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Improbable

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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

Improbable

We are the metaverse technology company.

Improbable delivers technology, expertise, creativity and services to help unleash the full potential of virtual worlds and the metaverse.

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

Location
93%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
87%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
83%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
85%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – Almost every role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have a great office in central London, but are equally happy if you’d prefer to work from home some or all of the time.
Unlimited annual leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Dog friendly office
Work from home allowance
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Adoption leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced WFH tools
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Wellbeing allowance
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Women’s health leave
Time off in-lieu
Optional unpaid leave
Carer’s leave
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Commuter loan
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Cycle to work scheme
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Share options
Equity packages
Sabbaticals
Volunteer days
Personal development budgets
Relocation packages
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Financial coaching
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Charity donation scheme
What Improbable employees think

Mentions of

its without doubt the best place ive ever had the pleasure to work at. Somewhere where the core values are top priority and where i feel supported and trusted.

Remote working is fully supported but flex in hours themselves is harder due to work demands.

It's a great flexible company where I don't feel micro-managed!

Flexible, inclusive, great benefits. There's nothing not to like, really :)

Improbable is one of the best in terms of the working environment and freedom. Really happy to be part of it.

Improbable is a great place to work - I feel valued and useful to the company, my work is interesting and varied, and I have a great, conveniently-located office that I can choose to work at once a week.

As a new parent, work/life balance is incredibly important to me and I feel the balance Improbable have achieved is fantastic. Those 1-2 hours a day I'd ordinarily have spent commuting is time I now share between my young family and working more effectively with colleagues.

Some decisions are made by the senior leadership without gathering context or communicating in advance, which sometimes causes disruption and stress that feels like it could have been avoided.

Some senior leaders work longer hours, and while they support the flexible working for the individuals, they don't role model the flexible workstyle themselves.

Flexibility is core to the culture at Improbable. People can work from about 8 different countries permanently or can work from abroad for up to about a month temporarily. In the UK, there are offices in London & Nottingham that are in great locations - and are dog-friendly - but there is no expectation to come in. So some people use the offices regularly, while others choose to just come in for team or company events. Most people work 8 hours a day including a lunch break, but there's no strict schedule. Benefits are geared towards flexibility - unlimited vacation days where managers encourage you to take them, generous leave policies like parental, sick, caregiver leave, etc. There is a budget for your home office when you start and a credit card with £150/month to spend on anything you like (gym, lunches, etc).

Working at Improbable

Office locations

Spitalfields, London (next to Liverpool Street Station)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

DeepTech, Data & AI

About us

Improbable was founded in 2012 by Herman Narula and Rob Whitehead. As Cambridge University computer science graduate students, they shared a love of games and an ambition to make bigger, better multiplayer worlds than were technologically possible.

Today, we’re headquartered in London and have employees around the world. We’ve received over $600m in funding from some of the most reputable investors in the world, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Horizons Ventures and NetEase.

Many of the people at Improbable have credits on some of the most successful video games in history. Others have come from a range of high-tech industries outside of game development. This breadth of talent means we’re able to bring the widest possible range of capabilities to bear on the most difficult problems that multiplayer developers face.

Flexible working at Improbable

Almost every role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have great office spaces, but are equally happy if you’d prefer to work from home some or all of the time.

Improbable’s remote-first work policy is designed to give employees flexibility and autonomy regarding where and how they work. We understand some people prefer to work in the office, and others feel more comfortable working from home or another location. Our goal is to create a work environment that empowers each individual to make the best decisions for their personal and professional needs.

We believe this policy provides our employees with the flexibility and support they need to thrive – personally and professionally. And we remain committed to creating a positive, inclusive work environment that fosters growth, collaboration and innovation.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

Meaningful. Measurable. Practical.
We’re building an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. Our success relies on it. That means getting the culture right, sticking to our values, and welcoming different people, perspectives and opinions. Which means we’ve got work to do.   

As a young, fast-growing company, we have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to do a lot more. We’re dedicating a great deal of time and thought to diversity, inclusion and belonging. Crucially, we’re also taking action. The following commitments are designed to be practical, actionable and impactful. They will, no doubt, evolve over time, but they will always mean that we can – individually and collectively – be held accountable.  

Our nine commitments to diversity, inclusion and belonging:

  1. We will ensure we have the capacity and expertise needed to deliver against our commitments.
  2. We are committed to creating a healthy environment where people are able to express how they feel and draw attention to issues without fear.
  3. We are committed to attracting, hiring and retaining individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  4. We are committed to ensuring our internal processes, throughout the employee lifecycle, are free from bias.
  5. We are committed to educating ourselves on the issues that exist so that we can impact change.
  6. We will invest in training opportunities for all employees, using evidence-informed interventions.
  7. We partner with organisations that allow us to increase our reach into diverse communities.
  8. We support employees who wish to dedicate more of their time towards volunteering.
  9. We are committed to exploring ways to make metaversal experiences more representative and to make them powerful tools for challenging perceptions.
What do we think of Improbable?

Improbable provide something we love at Flexa - choice! Whatever working style works best for you, Improbable will no doubt offer it. They scored incredibly well across the board in their employee survey, which shows employees are truly satisfied with the level of flexibility on offer. Well done Improbable!

Meet who might be hiring you

Caitriona Staunton, Director of Talent and People Operations

At Improbable, we believe looking after our people is the best investment we can make. Our goal is to provide a flexible, autonomous and supportive environment with a generous benefits package that allows our employees to thrive. We empower our teams to choose where, when and how they work and continually seek out new ways to make our employee experience more flexible, with unlimited vacation, generous health & parental leave, working-from-home allowances, on-demand pay, and paw-friendly offices. And we know that having great colleagues is one of the best perks we can offer, so we are thoughtful in our hiring and seek out people who make great teammates and who align with our 'relentless humility' company value.

Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

DeepTech, Data & AI

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