Tech Industry 2018-07-13T15:39:35+00:00

Little Silicon Valley of Europe.

IT plays a central role in the life of Estonia, this hotspot for innovation is an ideal place to test and develop your skills to the max. The Estonian IT sector and the ambitious startup community (known affectionately as the Estonian Mafia) dares to create innovative solutions that change the world including services as different as Skype, Mobile Parking, e-Residency and self-driven delivery robots.

Of workforce
Tech Companies
Startup funding in 2017

Companies that are rather product oriented.

Estonia is a country of IT-specialists and start-ups, the concentration of IT companies in such small country is incredible. In fact, Estonia is one of the top countries that has the most startups per capita established than anywhere else in Europe! The common denominator for Estonian IT companies is their creativity and the ability to ignore the concept of impossible. Estonian IT sector has over 20 years of expertise and experience in automating public and private sector services.

  • Large corporate IT companies
  • Startups with 1 or multiple products
  • Project based Software development companies
  • Traditional companies with large IT department

Work with smart people who are passionate about what they do.

There is no constant hurry and the processes are well planned. The companies are in generally quite diversified because there are a lot expat’s working in the biggest tech companies in Estonia. The common working language in English, so there is no language barrier because people speak English very well.

  • Open minded
  • Passionate

  • Deliver on time
  • Helpful

Horizontal work culture enables fast career advancement.

The main motivator and attraction of Estonia have to be its compact organizational hierarchy, which enables you to climb up the career ladder more rapidly. Young employees are given opportunities to lead, and staff members’ contributions are noticed and rewarded.

The attitude towards employees is really good. There is work home balance, to enjoy life outside work and spend some time with your family.” The management always finds time for employees even for the tiniest assignments.

Team-oriented companies hire for culture fit first, skills and experience second.

A company with a team-first corporate culture makes employees’ happiness its top priority. Frequent team outings, opportunities to provide meaningful feedback, and flexibility to accommodate employees’ family lives are common markers of a team-first culture. Team-oriented companies hire for culture fit first, skills and experience second. Why? Because they know happy employees make for happier customers.

Signs of a team-first company culture:

  • Employees are friends with people in other departments
  • The team regularly socializes outside of work
  • The company receives thoughtful feedback from employees in surveys
  • People take pride in their workstations
Companies with elite cultures are often out to change the world by untested means.

An elite corporate culture hires only the best because it’s always pushing the envelope and needs employees to not merely keep up, but lead the way. Innovative and sometimes daring, companies with an elite culture hire confident, capable, competitive candidates. The result? Fast growth and making big splashes in the market.

Signs of a elite company culture:

  • Employees aren’t afraid to question things that could be improved
  • Employees make work their top priority, often working long hours
  • Top talent moves up the ranks quickly
  • The company has many highly qualified job applicants to choose from
Horizontal corporate culture is common among startups because it makes for a collaborative, everyone-pitch-in mindset. These typically younger companies have a product or service they’re striving to provide, yet are more flexible and able to change based on market research or customer feedback.

Titles don’t mean much in horizontal cultures, where communication between the CEO and office assistant typically happens through conversations across their desks to one another rather than email or memos.

Signs of a horizontal company culture:

  • Teammates discuss new product ideas in the break room
  • Everybody does a little bit of everything
  • The CEO makes his or her own coffee
  • The company still has to prove their product’s worth to critics
Companies with conventional culture have clearly defined hierarchies and are often traditional companies with large IT departments. Any dress code at all is indicative of a more traditional culture, as are a numbers-focused approach and risk-averse decision making. The customer, while crucial, is not necessarily always right—the bottom line takes precedence. In recent years, these companies have seen a major shift in how they operate. That’s a direct result of the digital age, which has brought about new forms of communication through social media and software as a service (SaaS). Working in a company with a more traditional culture can be a big opportunity for learning and growth, as long as it’s not resisted by the management.

Signs of a horizontal company culture:

  • There are strict guidelines for most departments and roles People in different departments generally don’t interact Major decisions are left up to the CEO The company corners the market
Uncertainty is the definitive trait of a transitional culture. Mergers, acquisitions or sudden changes in the market can all contribute to a progressive culture. But it’s not all doom and gloom. A major transition can also be a great chance to get clear on the company’s shifted goals or mission and answer employees’ most pressing questions. Change can be scary, but it can also be good, and smart employees know this. They embrace change and see it as an opportunity to make improvements and try out new ideas.

Signs of a progressive company culture:

  • Employees talk openly about the competition and possible buyouts
  • Company has a high turnover rate
  • Most of the companies funds come from advertisers, grants or investors
  • Changes in the market are impacting companies revenue

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