Prolific
Prolific
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Prolific

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At Prolific we are creating the most powerful and trusted platform for research on the internet.

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Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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

Based on 50 employee responses

Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
83%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
86%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
78%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
86%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
81%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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

Diversity
82%
Employees feel that the diversity, and the efforts to improve and maintain it, are great
Inclusion
81%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
81%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
87%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
76%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Benefits spotlight

Bank holiday swaps
Company wide holidays/offsites
Early finish Fridays
Enhanced maternity leave – 13 weeks full paid, 26 weeks 50% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full paid
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health days
L&D budget – £1000 per year
Work from home stipend
Dog friendly co-working space
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Open to part-time employees
Health insurance – Bupa & Medicash Health Plan (Opt in)
Life insurance
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
Employee assistance programme
Optional unpaid leave
Pension match/increase
Salary sacrifice
£1000 yearly budget for education, growth, and training.
Taxable Stipend of £150 a month per person, £1800 a year (before tax).
What's great about Prolific
Mission and vision
  • Data-driven

    Data-driven

  • Science and research-driven

    Science and research-driven

Culture
  • Collaborative

    Collaborative

  • Fast-paced

    Fast-paced

  • Dynamic

    Dynamic

Our company environment
  • Gifts and praise led

    Gifts and praise led

    Outstanding work and contribution is mainly recognised through gifts and praise at Prolific
  • Gender diverse

    Gender diverse

    Prolific demonstrates their gender diversity, equity and inclusion through having a leadership team, founder team and/or overall workforce which represents the gender split of the population. They also have a gender equality working group.
  • LGBTQ+ representation

    LGBTQ+ representation

    Prolific demonstrates their LGBTQ+ representation, equity and inclusion through having a leadership team, founder team and/or an overall workforce which represents the LGBTQ+ distribution in the population. They also have a LGBTQ+ working group.
  • Disability representation

    Disability representation

    Prolific demonstrates their disability representation, equity and inclusion through having a leadership team, a founder team and/or an overall workforce that represents the disability distribution of the population. They also have a disability working group.
  • Neurodivergent

    Neurodivergent

    Prolific demonstrates their neurodiversity representation, equity and inclusion through having a leadership team, a founder team and/or an overall workforce that represents the neurodiversity distribution of the population. They also have a neurodiversity working group.
  • Ethnically diverse

    Ethnically diverse

    Prolific demonstrates their ethnic diversity, equity and inclusion through having a leadership team, a founder team and/or an overall workforce that represents the ethnic distribution of the population. They also have an ethnic diversity working group.
  • Salary Transparency

    Salary Transparency

    Prolific are transparent with their salaries on job descriptions
  • Regularly benchmarked/readjusted salary

    Regularly benchmarked/readjusted salary

    Prolific regularly benchmark and readjust their salaries against the market so you know you’re always getting a fair wage
  • Learning and development focused

    Learning and development focused

    Learning and development is an important part of Prolific's ethos and this is demonstrated through a range of benefits which support this

Employee reviews

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

I've never worked at a company that has a more open, trusting and flexible minded approach to getting your work done and tangibly empowering people to do it in a way that works for them

Prolific is by far the most flexible company I've worked for and it feels like they really care about the well-being of our team.

I am literally writing this from Malaysia, where I am spending two months of time as I'm taking care of an ill family member. I work my focus time from my mornings as it's seven hours ahead, and take all of my meetings from 12-3pm UK time (which ends around 10pm for me). This is incredible. I never have to worry about whether people would question me about this, which is means the world when I have a huge, international, stressful situation! I'm so grateful to work here.

I love working at Prolific it's super flexible! There are also lots of great initiatives that definitely add to the flexibility we see at Prolific.

I love the fact we do have an office space but there's no obligation to go in. If I'm feeling tired/busy I can stay home and focus but if I want to meet up with colleagues and see some people face to face I can go in and there's almost always someone to go grab lunch with.

I also really appreciate the allowance to have meetups in our teams. We took a trip to Lisbon in Q2 to meet up as a department and, given that we work remotely most of the time, it was a great way to get to know each other better and bond as a team.

I love being able to work remotely with flexible hours. We also have a hub in London that can be used regularly by people who prefer to be in an office. I personally use this for occasional team in-person meet ups which I enjoy.

We're currently trialling summer hours on a Friday which I've really appreciated, allowing me to switch off a bit more and enjoy the weekend.

Best working environment I've ever had!

I have so much flexibility in setting how I work for the day compared to any other company I've ever worked out. I'm able to go to the gym at lunch, start at 10am and finish later all with no questions ask. They just want me to deliver good work and they trust that I'll get the job done without slacking.

Such a fab place to work!

Everyone at Prolific is very kind and helpful. I am given freedom to work in the way that works best for me and I never feel micromanaged or pressured to work overtime. I feel that others respect my time and value what I do.

Working at Prolific

Company employees

153

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

32:38:30

Office locations

London & New York

Funding levels

$32,000,000

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
1st – DeepTech, Data & AI

1st – DeepTech, Data & AI

Industry awards 2023
3rd

3rd

Flexa100 2023
1st – Research & Data

1st – Research & Data

Industry awards 2022

About us

Quantitative and qualitative researchers, data scientists, and entrepreneurs all need valid and reliable data sources to make predictions about human behaviour and social change. Thanks to our online platform, researchers collect responses fast, and participants earn cash rewards for themselves or for charity. It takes 5 minutes to start data collection, there's no middleman, and the product easily integrates with any survey software.

Flexible working at Prolific

⚖️  Work-life Balance: We’re all looking to strike the right work-life balance so as a remote-first company, you’re able to work flexibly from home or our dog-friendly co-working spaces in Shoreditch or Manchester. We offer 25 days of annual leave, plus UK bank holidays of course, which you can switch with any day of your choosing. 

We also offer an Adjusted Hours initiative where every Friday, every Prolifico ends work 2 hours earlier than usual.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

Prolific is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome all applications and consider them without regard to race, religion, belief, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender reassignment, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex or sexual orientation.

We are committed to ensuring a fair recruitment process, it's essential to our success. Under the Equality Act (2010) we collect information from individuals at the point of application. We anonymously monitor the profiles of individuals who apply to each vacancy to ensure that no individual is unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged. 💫

What do we think of Prolific?

Prolific started off their accreditation with extremely high expectations due to their brilliant employer benchmark quiz and continued to excel throughout the anonymous employee feedback stage. We had a higher than average participation and the overall feedback was excellent. Candidates should really take note of these combined high scores and the overall flexibility from Prolific, and definitely apply should a relevant role become available.

Meet who might be hiring you

💙 Culture: We’re a friendly bunch at Prolific; open, transparent and inclusive. Although we’re a remote-first company, we still love to hang out with each other so we run collaborative company-wide meets up and team socials (both virtually and in-person), all paid for.  Alongside this, we offer a yearly budget for discretionary team meet-ups that cover travel, food and accommodation.

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
1st – DeepTech, Data & AI

1st – DeepTech, Data & AI

Industry awards 2023
3rd

3rd

Flexa100 2023
1st – Research & Data

1st – Research & Data

Industry awards 2022

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