Since 2009 Visagio has been assessed by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW), a global organisation that assesses and recognises the best workplaces around the world. We are humbled to have been in the Top 100 since the first poll, achieving a better result year-on-year, learning from the insights that our own people bring to the survey and by taking actions to ensure that Visagio offers a work environment that our colleagues deserve.
This year, for the first time in Visagio’s 16 year history, we achieved something extraordinary: Visagio is the 2019 Best Place to Work in the category of medium companies in Brazil. This result reflects our focus on having a flat and inclusive organisation, focused on people development through an agile methodology.
Our unique and innovative selection process tests, selects and approves only those who we believe to have the right cultural fit and set of values. UniVisagio –our corporate university– and our mentorship programme equip our staff with the capability needed for them to become true leaders. We are proud to be a “hands-on” company, where everyone is encouraged to contribute to our growth journey and, through that, to achieve the results we aim for as a group.
In an interview with the leading business publication, Época Negócios, our Managing Partner, Agapito Troina, explained how we have achieved this recognition. An extract of that article reads:
Visagio is a company that doesn’t believe in hierarchy. Different from most organisations, there are no traditional executive or managerial roles. There are only three levels in our hierarchy: Intern, Consultant and Partner. “We organise ourselves daily in an agile way and each person gets a responsibility to take care”, says Agapito Troina. Founded in 2003 at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) business incubator, the company has been growing quickly. Starting with just five graduate engineers, today the organisation has 500 consultants delivering 300 projects a year worldwide. In 2018, the company achieved global revenues of R$ 150 million (US$37 million). Consultancies like Visagio are businesses based on people, with practically no fixed assets. For this reason, it’s important to constantly think about developing the team. Consultants, for example, can rely on mentors, individually following and guiding their careers. The company enjoys a corporate university, which provides courses and updated training. The Partnership programme sets a career course to become a Partner, something that 31 expert consultants have achieved so far. “We encourage an “intrapreneurial” and meritocratic culture,” says Agapito.
Our people are our greatest asset, and we are extremely happy to see that we are on the right path to creating leaders and future Partners who are committed to our objectives as much as to our clients.