You made it!

Thank you for joining the Zitec team and welcome aboard! We truly appreciate having you here. You were chosen to be a member of our team and you will soon meet everybody and get familiar with the projects we carefully craft together for our clients all over the world! Until then, go ahead – explore the Zitec universe and keep in mind that this is the beginning of an adventure and we’re counting on you to help us make it so!

At Zitec we love technology and we do more than just coding. We create partnerships and focus on delivering value to our customers while making best use of a wide range of technologies to build innovative custom apps. This is where you and your skills come in – you have the power to create. You have the power to improve. You have the power to make it so!

Either it’s a new idea for an app, an extra mile for a project or just a small detail for decorating the office – make it so! We appreciate proactivity and initiative, we empower colleagues who strive to improve their skills through continuous development and, most of all, we’re looking for doers, like you!

  • Work with style and have fun while at it

  • Deliver quality and improve constantly

  • Put passion in your work and innovate the world!

Business Model and Services

We don’t sell software here at Zitec. Ever since the company started, we’ve been constantly increasing
our revenue by providing professional end to end services for our clients, from business consultancy, to
crafting custom apps that help them optimize and automate their businesses and digital advertising and
promotion to increase our partners’ sales.

You are here because

Most companies out there on the market are looking for T-shaped skilled people to recruit. But we like to choose our team members carefully and we’re interested in more than professional skills and your expertise. We’re looking for Z-shaped skilled people like you, people who can identify an opportunity to change the game and make it so!

That’s why you are here! We trust you to stay passionate, curious, honest and collaborative and have fun while at it.

Your first steps

Discovering your office with dual monitors

We want to empower our team members as much as we can. That’s why, once we’ve experienced the power of dual monitors, we could never go back to one screen. And you will benefit from the same: two monitors! To begin with, that is! In case you need more screens or anything else for the office, just let us know

Your first coffee

What gets you going in the morning? Or maybe it’s in the afternoon when you feel like you need to recharge your batteries? We’ve got all kinds of refreshments and also healthy bites for you to get a boost when you need it: coffee, tea, fresh milk and fresh fruits, depending on the season. And they’re all on the house!

Your first office party

We’re a good-humored team and we like to have our fun so it’s quite easy to find reasons to meet and have a drink, especially at the office, after work hours.

Other office parties – Talk like a pirate’s day, Programmer’s Day or launching a new project? That’s also a reason to party, right? There’s an office party coming very soon – be sure of it and get ready to have some serious fun!

Your first foosball game

It is a known fact – people can not and should not live without the fun factor! We’re serious about it so we made it official: we own a Fun Room and you’re free to abuse it whenever you want, as much as you want, for whatever games you like – foosball, ping-pong, video games, boardgames, pinball (yeah, you read that right!) and many others. Discover all of them.

Your first time in the hammock

If you’re more the chilling type and you prefer getting a 15 min nap, try our hammock or the escape pods – you will love it instantly! Take your time and relax, a fresh mind is always more efficient!

Wow! there’s a saline in the room!

No, you’re not dreaming and you’re not wrong either: we have a saline! So if you’re in need of a small room for a meeting on Skype, some time alone for research or for a call with a friend, you can always use the Salt Invader.

Discovering our cool rooms

What you’ve seen in video games is real! There’s no “movies world” – it’s all real and we have it in our office to prove it! No one knows exactly how many balls are in the Fun Room or what happens inside the Tardis when we’re not in the office. What we know for sure is you can use any of the tribute rooms to have some time alone for a private phone call or a short meeting with another colleague or with your team, gaze at the Observable Universe in Voyage or bring some friends over for an after-work drink in the Cafeteria.

Bring your bike to work

Some of our colleagues have been doing it for a while now – it’s fun, satisfying, it keeps you in shape and it’s safe to do it at the office. We also have showers, so you can stay fresh if you’re a bike fan and you like to ride it to the office. What else did you think this was about?

Your mentor

There will be no Mr. Miyagi following you through the office, but one of the colleagues will help you while onboarding and will be available should you have any questions about how things work around here.

Your first #allhands

#Allhands – it’s a monthly short non-formal meeting where everybody is invited. You can sign up with a subject if there’s any new idea or a project you want to start and you are looking for feedback or simply want to share some thoughts on a matter connected to the team. Afterwards, we’re just chilling with a drink and a good talk. Joins us for the next one!

Your first month

We call this first-month Onboarding, meaning you get to spend all this time learning about how we work. You will attend a few presentations where you will be introduced to our platforms and you’ll even get a time management and communication training on the house! After that, you will meet your project team and start knowing the project while getting used to your new cool office. After this first month, there’ll be a follow-up meeting with the HR colleagues – please let them know if you have any suggestions or feedback about your onboarding.

Your first Make it Music

Make it music – once a month we host a DJ night in the office. Every such event has a musical theme announced before and you can also bring a friend or two for the party. Drinks and snacks on the house!

It’s all about you

Every new colleague will have a meeting after 3 months to see what’s the feedback for and from the team, if there’s anything we could or should do differently and how he or she feels in the Zitec team after this time.

Regularly, there’s an auto evaluation for each colleague. This way we can keep up with everyone’s feedback and we also have time to implement any changes our colleagues might suggest.

Choosing your path

Since the day you’ve set foot in this office for the first interview, we’ve seen it: the code is strong with you and we trust you to change the world! Of course, in your own rhythm – just know that we’ve chosen you to be part of our amazing team and we’re proudly supporting our members to pursue their own goals and to explore the universe as they see it. So from now on it’s only up to you to take your career to another level, make turns and jump steps ahead boosting your knowledge and your experience. Should you ever be in wonder or need help to advance, just reach out to whomever feels more helpful in that moment.

As many others have said it before us – when it comes to innovation, there is only one rule: there is no rule!

Learning credits

Conferences, classes, workshops or online training – whatever can help you gain more knowledge on a topic that interests you, we support it! Each member of our team has a 100 EUR credit for each year in the Zitec team so you can benefit from continuous learning if you’re willing to. Like how that sounds? Start reloading those bookmarked sites and let’s talk about your learning credit!

Zibord

You’ll soon meet our ZiBord colleagues, too – unlike what you might be used to or expect (actually, we hope you don’t really expect it to be like that!), they always make sure it’s easy to reach them. So if you need to talk to them, ask for feedback or even look for support, just pay a visit to their office, we’re all happy to help, them included!

How we work

1.

Dress for success

Whatever makes you comfortable and doesn’t make other colleagues uncomfortable is perfect to wear at the office. We like to keep it casual and fun, so we have a custom T-shirts collection with different themes, for some of the important moments in the past: Zitec anniversaries, teambuildings, hackathons, running squad, blood donors or even department T-shirts. Browse them all in our MagaZON and pick your favorite. There’s also a Zitec jacket and shoes to match them!

2.

Communication

The official communication channel in Zitec is the e-mail client. However, if you want to contact one of the colleagues via chat, you can always drop a line on Google Hangouts, FB Workplace, Facebook or even your inbox chat. Of course, sometimes it’s more efficient to quickly discuss a matter face to face. You’ll figure out who prefers what communication channel – in the meantime, keep in mind that you or your team are always free to pick any platform you wish for chatting, as long as everyone agrees to it.

3.

Scheduling meetings

We’re not big fans of meetings here at Zitec, but sometimes it looks like things happen faster if you meet 20 min face to face. So we’ve created a couple of cool meeting rooms where you can schedule a meeting with a client, a colleague or your project team. Just make sure everybody that gets an invitation to your meeting has a good reason to be there instead of killing their time – we don’t like that. At least not without a sea view. So pick a room that fits your needs (depending on how many people you invite), make sure it’s free and invite your guests. Don’t host boring meetings, make them interesting and interactive. Your colleagues will appreciate it and they’ll be more interested in participating with ideas and feedback.

4.

Flexitime

If you need to attend a class or have an appointment with your favourite trainer every once a week, it’s ok to show up there and leave the office even if it’s during work hours. Or maybe you had a long night out with friends – we know how confusing the next morning can get so it’s ok to come in later at the office. Just try to drink alcohol responsibly (only when you can) and let us know when you need a few free hours or you want to work from home. We have a flexitime approach and we’re open to coming up with a schedule that will make you happy!

5.

Workshops

Some of our colleagues enjoy learning new technologies on their own and then sharing their knowledge with the rest of the team. So we organize internal workshops everytime this happens, be it about one new programming tool, a study case, some digital marketing platform or even financial matters or art stuff, why not?! So if you feel like you want to share some piece of knowledge with your colleagues, use one of the communication channels to find out how many of them are interested in the subject and take a survey to set a date for your big moment. You even get 25 ZONs for each workshop you host!

6.

Requesting help

If it’s a technical matter, reach for the helpdesk team helpdesk@zitec.com. If it’s more of a human resources need, mail our HR colleagues. Or, if not sure, just ask your mentor who you should contact next.

7.

Overtime and vacations

We’ve heard about this thing called overtime and they say it’s bad for business. They say you need to spend more time at the office either because you lack some basic management skills, or the task was not properly estimated. However, if you’re experiencing symptoms that remind you of this thing called overtime, let’s talk – we don’t approve of it and we’re for finding solutions against it. Now if you want to spend more time at the office to research something in your own interest or relax in one of the dedicated rooms or play or just hang out, that’s ok to do whenever you feel like it – being evenings or even weekends.

When it comes to vacations – make sure to let your project manager and your team know in advance so that everybody can reroute for the time you’ll be out of office. If it’s for 1-2 days, you’ll figure things out pretty fast, but if we’re talking about a proper holiday – the no phone, no wifi type – please make sure your colleagues, your project manager and the HR know about your intentions a few weeks ahead.

Free days: each member of the Zitec team gets 21 free legal days each year + a free day for your birthday if it’s a week day + one extra free day for every year you’ve been with us starting with your 3rd year. Or unlimited free days if you’re in a middle or top management position. Hope that increases your appetite for those learning credits!

8.

Flexicity

As we have offices in two cities in Romania – Bucharest and Brașov, you can always choose where to work from. Let’s say you enjoy spending weekends in the mountains for climbing, running, skiing or snowboarding, but we all know what a deal breaker the weekend traffic to/from Brașov can be, especially in high season. So we’re making it easier for you to practice your hobbies without worrying about losing time on the road. Just make sure your PM knows you’re remote for a couple of days and join our colleagues in the Zitec office in Brașov. And enjoy it!

Internship aka apprenticeship

Nobody was born a master! And we don’t expect you to be one to join our team – that’s why we opened an apprenticeship program so anybody with basic knowledge about software programming and with a bit of passion for technology can join us and get trained on the job. So basically you get to join us and you get paid to learn stuff in our team.

Know somebody who might be interested in this?
Get him on board – you also get a bonus for bringing in a new colleague. Plus, he or she can join us even if not from Bucharest – we’ve got an awesome relocation package to cover for everything.

Benefits

If there’s a way we can make the Zitec team have more fun and be happier, we’re in! So it happens that in time, we’ve come up with a benefits pack that makes our life at the office feel somehow out of this world. Not to mention it makes all our friends and relative constantly ask about new positions in our team. Take a look at what we’ve got so far and if you ever get a new idea about what else would be cool to have in our office or in our perks pack, do let us know!

“The usual”

Premium medical, trainings, food tickets, coaching & therapy sessions. You know them, you’ve had them before and they’ve proven to be handy every now and then so we’ve kept the usual benefits in our pack. Everybody in our team seems to be ok with it, too.

Birthday day-off

Don’t know if you’ve heard about this before, but if it’s your birthday, we want you to go out and treat yourself, so we offer you a free day for your birthday if it’s a week day. Plus, one extra free day for every year you’ve been with us starting with your 3rd year, along the 21 free days you legally get in a year.

Unlimited days-off for upper and middle management

Well, yes, that’s true: if you’re part of the upper or middle management team, you get more days off. Unlimited, to be more precise. Wait, there’s more!

Flexitime & Flexicity

You should know this by now if you went through the How we work chapter above – in just a couple of words: if you need to come in later in the morning, got plans before work hours or you just want to work from home one day, feel free to do so! We’re open to discussing a new schedule that fits your needs – just let us know and we can make it so!

That’s also available for working from one of our two offices – in Bucharest and Brașov. If you want to avoid the weekend traffic to/from Brașov, just let your PM know you’ll be working a couple of days from Brașov and enjoy your snowboarding rides, the running marathon you’re attending or simply a full weekend in the mountains.

Parties/Special days

Talk like a pirate’s day, Sysadmins’ day, International day off blood donors, every new decade since Star Trek was launched or Halloween – if it has a dedicated date, it’s good enough to celebrate. It’s also the case for every milestone we meet as a team and, to be perfectly honest, it’s enough to be in the mood for a late evening at the office to plug in a turntable, put some beer in the fridge and get the party started. You’ll find out about the next thing via the communication channels – there’s probably someone organizing one as you read this, stay tuned!

Bring a friend

How would you like to work with someone you already know and enjoy collaborating with? And get up to 1000 EUR for bringing they on board, too? If this sounds like a deal, check the careers page and recommend us a friend. They get the job and you get the dough. And it doesn’t even matter where your friend is from – we’ve got a relocation package ready to cover for that, too.

Hobbies

Hobbies, as the passion for technology, are a serious business and should be treated accordingly. We take great pride in our team members for working for what they enjoy. We even have dedicated groups for the activities we enjoy most – pick one and join us or come up with the next group if you have something new on your mind!

  • Running Squad

    The Zitec Running Squad is probably the first and most serious of them all: they seem to find some kind of satisfaction in this running thing so they train hard and party just as much after they win a competition. They also have cool T-shirts and it’s known for people to start training and join the squad just to get their hands on one of them T-shirts!

  • Bike Rides

    Not less serious than the running squad, but not so noisy, the bike riders often team up with the running squad and go competing together or just make trips in or outside the city to relax or challenge themselves. Feel up to it? Join us!

  • Football and Tennis Evenings

    Football is usually on Tuesdays. So is Tennis. So either you take turns or you take a pledge to burn calories every week in one of the teams. Nota bene: having fun is as important as scoring goals or winning sets, so keep calm and bring your jokes on!

  • Artzi People

    Some of the cool stuff in our office is hand made by our team members – we can provide you with all kind of tools and resources, you just have to come up with an idea. Want to build a watch, design a new table or paint something for the walls? Go join the FB Workplace dedicated group and tell us how we can help you get things started.

  • ZiBand

    When you love something bad enough, you find a way to make it so! In other words, meet ZiBand, our own cover songs band, founded in 2014 by Vlad Stefanescu and Ionuț Cociaș. The band had its very first public concert in a public pub in Bucharest in 2016 and they have big plans for the future. With a bit of luck, you’ll hear them soon for an internal event or at an office party. Listen to some of their hits here

Teambuilding

Zitec Teambuilding

Every year, around mid June, we all embark in 1/2/3 buses and drive to our teambuilding destination where we spend 2-4 days having fun, partying and having some more fun!

We don’t believe in corporate traditional exercises and we’ve even started to organize our own teambuildings, but we do support team escapes where you get to interact with somebody you don’t usually work with on a daily basis. Some of the most fun memories we have together as a team are from these teambuildings that each year get more exotic. Ask somebody about the most recent one and start the countdown til your first teambuilding – we assure you it will be what you’ve always dreamed of. And a bit more!

ZiHack

Zitec Teambuilding

You know the hackathon events big companies host every now and then in big cities to recruit people? Well, we have our own, just for our team members and the only purpose is to have fun! It started as a 24 hours event and now it has become a 2 days programming and partying marathon. We mix hacking sessions with fun, artistic moments and cocktail parties and change the theme every year so it stays interesting even for colleagues who’ve participated the year before. So if you’re into helium talking contests, henna tattoos, live concerts or stand up comedy at the office early in the morning, join a team for the next ZiHack. There are awards and rewards included, too!

Magazon

Zitec Teambuilding

This is the place where you buy cool stuff from. First, you win ZONs by participating in events, getting tasks done or even being rewarded by your lead or a colleague for doing something good or nice. After you complete one of these missions, you simply claim your ZONs from the Gamemaster and you can place your order in Magazon in no time!

White Rabbit Beer

Just like our code, we like our beer well crafted, so crafting our own beer was the only natural thing to do: 1000l in limited edition for every annual batch in 4packs and 30 barrels. If you didn’t get one yet, don’t despair, there’s always a new White Rabbit version batch on the way!

visit whiterabbit.beer

It’s ok to…

We want you to feel good here, to have the feeling that you are among people who all have the same purpose: to make it so and have fun while at it! So it’s ok for you to make mistakes, ask things when you don’t understand or say no if something is not your cup of tea. And there’s more!

  • 1. Ask questions – why and why not
  • 2. Say “I don’t understand”
  • 3. Be concerned about timesheets
  • 4. Be quiet
  • 5. Be loud – joke and laugh
  • 6. Ask for help
  • 7. Forget names
  • 8. Make mistakes
  • 9. Have a quiet phone call in the Grand Ballroom
  • 10. Go to the Mall for lunch
  • 11. Hide in the Tardis for a while
  • 12. Confuse the meeting rooms
  • 13. Have a snack at your desk
  • 14. Take a break in the hammock
  • 15. Say “hi” to the HR department every time you’re passing by
  • 16. Ask about other projects you are not involved in
  • 17. Say “yes” if somebody asks for your help
  • 18. Say “no” if you’re too busy
  • 19. Give advice
  • 20. Depend on your team
  • 21. Not know everything
  • 22. Welcome newcomers
  • 23. Say “hi” in the hall way
  • 24. Offer feedback
  • 25. Ask for more clarity
  • 26. Not check your email when you are OOF
  • 27. Challenge things you’re not comfortable with
  • 28. Enjoy our parties
  • 29. Not enjoy all parties
  • 30. Talk to everybody
  • 31. Put your headphones on
  • 32. Walk over and ask the CEO face-to-face
  • 33. Say “yes“ when your colleagues go out for drinks
  • 34. Ask the management to fix it
  • 35. Have days off
  • 36. Have toys on your desk

That’s it!

Go make some cool stuff,
make new friends and rock on!


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