Get to know the people who make us
These are the stories of people who make Hike One - a vibrant, youthful culture with creative problem solvers. Challenge seekers, who are proud to be nerds in the design field. Unique individuals with a strong sense of community.
We are designers, yet we see ourselves as so much more. We come from all walks of life. We are engineers, explorers, entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers, illustrators, musicians, thrill-seekers and above all else friends.
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What makes Hike One special?
I think it is primarily a very open company, where people are really approachable. Everyone supports each other in order to grow, that really makes me feel like I am appreciated and that my colleagues are looking out for me. I remember the first weeks after I started. I was immediately given all kinds of roles and responsibilities, everything was possible. I also remember that I wanted to organise an event and I went to ask everyone's permission. Then I was told: Anouk, just spend the money. It doesn't matter, we trust you. We get a lot of freedom from Hike, they trust us to make the right decisions.
If you were to tell your friends about Hike One, what would you say?
In terms of attitude, I think everyone is very open, focused on development and anything is possible. That is as long as you indicate what you want: often a way or direction is identified that can benefit both you and Hike One.
Do you have any tips for new colleagues?
I think it is really important that you take initiative yourself. If you like something or want to learn something, share that and just go for it. Hike One is a company where that is really important. It's not all put right in front of you, you have to do it yourself. That is also the case with roles and Holacracy. Just dive in and choose a role. That has helped me a lot.