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

Based on 38 employee responses

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

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScoreยฎ)

Employees feel like the diversity is ok and there are some efforts to improve
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Benefits spotlight

Open to part time work for some roles
Work from anywhere scheme
Dog friendly co-working space
Work from home allowance
Early finish Fridays
Enhanced sick pay
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Company shutdown periods
Buy or sell annual leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Salary sacrifice
Annual pay rises
Annual bonus
Share options
Teambuilding days
Company wide holidays/offsites
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Skilled worker visas

Working at Laka

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Bristol & Amsterdam

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
External award Icon

Insurance Choice Awards - Best Cycle Insurance Provider


About us

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Hello, we're Laka

You might not have heard of us yet - that's OK, you've found us now - come and find out more about our journey...

Founded in 2017, Laka set out to transform insurance by connecting passionate cyclists to form a collective and protect their bikes for when things go wrong - a better model for insurance was born. For once people come first in insurance by fairly sharing the cost amongst each other. We exist to rewrite the rules of insurance so itโ€™s something people stand with, not against.

Our model: Laka makes sure everything runs smoothly for The Collective - from exceptionally fast claims, splitting the cost fairly, guaranteeing a maximum price and all the other heavy lifting of a regulated insurance business. For that service, the collective pays Laka a fee relative to the claims in a month.

Take a closer look at exactly what this means and how it worksย here.

What have we been up to since then...?

In a nutshell, we've been very busy! Here are a few of the massive achievements we've had:

๐Ÿš€ Raised awesome investment of over ยฃ20m to-date

๐Ÿš€ Grown the team to over 60 Lakanauts, based across the UK, NL & France, enabling a choice-based, remote-first way of working

๐Ÿš€ Launched Laka in lot of new European countries, essentially helping more people in more places!

๐Ÿš€ Captured the UK and NL enthusiast cyclist market and expanded into commercial business partnering

๐Ÿš€ Been awarded 'Best Cycle Insurance Provider' (for the past 6 years in a row - go us! ๐Ÿฅณ)

๐Ÿš€ Opened 3 shiny new offices in London, Bristol & Amsterdam to provide spaces for people to collaborate as they like, when they like

๐Ÿš€ We've also achieved great reviews on Google Reviews and Glassdoor - go check us out!

Flexible working at Laka

If we had to put a label on it, we'd class Laka as 'remote-first', but it's so much more than that...

Essentially we're fully flexible, and based completely on choice.


๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Don't mind how often you want to be in our offices - work from home 5 days per week if you like, it's your call

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Do have 3 amazing office spaces that we'd love you to come and join us in - but no pressure, they're there if and when you want to use them

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Are in Runway East locations in the UK - dogs, cake, events... what's not to love?!

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Don't have fixed start and finish times - sure, most people tend to work a pretty standard working pattern, but we're not so fussed, as long as the work gets done

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Support you spending time working abroad - we don't put a limit on this (as long as it doesn't create tax problems!), we just make sure you can still deliver what you need to

We also have plenty of opportunities to come together in person to spend time getting to know each other, and having some good old-fashioned fun. We love being able to work in a way that suits us all day-to-day, and meet up for the moments that really matter.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We've worked really hard to make sure Laka supports each and every one of our customers - giving them the opportunity to pick & choose the level of cover that's right for them, and the option to leave us whenever they like (although we hope they don't!).

And we also approach diversity, inclusion and belonging in the same way with our Lakanauts.

Our gender diversity stats (*as at Jan 2024)

  • Total gender split: 68% male, 32% female
  • Leadership group gender split: 69% male, 31% female

How are we making improvements?

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Regular pay reviews, for everyone in all roles: Ensuring we pay fairly for the role, accountabilities, skills & experience level

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป More females in senior roles: Increased from 0% in 2021 to 31% in 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Having a remote-first (or choice-based) working environment: We're super flexible in the way we work, supporting all types of care-givers

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Re-vamped hiring processes: All hiring pipelines must include female candidates, and we ensure there are no all-male assessment processes

We have some more work to do as Laka continue to grow, but we have some good foundations in place that will enable us to do even more activities to make sure Laka is a place where people feel happy, treated equitably and feel like they can belong.

What do we think of Laka?

We love the autonomy Laka give their team and how much they value flexibility. If you want to work at a company with dog friendly offices, early finish Fridays and the choice of working from the office or at home, Laka is the company for you !

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Help Laka continue to change an outdated industry...

Weโ€™re growing real fast on our path to make the Laka collective model the industry standard and weโ€™re expanding across segments, products, and territories. Weโ€™re looking for innovative, bold and brave minds to help us build the worldโ€™s best insurance company.

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
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Insurance Choice Awards - Best Cycle Insurance Provider

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