Posts about Culture

Business  Culture 

How We Build Long-term Business Partnerships
We’ve recently celebrated our twelfth birthday at Monterail, and while the list of our clients and the projects we helped develop has grown longer over the years, our willingness to share what we know remains the same....
Matylda Chmielewska

Culture 

Hi!5 Sabbatical - What We've Learned After Three Years and 20 Leaves
We introduced the Hi!5 Sabbatical initiative to Monterail in June 2019. Three years and almost 20 leaves later, we take a step back to reflect on how it’s been - and what’s coming next.
Carlos Oliveira
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Business  Culture  Agile 

How We Handle the Remote-First Approach at Monterail [UPDATED 2022]
In January 2020, we introduced the remote-first approach to our organization as one of our Key Initiatives for that year. The shift seemed radical at a time - little did we know that soon enough it would become the...
Katarzyna Tatomir-Rebeś

Culture  D&I 

Emotions at Work: Unprofessional or Unappreciated Asset?
There is a widespread belief that there is no place for emotions at work, which may lead to the erroneous equation of professionalism with adopting an indifferent attitude. In addition, we suppress emotions because we...
Dominika Dudek
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Culture  D&I  Mental health 

Monterail x HearMe: Prioritizing Team Members’ Mental Health at Work
Over two years of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and a looming climate catastrophe have all been taking a toll on the mental health of employees worldwide. According to the research conducted by ADP...
Matylda Chmielewska
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Culture  Ruby/Rails  Monterail bootcamp 

Ruby on Rails Bootcamp - Key Takeaways From Participants
In 2022 we are holding our third Rubycamp. It’s a unique bootcamp dedicated to Ruby on Rails where, for two months, participants immerse themselves in Ruby with hands-on mentoring by experts.
Carlos Oliveira

Culture 

Monterail 12th Anniversary - Striving for Longevity
Monterail has recently celebrated its twelfth birthday! This milestone is a good opportunity to think back and appreciate all the good things that happened over time. We grew and developed but our growth wasn’t only...
Joanna Staromiejska

Culture  Vue.js  Monterail bootcamp 

Our Approach to Learning and Teaching–Vue.js Bootcamp the Monterail Way
In April 2022 we organized the Monterail Vue Bootcamp which was already our third Monterail bootcamp. Having some experience in the field and takeaways to share, we decided to unveil more details about this successful...
Wiktoria Krzyż

Culture  Recruitment  Backend 

Recruiting the Monterail Way — What Backend Developers Can Expect
Recruitment is the art of balancing.
Monterail Team

Culture  D&I 

Tackling Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
How Does Our Brain Work? Psychologists have known for some time that we have two operating systems for processing information. Working simultaneously, within the brain, but doing very different things with the same...
Dominika Dudek

Culture 

Why We Introduced the New Dev Team Structure at Monterail and How It Improved Our Processes
Long story short, we have a new Development Team structure with distinguished roles of Principal Engineers and Architects. Since its introduction in Q3 2021, it has proved to work well and we’re more than happy to be...
Katarzyna Michalska

Culture 

Monterail Stands In Solidarity With Ukraine
Monterail supports everyone affected by the invasion of Ukraine. We’re contributing to aid efforts by donating office space and 100,000PLN to Fundacja Ukraina.   The invasion has affected so many, including our...
Monterail Team
RELOCATION

Culture 

How A Relocation Package Helps Us Attract Top Talent
As the appetite for software development services continues to grow all around the world, finding top developers becomes more and more difficult.
Monterail Team

Project Management  Culture  Agile 

How To Deal With Cultural Differences in Project Management?
Imagine that you talk to one of your clients from the USA and instead of a brief small talk, you go straight to the point of your meeting. Or you disagree with the Japanese stakeholder in a straightforward manner.
Julia Szablewska
How inclusive language really works

Culture  D&I 

“Now we can't say anything!” - How Inclusive Language ACTUALLY Works
Have you ever received an email that starts with "Dear Sir/Madam?" Have you seen "Looking for Java Developer" on job boards with a photo of a 25-30-year-old man coding on his laptop? Or heard "Hey Guys" at the beginning...
Dominika Dudek

Product Design  Business  Culture  User Experience 

Product Design Process: Discovery Phase [UPDATED 2022]
Working with an outsourced team can be a challenge. Different locations, time zones, and sometimes even cultures. You're in one location, while your hired team is elsewhere, building what will  become your product. How...
Paweł Hawrylak
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