This week Campaign magazine published its 50 Best Places To Work list, recognising outstanding businesses in the marketing, advertising and media industry – and Code Computerlove are one of only eight companies outside London to make the list (and one of only two companies located north of the Watford Gap!).
The results are based on the findings of an extensive employee survey. The team here gave particular praise to our Northern Quarter offices, a flexible work space that’s been carefully designed to promote a strong culture and collaboration. We also received glowing feeback relating to the management team, the company as a whole, opportunities for personal growth, wellbeing, getting a ‘fair deal’ and ‘giving something back’.
When we heard the news, we asked a few Computerlovers to tell us more about why they liked working here:
Alex Anderson, our Talent Director, talks us through some more of the reasons people love working here:
“We offer some great benefits. There’s the now-legendary ‘Code Christmas do’ that’s seen us jet off together to places such as Barcelona, Berlin and Krakow. There’s also a monthly ‘looking after yourself in work’ session run by physio experts Altius Healthcare, subsidised massages, health cover, regular running clubs and a bike allowance.
Supporting career progression is another major area of focus for us. Each team member has a £500 personal training budget to spend as they wish, and coaching and mentoring programmes. We also run regular in-house knowledge sharing sessions and schemes that encourage collaborative working.”
Some of the key results from the survey:
– 96% of our staff believe they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the company and feel valued in the organisation
– 99% agree that the senior leaders live the core values of the organisation
– 96% feel that they can express their honest opinions without fear of consequences
– 100% feel proud to work for Code
“I firmly believe that our culture and creating the right environment has been central to our ongoing success,” says our CEO, Tony Foggett.
“Code is a business of people, very talented people; we have no product other than people working well together, so we do go over and above to listen and respond to ways we can make working at Code the best it can be.
“We celebrate autonomy and flexibility and I think people will see a true level of creativity and collaboration going on in a place of craft like this. I also believe that this continues through to our working relationships with clients and engenders the type of partnerships essential in our product thinking approach.”
Tony added: “We’re absolutely delighted to feature on the best companies to work for list as it shows we’re up there with the best and that we are committed to supporting career progression.
“What’s also great is that while we’ve continued to grow in size – and now we’re a team of more than 90 – the founding principals are still driving success.
“I’d like to thank all of the Code team, they have been responsible for our achievements to date, and will continue to determine the extent of our future successes.”
Like what you hear and want to join us? We currently have a variety of roles available. Take a look at our careers page to find out more.