Hi, I am Nana Sagala from Corporate Public Relations (PR) Department. I have been working at Forest Interactive for almost 2.5 years. Let me share what do I love from working at Forest Interactive!
Get to know us more from these facts about #LifeAtForest, and explore the diversity of our second home:
- Free Lunch Every Day!
You read that right! While our company isn’t as big as Google, we see to it that our employees are taken care of with free lunch! We collaborate with local food service app SmartBite which allows us to order lunch thrice a week! To provide variety and to work on palate preferences, we have two days in a week where we have catered lunches which are from small, social enterprises and local restaurants.
- Flexible Time
Forest people are free to choose to come in between 8am to 10am and leave from 5pm to 7pm. Isn’t it nice?
- Casual Attire
Our company also does away with stuffy corporate attire and enforces a smart casual dress code. As such, Foresters are allowed to come in jeans, sneakers, and polo shirts.
- Hot Desking
The new headquarters has new rules. Because of the open seating/hot desk rule, employees are allowed to sit wherever they want—be it the standing desks, couches, swings, or even the pantry!
- Coffee Machine and Free Flow Biscuits
Even the caffeine is on the house! Our cool new office has the best coffee machine, keeping everyone awake in the morning, after lunch, or whenever they have to pull overtime. There are a few flavors to choose from (espresso, vanilla, decaf)–it’s perfect with biscuits and crackers found in the pantry.
- Swing Area!
How many offices can say they have a swing? We can hold casual meetings, reply to emails, or just swing to relax and wind down from the busy workday!
- Private Area
Despite the highly social work environment with the hot desks and swings, Forest also offers private Skype rooms that isolate you from the outside world and help you focus on work throughout the day.
- International Day
Forest Interactive talents come from 24 countries across the world. Yes, we are diverse! We understand that our fellow Foresters miss their friends, families, hometowns, and even their mom’s cooking. Living far from home is not easy so we take steps to bring home to the office! We believe that the office is our second home that’s why we celebrate the Independence Day of each of our employee’s nationalities. We ask everyone to wear clothes based on the country flag’s colors, gather everyone to play their traditional games, and have the authentic food for lunch.
Fun fact – during their job interviews, some of the applicants mentioned that they’ve watched our International Day video on YouTube and Instagram Stories, and viewed the pictures on Facebook. They can’t wait to be a part of it!
- Movie Nights
As a treat to our employees and their friends and families, we regularly book whole cinemas to watch the latest blockbusters like Kingsman and the Avengers series.
- United Nation Days
The United Nations celebrates certain national days as a chance to spread awareness and diversity and Forest Interactive follows suit. As a member of the Sustainable Development Goals committee, we work closely with the UN to champion it. We organize events in line with these goals like Adopt A Plant on the International Day of Forest. We also do special giveaways like roses on International Women’s Day, and free Zumba classes on World Sport and Health Day.
- Festive Celebrations
Because Kuala Lumpur is a true melting pot, we don’t only celebrate Hari Raya and Christmas but also Chinese New Year, Diwali, and Wesak. In the past, we’ve celebrated by dressing up in traditional festive garbs as well as playing games appropriate for the holiday. We’ve had theme celebrations like Arabian Nights for Hari Raya and Be A Bollywood Star for Diwali.
- Quarterly Birthday Parties
Every quarter, Forest Interactive celebrates employee birthdays by calling them up front and center and having them blow out candles together. Appreciating our talents’ remarkable day is our responsibility.
- Forest Volunteers
Under the Corporate Responsibility program, Forest Cares, we organize charity events and ask other Forest team members to participate either through volunteering their time or through donations. Donations gathered are used to purchase food and other goods for the less fortunate citizens of Malaysia. Most of our programs are in collaboration with MDEC, such as Level Up @ Schools and Kre8tif@ Schools. We go to schools and do career talks to inspire students to build their career in the tech industry.
- Gala Dinner & Employee Awards
Gala Dinners and Employee Awards Nights do not only belong to big companies. It happens at Forest Interactive too! The company shows appreciation to its hardworking employees by awarding them some top prizes. What’s the prize? Last year, we gave away Air Asia points!
- We Love Doing Vlogs
Our out-of-town business trips are made more special with side trips to local landmarks and food hubs! Want to know more? Visit our YouTube Channel!
I have listed down 15 points, should I share more? If you are interested to join the team, visit our LinkedIn page! If you’re still not convinced, take a look at our New HQ Office Opening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Check our #LifeAtWork story covered by PR Indonesia News!