A five star RedBalloon experience

Our Finance Director Linda reviews a rather perculiar experience – her employment!

Date of experience: April 2012 to date… so almost a year and counting.

Ease of booking: Had to be a bit creative for my job application (which is challenging for an accountant!), but sharing the company values helped with the interview process.

Location: Away from all the city based corporates in the relaxed suburb of Pyrmont.  This does mean missing out on a bit of retail therapy at lunchtimes, but a lot less jostling for a position in the morning coffee queues.

Accommodation:  Cool little office, bit tight on space but this is clearly a factor of a flourishing business. Fortunately the other residents are very friendly and atmosphere around the place is fab!

That's Linda on the right.

Facilities: Well supplied with laptops, as many screens as you can fit on your desk, cool online systems and even a couple of eye-catching MINIs available for hire.

Meals: Brekkies, lunches and occasional chocolate treats provided with much love and care from a great employee experience team.

Beverages:  Tea & coffee provisions always in plentiful supply.  Friday beer fairy also visits and offers a reasonable selection of drinks (but doesn’t seem to cater for wine drinkers…)

Entertainment: Always something going on and never a dull day.  Plenty of bean bags to lounge on, inspirational reading material is provided and there’s a foosball table available for taking out any work-related frustrations.  Group activities are also arranged on a regular basis ranging from “lunch n’ learn” talks with guest speakers to Mexican fiestas.  I have even seen a grown man dressed as a baby!

Overall value for money: Good given all the ad hoc added extras (brekkies, tshirts, well stocked fridges) but especially good as we are given the opportunity to share in the success of the business with an end of year company trip.


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