Author: Emakina

ski trip Header

One of the perks of working at Emakina is the annual wintersport break. The trip came early this year, and it was soooooooo good! No broken bones, just broken nights.

growth mindset Header

At Emakina, we invite you to grow. That’s not just a hollow phrase we use to lure new colleagues in. We really do help you to make it happen. That all starts with a growth mindset. A what you say? Let’s talk you through it.

business analysis

Liesbeth de Ruiter is a Business Analyst on one of our multi-client teams. As these are fairly new teams, we’re curious to hear all the inside scoop. What’s it like? Is it any different from working in a regular project team? Let’s find out! Hi Liesbeth! You’re working in the multi-client team. What is that […]

  • Posted in Blog
  • Comments Off on Business Analyst Liesbeth spills the T on Emakina’s multi-client team
  • Tags: ,
sinterklaas header

Look who’s knocking on our door: it’s Sinterklaas! And this year he spoils our colleagues’ children as well as kids in Amsterdam whose families are experiencing less fortunate financial times.  Sinterklaas: a Dutch tradition Sinterklaas and the festivities around this remarkable person are a typical Dutch tradition. Every year Sinterklaas arrives in The Netherlands somewhere […]

expat stories header

Moving countries for a new job, maybe even taking your family with you, is a big decision to make. We get that. So we asked some of our international colleagues what their experience was like.  Expats welcome! We love the international environment at our office. It’s vibrant. It’s inclusive. It’s amazing. So we definitely invite […]

  • Posted in Blog
  • Comments Off on Living and working in The Netherlands – our expat stories
  • Tags: ,
Feedback culture header

Feedback. Sometimes it’s dreaded, even feared. But it shouldn’t be like that! At Emakina, we’re working hard to build a strong feedback culture. We think of feedback as a sign of caring about each other, and it helps us grow together as well as individually.  The basis of a strong feedback culture is honest feedback […]

First month Emakina

Starting a new job is really exciting and comes with a lot of questions. Will the colleagues be nice? What projects will I work on? Where is the coffee machine? Do I bring my own lunch? We asked a few of our newcomers what stood out for them in their first month here.   Introduction period […]

Kids boots parental leave - header

Many of our Emakina colleagues are mums and dads and love spending time with their family. In 2019, we’ve celebrated 8 newborns (and counting!) at Emakina. As regulation on parental, maternity and partner leave differs per country, we thought it would be a good idea to explain a bit more about how it works in […]

  • Posted in Blog
  • Comments Off on Having kids in The Netherlands – how does that work at work?
  • Tags:
Emakina staircase - header

When joining the Dutch Emakina team from another country, you might be eligible for a tax exemption. Quite a nice one actually: 30% of your salary could be paid tax-free! Learn what the 30% ruling is, how it works and more.  If you are considering a job at Emakina in The Netherlands, the 30% ruling […]

  • Posted in Blog
  • Comments Off on The Dutch 30% ruling for expats explained
  • Tags:
Working in Amsterdam - header

Amsterdam ranks 11th on the Quality of Living Ranking. Out of 231 cities, that’s quite an impressive number. But what does it mean in reality?