Fully flexible hours
We're changing communication to be open for anyone to connect with everyone.
Element is a Matrix-based end-to-end encrypted messenger and collaboration app. It’s decentralised so that users can be digitally sovereign (own and control their own data). Element can be self-hosted, or through a hosting service such as Element Matrix Services. Element operates on the open Matrix network to provide interoperability between other messenger and collaboration apps.
Flexible working approach
Our general approach is to treat people like adults and acknowledge that by being flexible we create an environment for people to do their best work.Family friendly environment, many of the team have small children and we look to accommodate that as best we can.We have offices in London and Rennes, but it is not a requirement to be in the office. Most employees work remotely and come and go as they please to the offices if they are near one.
Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.
Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.
"100% one of the most flexible companies I've ever worked for and it makes a big difference - I've had recruiters offer me salaries £60k higher and it's not enough to want to leave this lovely place. Founders make a BIG DEAL about flexible working. Have apologised company wide for sending emails a bit late / a bit early - made it VERY CLEAR this is because they then go take children to school / take time out and the rest of us aren't supposed to feel pressured by that. Just a lovely environment all round - I feel very lucky!"
Anonymous Element Employee
What do we think of Element?
Element has a very flexible working environment, achieving one of the highest scores for our employer benchmarking test that we've ever seen. To create such an environment with 100+ employees is no easy feat, and it's a credit to the commitment the company makes in fostering such a brilliant internal working environment.
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"Element (and Matrix) are born out of the desire to change the status quo. The night before we created Element, we mapped out the sort of company we wanted to build: one based on fun, experimentation, a desire to change the world and to have the freedom to find a good work-life balance. That has been our motto ever since, and we’re constantly adapting to ensure this is the reality." - Amandine Le Pape (COO)
What they offer their employees
Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Work from anywhere scheme
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave