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Our Culture & Values
We work hard to hire amazing, talented people. We want you to be best version of yourself when you come to work and underpinning all of this is a culture and set of values that we live and breathe.
Techies are golden
Techies hold the power, not the recruiters. We want Haystack to be at the heart of every tech community and our team is the driving force behind this vision.
We’re enthusiastic and ambitious as hell. The only thing flat about us is our company structure. We give everyone responsibility and don’t waste time and energy on micromanagement.
Passionate about people
Our people have a curiosity for all things tech and are driven by making an impact every day. The Haystack team all bring their own personality and creativity into the dynamic of our company.
We win arguments with data and evidence, not status. We commit to learning every day and seek out personal and professional growth. We don’t assume - instead, we ask, we listen and we research.
Challenge the status quo
Remarkable outcomes are rarely the product of modest risk. Use the freedom you are given - be adventurous, experiment, innovate, create new ideas. Stand out like the purple cow!
Be a J.E.D.I
Just effing do it. Don’t wait to be told what to do. Work smart and on things that make a step change. Focus on short feedback cycles, iterate, experiment, share early and often. Embrace change and remember that perfect is the enemy of great.
"Haystack has been amazing. A huge part of that is thanks to the culture that has been created here. It is definitely a place you feel included, where your questions & suggestions for what works best are genuinely encouraged."
Customer Success Executive
"At Haystack, we genuinely love coming to work everyday. We respect and trust one another which creates a really fun, open and inspiring working environment. It’s unlike anywhere I’ve worked before - in all the good ways!"
Digital Marketing Executive
"Every day's exciting. We're nimble and we move fast - there's autonomy across the business but everyone knows what they're doing. We all come to work with a common purpose and goal and we make sure to have a laugh along the way."
Co-founder & COO
As well as working alongside an amazing bunch of colleagues, we've built a benefits package designed to help team Haystack do the best work of their lives. Here's what we have on offer:
We're always learning at Haystack. See a course you fancy trying or interested in branching out? Let us know and we'll cover the costs.
We love our office vibe but also realise that it's not for everyone, all of the time. At Haystack you've got the freedom to work from home whenever you need to.
25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays) + EOY holidays
Take the time you need to recharge and feel refreshed. We also close up shop for a few days over Christmas.
Choose your setup, it's on us. We want to give you the tools you need to do the best work you can.
We're a social bunch and we love to go out for team lunches, drinks and events.
Keep mentally and physically healthy. We'll help out with gym memberships, yoga classes and meditation subscriptions.
P.S Our benefits are a constant work in progress. We're a young company and we want to work with our employees to build a package that is most meaningful to them.
We're a rapidly growing team, based in the heart of Newcastle.
Less than 5 minutes from Regent Centre metro, we're a small but hugely ambitious team taking on an industry ripe for disruption. We're building the best way to find a role in tech and we want you to be part of the journey.
So, fancy joining team Haystack?
We aren't hiring at the moment but we're always on the lookout for great people.
Think you'd be a good fit? Say firstname.lastname@example.org
, we read every CV we receive.