3 Feb 2022
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Freshcode is a Europe-based software development company, founded in 2014 that now comprises more than 100 team members. The goal-oriented and motivation-driven team provides startups and small&midsize businesses with IT services of any difficulty.
We recently chatted with the team at Freshcode, about their 2021 journey, their tech stack, team, interviewing process and more.
Freshcode is a software development and IT consulting company founded by three experienced developers from Eastern Europe. We've been providing our clients with full-range development services for 8 years to create well-architected, human-centric, and scalable products.
Freshcode helps clients worldwide in the following industries solve their most complex tech and business challenges:
2021 was a productive year for us and we are glad to share some of Freshcode's key achievements over the past year:
And, finally, we have even more ambitious plans for 2022 to implement as many ideas as possible.
We are using:
One of Freshcode's key directions is Clojure software development. Freshcode+Clojure is about:
With innovative frictionless technologies and solutions, Freshcode helps businesses to overcome technology challenges. Now we are working on several projects from HealthTech, eCommerce, Fintech, and Media domains, using our core tech stack.
Also, we want to mention our non-commercial project clojure.garden. It’s a content curation platform structuring information flows about Clojure libs and helps find suitable tools quickly. Clojure.garden aims to create a new stage in the CJM (customer journey map) of Clojure developers and make the path from search to choosing libs fast and easy.
You can learn more about the idea and plans for the future from our speech at the re:Clojure conference or check the project on GitHub.
“Freedom of choice and action”, “individual development plans”, “receiving constructive feedback“, “opportunities for growth”, “people. strong and responsive team”, “mentoring” — all this was noted by our employees in their answers to the question "Why Freshcode?"
We have 4 main company values: Freedom, Support, Development, and Involvement. And they are essential principles of our teamwork.
We encourage employees to suggest non-trivial ideas on how to come to a result and don't be afraid of failures, because you can always turn them into points of growth. In general, Freshcode has more than 150 IT specialists who exercise quality and communication.
First of all, Freshcode company culture is about:
The interview process at Freshcode is divided into several stages:
Onboarding processes at Freshcode consists of 3 stages:
This onboarding part is under the responsibility of the HR manager who tells new employees all info about company structure and its politics to explain Freshcode’s corporate culture and interrelationships between organizational units and processes.
Accountants and CFO make presentations on payment systems, payouts, taxes, financial documentation, etc.
A new employee is introduced to the project by the project manager and team lead. They tell him/her about the project, its details, and introduce the new hire to the teammates.
If there is no project manager on the project, the onboarding process is held by the account manager or customer representative.
Finally, we have our own onboarding system, developed by Freshcode C-level executives and HR managers. It is aimed to shorten and automate the process of integrating new hires into the company. We actively use asynchronous communication methods and educational tools to provide the most inclusive onboarding experience.
Freshcode is always welcoming enthusiastic specialists who are ready to bring tech advances and management solutions to a new level. Finally, Freshcode doors are always open for anyone who:
…is committed to holistic approaches: “I admire how Freshcode specialists suit their own work integrating forward-thinking software solutions, creativeness, and clear elegant code.” Oleksandra Lozoviuk, content strategist at Freshcode
…is always ready to help: “Our people are ready to help in any situation, no matter how difficult or time-consuming it is. From work questions and code review to advice about where to rent housing - you’ll always find support here.” Egor Tishchenko, JS developer at Freshcode
…loves Clojure: “I’m sure Clojure has a bright future because of all the people who support it, who improve its ecosystem, and implement cool Clojure-based products.” Julia Savchenko, HR specialist at Freshcode
…wants to open new horizons in the world of software development: “Freshcode allowed me enough opportunities to build my career harmoniously. The company contributed to my professional growth throughout the years, with no limits within the project or the current position.” Vladyslav Bodnia, web developer and team lead at Freshcode
We build long-term relationships and try to be flexible and open-minded. And we welcome anyone to:
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