Kisko Labs has its own strong identity which includes openness and equality. Founded 2007 with the purpose to "make people happy", Kisko is to this day what it was back then: A place where it’s easy to come, where your skills are really appreciated and you are accepted as you are. You get to share your successes and challenges with a supportive group of people. You have a say in everything we do, from tech stacks to project working methods, processes, you name it - we try it. Each individual gives and has given their unique mark to what we are today and what we'll become in the future.
We work with both large corporations and startups that are just getting off the ground which guarantees diverse tasks and projects. We do a lot of greenfield projects but also have many long-lasting partnerships with customers. If we have any legacy, it's mainly our own making. We encourage you to try new things and explore new possibilities. Exploring the unknown requires courage and accepting the possibility, that one might also fail. Failing equals learning and enables growth.
❤️🩹 HEALTH & INSURANCES
We want to offer the best possible care in case of illness, which is why we offer all our employees comprehensive health insurance. This is our most appreciated employee benefit. In addition to statutory occupational accident and occupational disease insurance, as well as employee’s group life insurance, we also extensively insure you against accidents during your free time. If you wish, you can also utilise the low-threshold support we offer for mental wellbeing.
📚 CONTINUOUS LEARNING
In addition to our regularly organised training and events related to knowledge sharing, you have at your disposal an unlimited training budget according to your conscience. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in conferences and other professional events. We also encourage the development of thinking by reading, and our office has a fairly good library of literature related to the field. You are free to use 10% of your working time, i.e. half a working day a week, for professional development.
Working regardless of location and time has been commonplace for us for a long time. Flexible working hours offer flexibility for combining work and life. However, a large number of our employees want to work regularly at our office as well. So if you want, you’ll almost always have company at the office.
💻 WORK EQUIPMENT
We offer you the best work tools of your choice and, if you wish, also noise-cancelling headphones and a telephone device. Proper ergonomics at the office are ensured with quality electronic desks and Herman Miller Mirra 2 chairs.
🧘 SPORTS, WELLBEING, CULTURE & COMMUTING
A flexible benefit balance for you to use for sports, wellbeing, culture and commuting. If you wish, you can also use this benefit for dental care.
Kiskonians have the possibility to attend CrossFit On Ramp course and get a monthly membership to the specific CrossFit gyms. The founder of Kisko has brought CrossFit to Finland years ago and is also a CrossFit gym entrepreneur. According to his own words he has also written a surprisingly bad book on the topic.
We believe in the power of team rewards, so every year we distribute part of the company's profit equally among all our employees. In addition, we offer a separate bonus if our employee's tip leads to successful employment at Kisko.
🧑🍼 FAMILY LEAVE
Kisko is a family-friendly company. Everyone on Kisko steering group and board has children and providing the same conditions for both parents is something we want to support and endorse. We offer equal paid parental leaves for both parents.
In addition to humour, shared fun is the cornerstone of a healthy work community. As a counterbalance to remote and hybrid work, we regularly organise informal events such as breakfast, afterwork, board game evenings, a book club, alumni meetings and annual summer and winter parties. You might even find yourself at a campfire in the forest with our CEO, if you’re interested in that kind of activity. If you wish, you can organise other joint activities at Kisko's expense!
We distribute part of the company's profits to charity on a yearly basis. Kiskonians decide together which charity target we give the donation to.
☕️ SNACKS & DRINKS AT THE OFFICE
To make your work run as smoothly as possible, we offer an excellent selection of coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks at the office.
Community. At Kisko Labs you get to have an influence as an equal member of the community. We would be nothing without each other. At Kisko we have a team of almost 30 people, consisting of several different nationalities. English is our working language and there are as many English accents as there are speakers. Kiskonians consist of many different backgrounds, we have readers, hikers, thinkers, doers, gamers, climbers and dancers to name a few. We value everyone's presence, perspectives and contribution. Everyone brings their own unique addition to our team, which benefits everyone. We spend time together, we know how to laugh at ourselves and sometimes also at each other.
Continuous learning. There is always something to learn in our field. For us, it is important that every Kiskonian can grow as a person and as a professional while working at Kisko. We learn from each other and overcome challenges together. Growth mindset offers the glue that a new and better way of doing and thinking can stick to. If you have that, Kisko has plenty to offer.
Freedom & responsibility. As a Kiskonian you are free to choose tools and methods you deem best. As long as the work itself gets done and the teamwork is rolling, you are free to organise your life as you wish. We work to live and not the other way around. We trust you and support you in decisions related to your own work. With freedom also comes responsibility. We all take ownership of our common goals and bear responsibility for ensuring that our self-directed teams and also the clients succeed in their projects. It's caring.
Wellbeing. People are the heart of Kisko. We want the different areas of your life to remain balanced. After all, life is much more than work. Our view is that the work environment should increase employee wellbeing, not diminish it. We want to keep the workload moderate and our way of working is mostly quite stress-free. That doesn't mean we wouldn't work hard. As a well established and stable company, we are able to offer a safe work environment where growth is not pursued at the expense of values. We believe that a mentally and physically healthy person also performs better at work. Therefore a significant part of our employment benefits also focuses on comprehensively supporting your wellbeing.
In addition to Siiri, there are always also other Kiskonians participating in recruitment.
Interaction, know-how, responsiveness to issues and flexibility. Overall Kisko has been one of the best software partner's we've had.
- Kisko client
I founded Kisko Labs in 2007 to create a workplace where I and others would really enjoy working at. Despite our growth, this is still true today and employees are at the center of what we do.
- Kisko founder, Antti Akonniemi
Best things are the team mates and an open atmosphere as well as possibilities to influence your work and company. We discuss openly about ways of working and how to improve them.
- Kisko employee, happiness survey 2021
At the end of the day, Kisko is all the friends that we made.
- Kisko Alumn, 10 years as a developer