There are developers, designers, QA engineers, and supporting staff. We are all participants in different projects. At Vidaltek, we do not organize staff into fixed groups or departments. Rather, teams are dynamically formed by selecting participants whose skills are needed for a particular project at a given time. The teams are lead by a Group Leader. The Group Leader is elected because of his or her strong skills and knowledge in subject matters required by a particular project. A Group Leader of a project today may very well be just a participant in another project in the future. There are two directors who are responsible for daily operations across all the company offices, and there are a few managers who assist the Directors. The overall structure is: Participants report to Group Leaders. Group Leaders report to Managers who report to Directors.
Most of the employees (or Vidaltekees as we often refer to ourselves) are in our mid 20′s and still singles. So we tend to spend most of our time at work – we often take along our laptops home and continue to work in the evening. In Vidaltek office buildings, there are shower rooms and kitchens stuffed with coffees, teas and all-you-can-eat snacks (including instant noodles, by the way).
Work hours are different for more senior employees who already have families. They generally work 8:30 AM – 6 PM unlike the new hires. It is common for the managers to work most evenings at home as well. All managers are on rotation to constantly monitor emails and provide technical support 24/7 to Vidaltek’s clients. Finally, there are employees who work odd hour shifts when their jobs require interfacing with clients who work across different time zones.
That phrase has somehow become a cliché but at Vidaltek, it is more than just a saying. Yes, it is true that Vidaltekees are working very hard, but we know how to enjoy life too. After all, what is life about? At Vidaltek, we believe it’s always good to reward employees with some serious playtime after having spent many hours doing solid hard work…