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Spotlight on Wilderness: A People-First Culture of Empathy & Flexibility

9th Jan 2024

Meet Wilderness - one of our incredible Flexified companies. After chatting with the Wilderness team, we were blown away by their steadfast commitment to employee empathy built right into the heart of their company culture.

At Wilderness, putting people first isn’t just a motto – it’s woven into the very fabric of their culture and values. From enhanced flexibility and leave policies, to inclusive office spaces and extensive wellbeing support, Wilderness goes above and beyond to demonstrate empathy and care for their team.

But why? 

The Wilderness team knows that with care and flexibility employees are more motivated, engaged, and all round happier. 

One of their standout initiatives is “Deep Flex Wednesdays,” giving employees full control over their schedules and locations, whilst also keeping a healthy amount of structure and in-person time the rest of the week. Combined with their 30 day Work From Anywhere scheme for working abroad, Wilderness offers unmatched autonomy and work-life balance. Their globetrotting team has worked from destinations like Vienna, Gibraltar, Canada and Bali in the last year. Sounds pretty great to us! 

Wilderness also provides exceptional support during major life events - knowing that these are the moments that really matter. They recently introduced comprehensive fertility treatment leave and pregnancy loss leave, plus extended maternity and paternity packages. Perks like summer childcare support further empower employees with families to be the best version of themselves at work and at home.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success and culture at Wilderness. All employees have access to multi faith rooms, there’s shared parental/adoption leave, and the company introduced an inclusive menstrual policy. Furry friends are welcome too – Wilderness has an office dog policy recognizing pets as part of employees’ lives.

Health and wellness are also paramount. Wilderness provides stellar health insurance, company-wide holiday shutdowns, and a highly flexible in-office schedule – just 1 mandatory day per week. They also offer self-care days and free therapy sessions to proactively support the mental health of the entire team.

These people-centric policies directly fuel Wilderness’ thriving culture. Their recent team engagement surveys recorded their highest scores ever, plus they were awarded Flexa’s independent certification verifying their flexibility and amazing EVP. As 9-year employee Jamie shared: “The most pertinent word I can think of to describe the culture at Wilderness is empathy.”

At Wilderness, empathy and care for employees aren’t just words – they’re actions, policies and plans that take place every single day.

We love seeing Flexified companies going above and beyond in taking care of their teams and attracting the most aligned talent through shouting about their working environments.

Visit their Flexa profile where you can explore some of the interesting projects Wilderness are involved in.