WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT

It's more than just parties and table football

OK, we do have great parties, a table foosball and even a collection of vintage arcade machines, but these are incidental!

We are very clear on the components of our culture and it’s all about being brilliant at what we do.  We value most the attributes and behaviours that make us shine. 

Our values

1.

Craft

Our clients & staff choose us because of the standards we uphold.​

2.

Collaboration

We can achieve a higher level of performance and better quality output if we work effectively together.​

3.

Improvement

As individuals, teams and a company we need to continually learn and evolve in order to be the best​

4.

Impact

By focusing on impact we create more value for our clients and ourselves.​

Our Culture Manifesto

In 2020, as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement, we formed a new community at Code, that would make sure we were always promoting inclusivity, diversity and the right way to behave to each other.  We call this community the PDD (Promoting Digital Diversity) and we decided one of our first actions was to create clarity on how we describe our culture so we could be clear on the inclusive values and behaviours that are important to us. 

So we created our Culture Manifesto

We’re a brilliant bunch

We’re friendly, passionate people – thinkers and doers who care deeply about their craft and strive for brilliance every day.  

We’re a place to grow

Code is a place to learn, grow, and continually improve. It’s a place to kickstart your digital career, make lifelong friends, and shape your own future.  

We’re human-centred

We thrive individually, and do our best work together, in an atmosphere of care and compassion. Whether we’re in the office or working remotely, we all look out for each other, and our dedicated mental health allies are always there if you need someone to talk to.

We’re enriched by diversity

Diversity is something we applaud; we embrace every shade of skin, every religion, and every ethnicity. We respect every gender, and every sexuality. We welcome people with disabilities and value the different perspectives they can can bring. And we always aim to mix experience with youth.

United by our passion and values, diversity makes us stronger. 

We’re all ourselves

We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work – we love and accept people for who they are, and enjoy each other’s oddities.

We communicate openly

Our culture thrives on honest reflection, feedback and open conversations, and we’ve worked hard to make sure these things continue during remote and hybrid work. At Code, everyone has the chance to be heard, so we can move forward as a group.

We mix it up

Our cross-discipline teams have collaboration in their DNA; we aim to bring amazing people from diverse backgrounds together to create brilliant products.

We trust people

We give people the freedom to take risks and make mistakes, the autonomy to make decisions, and the opportunity to make an impact.

We value relationships

We take the time to get to know each other and our clients so we can communicate more effectively, align around a shared vision, and push each other to do our best work.

We’re more than just a place to work

From bouldering and board games to beers and a boogie, there’s more to life at Code than just the work – fun, friendship, and a fair amount of love are all part of the package, and everyone who’s ever worked at Code is part of the family for good.

Communities

We organise oursleves in 'Discipline' communities, each focussed on improving the quality and practices of their craft. We also encourage our people to create and run their own communities of interest.

Design

UX, UI, Research, Strategy, Prototyping. The Design discipline meet regularly to improve what they do.

Performance

Covering all facets of analytics and optimisation, from actionable metrics to business experimentation and personalisation.

Engineering

Covering software leadership,  software engineering, front end engineering, Agile Test/QA and DevOps, our engineering community is committed to creating adaptable software products & continual learning and improvement.  

Delivery

Product ownership and lean delivery are core to the working practices of our delivery people, always prioritising customer and business value.

Learning

Friday afternoons are dedicated to learning new skills

We dedicate 10% of our time (Friday afternoons) for learning, across the whole company. We call this Make Change Fridays and it’s one of the ways we are dedicated to the continual improvement of our company.