Culture at iREMS
Welcome to the next generation of Real Estate Management.
Our software provides Asset Management, Property Management and Accounting functions - all in one integrated package that is specifically geared towards the real estate sector and can be deployed across several countries. If your organization owns or manages large-scale income-producing real estate assets, then iREMS can provide you with significant cost savings and a competitive advantage.
Our culture is how we work together as employees to serve our clients and constantly improve the iREMS platform. Our culture has been instrumental to our success and we keep improving it; our culture helps us attract and retain stunning colleagues; our culture makes working here more fun.
Like many companies, we strive to hire the best and we value integrity, excellence, respect, and collaboration.
What is unique and special about iREMS is how much we:
encourage independent decision-making by employees
create knowledge by sharing information openly, broadly, and deliberately
are extraordinarily candid with each other
help our people grow their skills and abilities
avoid rules for the sake of rules
Our core philosophy is to switch on and interconnect as many brains as possible.
More specifically, we have great people working together like a sports team where the one with the better argument wins. With this approach, we are a more flexible, fun, inventive, stimulating, creative, and successful organization.
Many companies have value statements, but often these written values are vague and ignored. The real values of a firm are shown by who gets rewarded or let go. Below are our real values, the specific behaviors and skills we care about most. The more these sound like you, and describe people you want to work with, the more likely you will thrive at iREMS.
You make wise decisions despite ambiguity
You identify root causes, and get beyond treating symptoms
You think strategically, and can articulate what you are, and are not, trying to do
You are concise and articulate in speech and writing
You listen well and seek to understand before reacting
You maintain calm poise in stressful situations to draw out the clearest thinking
You learn rapidly and eagerly
You contribute effectively outside of your specialty
You seek to understand our members around the world, and how we entertain them
You re-conceptualize issues to discover solutions to hard problems
You challenge prevailing assumptions, and suggest better approaches
You thrive on change
You are willing to be critical of the status quo
You make tough decisions without agonizing
You take smart risks and are open to possible failure
You inspire others with your thirst for excellence
You care intensely about our members and iREMS’ success
You are quietly confident and openly humble
You seek what is best for iREMS, rather than what is best for yourself or your group
You are open-minded in search of the best ideas
You share information openly and proactively
You focus on talent and our values, rather than a person’s similarity to yourself
You recognize we all have biases, and work to grow past them
You intervene if someone else is being marginalized
You accomplish amazing amounts of important work
You demonstrate consistently strong performance so colleagues can rely upon you
You make your colleagues better
You focus on results over process
Credits: Many thanks to Netflix for their groundbreaking and inspiring work in defining the cultural values required for a nimble, successful and fun tech company - we couldn't agree more.
Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. Although iREMSers pay attention to competitors, they obsess over their users.
Leaders are owners. They think long term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team. They never say “that’s not my job".
INVENT AND SIMPLIFY
Leaders expect and require innovation and invention from their teams and always find ways to simplify. They are externally aware, look for new ideas from everywhere, and are not limited by “not invented here". As we do new things, we accept that we may be misunderstood for long periods of time.
HIRE AND DEVELOP THE BEST
Leaders raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion. They recognize exceptional talent, and willingly move them throughout the organization. Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in coaching others. We work on behalf of our people to invent mechanisms for development like Career Choice.
ARE RIGHT, A LOT
Leaders are right a lot. They have strong judgment and good instincts. They seek diverse perspectives and work to disconfirm their beliefs.
LEARN AND BE CURIOUS
Leaders are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves. They are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them.
INSIST ON THE HIGHEST STANDARDS
Leaders have relentlessly high standards - many people may think these standards are unreasonably high. Leaders are continually raising the bar and driving their teams to deliver high quality products, services and processes. Leaders ensure that defects do not get sent down the line and that problems are fixed so they stay fixed.
Leaders operate at all levels, stay connected to the details, audit frequently, and are skeptical when metrics and anecdote differ. No task is beneath them. "It means that no job is too 'low level' or unimportant for anyone to help with. In other words, don't get a big head just because you work for iREMS or you got a promotion or you're making $X per year — the basics still matter, and you'll always be expected to help regardless of how high up you rise or how fancy you think you are."We are not micromanagers, we are nano-managers.
Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Leaders create and communicate a bold direction that inspires results. They think differently and look around corners for ways to serve customers.
BIAS FOR ACTION
Speed matters in business. Many decisions and actions are reversible and do not need extensive study. We value calculated risk taking
Accomplish more with less. Constraints breed resourcefulness, self-sufficiency and invention. There are no extra points for growing headcount, budget size or fixed expense.
Leaders listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. They are vocally self-critical, even when doing so is awkward or embarrassing. Leaders do not believe their or their team’s body odor smells of perfume. They benchmark themselves and their teams against the best.
HAVE BACKBONE; DISAGREE AND COMMIT
Leaders are obligated to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are tenacious. They do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly.
ARE DECENT PEOPLE
iREMSers are decent people - we respect each other and all our business partners. Work should be a nice experience - if it isn't, we're doing something wrong.
iREMSers use their brains and fight for their right - a lot. We constantly create new knowledge by challenging common wisdom and trying to improve it by engaging in constructive dialog. You become a real iREMSer when you first contradicted your boss or customer and managed to convince them that you are right.
We multiply knowledge by sharing it. Everyone of us also has to be open to hear as many voices as possible.
Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion. Despite setbacks, they rise to the occasion and never settle.
We are an international company operating at the leading edge of management concepts and innovation culture. We are ambitious and we want to achieve more, we want to have interesting work and we want to make a difference. We look to the likes of Amazon, Tesla and Netflix for inspiration. We believe that the startup culture of Silicon Valley is the top of international best practice available today.
Our Leadership Principles work hard, just like we do. iREMSers use them, every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new features, deciding on the best solution for a customer’s problem, or interviewing candidates. It’s just one of the things that makes iREMS peculiar.
iREMS IS NOT A LOCAL COMPANY IN SWITZERLAND, HUNGARY OR ROMANIA
Head of Sales & Marketing
As a non-IT geek I enjoy that iREMS is not only about software. It's about building Business Systems and bringing out the best in people.
Head of Operations
The fact that we control all components of the iREMS ecosystem allows us to find innovative ways every day to improve the efficiency and speed of bringing new features to our users.
Head of Project Management
We, the Project Managers, listen to our clients requirements and come up with the best approach for a simplified, yet effective and smart solution to satisfy their needs. We go above and beyond, dedicated to find the best solutions and improve our product day-by-day.
CEO & Head of Development
Everyday when I wake up, I get new energy from the fact that I have the rare privilege to be surrounded by and work with wonderful people the company of whom I truly enjoy. We are very lucky to work on a very exciting product with an amazing team and to have a relationship with all of our clients that is often as much about friendship as about professional work. The passion and excitement of a common goal unites us in one big "iREMS family".