I've been with FORM for 3 months now, coming from a much larger organisation where it was difficult to be heard and valued as a contributor. Although I was hesitant about starting at FORM, where I would have to build my role and department from scratch (which I thought might be beyond my skill level), I'm glad to say that I have only received support and encouragement from everyone, and feel I have really been able to contribute to the company, and quickly own my areas of expertise.
I have loved that my manager has given me freedom and trust to work the way I think I should, including my responsibilities, working hours, and the tools I use to do my job. I think if you want to work here, you have to be OK with things not being black-and-white or set in stone - this can be liberating for some, scary for others.
FORM doesn't really put much stock in hierarchy and I feel that discussion and feedback is valued from every employee. It's also been refreshing and positive to be included in meetings and decisions that affect my department (which happened less in previous jobs).
Having only worked here for about 3 months, I can't speak to long-term advancement opportunities, but based on management's attitude towards innovation and owning your role, I feel confident that they encourage advancement and growth!
The culture here is great - everyone is friendly and there's no egos or cliques. I really like our Friday all-hands meeting (followed by food and drinks), as well as the monthly meetings where we can learn about different areas of the business.
The only 'negtives'more... (if you can call them that) for me, would be that I would love to see FORM, like all businesses, keep moving towards more green practices in the office, like reducing waste and plastic usage; and I would LOVE it if the office was dog-friendly (for well-behaved pooches only, of course).less
Positive work environment, open collaboration, lots of free food