The recruitment process usually consists of four meetings, two of which take place at Making Waves. During the meetings, we check the candidates’ technical skills (a meeting with senior staff) and get to know them better (a meeting with the People department and one of Making Waves’ managers). We try to make the recruitment process as smooth as possible, and hope that you will find us approachable and professional. After the meetings, we are happy to provide feedback.
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*Everyone who applies for a junior position or for a job as a designer, graphic designer, FE or JS developer will get a homework assignment to complete as part of the recruitment process. If you apply for a job in Content Services, you will be asked to carry out a short writing test.
We want people to be happy, and we appreciate the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Making Waves’ benefit package has been designed to meet different expectations and needs – because as we all know, every single person is unique!
We want you to grow
Do you enjoy learning new skills? We give every employee a personal development budget of 7000 PLN per year.
You get 14 days (112 hours) for self-study per year (conferences, hackathons, online training etc.)
Soft skills trainings
Technology is important, but we also care about the quality of communication and mutual understanding.
English and Polish lessons
You can use the training budget for English or Polish lessons with a native speaker.
Gallup Strengths Coaching
We have a certified Gallup Strengths coach who can help you to identify and make the most of your natural talents.
Because at times when life is difficult, we may need professional help.
We appreciate work-life balance
You can use part of your training budget to combine work and travel.
Extra days off
Experience is valuable. After three years as an employee at Making Waves, you get an additional two days off per year.
Core hours 09:00 - 15:00
Flexible working hours provide a good balance both for those who like to sleep in and for those who are in a hurry to get home.
You can work from home up to 2 days a week.
The Multisport card grants access to an endless variety of gyms and sport clubs – a must for everyone who believes that a sporty life is a healthy life.
Private medical care - LuxMed
We understand the importance of good health, and want to help you to look after yourself.
For those who want to support their and their loved ones' safety.
We want you to feel good at work
Start the day with a selection of fresh bread, cheese, ham, yoghurt, cereal and juice in the good company of your colleagues.
We add 11 PLN per business day to your salary. Oh, and a 30-minute lunch break is included in your working day.
We like sweets, but the daily delivery of fresh fruit like apples, pears, bananas and oranges is not too bad either ;)
Who doesn’t need a little relaxation from time to time? We offer neck and shoulder massage for all employees once a month.
We do not want you to have to worry about the safety of your bike.
Hard workers deserve a good party once in a while! Every year, we organise a summer party and a Christmas party as well as recreational trips like Making Top (hiking) and Making Snow (skiing).
One of the best way to get to know your colleagues better is to go on a trip together.
Once a year, we elect an employee to represent our interests.
We celebrate Christmas, Easter, work anniversaries and other occasions with small gifts.
We also celebrate staff birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and the birth of children.
We all need some extra money
If your business travel takes place during weekends, we pay compensation of 250 PLN.
Spend up to 500 PLN every two years to buy an e-reader or other gadgets that you would like to use at work.
Get 500 PLN every two years to buy new glasses.
Recommend Making Waves as a great place to work. If we hire somebody you recommended, you will get a generous referral bonus.
A part of the profit earned by the company is evenly divided between our employees.
You can borrow money from the company on very attractive terms.
If the job requires you to move to Krakow, we will help you with the costs up to 4000 PLN gross.
Products, platforms, frameworks, tools and practices. Our Technology Radar shows which technologies we use at Making Waves and what we plan to focus on in the near future.Check out the Technology Radar
Working at Making Waves
What’s a typical Wave Maker like? There is no such thing – Making Waves is made up of individuals with different backgrounds, interests and preferences. Here you can read what some of our employees like the most about working at Making Waves.
Senior .NET Developer
Working in Making Waves has allowed me to try many different technologies and find the niche that suits me the best. My first project was a native android application written in Java. Since then I have learned a lot in various ASP.NET projects, and the last few months I have been developing a backend project written entirely in F#. And I didn’t even know anything about web development when I started here!
One of the main reasons I moved to Krakow was professional development, and I wanted a job that would allow me to keep learning and give me new challenges. Making Waves turned out to be the perfect decision. Not only do I get to work with new technologies on interesting projects, I also have an amazing work-life balance. The combination between development opportunities and the mental comfort created by the Scandinavian work culture is invaluable, and I hadn't even thought about it before I started working here!
Working at Making Waves is a journey in every sense of the word. In 2017, I visited eight different countries, four of them thanks to Making Waves. I saw the Angry Boy in Oslo, the hippie area of Christiania in Copenhagen, a 17th century ship in Stockholm, and went on a date with Van Gogh in Amsterdam. But frosty Scandinavia and the surrounding countries are not the only destinations you may meet if you work here. While I was travelling along the canals in Venice of the North, some of my colleagues were sipping wine in Lisbon while others had cold sangria in the Canary Islands. If you enjoy travelling, Making Waves is definitely the place for you – whether you end up going on short business trips or decide to relocate to one of our other offices.
Autonomy at work
Thanks to the Scandinavian company culture at Making Waves, employees enjoy a huge sense of autonomy. This is a great asset, especially for proactive people who not only notices problems, but who are also keen to find solutions. Some time ago, I had an idea to start a coding dojo at work, and it has turned into a regular event. Then a colleague mentioned that it would be nice to organize a hackathon, and we now organize one every month. These are things that happen with a financial contribution from Making Waves and support from managers and other colleagues.
I joined Making Waves in October 2011 as .NET developer. The projects were good, and I had positive feedback from clients and project managers, but more and more I had the feeling that I was on the wrong path. I discussed possible alternatives both in Making Waves and beyond with Dominik, my manager at the time. It took both initiative and hard work, and also thanks to the support from Dominik I am now a happy project manager for one of our strategic clients and the head of an eight-person team. I am also responsible for several internal processes. Working with people turned out to be more important for me than working with code. I now come to the office smiling and full of optimism, because the variety of my everyday duties are way beyond my expectations.
I could write so many things about Making Waves. My career path here is a great example of a company 'success story', but I prefer to tell you about Making Waves’ greatest strength – people. Everyone is different, but we complement each other perfectly. There are many introverts among us, but nobody goes unnoticed and everyone gets the support they need. We talk to each other a lot and everyone is treated with respect and understanding. We are hard-working professionals, but we also have a sense of humour and always have a good laugh together. At parties, we simply dance and have fun. Several employees are talented musician and we even have a company band (well, almost). We are also engaged in CSR activities and implement lots of ideas and initiatives.
For me, the people in Making Waves are my biggest motivation. They inspire me, give me strength and make me believe that our initiatives make sense. I always leave the company kitchen with a smile on my face 😊
After finishing my master’s degree in Austria, I wanted to work abroad and experience something new. Relocating to Poland and Making Waves was the best choice I could have made. Krakow is a super cool city with an active expats community and lots of culture. I also like my job as a Content Editor: I’m writing articles in my mother tongue, German, and take care of our clients’ websites, amongst other things – it’s never boring.
Making Waves did everything to make the relocation as smooth as possible. They covered all the costs including the flight, the transportation of my belongings, the real estate agent and the first month’s rent for my apartment. I also received a lot of help from my colleagues. Of course it is challenging to move to another country without speaking a word of the local language. But with personal advice and financial support it’s manageable – and it’s certainly worth it.
We are open to new ideas, and our ambition is to be a presence on the Krakow IT market. We are also keen to support CSR initiatives and charity actions. For 2018, we have already planned a couple of new events.
Our very own industry conference is a chance for us to share knowledge outside Making Waves. Apart from the good company, we offer free refreshments and drinks. Find out more on Facebook.
We support and finance KGD.NET.
We have been present on the event for 5 years now – as a sponsor and with presentations given by our great designers.
Women in Technology
We support the initiatives organized by Women in Technology. We have conducted a JS workshop and sponsored one of their meetings.
Burn For Money
An optional charity action for everyone who likes to keep active. By registering our work-out hours, we earn points that are converted into money – for every 500 Making Waves points, we give 100 PLN to charity.
By organising an annual auction where employees offer everything from home-made bread to guided cycling trips, we collect money for families in need. A lot of fun for a great cause 😊
Other CSR initiatives
We like to help people when we can, and buy gifts for children from an orphanage as well as help pets in need.