A friend of a friend just started work at Red Gate in Cambridge. I’ve heard about them before, when they won a Best Small Companies to Work For award last year; and from looking at their website, it’s clear to see why.

Here’s some things that stand out for me (and that a lot of companies can learn from):

  • Their site is insanely easy to navigate – and crucially, it’s easy to identify where you are in the site infrastructure.
  • The fact that Red Gate’s career pages give a completely transparent view inside the company.
  • Red Gate has ethics, and gives back to the community – and helps employees to do so
  • The principles behind the Feel Good Fund, not to mention things like Massages, yoga, and the feel good fridge!
  • Red Gate has quiet areas. Open Plan offices are fantastic, but sometimes you just need to lock down and concentrate without any chance of interruption.

What do you think makes a good company?

Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.

2 Comments

Alice Chapman

It’s great to see such positive comments about Red Gate – thanks so much for taking the time to talk about us! Red Gate really is an amazing company to work for and we’re all really proud of our Best Companies award. I’d like to mention that we’re hiring right now – please check out our website for more details.
All the best,
Alice Chapman (HR Associate, Red Gate)

Phil Wiffen

Hi Alice, you’re very welcome.

DisplayLink does some pretty cool stuff too, but we don’t seem to shout about it much on our website. One of the reasons I liked the Red Gate site so much, was its transparency; and how easy it was to get a feel for the company culture itself, not just what products you make!

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