Mobile publisher Gismart shifts to remote-first working model, creating new hubs around employees

Gismart has announced its move to a remote working model, meaning its staff will now be able to work from anywhere. The mobile publisher will also open special hubs across Europe for the convenience of its employees.

With this move, Gismart wants to offer full flexibility to its employees. It has also undertaken to open hubs on sites with more than 10 employees or at their request, if this number is lower.

The company has already opened hubs in countries like Poland and Georgia, planning to set up new ones in Portugal this summer. It also offers relocation packages to employees wishing to settle in Poland or Portugal.

“Gismart transitioned to the hybrid work environment two years ago, while keeping standard desktops running,” said CEO Dmitry Lipnitsky. “During this time, we have learned the benefits of working remotely, including finding and retaining valuable talent by providing a higher degree of confidence, flexibility and support during difficult times.”

The company began hiring people regardless of their geographic location since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With some of its employees in Ukraine fleeing the country, Gismart has decided to provide all staff with full geographic flexibility in perpetuity.

Currently, Gismart employs over 350 people worldwide. It now operates multiple mobile titles, surpassing one billion mobile downloads last December.