Office environment and location

Ensoft is all about the people. The office is there simply to provide a relaxed and supportive environment so you are free to focus on doing great work, whether that's concentrating on writing some code on your own, or collaborating intensively with colleagues.

We have recently undergone a major refurbishment to get a more spacious office, with top-of-the-line facilities like bright "full spectrum" lighting. Everybody gets a super-ergonomic Herman Miller desk chair that adjusts to fit them. There's no dress code - everyone is encouraged to dress in a way that is comfortable and reflects their personality.

The main working areas are all open plan - we like working together to ensure a good, relaxed, collaborative atmosphere. No-one has an individual office (not even directors!). We do have lots of meeting rooms though, since we talk a lot, both face-to-face and remotely to places like the US. There are also quiet areas if someone wants to really concentrate on something.

As with any creative problem solving, sometimes you need a change of scene to relax or let the ideas flow. So we have a bunch of tea rooms (good for gossip as well as beverages), a kitchen and social area, a “comfy area” (with settees) and a variety of office games (currently table tennis, pool, table football and darts). We also have a “company breakfast” together each week and a choice of biscuits and fruit to satisfy both the health conscious and the chocolate lovers.

Location

Ensoft's offices are in Harpenden, close to the station with a very fast connection into London. The train runs into St Pancras International and through several central London stations.

Harpenden is an attractive town, which thanks to its excellent commute has a thriving centre with shops, bars and restaurants. Close by is the city of St Albans, bringing a wider social scene (theatres, clubs, a wider selection of bars) and all the facilities offered by a modern city.

Away from the commuter line there are many smaller, quieter villages with an easy commute, by car or bike, to our offices. Most employees live in Harpenden, London, St Albans, or one of these other villages - all are easy to get to and offer a different mix of living styles. For those who love the Big Smoke, Harpenden actually has significant benefits over London suburbs - it has easy access to the Hertfordshire countryside, but is just a 25 minute direct train journey from central London.

Pool Table

Table Tennis

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