At Payara, we pride ourselves on being a global employer of choice.
We have employees in 13 countries, speaking 14 languages and operating across multiple time zones. We work to ensure everyone feels part of a united team, living our values Community, Growth, Openness, Initiative, Trust, Excellence and Passion, across continents. Of course, this takes hard work and carefully planned initiatives. We’re expanding our People team to make sure we can keep up our high levels of employee satisfaction – and continue to make being a “Payaran” special.
So without further ado: meet Rebekah, or ‘Bekah’, our new People Team Assistant.
Being a remote-first company means our employees can make living decisions based on their needs, rather than their commute. Our brand-new Software Engineer Arie is feeling this benefit.
He lived for the last four years in Jakarta, the largest city of Indonesia, and namesake of the programming specifications for Java, used with our product, Payara Platform: Jakarta EE. He was able to move back to his hometown Banjarmasin, South Borneo, because of Payara’s remote-first policy, hiring all employees as purely remote workers.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses around the world to reconsider their working models. Companies that had never offered employees to work from home were suddenly moving to remote-friendly working arrangements just to stay afloat. The continuing concerns over the pandemic have accelerated the growth of remote work, and it’s predicted that 32% of all employees worldwide will be remote by the end of the year (up from 17% of remote employees in 2019). The pandemic has reshaped the work world, potentially for good.
Although every Payaran is currently working from home in response to Coronavirus, the whole team is still buzzing from Payara Week, held on the stunning sub-tropical island of Madeira. While this is our fourth annual Payara Week, it’s our first time hosting the event outside England. Flying everyone out to Funchal, Madeira gave the whole Payara crew the opportunity for a warm, sunny break from late winter (though it felt more like home to our equatorial crewmember).
Am I the Office Manager or….. the Administrative Officer, Office Services Coordinator, Administrative Services Coordinator, Administrative Support?………yes, it is all very confusing as there are so many titles for this invaluable role.
Walk into any of the silicon-valley behemoths or trendy start-ups and there’s a good chance you’ll see a colourful mural of inspiring words on the wall, an ever-present backdrop for the team as they work on objectives from the most minute to the highest level. Core values — along with mission and vision statements — have become essential for any business, especially now that the active construction of company culture has become standard.
We are proud to announce that Payara have pledged our support this year to the Marine Conservation Society UK (MCSUK) as Gold Company Members. Continue reading “Payara Sponsors Marine Conservation Society”
I am the part-time Finance and Office Manager for Payara. My hubby calls me semi-retired as I work four days a week and about six hours a day. My day begins at six as I need to prep and dispatch my hubby off to work, but you don’t really need to know that! Continue reading “Day In The Life Of A Finance Manager”
Our health is something many of us don’t really appreciate until we lose it! Continue reading “Fruity Friends”
This week we hosted James Parish who wanted a hands-on experience with infrastructure and to learn more about how a business works. We were happy to oblige! Below are some of his thoughts on how his time with us went. Continue reading “Interning at Payara”
Payara hosted its third Payara Week last month – a week-long internal conference for which we fly in our team from around the world for strategy building across the whole company. Continue reading “Payara Week 3.0”
“Payarans”. That’s the name we have for all team-members, regardless of whether they work in Payara’s brick-and-mortar offices or whether they’re remote, working from their own home-offices that are spread around the world in diverse places that include Japan, the US, Sweden, Colombia, the Netherlands, Portugal – the list goes on. Continue reading “Virtual Payara Day: Our Values”
As an Apprentice at Payara, not a day goes by where I haven’t learned something new and intriguing. I’ve been an apprentice with the company since November of 2018 and the experience is, so far, proving to be one of great worth and one that I would recommend to any post college student with a passion for technology. Continue reading “Life as a Payara Degree Apprentice in the UK”
Being both a programmer and a musician, I find the best way to keep me rolling forward in any situation is to stick the earphones in, smack on a good tune and get lost in the well composed world of (preferably not) spaghetti code and appropriate jams… Continue reading “Top Musical Genres for Programmers”
We all have our little aids that keep us ticking along, tapping that keyboard, making the magic runes do the things. This blog will make me sound very British, and may make you hungry, but here are my five best fuels that keep me making sarcastic comments and writing code when I start to lag on the long days: Continue reading “Best Fuels for Developers”
Recently I had an opportunity to take part in a career fair hosted by The Chase School. The school is adjacent to our office which has led to the development of a special relationship between the school and our company. We have taken students for work experience and apprenticeships over the past few years. We are always looking for opportunities to find new talent locally, and the career fair provided exactly that. The fair was attended by students in year 11 – 13. This provided an excellent platform to promote our degree apprenticeship. Continue reading “Career Fair at The Chase School”
I started out as any other student doing A-levels, being force-fed the idea that to have any semblance of success in life I have to be looking at universities, which I partly believed. After passing my A-levels and planning to take a gap-year to mull over going to University, worrying about the £40,000+ debt once I finish, then the job hunt, where you are competing with hundreds (if not thousands) of starry-eyed graduates that have the same degree. What I quickly learned about the IT industry, however, is that a degree doesn’t tell a employer how good you are at writing code, because in the industry, experience takes precedence. Continue reading “How I Learned Love Apprenticeships”
One of the most amazing things about working at Payara is the number of ‘experts’ we have. Continue reading “The Internal Knowledge Pool”
It has to be said that the people in the UK office do like to BAKE! Continue reading “Baking Buddies at Payara UK”
When I started at Payara, the company treated me and the other new starting apprentice to a meal out with the rest of the engineering team. Continue reading “Being Welcomed As A New Starter”