Our counterpart to Googlers. Pronounced like [sisters] and stands for "SIdeSTReam employeeS".
Our compass for corporate values, responsibilities and necessary skills.
In keeping with our focus on good work and interpersonal relationships: No one has to come into the office, but anyone can come in at any time. Personal responsibility is a top priority at Sidestream.
Modern Tools & Tech
Automation-first: We use the most modern tools so that all sistrs can focus on the essentials. Our company's operating systems are Notion and GitHub. We rely on a pragmatic mix of corporate tech like Kubernetes and Bitwarden and combine this with agile tools like Slack and Tandem.chat.
Meeting Free Mornings
No meetings before 11:45! This way, every sistr can start the day with uninterrupted deep work and deliver real value. We also rely heavily on asynchronous communication in Notion and Github.
Clients and sistrs appreciate Sidestream's rigorous software development process. That's because in addition to working on software projects, we also work weekly to further improve this process. So customers always get the best performance on the market and sistrs work in the best environment.
Every Friday we pause briefly to review the week in our internal newsletter, with formats like: Weekly Recap, Recently at Sidestream, Sistr of the month, Quick Tips for Hip Kids, Project Deep Dives, Meme of the Week, etc.
Willingness to experiment
For all our agility: In our sales, in our customer support and in the execution of our projects, the focus is on excellence and quality. We try out a lot in the further development of the company: Move fast and break things.
Hackathons and Summits
The latest addition to the Sidestream family: joint participation in hackathons. At our first hackathon in mid-August 2023, we directly took the first place out of 1200 worldwide participants to Cologne. We like to measure ourselves against the worldwide competition, especially when we win ;)
Despite all the pragmatism with meeting-free time and peak performance, fun should not be missing. Once a month we meet in person (or remotely) and do something together. Twice a year we travel together to Workation.
Structures meet personal responsibility. We rely on as much structure as necessary to remain excellent, but no more. Specifically, we have 3 departments: Business Development, People and Operations, and Fulfillment.
Routines and Rituals
People are creatures of habit, and so are Sistrs. Despite an exciting workday with new challenges and successes every day, we rigorously stick to our rituals, such as the daily stand-up at 11:45 with updates from the management and formats like Messed up Monday and What's up Wednesday.