Putting People First: Nurturing Growth and Development at Outfit7

June 18, 2023
Mikael Masson, Communications Expert

Our people have been and always will be the most important part of our culture here at Outfit7. It’s the quirky traits, unique qualities, and points of view of each individual working here that ultimately lead to us making amazing sh*t happen. As a result, we have a free flow of ideas, where people support each other and there’s nothing we’re not willing to talk about.

Supporting Employee-driven growth

Our commitment to fostering employee-driven awesomeness goes beyond the norm. We've crafted a work environment that cherishes diversity and cultivates a supportive culture. And let's not forget the added challenge of hybrid and remote work! We offer a variety of career paths that empower individuals to unleash their most valuable asset: their skills. We provide the tools and support, but we also believe in granting our people the freedom to steer their careers wherever their hearts desire.

Luka Velikonja, one of our Directors of Engineering, recalls his decision to come back after leaving. He says, "After leaving Outfit7 myself once, I decided to crawl back as I realized the environment here has greatly contributed to me becoming a better person myself. As a manager, I strive to co-create this environment."

From day one, Outfit7 employees are handed real responsibilities and on-the-job training from their managers. We're all about holistic growth, ensuring our team members sharpen both their professional and soft skills through customized development practices and training.

We hire the best to help us be the best

Right from the get-go, our top priority is the personal and professional development of our awesome team. When we scout for new talent, we're on the lookout for individuals who, like us, have an eye set on the future. While sure, technical know-how is crucial, we also value passion, determination, and an unrelenting commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Here's the secret sauce: it's not just about skills and expertise. We firmly believe that the right mindset and attitude are the real game-changers. We all know how quickly technology can make yesterday's skills obsolete. That's why we put equal emphasis on hiring talent who have an insatiable thirst for learning, a hunger for growth, and an unwavering drive to keep innovating. With the right mindset, anything can be learned and honed through on-the-job training and hands-on experience.

"We help people grow" comments Tilen Bobek, Senior Director of Engineering, "Our experts who have become Engineering managers share the same mindset and motivation; to support our engineers' growth and help them reach their highest potential. As a company, we deliver on objectives while taking people’s aspirations into account as much as possible, enabling them to further develop their skills."

Creating an environment where our people can truly thrive is one of our goals. That's why we've built dedicated teams solely focused on managing the entire employee journey, from the first hello to skyrocketing careers.

People like Alja Kunovar, Tilen Bobek, and Luka Velikonja, all Directors of Engineering at Outfit7, to name a few, are such dedicated individuals. These rockstars commit themselves to nurture the professional growth and advancement of our amazing engineers, developers, and QA wizards.

Beyond Everything People First

Alja Kunovar, Director of Engineering, is a strong believer in our supportive environment. She says, "We're super picky when it comes to hiring because we want everyone to succeed. Working in an environment that backs you up and fuels creativity allows you to be the absolute best version of yourself. And let me tell you, our work truly reflects that spirit. Without it, we wouldn't be able to create the awesome games we're known for."

We encourage our employees to explore new horizons, take calculated risks, embrace failures as valuable lessons, and grow beyond their wildest dreams. We offer diverse career paths, both managerial and non-managerial, so our engineers and developers can master their skills in the direction that aligns with their passions.

At Outfit7, we wholeheartedly believe that by putting our people first, nurturing their growth, and fostering a supportive culture, we empower individuals to soar to new heights and conquer their own version of success.

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