Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Software Development
  • Website:
    http://www.red-gate.com/
  • UK locations:
    East of England
  • Contact
    • Newnham House, Cambridge Business Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0WZ

About Redgate Software


What is it like to work for Redgate Software

My Manager
My Manager
All of the company managers go through the core management training which is facilitated by experts in the various subjects. Specifically, managers get trained on transitioning into management, situational leadership, giving difficult feedback, coaching, running effective PDP sessions. The company think it’s important for their managers to have a common language around management theories and how the company like to manage at Redgate as well as using their own style. New managers are given a training plan and an internal management buddy to talk through their experiences. Managers can join external facilitated peer-learning groups to learn from managers in other business at a similar level. The company run internal dojos on the above topics where managers come together to practice the skills they have learnt on the training. In the past the company has not been clear about what exactly makes a great manager at Redgate, this year they have articulated this from a collaborative workshop involving some managers and have now created a feedback tool that can be used to give managers clear, specific and highly valuable feedback on their performance as a manager. They then have a session with their manager to go through the feedback to recognise their strengths and agree what support they need in areas for improvement. It’s a positive tool that encourages developmental feedback and continuous improvement.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The company believe in elevating problems when they happen and not letting them fester. There is a monthly reporting process where managers escalate issues/risks including a check on team morale/capacity. This means the company is aware where they have pressure points and where teams might not be coping so they can either readjust goals or increase resources. This isn’t always the easiest problem to resolve but the company work hard to listen to their people and address these problems to avoid employees feeling stressed and working ridiculous hours. After 5 years’ service employees can take a paid 6 week sabbatical, and even add 2 weeks of holiday to it, to take a break from work to recharge, hopefully doing something incredible that they wouldn't normally do. The company also offers other things like free massages,football pitch hire and squash courts, they have yoga on site, hairdressers and sports massage therapists, as well as fill up employees on lots of incredible free food .
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company are working with Form the Future ,a Cambs-wide educational charity to support various educational outreach activities. They have sent volunteers to participate in mock interviews with students at a local secondary school, run a CV writing workshop, and an interactive STEM careers workshop, and invited 20 students to visit Redgate where they’ll spend time learning about four different projects. The company has just started to partner with Chesterton Community College to help their head of computing design and deliver a Computer Science curriculum for years 7 to 11. The company is partnering with Simprints, a local non-profit delivering hardware to help healthcare workers identify patients in the developing world, on a week-long project to rewrite some of their key software. The company also has a long-standing relationship with Romsey Mill, a local charity supporting young people and families, and offer them help throughout the year. The company donate their old computers to Afrinspire. There is also a volunteer day where every member of staff can spend one day a year volunteering on any charitable project they like.

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  • Holidays
    Holidays

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Average Age:

    34

  • Male : Female:

    67% / 33%

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