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THIS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, which helps corporations manage their email, saw its business expand by almost 25% this year, after eight consecutive years of growth. Not surprisingly, staff are excited about where the organisation is going (an 85% positive top-10 place in our survey of mid-size companies). The London-based firm was started 10 years ago by Peter Bauer and Neil Murray, both originally from South Africa, and now has offices in the US, UK, Australia and South Africa. There are 253 British-based staff, most of them software developers. Employees are known as Mimecasters, and are expected to “adopt a real warrior spirit while still being decent, friendly people”. The company encourages a can-do attitude and works hard to engage its workforce. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the business commissioned a New York Times photojournalist, Brendan Bannon, to travel around its offices taking portraits, in an exercise designed to be both revealing and fun for all employees. Staff agree they have fun with colleagues (81%) and say that their job is an important part of their lives (83%). With an average salary of £58,000, access to a share-option scheme and free private healthcare for themselves and their families, they are happy with the pay and benefits they receive (70%). Other perks include on-site massages, free fruit and drinks and an incentive programme, The Mimecast Eagles Club, to reward Mimecasters who hit 105% of their annual sales quota. Regular social events, including paintballing, bowling, barbecues, quiz nights and a trip to Chessington World of Adventures for all staff and their families have helped employees bond in the past year. Workers say they feel a strong sense of family in their teams (76%). A high-performance programme is in place for all, and people also have access to internal and external training and mentoring. Everyone at the firm is encouraged to submit product and technology ideas and suggestions to a panel of experts and senior executives, with prizes on offer. Employees agree that their jobs are good for their personal growth (80%). www.mimecast.com

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My Company

95% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

When you consider that the stereotypical CEO of a fast growing, ambitious tech company are often aloof and sometimes downright scary, Peter Bauer strikes a very different note at Mimecast. Although the company now employs more than 500 employees globally, 253 staff in the UK and growing, Peter will know each staff member by name. Peter, together with his co-founder Neil Murray, continue to represent the DNA of the company, despite its rapid growth, and that creates a sense of togetherness and 'team' that makes the company feel small. Peter has a strong sense of personal responsibility for the future of both the company and the people he has hired to work in it. He is incredibly driven, works tirelessly, and expects the same commitment from Mimecast staff. It's not a place for a quiet life, but Peter has created an exciting, vibrant workplace where each employee feels they have a role to play in the company's future.

My Team

89% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

When you consider that the stereotypical CEO of a fast growing, ambitious tech company are often aloof and sometimes downright scary, Peter Bauer strikes a very different note at Mimecast. Although the company now employs more than 500 employees globally, 253 staff in the UK and growing, Peter will know each staff member by name. Peter, together with his co-founder Neil Murray, continue to represent the DNA of the company, despite its rapid growth, and that creates a sense of togetherness and 'team' that makes the company feel small. Peter has a strong sense of personal responsibility for the future of both the company and the people he has hired to work in it. He is incredibly driven, works tirelessly, and expects the same commitment from Mimecast staff. It's not a place for a quiet life, but Peter has created an exciting, vibrant workplace where each employee feels they have a role to play in the company's future.

Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The Mimecast Eagles Club is an annual employee incentive program to reward Mimecasters who hit 105% of their annual sales quota. Thirty employees (and a guest) are invited to attend a three day learning and adventure experience held at a world class resort with their partners. They have annual bonus schemes and share option schemes to facilitate having variable pay and reward available for everyone. Mimecast reward milestones and behaviour in real time not just the result at the end of the year. We publicly recognise achievements in company communications so as to celebrate and perpetuate success. They have the facility for staff to openly “Recognise a Mimecaster” on their company intranet which gives employees the opportunity to give praise to their colleagues by awarding “badges” of recognition on their intranet profile. Mimecast hold regular social events for staff both formal and informal. Mimecast hosts a Summer Fun Day for all staff and their families, this year everyone attended a fun day at Chessington World of Adventures. Annual awards for outstanding achievements are aligned to their values and principles presented by Exec team to employees at the End of Year function in December.

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