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Why Wonderbly IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

making use of the different areas in our light-filled, collaborative London studio. We have an art department, a photo studio, hot desks, meeting rooms of all sizes (from 1 up!) and breakout areas dotted around the whole office. For asynchronous tasks we collaborate over Slack and Trello, making use of state-of-the-art software such as Figma.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

they're helping make products that inspire a positive vision for the future! We want our books to inspire boundless self-belief, and we do everything we can to do the same for our employees. We invest a huge amount in our employees' growth & development to enable them to be the best they can be.

We're currently working towards B-Corp accreditation, meaning we are thoroughly auditing every part of our business from supply chain to diversity & inclusion, to ensure we are a force for good in the global (and local) community.

We're always looking for new ways to achieve our mission, so there's always something new and innovative to work on.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

Conducting an engagement/satisfaction survey every six months (we call it the Vibes Survey).
Conducting a Diversity & Inclusion survey every six months.
Providing anonymous feedback channels to the Execs and People Operations.
Drop-in sessions with the Head of People.
AMA sessions with the Execs.
And finally, our Code of Conduct is clear on what respect looks like at Wonderbly.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

running a generous and comprehensive learning & development programme. Each employee gets at least £500 budget for self-guided development and access to the learning platform Learnerbly. Managers have regular career conversations with their direct reports, and these inform Personalised Development Plans. There is no upper limit to the amount of learning time a Wonderbly employee can take.

On top of our record for promotions, we also encourage and enable lateral career moves where we can.

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

we truly believe in them. Be Curious, Be Kind, and Be Courageous are the three values at the heart of our first ever book, Lost My Name. We recently undertook an exercise to see if they were still relevant, and to our delight, they apply now more than ever. We screen for these values at interview, we use them as performance metrics, and everything we build takes them into consideration.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

Our Learning & Development programme is the jewel in our crown, I think, as detailed above.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Asi is a lifelong learner who wants to know about you as a person, whether we're your first employer out in the real world or you're coming in at a senior level. On top of his mind-boggling to-do list, he insists on meeting every employee and giving them an introduction to the company.

His kindness shows up in all sorts of ways because he has a real affection for people. He might give you a (consensual!) hug to show you how pleased he is to have you on board, then give direct & constructive feedback to help you grow as a professional and as a person. There is never a sense that he is elevated above his employees: he and the rest of the executive team both work and party at the coal face.

Courage has been the watchword for the last few years, and he has taken some bold decisions regarding the company's direction, first with our acquisition and then our expansion into new markets. He's not afraid to make controversial decisions and communicate why he's made them.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

More Happi - unlimited free coaching for all
Dogs in the office
One-off bonuses for everyone if we've had a particularly amazing year
Free yoga classes once a week
Free therapy through Spill mental health: employees can anonymously book one-off therapy sessions or courses of six sessions, or gift a session to a loved one who's going through a tough time.
Minimum £500 budget for self-directed learning

Our response to COVID-19

During lockdowns we went fully remote. Now we're flexible, operating a hybrid work policy where employees are required to come into the office two days a week. Most choose to come in more than that!

Our Certifications

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Certified Company
Certified Company
2022

About the Company

Wonderbly is the world’s leading personalised publishing company. We conceive, design, promote, sell, and make wonderful books for wonderful customers all over the world.

Our mission is to make people feel extraordinarily special, and bring them closer to the people they love, through the power of personalised stories. So far we’ve shipped over 6.5 million books to over 150 countries. We’ve done this in just eight years, and we’re just getting started.

Getting personalised books to all those millions of customers requires a multidisciplinary team. Our wonderful people have experience across editorial design, research, production, software engineering, marketing, e-commerce, data analysis, print-on-demand manufacturing, shipping… the list goes on.

This means that Wonderbly is a collaborative and creative place to work, with lots of opportunities for growth and development across a broad range of skills.

We’re based in London, where we have a bright and light studio for working together. But like many digital-first companies, we have a hybrid operating model with many colleagues working from home and further afoot much of the time.

Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

21 Brownlow Mews, London

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Industry:

Internet/E-Commerce

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Company CEO's name:

Asi Sharabi

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Number of employees:

0 - 1000