SoftServe Romania opens its first office in Bucharest
BUCHAREST, Romania (November 23, 2023) - SoftServe, being present in Romania since May 2022, has opened its first office in the country, in Bucharest, and will end 2023 with an increase of more than 200% in the number of employees in Romania.
The SoftServe Romania office is located in the Charles de Gaulle Plaza building in the centre-north area and has a usable area of over 540 square metres. Before opening the Charles de Gaulle Plaza office, SoftServe offered employees in Bucharest the possibility to work from a co-working space in the centre of the city.
"SoftServe continues to have a flexible working policy, giving all employees the freedom to choose where they work from. This office helps us to increase this level of flexibility and to meet the needs of colleagues who prefer to work from the office or who need a space for various team meetings," said Dan Paraschiv, Country Manager, SoftServe Romania.
In addition to the recently opened office in Bucharest, SoftServe Romania has decided to provide employees in Cluj with workspaces in a co-working hub in the city, through the Pluria solution, which offers access to a national network of flexible spaces.
"Bucharest and Cluj are currently the cities with the most employees, but the remote working model allows us to have teams anywhere in Romania. Among the cities where we are now present with small teams are Brasov, Iasi and Timisoara. We started in Romania as a 100% remote employer and it is a model we continue to operate and are recognised for," added Dan Paraschiv.
SoftServe inaugurated operations in Romania in May 2022 as part of its global expansion strategy.
"When we entered Romania - in May 2022 - there were 2 employees, myself and a recruiter. This year, we will end up with almost 150 colleagues, 3 times more than in early 2023, and we continue to grow. We aim to reach 250 people by the end of next year," said Dan Paraschiv, Country Manager SoftServe Romania.
In addition to the flexible working policy, SoftServe offers employees a suite of other benefits, with a focus on wellbeing and education. Thus, the company offers a flexible benefits package, with employees making up their own extra pay package within a monthly budget. All employees also receive 25 days of holiday leave, as well as extra days off for various personal or family events. SoftServe also has a real educational ecosystem. Under the name SoftServe University, the company offers employees more than 1,000 internally developed courses, in addition to the 10,000 courses they can access for free on Udemy Business. In addition, the company supports the cost of employee certification for a range of technologies, contributing to the accelerated professional development of the company's specialists.
SoftServe also has a developed social engagement component. The company has its own charitable foundation - Open Eyes - and its own crowdsourcing platform - Open Tech, through which it engages in various social programs in all countries where it is present. Through Open Eyes, the company donated $1.2 million this year to purchase 100 ambulances for Ukraine through the Drive for Life program. This donation is in addition to the 123 other medical vehicles donated by the foundation in 2022 to help frontline rescuers in Ukraine.
In its first year in Romania, the company and SoftServe volunteers supported several planting actions in Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi and Brasov, working with the organization Growing Romania Together, a partnership that will continue in 2024. The company also launched through the EmpowerU programme, which supports the inclusion of vulnerable groups, free IT courses for people displaced by the war in Ukraine, in partnership with the Romanian National Council for Refugees (CNRR). The first course, focused on HTML study, will end at the end of this month.
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