On September 9, at 3C Luzycka Street, Future Processing, a thriving IT company based in Gliwice, has opened its Gdynia office. Up to a hundred specialists will find employment here. The 840 sqm of office space has been created to meet the needs of today’s employees.
Future Processing (FP) specializes in software development for business clients from around the world. This Polish company is the winner of many awards, including the title of Top Developers Poland 2022 by Clutch or Strategic Sourcing Awards 2021 in the “Best Company Response to COVID-19″ category. It has been in operation for 22 years, and Gdynia is its second location in Poland, after Gliwice. A Delivery Center will be established here to provide services for the company’s entire nearshoring area.
– Strengthening the IT sector in the region is one of the important goals in the development of the Pomeranian Voivodeship that we are implementing, among others, as part of the local government’s Invest in Pomerania Initiative coordinated by the Pomerania Development Agency. The influx of such specialized companies as Future Processing allows us to build the competitiveness of the region’s economy based on modern technologies and the increasingly interesting job market in this sector. We are particularly pleased that it is Polish capital,” says Mieczyslaw Struk, Marshall of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
“Man not robot”
This slogan guides FP’s philosophy. The organization places great emphasis on choice and independence. Remote and hybrid work is already a standard in post-pandemic reality, but openness to changing projects and positions, sincere communication or training tailored to specific needs – not necessarily! And thanks to this approach, among others, the company received the 2021. Kincentric Best Employers Certificate, awarded based on an anonymous employee survey (Happy Team). This places FP among the top employers who take the best care of their team – above the average of all industries in Poland, as well as the IT industry in Europe. And it’s the best confirmation that employees feel good about the company.
– We designed the new office to be a place for both work and rest. We wanted there to be space for integration, but also for quiet,” says Piotr Rybak, Branch Manager and head of FP’s Gdynia branch. – We have a sizable open space with 20 movable green walls, which provide ample opportunities for individual arrangement, 6 conference rooms, 2 rooms for 1:1 online meetings, a chill room and a game room, as well as a very spacious kitchen, conducive to spending time together. LED graphics or murals created for us by Marta Frej add character.
Future Processing values relationships. It builds them consistently and over the long term, based on trust and commitment. It has been working with Microsoft for 15 years, and almost half of its revenue comes from 3+ year customers. The same is true of its employees – several people have been with the company for more than 2 decades, and 28% of the staff have seniority of more than 8 years. In the meantime, of course, these people change positions or projects, so there is no question of boredom or stagnation.
– We believe in the power of technology and development, but not at any cost. We strive for balance,” says Katarzyna Paduch, Lead Employer Branding Specialist. – We want to build a community in Gdynia – one that not only works together and solves problems, but also knows how to relax together, laugh together and engage in non-programming initiatives.
Additional benefits include more than just shared meals. FP wants to ensure that employees are in good shape – both physically and mentally. Hence, among the opportunities, for example, psychological consultations, personal training or “healthy spine” classes. With healthy everyday life in mind, the office is also equipped with ergonomic chairs and adjustable desks, allowing both sitting and standing work.
The company is also close to promoting a sharing culture. FP has e-scooters that employees can rent for the weekend, they can also take home an Xbox console, and starting in September, a “rent-a-room” will start operating with equipment selected by FP members (those helping with household chores are leading the way).
Join the team
The Gdynia office will primarily employ developers in Java, .Net, Node.JS, React and Angular technologies, but also quality engineers (testers) and DevOps or CloudOps engineers – about 40 people by the end of this year, and a total of 100 by 2023. Current job offers are published on Future Processing’s website under the CAREER tab.
– In the world of modern, fast-growing IT business, and this is what we are betting on in Gdynia, we are pleased that a valued Polish brand has decided to locate its headquarters in our city,” says Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, Gdynia’s vice-president for economy. – Gdynia offers not only comfortable conditions for doing business, but also a high quality of life for residents. I believe that the new location will have a positive impact on the development of the employees, and thus the company.”