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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How would you describe the atmosphere within Hike One?
Friendly, I think that people treat each other almost at the same level as being friends. I feel that I can really be myself and I noticed that when we had our first weekend away. I had only been working there for three weeks, and I felt so at ease. There is also no competitive atmosphere, people help each other and you are respected for who you are. A very open culture. That also applies to when there is something that can be improved. It is said openly. We don't backstab or gossip about someone first.
What do you think Hike One has added to your career so far?
Quite a lot I think. For example, I was nowhere near being a Project Manager when I had my interview, but in the meantime I also developed as a Scrum Master. And since giving this interview, today I became a Key Account Manager, haha! They gave me the confidence to go for it and trusted me in how I fulfill my role. After a year or so, I'm usually curious about what else there is to learn. In this new role I get to experience new aspects of the job and the company, this keeps it fresh and challenging.
Because we have such a flat organisation and I can take on different roles, it stays interesting and engaging. What I like is that Hike One invests in people's development. Of course, I have a part in this as well, but in more traditional organisations you often have to work your way up from the bottom. At Hike One, you don't have to follow that hierarchical path. That means that there are many possibilities included in your development. That helps me and I find that very cool. I can decide for myself in what area I want to develop.