In November we visited MAIL.RU GROUP in Moscow. MAIL.RU GROUP is the biggest Russian internet company.
The MAIL.RU GROUP (listed at the London Stock Exchange) isn’t a startup anymore. MAIL.RU was founded as an email provider in 1998 and it grew up to a big internet and a venture capital company.
The MAIL.RU Group holds a lot of different companies like email services, social networks, online gaming, search & e-commerce.
To name a few within the Mail.RU Group: mail.ru,vk.com, my.com, icq, ok.ru.
Read the interview and have a look at the pictures of the corporate photo shooting at MAIL.RU GROUP’S Headquarter Office Tower in Moscow taken by the photographer Andreas Lukoschek (founder of OfficeDropIn.com).
When was your company founded, your location, in how many countries are you active?
Mail.Ru Group, international brand My.com (LSE:MAIL, listed since November 5, 2010) is a leader in the Russian-speaking Internet market.
The company holds the lead in Russian desktop and mobile spaces and its products reach approximately 94% of Russian Internet users on a monthly basis.
The company owns Russia’s leading email service and one of Russia’s largest Internet portals, Mail.Ru.
it operates the two largest social networks VK.com and Odnoklassniki.
The biggest offices are in Moscow (HQ), St Petersburg, Amsterdam, Mountain View, Tel Aviv, Riga.
Number of employees: over 3,500 (2016)
MAIL.RU GROUP owns 100% of mobile games developer Pixonic and 100% of Delivery Club, the number one food delivery company in Russia. Mail.Ru Group has the controlling interest in GeekBrains, the online learning platform for developers.
What is your core business? What is your strategy?
In line with communitainment strategy, the company operates an integrated communications and entertainment platform, comprising Russia’s leading email service and one of the biggest Internet portals, the two largest social networks on the Russian language Internet market — VKontakte (VK) and Odnoklassniki, instant messaging services and Russia’s top online games business.
Right now MAIL.RU GROUP employs over 3,500. Are you planning to expand?
We always welcome the best professionals in the market.
What is the average age of your team members?
Average age is 27–30.
Why is it fun to work at your company? Do you offer any employee benefits?
We offer competitive compensation and health insurance including dental coverage, all while maintaining the energy, agility and fun of a startup.
And surely we offer exciting projects, strongest teams, best office spaces, and professional development.
Do you offer new employees a relocation service or help to relocate?
Yes, whenever we find a skilled professional, we do our best to help with relocation, finding an apartment and much more.
Do you have a job board? What is the web-link?
1,700 employees are working at the Headquarter of MAIL.RU GROUP
Did you get help from an interior designer by designing the office? And if who did you work together with?
We’ve been working closely with UNK project .
Office spaces were created with our employees’ wishes and needs in mind.
That’s why we have a full-fledged indoor volleyball court which can be transformed to a conference room (which seats up to 500 people) in less than in two hours, as well as our own gym and fitness center, office lounge and movie theater, dry cleaners, and so on.
All the equipment and even lighting system were chosen and tested by a group of employees from different departments of our company.
The project received an award of the European Property Awards 2014.
“We have these nice chill-out corners!”
“Let’s have a look at floor 26”
“Let’s get even higher to floor 28, there is the best view!”
Thank you Madina & MAIL.RU GROUP team – for this interview, the photoshoot and the great time in Moscow!