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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.

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The main entrance of the MAIL.RU GROUP tower

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A Selfie Spot

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The tower

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.

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The front desk on the fist floor

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Your Business

 

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.

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The huge logo – first floor in the MAIL.RU GROUP tower.

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Someone must be a big “little construction brick” fan. New employers place the figures on the logo – sometimes they disappear – the figures – We hope we understood it right. 😉

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Your Team

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.

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The team of MAPS.ME.

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A team meeting room. We like the slipper policy at MAIL.RU GROUP. 🙂

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Open office space. Check out this view!

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Forget old-school light switches, at MAIL.RU GROUP they are up to date.

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Attention Warface fans! It is here – where the magic happens!

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We bet that WARFACE fans know this buddy

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.

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A big sport & amusement center with soccer table, air basketball, sparing place, gym and much more

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On the “Air Basketball” with Madina Tayupova, Head of Public Relations at MAIL.RU GROUP

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Do some sport with a personal trainer

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or just be treated to a manicure or a new haircut

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How about fresh fruit or a glass of vegetable juice?

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? 

Yes, sure we have. Check out these links:   Careers  and/or Vacancy

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The cafeteria

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Get some food

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A multi-purpose space on the ground floor

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Steps to the first floor

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The multi-purpose space is also used for events

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View from the chill-out area on the multi-purpose space

1,700 employees are working at the Headquarter of MAIL.RU GROUP

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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.

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open space

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circular sofa as a meeting place

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“We have these nice chill-out corners!”

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Nice area for movies or TV events

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“Let’s have a look at floor 26”

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Floor 26. The lobby of the executive management.

         book a photoshooting with the Officedropin-Team           corporate – commercial – portrait – business photography

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With this incredible view over Moscow it is easy to wait.

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“Let’s get even higher to floor 28, there is the best view!”

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View over Moscow from MAIL.RU GROUP tower

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Thank you Madina & MAIL.RU GROUP team –  for this interview, the photoshoot and the great time in Moscow!

 

Location: Moscow, Russia   Website: MAIL.RU GROUP  Photos: copyright by AndreasL.de

 

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