What's it like working at Electric Putty?

Our work agreement

We believe work should be a mutually beneficial exchange of value.

We do everything we can to create a fulfilling and enjoyable work environment that is conducive to producing your best work. We value and respect your opinions and want you to feel empowered to make your own decisions.

As much as possible we give you the flexibility and responsibility to manage your own schedule within your agreed core hours. We don’t expect you to check in when you are off work or to work late unless previously arranged for a specific purpose.

In return, we trust that you will work to your best ability with your best effort during your working hours.

Your job is an important part of making your life better and easier, but it isn’t your whole life. We understand that life happens during the working day and that you’ll sometimes have other commitments but we expect that you’ll give plenty of notice where you can to minimise the impact this has on everyone else.

Very infrequently, work needs to happen during your time off. On these rare occasions we’d love to know you can help us out.

Ownership, accountability and trust

Central tenets of our values and working agreement.

What is ownership?

  • Taking ownership is about taking initiative to create positive results.
  • It means caring about the outcome of your work and how it affects the company.
  • It’s being accountable for the decisions you make and timeliness of the work you deliver.
  • It means bringing ideas to help improve the business long-term.

How do we help you take ownership?

  • We trust you to use your good judgement to make the right decisions.
  • We help and support you in solving problems.
  • We enable you to evolve and shape the work you do.
  • We encourage you to choose how to achieve your tasks.
  • We provide constructive feedback on your work.

Our code of conduct

Our code of conduct outlines how we should behave while interacting with co-workers, clients, suppliers and others. We should always be;

  • Inclusive - help people feel comfortable and included.
  • Honest - always be truthful and transparent.
  • Kind - be polite, friendly and understanding.
  • Considerate - think about how our actions might affect others.
  • Respectful - treat others how we want to be treated ourselves.

Valuing diversity

We believe that people from varying gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion, languages, education and abilities, can bring fresh ideas, thinking and approaches which make the way work is undertaken more effective and efficient.

We have previously invested in women switching careers to come into tech and we'd like to further diversify our team. For more about why diversity in tech matters read this.

Flexible working

Flexible working is at the heart of the way we work, not just as a response to the current pandemic situation. This means we can arrange your working hours and days to suit you. As much as possible we give you the flexibility and responsibility to manage your own schedule within our core working hours of 10am-4pm.

At the moment everyone is working remotely, when government guidelines change and it is possible to return to working on-site you will be offered a 'blended working' model. This means a mixture of working remotely and in-person.

For those days you are in the office we are based in a friendly co-working space just 5 minutes walk from Hove beach with rooftop views down to the sea.

Back in the old days we'd often have Friday beers (naturally) and regular ‘working’ breakfasts / lunches. We hope to resume these over the coming months.

Employee benefits

Profit share

We operate an employee bonus plan which is paid to employees if we meet our annual turnover and profit margin targets.

To be eligible to receive a bonus you must have worked for at least some of the financial year (October 1 - September 30) and you must still be working at Electric Putty when the bonus is paid in December.

The targets are set and published within Electric Putty at the start of the financial year which begins 1 October. Bonus payments are subject to the usual tax requirements.

Generous annual leave

We offer 30 days annual leave (Including public holidays) as well as an extra 3 or 4 days additional paid leave for Christmas closing.

We have an easy to use system for booking time off and encourage you to plan to take leave across the year as we know that everyone needs a break to relax and unwind.

Personal development budget

We provide everyone with up to £500 annual budget to use at your discretion for training, books, conferences, When we are allowed to travel again you can also use some of this budget for accommodation and transport.

Company pension contributions

Our company pension contributions are currently 3% of your earnings.

Cycle to work scheme

If you'd like to cycle to work but don't have a bike you can participate in the Cycle to Work scheme. Here's an explanation of how this works.

Any questions?

If you are considering applying for a job with us and have any questions about the information on this page please get in touch. Contact jobs@electricputty.co.uk and mention the role you are interested in.