My typical day begins with a cup of tea and an assessment of the current priorities. Throughout the day I switch between tasks - programming, customer calls and internal meetings. Dealing with customers can be challenging but even the stressful bits are bearable when you’re part of a good team. Zaptic is great for anyone who enjoys autonomy in their work – I can suggest something new that needs doing and just get started on it.
A great aspect of working at Zaptic is the visibility we get over the business model and the good communication in the team. Stretching time between deadlines can be a challenge but it’s great to see the product continuously developing and finding more applications. Zaptic is a great place for someone with a genuine passion for programming and an open mind. We have the freedom to voice our opinions and can learn a lot from each other.
I’ve been with Zaptic for 3 years and it’s great that, even though we’re growing fast and are geographically dispersed, the team is so close and it really feels like we’re one big family. It’s exciting to be part of developing and designing a completely new product - there’s no roadmap so we have to draw it ourselves. It can be challenging at times, but it’s also rewarding to be part of a team that works hard together and where you have the ability to grow to become your best self.
We’re all about exploring and discovering new productivity hacks. Whether it’s music, working out or playing games, we encourage you to find the things that get you in the zone.
At Zaptic you are empowered to make decisions and take initiative. Communication is key and since our business is all about the right process, we’re naturally obsessed with perfecting our own.
Every Friday we have what we call ‘Innovation Friday’, it is time dedicated towards exploring new projects, ideas, technologies or features that will take you and our company forward.
Several times a year the whole company comes together for good food and good times. Each year we do an annual company barbeque on the roof top of our offices in Manchester.
Going for a quick run or gym session over lunch break, your own standing desk, or a friendly table tennis match – we support each other in pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Psst... this is occasionally celebrated with some not so healthy treats.
"The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist sees the hole”. Well, we love doughnuts! We're here to support and inspire each other. No aggressive competition or arguments (unless we’re playing table football).