Pollen

Our mission is to build a platform with all the best experiences for young people in one place.

Founded 2014
201-500 employees
  • Hotels, Restaurants, Leisure, Travel, & Hospitality
  • Headquarters address
    3 Loughborough St, SE11 5RB
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    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!

    OUR CULTURE

    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.

    Freedom & Ownership

    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

    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.

    Community

    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.

    DIVERSITY AT POLLEN

    Female employees                  49%

    Ethnic minorities                     30%

    Identify as LGBTQA                 13%

    Neurodivergent*                     14%
    A different way of processing the world, such as dyslexia, ADHD or Aspergers

    Staff age range                   20s-50s

    PRESS ABOUT POLLEN

    (some of these refer to us by our old company name, Verve)

    ABOUT POLLEN

    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.

    Tech stack

    Product Design, UX/UI Design, User Experience, User Experience Design, User Interface, Interaction Design, Prototyping, Figma, Principle for Mac, Research, Wireframes, Usability Testing, Python, Django, React, React Native, GraphQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Pay transparency
    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Cycle scheme
    On-site fitness center

    Vacation and time off

    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered breakfasts
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Showers