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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work for inStreamly

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work for inStreamly

Working for inStreamly is a big challenge sometimes. No company is a good fit for everyone. When looking for work, you’re not only paying attention to the position requirements and money. According to research, 4 out of 5 job seekers look for information about the company’s values and environment before deciding whether to apply. Did you know that 73% of applicants also claim they won’t apply for a job unless that company’s values align with their own? 

To make this process easier, we’re doing a deep dive into the reasons that might discourage you from applying for a job at inStreamly.

Table of contents
Nice and cosy office? Nope.
Do you like meetings? Too bad.
Need constant supervision? We are our bosses.
Defensive or don’t like feedback? Receiving criticism can be challenging.
Are you ashamed of your paycheck? We’re not.

Nice and cosy office? Nope.

With us, remote work is not something you can choose on any given day. We knew we wanted our company to be fully remote from the beginning. We might not have fruit deliveries on Thursdays, pizza Fridays, or the brand new espresso machine. However, we organise amazing outings and dinners to celebrate department successes, offline retreats and co-workings at cool venues. 

You have to be aware that remote work also has downsides and challenges, like:

  • Lack of everyday social interactions
  • Increased need for self-discipline
  • Management challenges
  • No clear distinction between work and home

It’s not just that we work remotely. At inStreamly, we work asynchronously, which means you might not be working at the same time as your colleagues. Whether you like strict schedules or not, at inStreamly, you get to set your own. So if you want someone else to tell you what needs to be done every step of the way, we’re not the right fit.. At inStreamly, you manage your days – from starting to finishing work to breaks and how many hours you choose to work.

Do you like meetings? Too bad we don’t.

Asynchronous work is a challenge

As we all know, every successful and “serious” company must have many unnecessary meetings. Fortunately, we don’t think we have to treat ourselves seriously to succeed. Innovative, dynamic, exceptional – guilty. But not too serious. 

We limit meetings and calls, work asynchronously, and outline tasks clearly in the project management platform. It allows team members to work on projects whenever and wherever they want. If you like spending time in meetings, this isn’t your place. The only meetings we truly encourage happen offline. 

Need constant supervision? We are our bosses.

We’re the place to be if you want to take responsibility, accountability and ownership over your work. We choose our people carefully and believe you know what to do if you’ve been hired. If you feel like you have to run your ideas past your manager or CEO… we’re also not going to be a good fit. If you think your idea is good, run with it and show the team why it’s good. 

Offline meeting in Kazimierz inStreamly

We don’t do too much hand-holding. We have an extensive week-long onboarding program, managers and team support, and assist each other at every step; however, we avoid rules and procedures as much as possible. We believe that our people know and want the best for inStreamly. So, do it, tiger. If you don’t like the idea of ownership, carefully consider your application, maybe you don’t really want to work for inStreamly. 

Defensive or don’t like feedback? Receiving criticism can be a challenge.

At inStreamly, we encourage feedback. If you want to join us, you have to remember that not only will you be giving feedback, you’ll also receive it. We are open-minded and aren’t afraid of not knowing something, being wrong, or having someone correct us. Ultimately, we are focused on learning and growing. We must assume everyone has good intentions and acts in our best interest. When receiving what might be perceived as negative feedback, it is only to help you do your job better. We have to be on the same page about that for this to work 🙂

However, if you think people are infallible, this isn’t the place for you. We know we are only human, and everyone makes mistakes. We give space for fuck ups and failures, and we encourage everyone to share theirs – it’s how we go. Trust us, it works. We’re changing, improving, and learning from our mistakes and those made by other organisations. Change is the only constant and our best friend.

Are you ashamed of your paycheck? We’re not.

High on the list of our advantages is transparency. Employees have access to our financial results, what we’ve achieved and where we are currently on the market. If this isn’t aligned with you, inStreamly probably won’t be the place for you. 

We believe that sharing information about executive teams and board meetings, membership successes and challenges, and the financial picture helps promote employee engagement and builds trust. That’s why it’s so important to us that everyone knows and understands the current situation.

 

If you think, after reading this, that you are a good fit for the company, and you want to work for inStreamly, be sure to check out our current open positions!

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