Onboarding at Getsafe

In order for our new team members to feel comfortable with us, we have properly prepared their start


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I am Catherine, HR Manager at Getsafe. I support Getsafees in their first few days so that their start is as pleasantly as possible for them.

Before my first working day at Getsafe, in 2017, my aunt told me the following: "In the first few days, you only run after your colleagues anyway, ask a lot of questions and feel useless. As soon as you’ve managed the first 100 days, you have arrived. Today I would counter: "Getsafe is much faster, even if you are thrown into cold water – you quickly learn to swim and I am glad to have jumped".

We hope to provide a warm, structured and informative onboarding for our new team members. That's why we're constantly working on it. To get to know the company, the team and our culture, we have created a well-structured onboarding week to help you to do just that. As a young company, our open, hands-on mindset and lived values are essential, which are brought to every new team member from the very beginning.

Your first week at Getsafe

The first day in a new job is always exciting and a little overwhelming; numerous handshakes and lots of new information. But don't worry: we know it takes at least two to four weeks to get used to the business environment, work processes and unwritten rules and slowly pick up speed in the actual work.

To make your start easier, you'll get early information about Getsafe and your first day at work – before you even start. On your first day, you will never be alone: we will show you around and give you all the information you need. We have already prepared your workplace, as well as a project and checklist from your team leader, so that you know what you will be working on over the next few days. Your first lunch? Of course you will spend lunch break with your new team.

Better have some buddy

Anyone who starts at Getsafe will have a buddy from another team at their side. He or she will help you find the right meeting rooms, or even compete in a little after-work match at the foosball table with you. Your buddy will also help you with any other questions and concerns you may have – especially during the first few weeks, but also beyond that. Our buddies are carefully selected and briefed in advance. Usually they will contact you before your first day. So on day 1 you can expect some familiar faces.

Furthermore, talking to as many colleagues as possible is an important part of the onboarding week at Getsafe. Almost 20 different nationalities work with us – you can't imagine what you may find out here. So: drink as much coffee, tea or soft drinks as you like and get to know as many Getsafees as possible. By the way, this has a long tradition: at the beginning of each week, couples are drawn from all teams to meet for a Random Coffee and discuss current topics.

The onboarding challenge

Why not get a challenge to get to know the company better? From day 1, you are a permanent member of the Getsafe team and have the opportunity to face your first small challenge. You'll start with onboarding workshops from all areas – you'll hear about the product and everything that has to do with it, as well as get to know and understand our customers. There are a few tasks to complete that will help you understand the business model, key metrics and the team. All this helps you get into projects as quickly as possible and pick up the thread in your area. At the end of the week, you will show what you have learned in a short presentation.

Onboarding doesn't stop

Our environment is fast and dynamic. It is important that you are able to find your way around quickly. Even if your onboarding officially only lasts one week, it will take a few months before it is actually completed. Discussions take place regularly – feedback and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.

And of course you always have the opportunity to meet with other Getsafees, exchange ideas with the founders and get a taste of different areas. At our weekly Townhall, you will get to know all the teams and hear more about their work assignments, goals and strategies. After the Townhall, you can expect a small relaxed team event every thursday to get to know your colleagues outside of the office. Participation is of course voluntary!

Would you like to become part of our team? On our careers page you'll find exciting positions to start with at Getsafe. We look forward to hearing from you.

Author: Catherine