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18 September 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Mollie?

Pros

It've been 2 months since I joined Mollie. - Great vibe, relax culture... - People embraces you quickly, you feel as you are part of the team from the beginning. - Onboarding was very clear and everything done step by step it was flawless and heard they are yet implemented and I was one of the newbie experienced. - Very Senior lead developers, they know what they are doing and surprisingly there are not much boring processes if it's not about the security or dealing with core business. So ownership is part of the culture. That's surprising for over 150 people company. - There is this career framework and it's tracked by lead developers to keep developers up to date and guide how they want to grow. - Super good budget for seminars, workshops etc. - Information is clear and baby steps appreciated. - Great test coverage. - Flexible starting and finishing times. - All up to date equipment. Including adjustable tables, super wide monitors, bose headphones and top gear mac. - Great location, just in the heart of Amsterdam.

Cons

Reasonably an old codebase and many things are there no body knows why exactly. Since it's still my second month cannot really see that much cons at this stage.

Advice to Management

Will evaluate later, since it's my second month, cannot see that much of how things shape.

- There is this career framework and it's tracked by lead developers to keep developers up to date and guide how they want to grow.

18 September 2019

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14 November 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Mollie?

Pros

Mollie is a great and inclusive company to work for. At Mollie people listen to each other and there is a lot of room to grow. At the same time the company is growing fast and expanding to different companies. An exciting and inspiring place to be!

Cons

The challenge for Mollie will be to keep this great culture while growing, but I have great confidence we will!

At Mollie people listen to each other and there is a lot of room to grow.

14 November 2019

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11 June 2019

Does there seem to be diversity at Mollie?

Pros

- Freedom to manage your own time/working hours, including the ability to work from home. - Young, enthusiastic, like-minded people who enjoy working here. So there is a positive & productive climate. - People from all over the world, cultural diversity is something we can learn a lot from so I enjoy that. - Authenticity is the baseline, which results in people truly being themselves here. To be able to wear clothes we like and feel like ourselves in at work results in confidence and the ability for people to show their identity/themselves. - Lunch is taking care of everyday with lots of different (healthy) things to choose from. The rest of the day you can always take some other (healthy) snacks from the kitchen. - Location; in the middle of Amsterdam on the beautiful canals in the 9 streets (we are moving in September but that building is going to be even more awesome).

Cons

- The company is growing fast so the teams are quite divided by different levels in the building/ some teams are in the studios on the other side of the canal. So some people you only see at lunch (occasionally). Which results in people staying with their own floor/team with lunch/drinks etc. But in the new building that has already been taking care of. - Since the company is growing really fast the amount of new people might be intimidating for the 'older generation'. It is hard to reach them sometimes because they are already set in their ways/ friends at work etc. and when a lot of new people come in I think people tend to stay with what they already know. Which I do not blame anyone at all, I think that is a natural thing to do. These things take time and people do really make an effort to make everyone feel welcome. The other side of it is that new people might clique together as well in the 'older generation of Mollies' their eyes.

Advice to Management

- The amount of people is growing fast. So invest in opportunities for people from different teams to work together or simply spend time together. I heard that in the new building there will be a lot of flex-places to work so that's a good start! - Change always comes with resistance so make sure you get the 'older generation' on board as well and give them time to adjust/ explain why things are changing. For new people it is easier, because they don't know how it was before. - Continue the (mastery) culture there is now, which is a challenge when the company is growing. I think quite often the culture/ freedom/ fun things tend to go first because companies focus to much on making money and forget that the people make that happen. I think people are super motivated to work at Mollie at the moment. And I think that is because our basic needs are being met. Basic needs comes from one of my favourite theories in Organisational Psychology; the self-determination theory. Which states that people have 3 basic needs that, when they are met result in intrinsic motivation: Autonomy, competence and relatedness. Intrinsic motivation leads to an increase in performance. I think a big mistake growing companies make is that they take a way autonomy first to 'control' the growth. By, for example, making sure people clock their hours. Feeling autonomy to control when I come to work and do the tasks I need to do at the time I want to do it, gives me a lot of motivation. Feeling relatedness because we can wear our Mollie t-shirts together, lunch is taking care of where we can chat with each other, and parties/non work related activities are being organised makes me motivated. So even when we are growing, spend time and money to invest in these things to keep the positive and motivational climate there is now. And last but not least, feeling competent because the level of the work I do is being increased so it is challenging but not too challenging so I do not get overwhelmed by all the work but instead feel competent because I am learning. Make sure to keep looking at the people you already have and give them opportunities to grow, like you are doing now so we stay this motivated. We all know that motivated people perform best! Keep up the good work!

- People from all over the world, cultural diversity is something we can learn a lot from so I enjoy that.

11 June 2019

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19 August 2019

How is management perceived at Mollie?

Pros

Mollie offers a great benefit package, as well as a fun and dynamic environment where both personal and professional growth are not only encouraged, but also carefully planned with the assistance of and executed together with direct management and direct team mates. This creates an environment where everyone is working on the same goals but, at the same time, on their own experience, making every day both challenging and entertaining. Feedback to others is always welcome and encouraged and problems get often solved very swiftly and without too much "office politics".

Cons

Mollie has been around for a while, and it operates in a very complex environment. Some aspects of the company might be a little overwhelming in the beginning.

Advice to Management

Keep focusing on keeping the current vibe and avoid scaling-related destruction of the culture

Mollie offers a great benefit package, as well as a fun and dynamic environment where both personal and professional growth are not only encouraged, but also carefully planned with the assistance of and executed together with direct management and direct team mates.

19 August 2019

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18 November 2019

Are employees at Mollie generally happy and/or satisfied?

Pros

Mollie is one of those companies where they do not only say they solve problems in the best way possible but actually enables you to do so. You can take time to actually create well tailored code and this is a mentality that lives with every programmer at Mollie. It also makes me really feel at home, working with a lot of great minds and generally nice people makes me a really happy developer.

Cons

As with many companies the future roadmap is not always that clear. I feel like this is where Mollie could really improve.

Advice to Management

Making the future of the company more transparent and clear could really make us Mollies believe in it and have more passion about it.

Mollie is one of those companies where they do not only say they solve problems in the best way possible but actually enables you to do so.

18 November 2019

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