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hedgehog lab

Digital Product Consultancy
App Design & Development

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

hedgehog lab
Flexa100 2024Industry awards 2023
Remote-first
Fully flexible hours
Dog friendly

hedgehog lab

Digital Product Consultancy
App Design & Development

Digital Product Studio helping brands build digital platforms

All of the best apps and digital products solve a specific problem in the most elegant way possible. Yours should too. 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. Specialising in financial services & healthcare. 🦔

Verified employer
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Reviews

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

Location
95%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
89%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
67%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
87%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
89%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
85%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
79%
Employees enjoy the working environment
Mission
75%
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Salary
57%
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Benefits spotlight

28 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Health insurance – BUPA Health Plan
Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced sick pay
Shared parental leave
L&D budget – Annual Learning & Development budget plus 4 days
Wellbeing allowance – Annual personal Wellbeing budget plus 2 days off
Volunteer days – 1 day off per year for the purpose of volunteering
Cycle to work scheme
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.
Employee reviews

hedgehog lab's employees have anonymously had their say in what they think of the company

Mentions of

I have the freedom to do my best work where I'm most productive no questions asked.

The people I work alongside are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the work they do, and are willing to both learn and share to help improve the team dynamic.

Great job! Hedgehog lab truly care about the employees!

I love working at hedgehog lab. The culture is great and very supportive - I like to work from home mostly but did more hours in the office when I was new to get to know my team. Hours are flexible and I have been able to meet personal life commitments (e.g. family emergencies, medical appointments) around my work. I feel like wellbeing and work-life balance really matter here. There's a trust-based culture around working remotely, which as a new employee makes me feel comfortable to work from home as I am trusted to get my work done. People here feel comfortable taking sickness days when needed which has been great to see, everyone is very supportive and understanding about it and we pull together as a team. The unlimited annual leave has been great too and we are encouraged to take it.

I love being able to go for a walk or out for lunch with my husband when he's working from home. I can also collect and look after my 1 yo daughter and it's not a problem. It's important that we communicate with one another about when we'll be around but there's no judgement or interrogation as long as the work is getting done. It's fantastic.

I think hedgehog lab have always understood that you can do great work from anywhere and they allow employees to work where is best for them.

Love how flexible my job is!

Hedgehog lab is really one of the most flexible companies I know. The management really cares about its employees' well-being and offers many benefits to support them in any way possible.

Working at hedgehog lab

Company employees

108

Gender diversity (male:female)

75:25

Office locations

Newcastle UK, York UK, Boston US, Sofia BG

Funding levels

£2 million+

Hiring Countries

Bulgaria
United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

Media & Agencies

Flexa100 2023

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2022

Consultancy & Agency

UK's Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work

2023

About us

hedgehog lab is a human-centered global tech consultancy. Our experts in UXR, UI/UX, engineering, cloud, & data science work with our partners to deliver custom app development and digital transformation services.

With over 15+ years of digital product experience, our team is skilled at developing human-centered solutions that drive real business impact for partners including AJ Bell, Deliveroo, Kodak Alaris and Tesco Bank.

Our team members work and play all over the world but our main digital labs are located in Newcastle upon Tyne UK, York, UK, Boston, USA and Sofia, BGR.

Flexible working at hedgehog lab

Flexible working hedgehog lab is embraced by recognising that 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 of 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 well-being services and enhanced parental leave.

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 Holly Orange, and I’m the Talent Acquisition Advisor 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 are committed to creating an environment that empowers people to be their most authentic selves and that starts with the hiring process. We implement inclusive practices and aim to foster a sense of belonging from the moment you engage with hedgehog lab.

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.

Holly Orange, Talent Acquisition Advisor

Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

Media & Agencies

Flexa100 2023

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2022

Consultancy & Agency

UK's Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work

2023
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