outside the UK we don't yet hold up to our standard on making it easy for people (incl. me) to relocate. Temporary housing or the like, as well as sponsoring part of my daily commute would be a great bonus — particularly in one of the priciest cities in the world.

Temporary housing or the like, as well as sponsoring part of my daily commute would be a great bonus — particularly in one of the priciest cities in the world.

25 September 2018

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21 September 2018

Does Paddle offer massages?

Pros

- Young and energetic company with a great work environment. - They make an effort to make you feel as comfortable as possible at work by making sure you have all the equipment you need, providing snacks, drinks, and relaxing areas. - There is also a lot of perks like yoga classes, massages, free lunches every Tuesday, company drinks every two weeks, etc - Great learning and knowledge sharing culture. - Your input is heard and your efforts are recognized and rewarded. - Regular updates on how the company is doing.

Cons

Recruiting a lot at the moment which means the environment is always changing so you need to be comfortable with constant change.

- There is also a lot of perks like yoga classes, massages, free lunches every Tuesday, company drinks every two weeks, etc

21 September 2018

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6 November 2018

Does Paddle offer parental leave?

Pros

+ Free lunch Tuesdays, free breakfast every day, snacks + drinks etc, free massages, yoga. + Heavily invested in training and development particularly on other areas of the business. Lunchtime learning Tuesdays to share knowledge across the company. Also, large personal development/learning budget to spend per individual. + Lots of structure to help make resources and information discoverable already created, more structure than I had in 6K people companies. + Lots of touch points with exco and leadership team, often working on XFN projects with them. Exco in general are all incredibly humble, nice people and there doesn't feel like there's the distance that can sometimes exist between leadership and everyone else. + People are given a lot of responsibility here and have the freedom to come up with new ideas, which can get implemented super quickly. + Both a pro and con but we've outgrown the office significantly, luckily we're moving into a nice new shiny space at the beginning of December. + Work life balance is good, I feel like I can switch off outside of work and have more manageable working hours than I've had previously.

Cons

- Benefits are decent but not as good as I've had previously (some additional benefits are kicking in this month though, e.g. gym, private healthcare), would be great to also factor in dedicated dental insurance, more comprehensive/longer parental leave, childcare vouchers etc.

gym, private healthcare), would be great to also factor in dedicated dental insurance, more comprehensive/longer parental leave, childcare vouchers etc.

6 November 2018

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6 November 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Paddle?

Pros

+ Free lunch Tuesdays, free breakfast every day, snacks + drinks etc, free massages, yoga. + Heavily invested in training and development particularly on other areas of the business. Lunchtime learning Tuesdays to share knowledge across the company. Also, large personal development/learning budget to spend per individual. + Lots of structure to help make resources and information discoverable already created, more structure than I had in 6K people companies. + Lots of touch points with exco and leadership team, often working on XFN projects with them. Exco in general are all incredibly humble, nice people and there doesn't feel like there's the distance that can sometimes exist between leadership and everyone else. + People are given a lot of responsibility here and have the freedom to come up with new ideas, which can get implemented super quickly. + Both a pro and con but we've outgrown the office significantly, luckily we're moving into a nice new shiny space at the beginning of December. + Work life balance is good, I feel like I can switch off outside of work and have more manageable working hours than I've had previously.

Cons

- Benefits are decent but not as good as I've had previously (some additional benefits are kicking in this month though, e.g. gym, private healthcare), would be great to also factor in dedicated dental insurance, more comprehensive/longer parental leave, childcare vouchers etc.

+ Lots of touch points with exco and leadership team, often working on XFN projects with them.

6 November 2018

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