The Way We Work
Organizational StructureInstead of a hierarchy-based organizational structure, we established a multidimensional organization that allows us to communicate rapidly and clearly. Our organizational structure is a nested matrix: Teams (consisting of employees with various specializations) and Departments (consisting of employees with similar specializations). This way, a marketing specialist and an application and service developer can work on the same project as a team. On the other hand, the application and service developers are in the same department to continue their methodological and personal development. Due to the nature of our organizational structure and the products/solutions we offer, our tasks are dependent on each other, and we need to work together as a team most of the day. Therefore, all team members must communicate clearly and complete the assigned tasks on time.
Working Hours and Annual Leaves
We perform efficiently during working hours instead of exhausting ourselves for long hours, and in the evenings, we take time for ourselves and our families.We have created an original working order and organizational structure in line with our efficiency and quality policy, and we have adopted a hybrid working model where we can work from home on some days and from the office on others. Kartaca employees can arrange their weekly schedule to allocate 40 hours of work per week and start working between 07:00 and 10:00 on weekdays. Everyone can handle their private matters during the day by planning with their team. The fingerprint reading system monitors office entry and exit times and calculates our daily working time on office days. Although it may seem like an unusual system at first, it may be more advantageous for people who do not habitually take long breaks during the day compared to the fixed entry hours. For example, an employee who arrives at 08:00 in the morning and completes the daily working time can leave the office at 16:00.
As much as we value hard work, we also care about resting and refreshing.Each employee who has completed one year in Kartaca is entitled to 15 working days (three full weeks) of annual leave. During the days between public holidays and weekends (not exceeding five days a year), we are deemed to be on annual leave as a company. These days are announced in writing to the whole company at the beginning of the year.
Training and Self Development
Guidance SystemA guide is assigned to each new employee in Kartaca. That guide is responsible for accelerating the adaptation process and supporting that employee in Kartaca.
Dedicated Learning and Development Budget for EveryoneWe need to follow the constantly changing technology closely for continuous progress. We know that the more our employees make progress, the more our company can go forward. Therefore, we encourage our employees to participate in external training. To support this, we accumulate a learning and development budget for each employee in proportion to the time they work with us. Everyone can use their budgets to participate in various forms of training as they wish. In cases where the learning and development budget is insufficient, they may request credits.
A Constantly Enriching LibraryWith the monthly budget allocated independently of the training, we enrich the company library by supplying new books and magazines requested by our employees in line with their roles, needs, and interests. Currently, the Kartaca library has more than 300 books that can be borrowed by the employees at any time.
Company ActivitiesOur HR department organizes activities with various concepts so that we have the opportunity to spend time together as a team and have fun outside the office. Participation is optional. Some of the activities we have participated in so far include laser tag, theater, cinema, pizza workshop, charcoal drawing workshop, rhythm workshop, basketball game, go-kart, escape game, picnic, museum and exhibition visit, and bowling.
Referral SystemKartaca employees win awards by referring their friends, whom they deem appropriate for our open positions, to our Human Resources department. To be eligible for the referral system, the Kartaca employee must submit the person’s CV to Human Resources via email. Both the Kartaca employee and the newcomer must work in Kartaca for at least six months after the probationary period. Employees entitled to the award during 2023 will receive one of the following awards they choose:
- Dell Vostro 3400 Intel Core i5 1135G7 8GB 256GB SSD MX330 Ubuntu 14″ FHD
- LG 27UN880-B 27′ 60Hz 5ms (Display) UHD 4K IPS Screen
- iPad Air 4. Gen 10.9′ 64 GB Wifi
Berna Salmak Gürevin
Berna Salmak Gürevin
Head of Customer Relations Management
“It is a great opportunity to learn about the latest technologies continuously and use them! I have to keep learning and progress all the time. I can participate in the whole process of projects end to end instead of working on a small part. Kartaca not only enables that but also it becomes your job. Thanks to the established procedures, I can finish repetitive tasks quickly and work on adding value instead. That’s why I have been working at Kartaca for 10+ years.”
Merve Kut Muhacır
Merve Kut Muhacır
“I love the work environment and the systematic structure of Kartaca. I enjoy the work I do here. As I am working in HR, it is very comforting that work progresses through procedures, practices are standardized, and all employees get fair treatment. Moreover, all employees have a personal training budget, which is a practice that creates a difference within the industry.”
Mobile Marketing Team Lead
“I have been working at Kartaca since 2012. The best thing about working here is that I have no question marks. Also, there is always work discipline here, and no flood of repetitive tasks.”
Head of Application and Service Development
“As a software developer, the most important thing for me is that every day I find the opportunity to do brainstorming. As a result of the challenging tasks I have undertaken from time to time, the sense of accomplishment becomes even more meaningful. It is also motivating that we deliver quality products in the end, and the customers are happy with the results.”
Gizem Terzi Türkoğlu
Gizem Terzi Türkoğlu
“As a marketer, at Kartaca, I find continuous research and learning opportunities regarding the software industry. It is also motivating to transfer the 10-years of experience and company culture of Kartaca to the outside world, try out new things, and see the results of my actions. Regarding company culture, I feel comfortable that Kartaca treats its employees fairly, and many things are defined. The monthly training budget is also great to me.”
“If you are a doer and you love working, you can indulge in your responsibilities, regardless of your experience here. Additionally, established procedures and colleagues generous with sharing knowledge also make working at Kartaca a pleasure. Other pros are the education budget, snacks, and company activities. It is a culture to be learned by experience; I’m happy I’m part of it.”
Infrastructure Team Lead
“Kartaca is one of the rare companies that you can earn money and work on real projects during the internship. I think it would be correct to say that Kartaca is a school for many. It is a benefit for me to find the chance to learn about various new software technologies within a systematic structure and improve my knowledge every day. Having 10+ years of IT experience, I can easily say that one cannot come across projects with repetitive operational tasks and technical debts, and long, confusing meetings at Kartaca. I feel lucky that I can get rid of daily stress during the monthly activities and company meetings, and spend stress-free working days with the help of the structured system.”
Product and Service Management
“While working in Kartaca, not doing repetitive tasks and using new technologies is a great advantage in improving myself and staying up to date. In addition, the spread of DevOps culture within the company is also a big plus.”
Product and Service Management
“As long as you have the enthusiasm and the power to learn new things, it is quite possible to improve yourself and contribute to those around you by using up-to-date technologies. You can take part in many projects by taking responsibility and taking ownership of what you do, instead of working on only your domain. Thanks to its organized structure, you will find detailed documentation of tasks done years ago, including the reasons beyond it. Moreover, if you are a detail-oriented and inquisitive person, this is a big plus. In addition, it has a culture that prefers to have machines do the repetitive work with the automation we do. In today’s world, where we spend most of our time at work rather than our family, Kartaca is among the companies that do not kill your motivation to do your job. Instead, it helps us make this time more meaningful. And most importantly for me, here, at the end of the day, when I look back, it is exciting to taste the feeling of success and see what I can do.”
Application and Service Development
“Kartaca offers the opportunity to work on projects where you can experience different technologies together and add new competencies to yourself every day.”