SPRINGLOAD – Winners 2014 Team Gold
SERIOUS ABOUT FUN
Springload is one of the largest privately owned, full-service web design agencies in Wellington, providing everything from digital and content strategy through to design, build, development and hosting. The company works with some of the biggest brands in New Zealand while maintaining a strong Wellington focus.
GM Alan Doak says Founder Bron Thomson's vision was to create a place where everyone loved to come to work. "And that's what we have – an office filled with people who are not only ridiculously talented but who are also great fun to work with."
"We believe in hiring the very best people, and giving them every opportunity to do their very best. We support them in every way possible to make exceptional work that they are passionate about, and that our clients and users love."
And Springload has done just that. With high staff retention, a huge focus on culture and wellbeing, and lots of open, transparent communication, Springload has an extremely strong team bond. "It's like a family – it's probably a bit daunting when any new person arrives, but very quickly they become part of the team."
Springload is very inclusive. While ultimately the buck stops with the owners, staff are regularly engaged in big decisions. Monthly financial updates are delivered to the whole team, along with lots of honest communication about what is happening in all aspects of the company and industry.
Every Friday afternoon the team have "Summer Sessions", which is where a guest speaker might talk to the whole team, or staff members might present something that they're working on for open discussion. On top of that, there are open mic nights, dress-up days, hot lunches and team outings that all add up to a great team environment.
Learn more: www.springload.co.nz