hedgehog lab

hedgehog lab

Newcastle UK, Boston US
Digital Product Consultancy
App Design & Development
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Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Purpose

We design and build exceptional software, and provide outstanding product consultancy. We are not an 'integrated', ‘full service’ or ‘marcomms’ agency - a jack of all trades. We focus on what we do best.

About us

hedgehog lab are a global digital product consultancy that solve problems for the world's biggest brands and enterprises with digital products on mobile, web and connected platforms.

With over a decade’s experience in technology, design and product development, we’re experts at delivering digital solutions that deliver real, demonstrable business impact for our partners. Whether it’s iOS, Android, web, immersive or voice, our exceptional design and engineering credentials have helped some of the world’s biggest organisations to challenge their status quo and provide digital experiences that have transformed their businesses.

Our passionate and award-winning team spread across offices in Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) and Boston (US) has delivered industry-leading results for household names all over the globe including Santander, Microsoft, Deliveroo, Kodak Alaris, AkzoNobel, Deliciously Ella, LaserShip and many, many more.

Flexible working approach

hedgehog lab embraces being a flexible workplace and recognises all staff have different needs and that those needs can change.

Our culture is built on trust and autonomy: we want our staff to be happy and relaxed when working for hedgehog lab. We have dog friendly offices in Newcastle, but moved to a remote-first approach as a result of the pandemic – most our employees are happy to work from home! This also means that we're open to and hire team members from all over the UK and beyond.

We can also offer excellent benefits including flexible working, part-time contracts, unlimited annual leave, access to free therapy sessions and financial wellbeing services and enhanced parental leave.

Company FlexScore™

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.

92%

Employee FlexScore™

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.

86%

"I have been with the company since before the global pandemic, and now coming out the other side, I'm really happy with the direction hedgehog are moving towards with their flexible policies. It's a great environment to work in as they're always supportive with me and very communicative with their benefits."

Anonymous Product Manager

53
Company employees
75:25
Gender diversity (male:female)
Newcastle UK, Boston US
Office locations
£2 million+
Funding levels

Approach to diversity & inclusion

At hedgehog lab, our team is our greatest asset.

We believe that having diversity within our team is integral to doing our best work and creating the most innovative products for our customers. We will continue to foster an inclusive culture at the lab where everyone can be their authentic selves and thrive.

We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply to our roles and we don’t discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, genetics, disability or age.

We are a family friendly employer with a culture based on trust, autonomy and flexibility.

What do we think of hedgehog lab?

hedgehog labs product could be distilled into its employees: they are the ones delivering change and exceptional value. So, when we were first contacted by hedgehog lab and they went through our benchmarking processing, it was an absolute pleasure to see how much value this company puts on ensuring their employees are able to deliver the best work possible, through being as flexible as possible.

From the anonymous employee feedback, to the employer benefits currently in place, and those coming in the future, this company is primed to attract and retain the best in the business.

Meet who might be hiring you

Hi! I'm Aimé Watson Bachini, and I'm the People and Culture Lead at hedgehog lab.

At hedgehog lab, we value our people above all else, our team is absolutely our greatest asset. When hiring, we look for people with a growth mindset, people who are motivated to learn and improve with feedback.

We have a diverse team with people of all different backgrounds and opinions, which is what makes us great. Ultimately, our team all share the same end goal: everybody is pulling in the same direction and this is key to great collaboration.

Aimé Watson Bachini, People and Culture Lead

What they offer their employees

  • Open to part-time employees

  • Open to compressed hours

  • Enhanced maternity leave

  • Adoption leave

  • Shared parental leave

  • Unlimited annual leave

  • Enhanced sick pay

  • Access to free therapy sessions.

  • Access to financial wellbeing advice.

  • Monthly payday socials and annual Summer and Christmas parties.

  • Annual £250 Learning & Development budget inclusive of 4 L&D days.

  • Annual £100 personal Wellbeing budget inclusive of 2 wellbeing days.