At Springest, we have a very clear purpose: Help everyone reach their full potential through learning and vitality. It's a mouthful, yes, but we live by it :) Every role, as we call our jobs, has its own purpose that aligns with Springest's.
How do we do this? We connect people who want to learn, to the companies and people who provide services and products like training, education, coaching, books, videos and vitality. If it helps you reach your full potential, we want to help you discover it.
Our internal language is English, because we operate in multiple countries. Learn more about Springes's purpose, team, vacancies and culture on this site. We'll share photos, videos, numbers and, you asked for it, the perks of working here. You can also read about Springest on our local sites Over Springest and Über Springest :)
We want everyone to feel at home and be at their productivest
Almost as good as the real thing
Best Employer in 2015, 2016 and 2017
Newspaper NRC awarded us 3 times in a row
NRC (one of the largest Dutch newspapers) researches the best small and large employers in The Netherlands every year. In their last three editions, we ended 1st, 1st and 3rd. And we are quite proud of it!
The jury was most impressed with our learning environment and the flexibility in the way we work. Our primary and secondary benefits were also in the top range, as well as our offices / lunch / personal workspace setup.
TinyPulse, the app we use to closely monitor our culture and employee happiness, awarded us with their "employee recognition award". We gave each other the most compliments of any of their customers!
Nope, we self-manage with Holacracy
Springest works with the Holacracy organisational "operating system". Holacracy is a management model for organisations, where authority is distributed in an organic, flat structure with circles (teams) and roles. Roles define the responsibilities each team member has, usually you have several roles. Due to this distributed authority system, each employee is empowered (read Debbie's story for instance) to decide how to energise their roles and bears the responsibility for its execution.
Sound complicated? Don't worry, we will take the time to teach you. It doesn't take more time to learn than to learn how any other company works. The only difference: it's all quickly findable because how we work is documented in detail. Just like those roles and circles you see on the left. We explain Holacracy at Springest in more detail in English and Dutch here.
Where we take eachother for a spin
If you want to work at Springest and you're selected after your interview round(s), we'll invite you for a trial day. You will work in the role(s) you're applying for, with full access to all needed systems and people. This way, you get a real experience of what it's like. And yes, we will throw you in at the deep end!
During your trial day you will do real world tasks and projects. We'll work closely with you and provide you with feedback along the way, and of course you get to talk to some of your (potential) future colleagues.
This is not a formality: about 33% of triallers get hired and it's very important to us that you really feel what it's like to work with us. And the other way around too, as we'll test your agility, feedback giving / receiving, critical questioning and execution speed.
Uniquely, we also don’t limit Hack Day to the development team. From marketing to sales and customer support, everyone at Springest takes part in our monthly all-company hackathons. The only rule: you don't work on something already planned, and you try to ship it in a day.
Perks & Benefits
Need more reasons to work at Springest?
No managers, lots of responsibility
No politics, just transparency and clarity
Informal culture, focussed on learning
Standup desks and Apple hardware
Free organic & healthy lunch
€1.000 yearly learning budget
Regular meetups & drinks
Flexible working hours (or from home)
Quarterly happiness talks with founder
Regular group meditations & exercise
Massage chair & ergonomic checkups
Let's hear it from some of your future colleagues
Work is more fun if you learn, and I learn something new every day. Working at Springest is a great challenge, and from my "Smooth Operations" roles I love to help Springeteers bring out the best in themselves.
Debbie van Veen
SMOOTH OPERATIONS LEAD LINK
The transparency and freedom of working in a self-management environment can be confronting. It works well for me, because there is a lot of trust at Springest. You get the opportunity to find your space, to fill your roles within the Holacracy system. I combine my business development role with mentoring younger sales people and public speaking about our way of working.
BUSINESS DEVELOPER SPRINGEST GO
Doing product development at Springest is like playing Super Mario Bros. You beat a level, learning cool tricks along the way. But it doesn’t stop, the new levels just keep coming. Because there is still so much to solve in the business & art of helping people learn.
PRODUCT CIRCLE LEAD LINK
I moved to Berlin and got the opportunity to setup our office there. It's been a great journey so far, and we're growing fast so there's something to learn every day. Spreading the word about self management and Holacracy in Germany is one of the many perks of my job!
GERMANY CIRCLE LEAD LINK
As a learning advisor I've learned to combine sales and giving advise to our users. That can seem challenging but with so many people wanting to learn different things, it actually feels very natural! I have to be quick on my feet, keep improving my skills and most importantly: stay authentic.
LEARNING ADVISOR & USERS LEAD LINK
What I love about working at Springest is that we have a team that can make my wildest ideas a reality in no-time. It is awesome to see the impact you can have in reshaping an entire industry. When considering a new idea we always ask ourselves: “Is it safe enough to try?“, the answer to that is always yes, which means we’re always experimenting and learning. I love working here cause every day we prove that we can overcome any challenge we come across. I can’t wait to see what is next!
BUSINESS DEVELOPER & ORGANISATIONS LEAD LINK
By the numbers
In data we trust...
53 Springeteers in 2 offices
working in 7 circles and 4 sub-circles
energizing 300+ roles, 7 per person
200.000 learning products offered
by over 10.000 providers & trainers
in 2.000 different categories
3 million users per year
50.000 of them buy a learning product
and 75.000 left a review so far
Springest B.V. @ Amsterdam
10 minute walk along the IJ river from Amsterdam Central Station :)
Van Diemenstraat 192, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Springest GmbH @ Berlin
In the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, easy to reach by U-bahn
Kastanienallee 32, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Meet The Springeteers
Yeah we call us that. But for the rest we're pretty normal, promise.