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Western Transit Shed , 12-13 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB
What is it like to work for Zone
All staff use TimeZone, the proprietary timesheeting and project management tool, to record the projects they are working on. This gives the company a real-time overview of everyone’s workload, giving managers and the leadership team a good overview of any challenges to work/ life balance. TimeZone is also used to generate all of our project estimates and resource implications, which gives good forward visibility about resource requirements. They use this data to inform freelance and permanent recruitment strategies, and where unusually heavy demands are unavoidable, they offer time off in lieu.
Also offered wellbeing benefits such as healthcare, bike-to-work scheme, on-site massage, early finish every pay day and winter flu jab which is taken up by over 70% of staff. They provide fruit, toast and a coffee machine in the kitchens, alongside FairTrade coffee, organic milk and herbal teas.
Zone encourages a collaborative culture, where open conversation is at the heart of what they do. As a result of growth over the last 12 months they have placed a huge emphasis on making office space as dynamic as possible. A newly acquired state-of-the-art office for the Bristol team has provided a fun, open-plan space which has helped shape the Bristol team’s identity and boost morale.
They have redesigned the London office to create more breakout spaces and informal meeting spaces. In both locations, a large kitchen space and numerous meeting spaces have encouraged more regular informal interaction between teams.
This year they also launched an internal instant messaging portal, powered by Slack, which all employees have signed up to and are encouraged to use across teams and locations to encourage constant knowledge sharing and team interaction.
Annual salary review is linked to individual performance as assessed by appraisal process. The have introduced a comprehensive industry-leading benefits package, and give managers considerable flexibility to celebrate success and recognise staff efforts.
They have Payday Friday – a simple but highly effective monthly initiative. On the last Friday of each month, they close the office two hours early, gather the whole company in the meeting space and crack open the beers (and wine) for an informal round-up of agency news. They welcome new starters, toast product launches and bid farewell to people who are moving on. Staff are then free to start the weekend early or to socialise together – which often means over 100 people descending on a local bar or outside space.
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