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Austin International

Recruitment
International presence
Tech focused

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Austin International
Most flexible Recruitment & HR Tech companies – 2nd
Remote-first
Fully flexible hours
Dog friendly

Austin International

Recruitment
International presence
Tech focused

There's an incredible future here with your name on it...

Our purpose is to help people build incredible futures, for our clients, candidates, but firstly, our people.

Our mission is to be the leading challenger brand in recruitment wherever we operate, delivering the best talent to the technology and medtech industries globally.

We are passionate about enriching our culture with different viewpoints and perspectives. This is a place where you can grow further, be your most authentic self, and have an unmissable chance to lead the way.

We asked employees of Austin International how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
98%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
97%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
89%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
89%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
92%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
94%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave – up to 26 weeks ordinary maternity leave and up to 26 weeks additional maternity leave, making a total of 52 weeks. (UK)
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
Teambuilding days
Work from home allowance
Mental health platform access
Health insurance
Compassionate leave
Life insurance
Share options
Employee assistance programme
Lunch and learns
What Austin International employees think

Mentions of

For me being able to work more when I am productive and fill dead time with Dog Walks and Gym is the one! We have maintained performance while being trusted to get the job done. This is flex working and autonomy on steroids.

I work fully remote in Barcelona and I am the only employee based in Spain. I have a small family out here and so the flexibility to manage my own working hours has been life changing. The work/life balance has been a game changer. I am not required to go into the offices but I pay a visit probably once a year to catch up with my colleagues who I usually work with via virtual calls. I have never worked in a business with this much freedom and I recommend Austin International to everybody.

I am very happy to work for the most flexible and family friendly company.

I have a disability and would not be able to work and earn in the way that I do now, without the true flexibility that my business offers.

I feel privileged to be in this position though in reality it is the bare minimum that should be being offered to everyone. If every business was as flexible as mine, we may have more than 10% of people with disabilities able to stay in paid work.

Austin International is amazing in regards to Flexibility! It's one of the main reasons I stay and love working here. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new job.

I have never been happier in my role, knowing I can work where and when I want. My managers fully support this and it's literally the best!!

I cannot fault Austin Internationals flexibility approach. By giving their people freedom, we feel more empowered and trusted to get the job done. I no longer fit my life around my work and am able to spend more time focusing on my wellbeing.

As a working Mother, flexibility is super important to me, and I feel I have an opportunity to do my best work, at the time and where suits me best! I love having the freedom to work in different locations as well, it's very freeing just in general! We work in an industry that enables this way of working, so to have a company that wholeheartedly supports this is great!

The flexibility at Austin International is fantastic. Not only around where I work and what times I do, but also with unlimited holiday too. It's unrivalled, and a REAL game changer!

I am completely trusted to get my job done, however works for me.

I love the trust and flexibility that I am given by my leaders and the company in general. We are all here to create something truly special and I think the environment we have created feels like family. I keep talking about my private family and my work family and bringing both together. I could not be happier with the work life balance that this company offers me - I can be the best mum I can be, whilst still going after my career goals in life.

We get to work when + where we're most productive! Those things are not going to be the same for every person, so it's powerful to have choice!

I really admire our company for introducing flexa. It enables every single employee to work when and where they are most productive. I don't feel any sense of guilt when I make use of flexibility and there is no sense of suspicion if a coworker decides to start later/leave earlier or take breaks whenever they feel like it. I truly appreciate this about Austin International.

I love how flexible the company i work for is. I can work when i want as long as the job is done as required.

It couldn't be more flexible here. You are treated as adult.

As long as the work is getting done then it is up to you how you work. They are understanding if you have appointments and that you have a life outside of work too. Austin Fraser is everything I wanted from a company to work for

The flexibility at Austin Fraser / Austin International is incredibly high. I can basically work whenever and wherever I like. Only the work needs to get done.

I can not tick enough boxes to say just how much i love the flex appeal from Austin Fraser. I can confidently say they are 100% flexible and as long as your work is done it doesn't matter where you do it, which leaves you free to decide if that is in the office, at home, the sofa or a coffee shop. There is no pressure to go into the office but it is always there and always a very inviting, relaxed, comfortable place when you need it or want to catch up with your collegues, or your just bored of your house.

I can finally be around for my children after years of commuting and being at the office all the time and feeling like I am missing out on them by being a full-time working mum, now I can happily manage both and I have never been happier!

I absolutely love the flexibility at Austin International! The most flexible company I have ever come across! There's no pressure about being in the office or working at a specific time. Working when and where we're most productive is the number one policy and you can really feel how much our management team values our work-life balance.

I've never felt like I can be the true version of me in another company. Here I can spend time with my children and my husband when I want and need to. I work at home, in an office, at the gym, in an air bnb and coffee shop. I've got the tech to do my job so it doesn't matter where I am. I honestly couldn't go back to the commute, the 9-5, the clock watching and here it couldn't be further from my experience. As a woman the flexibility I have here is so greatly appreciated. I never have to apologise for trying to be a good mum as well as trying to perform as a great employee. We've nailed flexibility, its individual and real. I'm so passionate about this being something anyone who wants to work in an autonomous way can. Thank you Austin International to contributing to my happiness levels

Austin Vita gives you the opportunity to own your own business!

Great company culture and the pay is good.

Working at Austin International

Company employees

200

Office locations

London, Reading, Austin, Dallas, Munich, Ba Wu, Hamburg, Berlin

Hiring Countries

Germany
United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Recruitment & HR Tech companies – 2nd

Most flexible Recruitment & HR Tech companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022

About us

We are Austin International, a global specialist staffing agency. 

Established in 2007, we’ve been celebrating 16 years of building incredible careers and counting, with over 200+ employees, across the UK, Germany and the USA, and we’re only just getting started.

Deeply embedded in our cities & communities, we enable incredible careers to be built, and our brands Austin Fraser, and Austin Vita deliver the best Technology and MedTech talent across the globe. 

Our people breathe life into Austin International. We come with different life experiences, expectations, and paths, but one thing we all have in common is a belief in doing the right thing, no matter what, no if's or but's.

Incredible futures, made just for you.  

Flexible working at Austin International

In September 2020 we launched our FlexAppeal, taking a crucial step to becoming a truly flexible place to work. Our people can work their contracted hours whenever and from wherever it best suits them. We don't have set hours, and our employees can design their working day to fit around their life commitments. We followed this up with the launch of FlexAway in Feb 2021, an unlimited holiday policy that all staff can enjoy. We know that our teams are our biggest asset, and we provide each employee with the opportunity to have a completely flexible approach both inside and outside of work.

What do we think of Austin International?

In an industry not renowned for its flexibility, Austin International are doing some groundbreaking work. Employees are given the freedom to choose how they work, with a results-driven focus rather than clock watching and desk-time. Great to see!

Meet who might be hiring you

When you dream big and aim high, anything is possible.

Expect your voice to be heard, fun to be had and friends to be made.

Share with us what you want to achieve, where you want to go, and we'll give you everything you need to get there your way.

There's an incredible future here with your name on it.

Hannah Howe, Head of HR at Austin International

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Recruitment & HR Tech companies – 2nd

Most flexible Recruitment & HR Tech companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022

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