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We are Blocket

Welcome to Blocket Greenhouse!

Ideas, people and technology has been growing here since 1997 when one of the original Swedish startups went into business. This is where we make our plans for a better way of providing the primary platform for a truly sustainable circular economy. The world needs us as much as we need it. And your contribution can have an enormous impact when it comes to providing the boundless opportunities for people to live a life where they can find what they need without paying the premium of consuming more of our finite resources. We do this in collaboration, being responsible for each other and the future, make brave and bold moves fast to surprise and delight our partners, customers and colleagues.

We make an impact

In 2019 alone, our users spared the world 730017 ton CO₂e* by second hand trading, instead of buying new things. This correlates to the same amount of CO₂e as the Stockholm traffic during 10 months!

We are looking for open minds
to our open office

This is how we do it the Blocket way

In the Greenhouse, there are five values that form the foundation of Blockets’ culture. These values guide us and serve as a track to follow in order to achieve our goals and purpose. They help us build trust with our users, partners and amongst ourselves. If these values align with your own, if they feel like the kind of people you want to be surrounded by, then come and join us to inspire people and the world, to contribute to even more sustainability. Cause that is needed.

Be Brave

Always challenge yourself
and status quo

Take Responsibility

Be committed to achieve results, to colleagues and our society

Let’s Collaborate

Teamwork is awesome and
makes us stronger

Move Fast

Take action and
get stuff done

Create WOW

Make your work matter and
go that extra mile

Meet our Blocketeers

Xiao

Quality Assurance

Nicholas

Customer Success Manager

Therese

Legal Councel

Helena

Engineering Director

Carl

Client Manager

Reggie

Product Manager

Blocket is for everyone

The secret sauce

Our mission is simple to define but full of hard problems to solve, especially when we transition over from an old model to a new one that aligns with the technology trends that evolve faster than anyone can seem to react.

In order to do this we have one simple principle at the core of our strategic thinking:

People first.

This is easy to say obviously, but we want to foster a mindset where curiosity, tinkering, experimenting and learning as well as teaching are core parts of our every day at work. We will provide you with the resources you need to develop your skills further, because we believe that the best solutions are built when we focus on mastering and extending our toolboxes.

And while Blocket today may seem like old news, we are quietly and diligently working away behind the scenes towards something truly innovative and full of fascinating possibilities; a Blocket that has the flexibility and longevity to make us all proud, built on the best technology and with the best people we can find.

Without people there are no ideas, and without ideas no innovation. With discussions and an attitude that tries to capture the actual magic of the “How hard can it be” mindset, with inclusion, transparency and purpose we do have the ability to be a force for good, to change the world for the better, to improve people’s lives, to create a more level playing field, benefiting us all and society as a whole.

Are you curious, inventive, talented and able to dream big? Do you care about design, architecture, writing good software for a good cause and finding innovative solutions by thinking outside of the box? Are you as interested in the business of sustainability as much as the technology needed to provide it?

What are you waiting for? There’s a place for you in the green house and at our tables. We welcome your voice, whoever you might be, because we know that it’s all of us together that will end up changing the world.

The Second-hand effect

See the impact “blocketing” has on reducing the carbon footprint and material consumption in Sweden, i.e. the second-hand effect.

Read more on begagnateffekten.se

 

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe in accountability and transparency about the diversity and inclusion non-stop journey we’re on. Diversity is nothing without inclusion. And nothing of it is anything if there is no culture of trust to speak up. In order to help us on the road we have written down a statement, our why, and a direction.

Blocket’s sustainable heartbeat – our D&I why
Our products are for everyone and so is our working environment. That is why a diverse and inclusive culture is a necessity for innovation and continued growth. Also – being fair and equal feels good in our hearts.

Blocket’s D&I map and compass – our direction
We will be a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone feels safe to speak up, contribute to innovation and where togetherness is everything both in failing and winning. The greatest ideas are born out of a mix of voices.

D&I in numbers
Since we are a company made of data, and in love with data – we of course measure everything. We have a strong commitment to D&I and believe it’s essential for us to create next generations marketplaces. For that we have a D&I team with a mission to make sure that D&I is in everything we do, everything we breathe – everything we produce.

 

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Identify as woman

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Women on our board

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Women on our C-suite

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Women in leadership

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Over 40

*Carbon dioxide equivalents or CO2e is a measurement of greenhouse gas emissions which takes into account that different gases contributes differently to the greenhouse effect and global warming. When a certain greenhouse gas is expressed in carbon dioxide equivalents, it indicates how much carbon dioxide is needed to be emitted in order to have the same effect on the climate. For example, when the emissions of a certain greenhouse gas is expressed in emissions per tonne, 1 tonne methane corresponds to 21 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents, since methane contributes 21 times more to the greenhouse effect compared to carbon dioxide.

 

@lifeatblocket

🌴 The podcast tip no 1 summer 2022 comes with this quote:

”Growing up is fun, but being a grown up is not”

Hm, what is that!? And what the hell does it mean? 🧐
Listen to our CTO Hanna as she speaks up her mind with brilliant smart things in this pod on how to grow and keep the culture. As always, spot on. And yes, she is right. You never have to doubt it! ✨

🎧 link above 👆🏾

#lifeatblocket #podcast #createWOW #grownup #culture
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😍 This is Blocket @ Women in Tech 2022!
This is also four out of six from Blocket Tech leadership team. As you see Blocket Tech contains very much of women, (women in hats) 🙌🏼
You might think we were in a photo booth the entire day, but we have actually worked hard handing out lovely and popular Blocket swags. The best part however; we met and talked to so many great, fantastic and lovely people ❤️ And to say there are no women in tech … well join us next year. There where thousands of them here! 🤩

#lifeatblocket #createWOW #takeresponsibility #womenintech #womenintech2022 #wit2022
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👋🏽 Meet Aaron; our brand new Chief People&Culture Officer! Four weeks in the Greenhouse already since time flies, but feels really longer.
Aaron, how has it been?
”The moment I stepped in to the office I felt a genuine warmth (literally, as many of you Blocketeers greeted me with a surprise breakfast in our cafeteria). The best welcome one could ask for❣️ Reflecting on what I’m most surprised about is also one of the facts that I appreciate the most - the honest reflections in all the meetings I’ve had so far. This honesty gives me the best possible prerequisite to create change. I’m also blown away by the positive feedback I’ve gotten during my first weeks. ☝🏽 This - the combination of warmth, genuineness, honesty, curiosity and an awsome feedback culture - that’s a pretty good start for a winning culture.

What will you bring to Blocket?
”I will contribute with new and brave perspectives be being myself. I think and hope that my professional background in combination with my life experiences will both inspire and help us find new ways of taking on challenges.”

Well YES! Being the unique you - we love that. Inspired already! 🙌🏼
Welcome to Blocket Aaron, we are super happy to have you in our red but green house. Let’s continue creating magic with people and culture ❤️

#lifeatblocket #welcome #greenhouse #people&culture #cp&co
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👋🏽 This is Manisha! Two weeks ago she finnished her internship with @jobbspranget . Since then she is now hired as a TA partner! 🥳 Four months of learning way of working in Blocket Talent Acquistion team, four months of speaking swedish non-stop, four months of curiosity and questions that developed us as team. Meet a brave collaborator who has taken responsibility from day one in learning as much as possible - from ways of working, working culture, language to the importance of Friday fika 🧁. We are so impressed by you Manisha and so glad you wanted to join us.
Tell us, how was it? 
”My internship experience was amazing. It was a great oppurtunity to understand the Swedish work culture and environment and to get a job. I feel it's almost impossible to get into Swedish non-IT domain Job market without Jobbsprånget internship programme. Jobbsprånget helped me to extend my networking in Sweden. Also it really helped me to improve my speaking and understanding of Swedish language. I think I would have been still looking for jobs or I might have switch to different career like Teaching or Nursing jobs where it is little easier to get jobs compared to your desired career.
I love the diversity of culture in Blocket and I didn't feel like an outsider. I was given tasks and responsibilities that are on par with a regular employee. I received the great support from my team and my mentor.
As I have been offered a Job after my internship, I will be focusing on building my Career in Swedish Market and enhace my skills in HR domain.”

Super happy to have you onboard for real and thank you for hard work and everything we learn from you. Everyday! 🙏🏻❤️

#lifeatblocket #jobbsprånget #bebrave #takeresponsibility #collaboration #internship
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❤️ To the children in Sweden, for the children in Ukraine 🇺🇦

To help the the millions of children in danger, being forced to flee, Blocket has teamed-up with Rädda Barnen. We are opening up our platform for companies that are producing or selling children’s clothes, toys, or other children’s articles. During March, we will be providing them the possibility of opening a Blocket store, free of charge, where they can sell children’s articles, with lifted advertisement fees. The sales will be donated fully to Rädda Barnen ❤️

For every Swedish krona donated, Blocket will contribute with the same amount up to 200,000 SEK – meaning one krona becomes two – until the joint goal of 400,000 SEK is reached or throughout March. At the same time, we encourage our Blocketeers to contribute. You are as well very welcome to participate - donation instructions in the link above👆🏼

#lifeatblocket #takeresponsibility #collaboration #räddabarnen #savethechildrensweden #childrenofukraine
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🗽 This is Eric. Not the usual kind of Eric, but THE Eric! The Eric you want to have around. This month is his month since he is Blocket’s torch bearer of the month! 🙌🏼 Eric is our own coffee maestro who everyday serves his colleagues amazing barista love in a cup. During the day you hear ”Anyone up for some espresso, macchiato, latte, capuchino, americano? That is Eric 😍. Or you hear ”Eric, I am so tired today”, and Eric replies ”Can I make you a coffee?”. That is Eric ❤️

The motivation:
”This person is a true Blocketeer and the kind of person that solves problems with an impressive speed and brings great ideas to the table. Making sure we move forward in the right direction and a force to be reckoned with during our transition to a next generation marketplace.
This person is also a great colleague, always bringing a smile to the people around him and contributing to the warm fuzzy feeling at the Blocket greenhouse in a great way. To prove my point - who else offers to make the colleagues around them freshly brewed cappuccinos?”

☕️ And do not worry - we do have regular bryggkaffe as well if you prefer it. Or tea. And actually we do have läsk. A fridge full 🥤

#lifeatblocket #employeeofthemonth #createWOW #barista #coffee #fuzzyfeeling
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🏆 Gold gold gold!! This week we won another gold!! How fab isn’t that - gold two weeks in a row 🙌🏼

Our campaign "Home economcis for millennials/Hemkunskap för millenials” won gold in the category "Sustainability Communication of the Year" during yesterday's Spinn Gala. The campaign concists of a book and a course in recycling to get young people stop throwing things away and start repair them instead. How smart of us and such a gift to our kids and mother 🌍.

Read the press release in the link above 👆🏼

#lifeatblocket #gold #sustainability #recycling
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🥳 This is Mattias! The other day he was one of our consultants in one of our cool roles. Then the day after he actually became an employee. We l❤️ve when it happens!
But tell us, what happened Mattias? You came in, was to be replaced and then as the role was out on the career site, you applied. What made you leave the gig-economy?
”One thing I've learnt during my 25 or so years in the digital business space is that if you come across an exciting but difficult business journey, driven by great people with the end customer in mind, make sure that you get onboard. I'm thankful for the opportunity.”

Thanks for the advice Mattias! It is a keeper, and so are you. Super happy you wanted to become an employee in the world’s best company! 🙌🏼💚

#lifeatblocket #keeper #createWOW #collaboration
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