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.
Always challenge yourself
and status quo
Be committed to achieve results, to colleagues and our society
Teamwork is awesome and
makes us stronger
Take action and
get stuff done
Make your work matter and
go that extra mile
Meet our Blocketeers
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:
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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Women on our board
Women on our C-suite
Women in leadership
*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.
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