Walk on the Simferopol office of Yandex
• Walk on the Simferopol office of Yandex
The idea to make a series of reports about all Yandex offices around the world has arisen during my first meeting with the public relations service of the company.
We sat in peregovorke St. Petersburg office, discussing this venture, proceeded to the compilation of the list, and then sounded .... "Simferopol".
- Come on, - I was surprised - in Simferopol there Yandex office?
- Yes, and quite large - 70 people working there. Moreover, it is there that the development of the interfaces of everything Yandex ...
- Come on !!!! - for the second time, I was surprised ....
Indeed, in Simferopol it is one of the main offices of the development of the company Yandex, and indeed it is here, in the Crimea, developing some of the interfaces Yandex services.
I visited the guys before the New Year and it was my fourth Yandex. office that I was shooting for his series.
The lightest, literally flooded with sunlight as well, and should be in the Crimea, with a chic loft, offering a 360-degree panorama of the entire Simferopol and, as usual, filled with a mass of jokes and gags ...
Simferopol office located at the address - the street of Kazan, 1-a, on 4-7 floors of a brand new office building.
The construction lasted 15 months and today in this office center is located only Yandex.
Yandex on the page in Facebook stated that it is the only office of this size in the Crimea - there are more than 70 rooms, total area of 1243 square meters.
The front side of the building is located in the south, and it is this factor ensures that the office is very sunny and light.
Although Yandex and moved to this building back in 2011, some of the work on the final design of the office floors continued until very recently, so even my visit was postponed several times. But, finally, he held, and even two days after the visit of the Kiev office of the company
We went to reception ... The first thing that catches your eye - light.
It really is just an incredible amount. In the full sense of the word, breathe deeply, and any visitor clearly understands that he is in the south, in the Crimea). In the winter when it's cold outside, a large amount of sunlight is especially important. In the summer, with its abundance of coping window systems designed to cut off part of the UV light and air conditioning, so in the comfort of operation is not affected
The first thing I am forced to take off our shoes and produce disposable slippers. It is not made to walk in shoes. It has become a tradition since the previous office Simferopol, which they rented. Someone walks in his socks, someone with different funny slippers, and give guests disposable.
As I said, Yandex occupies this building 4 floors. Transitions between them have a cozy home look and here, too, is full of sunshine.
on a windowsill green grass everywhere, which, given the December outside, very happy
The grass everywhere - at the reception desk in the office, in peregovorkah Coffee Point ...
By the way, coffee-point we begin our tour.
Yandex is welcome anytime and anywhere, so first of all try to drink coffee and feed all sorts of goodies. It is very convenient to start dating and get initial information on the general office work.
The principle here is the same as in the other offices of the company - for the work of these mini-cafes, which are on each floor, are responsible specially trained people - the hostess. Their task is to maintain cleanliness, filling cabinets and refrigerators snacks, biscuits, fresh fruit, carrots, nuts, and so on. D. Well, in general, clean and tidy around the office also depends on the hostesses.
Pots with nuts, which hang from the ceiling ... Mentally and at home ... general idea of coffee-points and hostesses is this - ideally programmers do not have to think about the cups, nor coffee, nor toilet paper. When he came into the kitchen, he shall take the cup, making coffee and go to work on. Or talk to another programmer. There must be a special person who makes the invisible work and provides order and availability of all desired on the right places.
In all the offices of Yandex work system is organized in such a way that most of the activity is carried out here in these rooms - peregovorkah. They are equipped with, in addition to furniture, walls, on which you can write, screens, multimedia systems, video with offices in other cities, and other necessary and modern appliances. It is understood that around the office vayfay very fast, still a software company.
The main and important rule in the company - a lack of control. Nobody controls who had come to work, who had left. Nobody controls the use of the Internet. Using the printer. Tea, coffee. Of bans - only torrents, because it creates a lot of spurious traffic and clog Wi-Fi.
All peregovorki have their own names, which one way or another with something related. Three meeting rooms are named after rock bands - Zoo, Cinema and the Aquarium. There are two more - the Ministry of Culture and laundry. I think that comment is superfluous here.
By the way, the Ministry of Culture is located next to the library. Symbolically.
We go to visit the Ministry of Culture. Work - a pleasure
Next to the library. This is really a library.
The Company believes that there should be a library and books that are bought at the expense of the company. And it should be possible at the employee buy any book on the work.
And at this point it's time to meet the person who arranged and created all this in Simferopol.
This is a young programmer Vitaly Kharisov, Simferopol office manager and all department of infrastructure development interfaces Yandex.
Young man, with whom he began Yandex in Simferopol in 2006. At first he worked alone, and then there was a few programmers, then another ... So in 2006 there was the second Ukrainian office of the company. Vitali then began to pull all the exciting programming from Simferopol, Crimea and then, and then the surrounding area ... Currently about 80 people are employed here. Guys, dragged to her all the good developers from the Crimea, neighboring regions and beyond. They gladly moved (temporarily or permanently), even Moscow yandeksoidy. And Vitali and his team are actively working on a community around the development of interfaces and the education of "young". For example, they organized a free interface design school in Simferopol.
In the middle of sunny office is a bright green spot. This campus. Studded carpet openspeys designed to work as office employees and visitors to travel the guys from the other offices. Quite often, programmers Yandex have to travel to visit their colleagues from other cities, so that problems with the temporary work space is not never.
This campus even has its own hash tag
In this campus, even developed a certain tradition - leave "hello" the next batch. Crimean wine, shaving foam, a note with the parting words and wishes ...
One day, on February 23, the boys had to put the puzzle, which they presented to the girls. As you can see, we lay down
As I said before, this visit was just before the New Year, so it was quite not crowded in the office, but the festive atmosphere reigned everywhere were decorations and Christmas trees
It's time to find someone who works in this difficult pre-Christmas time. In fact, as I said above, there is no control over how many people come to work and how many left. Someone who works at the usual time, someone at night, some even out of the house, if it is more convenient
Pink Elephant works always sitting on the floor
At first, I had thought that these guys are cut in the top box, very much was the stereotypical look. But no, Snowman looks after them, so that they work ...
It is the eternal struggle of Apple and non-Apple)
By the way, a separate note here what moment. In Simferopol office absolutely all the equipment from Apple. I would call this one of the distinguishing features of this office, that is. To. In others, where I managed to get (St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kiev) someone working at Epple, someone on PiSi ...
The Holy of Holies. admin room. From this person depends on a lot. If not all.
So, if it is not, you need to call on the red phone ....
Traditionally, Yandex. offices of a lot of interesting things can be seen on the glass doors of working rooms.
Design Christmas decorations had to choose from all of these icons and pictures on the front door
I wonder about the salary. She Yandex white, no payments in envelopes. When a new employee, it does not pay to start a lot of money, given as long as the person received in the same place, or a little more. According to Vitaly Kharisova better to give less than at the start, and then increase than overestimate and pay more than a man does. The salary is not reduced.
Making of employment in the state, no state of emergency. Leave laws, 24 days a year. For example, 14 days + 5 days + 5 days. 14 days in one piece necessary, and the rest can be taken arbitrarily. Hospital nobody asks. If a person falls ill, it is recommended not to come into the office or out of it quickly to leave. If you need to skip a day, for some reason, too, need not be justified, it is sufficient to warn. The same applies if you come in the afternoon, most importantly, to do the work. This is the main criterion for the success of the developer. And she's done. Including in the evenings at home and at the weekend. And voluntarily.
For a variety of start-ups are paid a quarterly premium. Bonus pool - two salaries per year for the developer. Anyone who "tears", can receive the award more than 200% per year, who works as a running - less.
In one of the corridors met classified. As it turns out, there is a way out of any situation
Another feature of this office - there is a music room and on Thursdays there are rehearsals office group.
Even tube guitar combo amp is unusual
There is also a gym. Work in the fun.
But the most important feature - is the upper terrace. Too bad you can not transfer all its charm, t. To. On the street in December, but .... it is a reason to come back in the spring, when everything is overgrown with greenery.
And yet - views !!! The entire city, as the palm.
Returning back. Back to Coffee Point. My tour ends again coffee and contemplation of Arts on the wall for records.
Cats, where do without them?
And on another wall just someone leaves a note: "Who wants that on New Year's Eve?"
I leave my post and I ....
The tour is over, I'm leaving it a sunny place, doing the last frame, which is very symbolic ... Spring is !!!!!