3 Up Club: What's It All About?

What’s the story behind it all? It’s a wonderful and very straightforward story, actually.


Our CEO, Nick Hargreaves, wanted to show that Cloud Employee really values the people who have stayed with the company for a significant number of years by rewarding their hard work and loyalty.


He personally came up with the idea of creating the 3 Up Club, as quite a handful of the developers celebrated and will celebrate three incredible years with Cloud Employee this year. And since the club had only been formed this year, developers who have been with the company for a longer time have also been included. In total, there will be ten of them who will celebrate such a momentous milestone in the company.


But why number three? As a company, Cloud Employee is still quite young. In fact, it has only been incorporated in 2014. Having stayed with the company for more than half of its inception is such a big deal, hence the number three.


From the start, Nick has always wanted to give something extraordinary aside from the common employee benefits—something that sets Cloud Employee’s work benefits apart from the typical work benefits provided by other companies and required by law.


Here are some of the basic benefits we enjoy at Cloud Employee:

  • Medical and dental plans
  • Health and wellness coverage for employees’ dependents
  • Cash incentive for professional training or seminars
  • Educational assistance for employees’ dependents


In addition, we also have exciting perks that have grown to be part of our office culture such as free daily snacks, our monthly Free Food Fridays and Social Fridays, plus birthday cakes to celebrate every employee’s birthday.


Moreover, Nick also has a Supper Club where he invites ten developers every Wednesday evening for a simple yet intimate dinner. Get-togethers like this allow the developers to talk about anything and bond with the CEO.

 

But it doesn’t stop there.

 

For the 3 Up Club, Nick thought of an activity everyone will surely enjoy—an overseas trip! Hence the word “Up” (or to fly), because who doesn’t want an all-expenses-paid trip and a chance to tour the most beautiful destinations in Taiwan?

 

But then again, our CEO doesn't stop there. Nick wanted to show genuine appreciation by not just sending them away; instead, taking them to the trip himself. 


Now that you know the story behind the 3 Up Club, let’s meet some of the developers who will be flying this weekend.


Meet the Members of the 3 Up Club

With anticipation for the upcoming big trip, we asked some members of the 3 Up Club to share their thoughts on their milestone in the company and about being the very first members of the 3 Up club. Here are some of their responses.

 

Jace Maniquis

Jace Maniquis, .NET Developer

Q: What did you feel when you first heard about the 3 Up Club, and what it will be doing for you?

Jace: I was really excited when I was told about the 3 Up Club. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity of travelling to another country to just unwind and relax, even for a short while. It would really recharge me and boost my productivity. I’m also looking forward to being exposed to another culture that’s different from our own.


Q: What do you look forward to in the years to come as part of Cloud Employee?

Jace: I look forward to bigger opportunities in the future as I continue working at Cloud Employee because these enable me to continue growing both as a person and as a developer.


Q: What is your message to those waiting to be a part of the 3 Up Club?

Jace: I want them to realise that Cloud Employee is not just a company—it’s a family. I know that some companies have work benefits and compensation similar to our, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anything close to the 3 Up Club. It really feels nice to be appreciated, especially with this opportunity that they’re giving us.

 

 McKein Tayag

McKein Tayag, iOS Developer

Q: What did you feel when you first heard about the 3 Up Club, and what it will be doing for you?

McKein: When I first heard about becoming a member of the 3 Up Club, I felt a sense of accomplishment. I’m really happy to have stayed with the company for as long as I have. Time flies by so quickly that it barely feels like three years have already passed since I first started working here. I’m also very thankful for the opportunities that were given to me in my career, as well as through the perks I’ve enjoyed so far.


Q: What do you look forward to in the years to come as a part of Cloud Employee?

McKein: I really look forward to the opportunity of working at more projects in the years to come. At the same time, I intend to expand my knowledge and gain more experience to continue being an effective member of the team.


Q: What is your message to those waiting to be a part of the 3 Up Club?

McKein: Remember to continue giving a hundred per cent in anything you do. And never shy away from challenges and see them for what they truly are—an opportunity to keep growing and learning as you gain experience.

 

Aleks Daloso

Aleks Daloso, Web Developer

Q: What did you feel when you first heard about the 3 Up Club, and what it will be doing for you?

Aleks: I felt very excited, of course. I felt how Cloud Employee gives importance to the people who have stayed loyal throughout the years. To be honest, this is such a wonderful opportunity for me because this is my first time to experience an out-of-the-country trip. I’m really looking forward to it because it’s such a special experience to share this moment with my fellow 3 Up Club members and our CEO, Nick Hargreaves.


Q: What do you look forward to in the years to come as a part of Cloud Employee?

Aleks: I look forward to the many years to come working at Cloud Employee and to my continuous growth as a person and as a developer as more opportunities open in the future. I also hope for more out-of-the-country trips as well! I really wish that I could meet my clients in the UK because we’ve been working together for almost 3 years already.


Q: What is your message to those waiting to be a part of the 3 Up Club?

Aleks: Always remember to do your best and put your heart into your work. Keep going and keep growing because time flies by quickly that you wouldn’t notice how much you have already achieved or how long you have been staying in the company for years.

 

 


 

 

Join Jace, Aleks, McKein and our growing pool of software, mobile, and web developers for an opportunity to work with global startups and tech firms. Check our Careers page for our latest job postings or send us your updated CV to [email protected] with the position you're applying for in the subject line.

Or check out how Cloud Employee works, see our Developer Pricing Guide, or talk to us. You can hire dedicated offshore developers with us across many technologies. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for our latest updates and job postings.

 

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