In 2013, Tomáš Hodboď and other colleagues from previous successful projects decided that they wanted to start a new e-commerce business and build it as a global product from scratch. Since then, they have been building the best fashion search engine not only in the Czech Republic, but on a global scale. Today, you can find GLAMI in 17 countries from Estonia to Turkey to Brazil. GLAMI is first and foremost a technology company with the goal of leveraging the latest technologies including artificial intelligence and algorithms for the best user experience. The goal is to make it easier and more enjoyable for users to buy clothes and anything fashion related and to be able to cater to them based on similar principles as Spotify recommends music. GLAMI today consists of more than 80 employees working from Prague, Liberec or remotely from different parts of the country. They still retain their startup culture, which includes the autonomy to implement their ideas, the space to develop and, most importantly, good relationships and even better joint parties, not to be forgotten.
The world's best online fashion mall
That's what GLAMI is for us. It's up to us to convince millions of other people that we will make fashion as accessible to them as Spotify is to music.
Our vision is for GLAMI to come to mind every time you want to buy fashion online. Every time you open GLAMI, it will offer you pieces to suit your style. We have a huge selection of products and a fast and reliable website, whose functionalities we are constantly improving. This allows us to pleasantly surprise our users by, for example, showing them a T-shirt in their favourite colour or recommending a new brand or local fashion manufacturer they haven't heard of before.
We've been successful in our traditional role as a fashion aggregator, and now we're focusing on more detailed personalization, inspiration, and other modern tweaks to inspire the market. We have big challenges ahead of us and a team of people ready to support your ideas on how to make GLAMI just a little bit better again.
My job is to remove obstacles for people so they can create.
GLAMI is your opportunity to grow
We have a great product, smart people to learn from every day, and lots of plans and visions for the future that we'd like to implement. While we don't have career plans and clear development paths for each year, you can make your path at GLAMI all the more your own. If you've got a head full of ideas, you'll have the opportunity to discuss, try and realise them with us. Here you can really try everything you dare to do and are interested in. An example is the story of Bára, who, through various positions, got to the position of Head of P&O in quite a short time and is great at it. It's all about wanting. Having constant challenges ahead of you is more than career growth on a spreadsheet.
Long live multi-culture environment
We are an absolutely international team. GLAMI can be found in 17 countries around the world and each country has a dedicated team in our Prague offices. That means 17 different nationalities and cultures. Some colleagues work remotely, but we try to relocate most of them to us so that we can develop GLAMI together in one place, because these international synergies make the whole team incredibly dynamic. It brings diversity to the office, interesting stories and the reassurance that you're always learning something new. It's important to us that colleagues feel comfortable in our offices. We invite colleagues who work remotely to our online parties, tagging them in our storytelling so they feel part of the team. And we never forget them at any event.
Be a part of it
cause it's worth it!
GLAMI is an incredibly creative environment because people have the space and trust to be creative. When the architects were designing our office space, they couldn't get the meeting rooms design quite right, so that it would fit us. So we took over the project and designed the meeting rooms ourselves. To have empty bottles to decorate the Czech boardroom, we had to drink beers from different brands, and we framed all the IKEA manuals we had left after assembling the furniture in the Sweden boardroom.
And that's what GLAMI is all about, the moment we see a space we take it and implement our ideas both in the product field and in the office interior. You'll find countless creative projects with us.
In a sense, our DNA is also about ensuring that building the company is fun. Not only for us as founders, but for everyone who comes to work everyday. We always try to make sure that people enjoy working here, and that they can be free in decision making and autonomous. I believe that human potential has no borders, so we want to support people in pushing them.
We have two remote people working from Turkery in my team. And I feel like they are here, there is something cool about it.
We are as passionate about technology as we are about fashion.
We are a tech company that implements technology into the fashion world
If you are hesitant to join us because the world of fashion doesn't mean anything to you, you can rest easy because it's not just about fashion. It's about the best customer experience with the product.
If you must have something in your blood, it's data and data analysis more than fashion. That's what GLAMI is built on. We work with huge amounts of data, we're dedicated to process automation and now we're investing a lot of effort in artificial intelligence. Our in-house AI team is successfully taking us into the waters of machine learning and showing us entirely new opportunities. Our goal is not just to be a great online fashion shopping mall, but to be the trendsetters in e-commerce.
I wouldn't say most people are into fashion, a lot of people are more into technology. But in content team, we enjoy fashion, and that's important because we look at it all day long.
It's attractive for developers because we do a little bit of everything, but in the volume of people who visit GLAMI, how one writes the code stands out tremendously and that's hugely motivating and a great challenge.
We enjoy the shift, it motivates us
You can see in the people at GLAMI that they enjoy their work. They are ambitious and often come up with new ideas. We do our work because we are internally set to push ourselves, improve, simplify and constantly think about how things could be done differently, better and more efficiently. This culture has its charm because you can always find people around you who can kick you into gear. At GLAMI, no one pushes you to do anything, we don't have an inbox for good ideas and regular innovation reports. The initiative at GLAMI always comes from the people. If you think your idea makes sense and you can justify it, there is nothing stopping you from implementing it. GLAMI gives us space, support and more importantly, can reward proactivity and hard work.
At GLAMI, it's like being back in college or high school. Except we have designer offices and lots of free fruit and snacks. There's a bunch of people in their 30s, we have similar interests and deal with similar life situations. First it was wild parties, now it's housing and engagements. Our parties are still great, just a little more low-key. But we enjoy spending time together. We often get together and have a beer, play board games or quizzes, go on trips together. If you and your team get stuck on a project you can pack up and go to a cottage, GLAMI will take care of everything, and you have time to brainstorm and move forward. Once a year we take the whole company abroad, where we invite all remote colleagues. We always look forward to it like we're going to summer camp.
GLAMI offsite 2021
Check out the video and you'll understand what we've been talking about all along when we say that being in GLAMI is like being back in college. Except this time the covid year didn't allow us to go abroad, but we'll fix that as soon as we can.
I feel good at GLAMI, I do things that have a head and a tail, we are in profit and it's good to see you making money. And I enjoy the people here, we have good developers and a team of AI engineers who are fantastic to have lunch with because you always learn something new.
There's no uncomfortable pressure, and when you have a problem, you're not actually afraid to go solve it. It immediately opens up the topic and gets resolved.
There is creativity in good mood and good energy
We believe that in a good environment, where everyone works comfortably, people enjoy their work and get better results.
There is cleverness in diversity
The great added value of GLAMI is the people. We have a lot of smart and talented people from different countries with different hobbies. It really never gets boring. At every lunch you learn something new about fashion, technology, a particular culture, or even how the word vegan came about, because we have a colleague who publishes his own vegan cookbook. It's an incredible way to broaden your horizons.
In addition, GLAMI belongs to the MITON investment group, which is set up very synergistically, so we have the opportunity to be in contact with other interesting people from other MITON companies. We share know-how with each other, we have a place to inspire each other, to look for solutions or, on the contrary, to share our successes.
People here really want to develop something and be part of something bigger, to make GLAMI the best fashion search engine. They want to share their know-how, develop and move forward in general and everyone here is motivated in some way.
There is creativity in good mood and good energy. And I think that in a good environment, people work well, they don't leave and they get good results, you move the product and you enjoy the work more.
The GLAMI in Prague
In Prague, you can find us in Karlín, in the Corso building, which we share with Miton and other companies in the group. We have a lot of nice cafes, pubs and bistros around us, and we often use them to get together after work for a meal. We also like our offices and meeting rooms, which are each built in a different style to make it a good place for people to work.
The GLAMI in Liberec
Our development team sits in Liberec, because that is where MITON is originally from. The office environment, however, is indistinguishable from Prague. We're in the attic of an office building and the environment is just as pleasant as in Prague. GLAMI's culture and good working environment is all about the people, no matter where they are.
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