Figures • Paris or remote from France

CEO Founder Associate Intern

Remote-first – HQ in Paris

9-day fortnight

Dog friendly

Job Description

✨ The most exciting parts

  • Exponential growth and learning curve 🚀 You’ll have a great overview of the key strategic topics in an early-stage startup, have access to everything (e.g. financial aspects, product strategy, investor relations), and will be able to learn a lot about the life of a startup and its CEO. This is a unique opportunity for someone who wants to become an entrepreneur or a Chief of Staff one day.
  • Early stage means strong ownership 🔥 Our company (early) stage offers lots of ownership, impact & possibility to grow.
  • Great teammates & work environment 🙏🏽 We take our “Why so serious?” value seriously, offer a ton of flexibility, and work a 9-day-fortnight.
  • The incredible chance to work with Virgile Raingeard 🙈 Yep, this guy.

🔮 About us - Fair pay, the simple way

Created in October 2020 by Virgile & Bastien, Figures is Europe's leading compensation management platform, helping companies to make fair and efficient salary decisions.

We do that by providing them with reliable up-to-date (real-time) compensation data and the right tooling to manage their compensation process.

As of today, we are a team of 35 people, helping 1000+ companies all over Europe (with France, the UK and Germany being our core markets). We raised €6.8m in September 2022 to accelerate our expansion.

Our goal is now two-fold:

  • Cement our position as the main European compensation platform.
  • Continue to expand our product to compensation management as a whole.

Here is a short video about our mission & product 👇

🛠️ Your role & responsibilities

Your main mission will be to work together with Virgile (CEO) on operational and strategic topics. You may also own some transversal projects and work across the whole company.

Having said that, it’s not possible to be exhaustive about the role of the CEO Founder Associate at Figures. Tasks and projects you’ll own will be very varied and will change depending on Virgile’s and the company’s focus.

In any case, the role will require to be very hands-on but also to be able to drive strategic topics.

Examples of operational topics you could own:

  • Help define our company OKRs, track them, and regularly update the team on them.
  • Coordinate the weekly/monthly internal communication.
  • Prepare content/deck for team presentations, board meetings, talks and conferences.
  • Prepare the board meetings.
  • Take part in meetings with Virgile.
  • Organise the team offsite.
  • Help with marketing activities (e.g. sending books to key clients).

Examples of strategic topics you could own:

  • Contribute to the strategic vision of the company, screen markets and competition, and produce business analyses.
  • Help with fundraising (preparation of the Pitch Deck, financial analysis to assess valuation, coordination of fundraising with investors).
  • Do in-depth market research, and identify and explore strategic business and product opportunities.
  • Support the launch of a new product.

🧩 What we look for

The position is open for a start between November 2023 and March 2024, ideally for a six-month internship (gap year or end-of-study).

  • At least one first professional experience (internship, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship) in a startup (tech/digital company with less than 200 employees).
  • Business studies (business school or equivalent - we really don’t care about the prestige of the school).
  • Bonus point if you have done student jobs or have entrepreneurial experience (but don’t restrain yourself, apply even if that’s not the case!).
  • Strong structuration & communication skills (oral & written).
  • Curiosity, humility & growth mindset.
  • Hands-on & pragmatic way of working.
  • Analytical sense and critical thinking.
  • Alignment with our values: you have a strong sense of ownership, you are pragmatic & you are at ease to give and receive feedback (while not taking yourself too seriously!).
  • Fluent or native level in French & English (C1 or C2 level).
  • Comfortable working remotely.
  • Based in Paris or France (in the 2nd case, you need to have already worked remotely and like it!).

💰 Compensation & Perks 🎁

  • Above-market internship allowance - €1,800 per month.
  • Above-market benefits & perks.
  • 1 day off every fortnight (we apply a “9-day fortnight” schedule: we get Wednesday or Friday off every other week - learn more about it here!).
  • Remote-first company (in Europe). You’ll participate in company-wide team gatherings (at least one offsite during your internship).
  • €10 Daily Meal Vouchers.
  • [If based in Paris / going to the office] Commuting expenses (Pass Navigo). 100% taken care of by Figures.
  • [If based in Paris / going to the office] Sustainable mobility allowance: €35 per month if you use one of the eligible transportation to commute to the office.
  • Sports subscription/allowance. Sport is pretty much anchored in Figures’ values, so we made it part of our perks: Gymlib subscription.
  • Chronic illness leave: to support those who may suffer from chronic illness (such as endometriosis, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, etc.), we give them the flexibility to have an additional monthly leave to be used at their discretion.
  • ⚠️ Oh, one last thing you should watch before applying👇🏼 😐

    Company benefits

    25 days annual leave + bank holidays
    9-day fortnight
    Summer hours
    Work from anywhere scheme – Remote-first company (in Europe) with regular opportunities to meet - 3 offsites per year, remote trips with some of your colleagues, dedicated coworking / “visit the Paris HQ” budget.
    Company wide holidays/offsites
    Teambuilding days
    Co-working space allowance – €200 per month
    Health insurance – Each country has its specificities.
    Daily meal vouchers
    Wellbeing allowance – Sport is pretty much anchored in Figures’ values, so we made it part of our perks: €40 / month, or Gymlib subscription in France.
    Enhanced sick days – Chronic illness leave: to support those who may suffer from chronic illness (such as endometriosis, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, etc.), we give them the flexibility to have an additional monthly leave to be used at their discretion.
    Enhanced maternity leave – Our basis is the French market minimum, but if you’re in a country with better ones, we’ll align your perks on it, hoping that someday we’ll all be aligned to German standards. 🙌 On top of that: 1 month worked part-time (50%) but paid at 100% when returning from maternity leave.
    Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month parental leave for the second parent, paid at 100% of the salary.
    Adoption leave
    Equity packages
    Annual bonus – Company incentive program (profit sharing plan) - The bonus potential is €3,000.
    Annual pay rises
    Dog friendly office
    Open to part time work for some roles
    Open to part-time employees

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

    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 find the perfect balance of life and work
    Role modelling
    Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
    Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
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