I have a confession to make today: Farmeron has completed an unsuccessful campaign to hire a frontend developer for our development office in Osijek.
It was a great learning lesson for me. I’ve never experienced having problems with getting prospective employee’s attention – and finally – with hiring only the best people for our ambitious goal of bringing world’s farmers and their production data online. Never before (FYI, Farmeron is 20 months old now, and we have a total of 10 people working in our Croatian office). But this time, the story was different.
After almost 7 weeks of actively trying, we’ve finally given up. I’d like to thank all our applicants – a very few of them – for preparing the solution we were asking for as a precondition. Unfortunately, we didn’t find what we were looking for. No bad feelings – but we just couldn’t feel the right fit between any of the candidates and our fuzzy, wild and very open company culture.
I was very surprised to see how few ‘good-enough’ applications we received. That either means:
Since I’ve always believed in new opportunities (and since I think a lot of tech people out there have a similar mindset), we decided to do something about this awkward situation. If you’re interested, read on.
We’re not giving up, of course. We’re just taking it to the next level: if you are a frontend developer, you have an interest in joining one of the most active tech startups in the SEE region (here’s a sweet little text about us: http://onforb.es/NonhSF), and you’re interested in:
1) making 10k kn net per month,
2) becoming an equity option holder in our company,
3) getting other nice little benefits (like free food, cool gadgets),
4) doing some extraordinary, crazy things for farmers of the world,
(P.S. We love Game of Thrones.)