Backed by Volkswagen and Daimler, and supported by BCG Digital Ventures, heycar is the perfect combination of startup attitude and corporate support. They’re able to lean on the processes and resources offered by these established companies while enjoying the freedom and agility of the startup culture. The team is empowered to try out new things and develop new ideas in a fast and effective way. At heycar, what time you arrive at your desk each day isn’t important, what you achieve is.
Innovation powers heycar. The environment is rich with creativity and there is a can-do spirit in the air. The company hosts regular “heycathons”, Innovation Weeks where team members can generate ideas and new solutions. People are encouraged to take ownership of their concepts and to develop and implement them. Its startup ethos gives the autonomy necessary to make things happen while providing the resources to ensure they have the best chance of success. Teams frequently collaborate on projects, and like-minded people find each other to work on interesting topics.
Diversity is a core trait of the heycar team. Many different nationalities are represented at the company, everyone has an open frame of mind, and pride is taken in being welcoming and friendly. At the monthly all-hands dinners, the cuisine of a different country is served each time, making these team activities an opportunity to get to know each other’s culture as well as learn about the accomplishments and strategic direction of the company.
At heycar, everyone is there to help each other, whether they are a junior developer or a C-level executive. There are numerous possibilities for people to air their ideas, and heycar ensures that all voices are heard and encouraged. With their open-door policy and hands-on approach, the executive team is not only accessible, they actively create a positive and open working environment to cultivate collaboration in their teams.