Bloco

We are a small and independent studio specialised in designing and developing Android products.

  • 4 x 8hr days

Who we are

We’re a small team, with a big passion about developing quality digital products.

After working with startups and creating our own products, we learned the hard way how a product development process should be like. We like solving problems creatively, but we enjoy even more finishing products people actually need and are able to use. And, if we can provide them with a remarkable experience, that’s the cherry on top.

Our services

We are experts in the follow areas:

  • Native Android development
  • UI/UX
  • Visual design
  • Usability testing
  • Copywriting
  • Product and project management
  • App marketing
  • Training

Our 4 day week

In August 2021 we were planning to raise the salaries of the entire team, but we had talked before about trying out 4 days work weeks. So we decided to let each team member pick whether to get a raise or work one less day in the week. And guess what? Everyone preferred a 4 days work week. (Aside: four months later we had our collective raise too.)

Disclaimer: This is not a fake 4 days work week. We work the same amount of hours per day we worked before, between 6 and 8 hours. We didn’t increase the number of hours per day to 10 hours or downsize the salaries. We simply cut one day of work per week, we don’t work on Fridays.

Our work week

The first hour on Mondays is for our Breakly (Breakfast + Weekly) where we write down the work for the week by project and department (business development, communication and operations).

The Breakly meeting doesn’t determine all the work we need to do, it is just an aim or direction for the week. On Thursdays, we have a Retro Meeting where we review what we achieved or not. Plus, everyone measures their week from 0 to 10, along with a description of what went well, what went poorly and what can be improved. Then we end the week with a gin or cider.

Our benefits

  • 4-day workweek
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Freedom for personal projects
  • Budget to attend conferences and workshops
  • Company book library
  • Health insurance

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Bloco overview

Our Working Week

In August 2021 we were planning on raising salaries, but instead we opted for dropping our hours to a 4 day work week

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  • Tue
  • Wed
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    Fri

Our Vacation Policy

Our vacation policy is 18 days

  • 18 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 70 days off per year

Scorecard

Top 5
92 / 100
  • +604 x 8hr days @ 100% salary
  • +12Open to remote working
  • +618 days PTO
  • +6Flexible working hours
  • +5Healthcare coverage
  • +3And much more...

Our Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working (but require some time in the office) and are a team of 5 and mostly based in Portugal.

Our Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company retreats