Company Manual

Company Manual

This office manual exists to codify our company's office etiquette and norms. This saves new and existing Mashed employees a lot of time getting oriented.

Social Code Of Conduct

We hire great people from various backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do but because it strengthens our company. So, we expect you to foster a well-organized, respectful, and collaborative environment. You should avoid offending, participating in heated altercations, and disrupting our workplace. We will not tolerate anyone intimidating, pestering, humiliating, victimizing, or sabotaging others at this company. We also prohibit willful discrimination based on age, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, or disability. This is not an exhaustive list, but it indicates: use your common sense.

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What enables us to be happy professionals

Spend your days doing meaningful, exceptional work that has an impact and makes a difference. And spend your nights with your friends, family, and other passions.

Forced Full-time Office Work: What we think of it

To express it in a more or less drastic and very direct way, forced full-time office work is a broken way of living your happy and professional career. It simply does not make sense to handle tasks like coding or administrative office work sitting in an office as it can be down from anywhere! Remote work is a tool to enable us humans to have a better future and a higher life quality of life. Enjoy it.


We have a semi-flex workspace. Some people like to sit at the same desk 80% of the time and switch after a few months when joining another team or because they want a different view. So, do whatever helps you focus, collaborate, and brainstorm.

Overlap times (former “Meetings”)

Let’s be honest. We think Meetings are good if it’s about exchanging information and coordinating questions/issues/whatever. But, we also think meeting the right and more on-time way is much better! So we kicked meetings (the way stereotypes define those) and introduced... OVERLAP TIMES. Those work quite simple. We agree on specific time overlaps - remote or in-person in our office - within a working week to enable us all to interact together, interactively and properly to...

  • ask questions about current projects
  • define roadmaps
  • discuss Notion issues
  • do some pair coding
  • decide and draw architecture
  • explore new and interesting open-source projects

Our overlap times are as follows:

1:30pm- 3:30pm CET
1:30pm- 3:30pm CET
1:30pm- 3:30pm CET
Pre-overlap convention: In case an employee won’t be able to participate in an overlap (i.e. due to time reasons), we inform each other about this before the overlap starts.


We don't like rules, but a decent amount of focus is important to finish tasks. You are the boss of your agenda, and you are in charge of when you can be disturbed and when you can't. Headphones on = try only to disturb if needed. Simple. Try it out!

Cleaning up

Please keep the place picked up. Here are some good rules of thumb:

  • Rinse your dishes and put them in the dishwasher.
  • Throw away your stuff. Don't leave garbage on your desk.
  • Clean the coffee machine if you're the last one to use it in the morning.
  • If you use a conference room, leave it as you entered it.

Think environmental

  • Turn off lights if you're locking up at the end of the night.
  • Do not waste materials like paper, and always recycle.
  • Compost your food! Do not just throw it in the trash.

Have questions?

Drop us a line at contact@mashed.dev with any additional questions.