Video above: we bring the whole company together at our annual retreat to collaborate with each other, take part in workshops and enjoy activities from wine tasting to archery. In past years we've taken over Osea Island in England and Camp Navarro in California!
We've built our culture on the drivers of intrinsic motivation, which we believe are Mastery, Freedom & Ownership, and Community.
Because to truly love what you do, you need to do work that gives you energy and helps you learn. You need to have ownership over your own outcomes and the freedom to achieve them in the best way possible. And you need to feel like you belong.
Teams work in the way that enables them to deliver the best results.
You decide your hours, where you work, the meetings you attend and how much vacation you need to achieve our goals and perform at your best.
Mastery is about unlocking your full potential and leaving Pollen 10x better than you joined.
It's about understanding what you want to master, developing a passion for learning and discovering how to learn as quickly as possible for you.
We do this through a focus on self awareness and coaching, a full itinerary of workshops, and mastery sessions with your manager. This ensures your career is crafted around that cross over between what you love most and what you do best.
We are building a community where everyone can be their most authentic self.
We drive belonging through our Belonging Board, which sets the company’s goals on belonging and holds the company to account, and our women's programme Illuminate, which champions women and accelerate strides they are already making. Listen to our Illuminate podcast.
We know that strong relationships based on trust are the backbone of high-performing teams who take innovative risks.
That’s why we invest heavily in bringing the team together over events such as lunches, festivals, ski trips and annual retreats.
Female employees 49%
Ethnic minorities 30%
Identify as LGBTQA 13%
Staff age range 20s-50s
(some of these refer to us by our old company name, Verve)
Pollen builds, curates, and delivers the best travel experiences using technology, a network of global partners, and a data-driven customer-led mindset – pairing world class entertainment with the world’s most exciting destinations.
Pollen brings you all the best experiences on pollen.co. We have two offerings: Pollen Presents and Pollen+. Pollen Presents curates experiences around your tastes and preferences you can’t find anywhere else. These experiences bring together music, sports, wellness and beyond to enable you and your friends to connect around one-of-a-kind itineraries in exciting destinations. Pollen+ always gets you more at music festivals and events when you book through us. Pollen+ partners with the biggest promoter brands and music festivals, including We Are FSTVL, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, C3, Electric Zoo, Live Nation and more.
Pollen was founded in 2014 by brothers Callum & Liam Negus-Fancey. Pollen is backed by prominent investors including Kindred, Northzone, Sienna Capital, Backed and Draper Spirit. Pollen has raised over $100 million in VC funding.