Join the AppLift Team: An Insight to the First Days

By HR Team | November 10th, 2017

If you have been following this series, you are now fully equipped with the knowledge and tips on how to make it through our recruitment process. But what comes after? If you made it through, the exciting part has just begun! You have now entered AppLift’s onboarding phase.

It all begins once you have officially accepted our offer. Our HR team will inform you of everything you need for your first days here. On day one, together with the other new AppLifters, you’re given a briefing from the HR team on general office practicalities. After this, you will be given an office handshake tour where you get to meet everyone from Accounting to Engineering to Bobby and Peppy (our office dogs in Berlin). The tour will end at your very own...desk! Oh, and did we mention the awesome AppLift Swag that greets you at your welcoming desk! Also, we have an open office space, so, love thy neighbour.

Then your first week begins! The first week will entail deep dives with each one of your team members to gain an insight to what they do and how you work together. You and the other new joinees will also get deep dive sessions with all the department managers to help you understand each aspect of the business. This is important, so that by the end of these sessions, you will be able to understand how AppLift works as well as how you form an integral part of the chain. We like to take a global approach to onboarding, so depending on which office you join, you may be flown to our headquarters in Berlin for your first weeks. During your onboarding, you will also be introduced to TalentLift - our talent management program. Part of this is setting your personal goals to achieve for the quarter.

During your onboarding (and throughout your time at AppLift), expect loads of coffee or lunch dates, we all want to get to know you! While each office location has their signature way of welcoming a new hire, new AppLifters can expect to have a Veteran Buddy, who knows all the ins and outs as well as do’s and don’ts and will be your guide as you settle in. Some offices also have a New Hire Questionnaire that is a great way for your team to know you beyond just your professional qualifications.

Once you have settled in and you’ve become familiar with every aspect of the company and your role, your manager will follow up with you on your performance, reassess your new goals and identify any risks or obstacles which need to be resolved. Together with your team each of your major milestones will be celebrated!

Here what some of our new team members had to say about their Onboarding experience:

Hongpan

Business Development Media Partners Manager

Shanghai

“On the first two weeks of my onboarding, the Chinese team walked me through every detail of the operation and introduced me to the mobile marketing trends in the APAC region. I then had my two week on-board training in Berlin, where the BDMP team guided me regarding the company culture, the overall goal and industry insights. I was then lucky enough to join the company’s annual event in Mallorca, and here I felt AppLift company vibe overall. The on-boarding covers every aspect that's needed to start my job, and gives me clear goal of my position. Applift is super international, always puts you on a mission and provides you 360° support.”

Nikhil Sharma

Associate Product Manager

Berlin

“I was quite excited for my first day at AppLift. The office and the people here are very cool, I was warmly welcomed by the team, afterwhich, I was invited by the HR team for the on-boarding session. I was then introduced to my future team and was welcomed with chocolates, a bottle of champagne, balloons, an AppLift t-shirt and other things which was a really nice gesture. Overall it was a nice day and exceeded the expectations that I had! After 2 days, I got an opportunity to fly to Mallorca for the company summit and it gave me a chance to get introduced to all the AppLift employees coming from 9 different countries to join the summit. There couldn't be a better platform than this to get to know people, your colleagues and the company culture.”

Lucille Guder

Account Manager

Berlin

“On my first hour, I found balloons and candies on my desk.

On my first day, I went for sushi and coffee with my team.

On my first week, I get to know all the teams through DeepDive Sessions.

On my first month, I was made the handover to my first clients and had the chance to go to Malta for a client event.

On my first quarter, I went to Paris to do my first quarterly business review with one of my main clients. After six months, I took over my first side project and went to Mallorca for the company event.”

Sounds like a place you want to be a part of? Check out the current job openings at our various global locations.

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HR Team
AppLift’s HR team strives towards the goal of building a united and happy workforce. We are a team of twelve people globally, each working in one or more of the areas: Recruiting, Learning and Development, Administration, and Employer Branding. Together we take care of all current employees’ work processes and development, as well as searching for the next AppLifters!

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