Employee introduction: Mikko Mustonen, Software Specialist

“I was asked to join Compile four years ago. The company was relatively unknown at the time, but I decided to listen to the founders’ story. The founders’ offer differed from the offers of others – fair wages, flexibility in working hours and interesting tasks,” says Mikko Mustonen.

Mikko is a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Aalto University. Mikko started his career as a researcher at VTT, where he ended up after graduation. At VTT, Mikko studied the damage signals of paper machines. For the first time, programming was also introduced as part of the job description.

In the early 2000s, Mikko was asked to join a startup company that had an interesting business idea related to the use of short-range radio waves for local positioning. At the startup company, Mikko focused mainly on programming. When the startup company was sold, Mikko ended up working for a large software consulting company until he decided to change jobs.

“I was really happy with my old job, but Juha and Mika’s offer was a good one and it has held true until the present day,” says Mikko. “For example, leave may be taken upon agreement and the salary is tied to the work performance and not to attendance.”

Mikko’s working days include a lot of planning and instructing, as well as the evaluation of his co-workers’ output. “One of my favourites today is building IT operating environments programmatically. Environments can be built in data centres or on the platforms of cloud service providers. Imaging tools like Cloudformation or Ansible are used for construction.”

One of Mikko’s favourite projects has been Kela’s assignment, in which the state department’s website was updated and modernised. “I like public projects because the results of the work benefit the general public.”

“The best thing about Compile is the company’s humane attitude towards employees and the lack of bureaucracy. The founders of Compile are really smart and nice guys, as are the co-workers.”

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the eNPS calculation is based on the Employee Net Promoter Score formula developed by Fred Reichheld, which was originally used to study the customer experience and customer satisfaction of companies. Lately, it has also been used to research employee satisfaction (e as in employee + NPS).

This is how the calculation is performed.

We ask our employees once a year, “How likely are you to recommend your workplace to friends or acquaintances on a scale of 0 to 10?” Then we ask for clarification with an open question: “Why did you submit this score?”.

Those who submit a score of 9 or 10 are called promoters. Those who submit a score from 0 to 6 are called detractors.

The eNPS result is calculated by subtracting the relative percentage of detractors from the relative percentage of promoters. Other answers are allocated a score of 0.

The calculation results can be anything from -100 to +100. Results between +10 and +30 are considered to be good, and results above +50 are considered to be excellent.