Working in a team of Engineers, Data Scientists and UX Designers, this was a big task to crack..— Robbertjan Kalff, VP Product for Online Communities
The degree of freedom within the company is great
I’ve worked for start-ups and big tech companies before, but I wasn’t being challenged. There wasn’t really any room to grow. At Elsevier I’m encouraged to tackle things outside of my comfort zone, to learn more and push myself beyond my boundaries. I work in a really diverse team which works well – there’s a mixture of skills and backgrounds so you are always learning new things.
For me the Elsevier hack days really embody the freedom you are given. You are able to explore projects that you would never do at home and they give you time to try your idea – sometimes these turn into bigger things. I’ve recently been playing with the idea of connecting LED lights to a sensor which turns them on and off. We’ve linked these to the build we’re currently working on, and are using it to monitor when things go wrong. It’s great to be able to try out your own ideas no matter how big or small they are.
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I joined Mendeley because there was a sense of purpose here..— Julien Gonzalez, Senior Front End Developer