What began with a vision to digitize the window shopping experience turned into Hamburg's first unicorn, with a valuation of more than USD 1 billion. Data-driven and with a finger on the fashion industry's pulse, ABOUT YOU has moved beyond the scope of a regular online fashion site. For online retailers and external partners, they now offer innovative Cloud and Media Solutions. On the consumer side of things, the company has launched one of the most-talked-about award shows, the ABOUT YOU awards, as well as their festival, Pangea.
Ask any employee what the best part about working at ABOUT YOU is, and they will tell you that it's the people. Employees aren't there to just tick off tasks but have a natural affinity to excel at everything they do. Hunger and open-mindedness run through the company, which makes tackling issues and getting into discussions a genuinely insightful and enjoyable process. With company ski trips and free beers in the office, this is a team that knows how to work and play hard together.
Innovation is not exclusive to the product and marketing; it also influences ABOUT YOU's working culture. Opportunities to grow into new roles and departments are plentiful. From a traineeship that allows you to explore multiple departments over two years to developers moving across projects based on their interests, the guiding principle is not about what you have, but what you can bring to the table. Rather than get stuck in a routine, a thirst for personal excellence and learning is encouraged. This ultimately results in growth and development for both the company and its employees.
ABOUT YOU possesses the agility, mentality, and speed of a startup while benefiting from the resources and expertise of being a part of one of the world's largest e-commerce groups, Otto Group. Every employee has a voice and is encouraged to take initiative to get things going, and you get the chance to take on responsibilities right from the start. Hierarchies and seniority don't dominate the flow and exchange of ideas; anyone can pitch the founders about their ideas to improve the business. It's precisely this hands-on attitude that continues to propel the company's growth.