At Pento, we're building the company we've always wanted to work at. We've been a remote-first company since day-1 and we're committed to designing a flexible, inclusive and enabling organisation. This was easy when we were small but we're a lot more intentional about things today. Read on to hear what this looks like and speak to your manager if you have any questions or would like to explore options.
We choose to hire people within a broad timezone (+/- 3 hours CET) and all of our roles are remote-first (we have small offices in London and Copenhagen for those who wish to work hybrid). We hire people via one of our legal entities or one of our EOR partners, who enable us to hire in most other countries. We also support with work permits and visas where possible. We believe this creates great conditions for broadening our talent pool and gives our team a ton of flexibility about where they are located.
You can set your own hours, as long as enough time is spent online together with your team and other people that you're currently working with. It's difficult for us to set core hours (i.e. hours where you available for meetings or discussions, such as 10am-3pm) because of the different time zones we work across. We trust each person and team to discuss their needs and preferences, and find the right schedule for everyone.
<aside> 📢 For some teams, like Customer Support and Sales, we naturally need to work when our customers do. That limits full flexibility, but it doesn't mean you can't find balance between these needs, and your needs and preferences. Speak to your team and coordinate together.
We don't all work the same schedule — you can set your own schedule as long as this works for your team and required collaboration. This doesn't mean we want you to work more or less hours, but our focus is on the outcomes you are driving vs. time spent online. This enables each of us to set the right schedule for our preferences and life demands. You may need to time-shift for your caring responsibilities or you enjoy an activity at a certain time of the day. This is supported and is exactly what our flexibility is here to enable.
We're not a fully asynchronous company. We optimise for being online together, and this real-time communication and collaboration is a core part of how we work. Our choice of tools and our expectations of how each other however is led by many asynchronous principles. We default to written communication and label as little as possible as "urgent", allowing people to input at a time when suits them best.
It's important that we're well rested. We work hard at Pento and we want to enable you to find balance, and enjoy everything that you like to do when not working. You should take off at least 25 days each year (and we encourage more). Read more about how this works Unlimited Time-Off and our other Benefits & Perks.