Diesdas Wiki How we think + roll

This is the place where we collect all things Diesdas; our company culture and philosophy, guides for new employees, and any interesting bits and pieces about the team and the company.

We decided to publish this handbook to give everyone a look behind the curtain, so you can see how we roll as an organisation. We hope that you find this useful.


What are the typical working hours?

Most people at Diesdas start their day sometime around 8-10 am (Berlin time) and end their work day 5-7 pm. Because we don’t have fixed working hours, this is more of a convention and not a requirement. We trust you to know when and where you’ll be at your most productive – you set your own schedule.

To make this work for everyone, we follow these basic principles:

  • Please indicate your usual working times and lunch break in your calendar by defining your working times and by blocking off your lunch break every day.
  • If you have very specific or unique working times, please make sure to discuss them with your project team and/or PM in advance. This one's all about communication and being mindful of your team mates schedules.

When do I get paid?

If you’re an employee: around the 25th of the month. If you’re a freelancer: No later than 5 work days after handing in your invoice. Please note that we can’t control how long it takes our bank (and yours) to forward the money.

What’s the policy on home office?

We have unlimited home office, which means that you can work from home as much (or as little) as you want.

Can I work remotely?

Yes! Some people enjoy working from our Kreuzberg office, but most do a combination or work fully from home.

What about professional development?

Everyone at Diesdas receives a yearly professional development budget for workshops, training, conferences etc. Let us know what you need and we’ll try our best to make it happen. We love sharebacks, so we might ask you to give a short presentation of what you learned to your team mates.

How do holidays work at Diesdas?

We request and approve holidays in our time tracking tool Moco. All Diesdas team members get 30 days of holidays per year (or the proportional equivalent if you don’t work a 5 day week), plus an extra day off on their birthday if it’s during a work week.

What if I’m late?

Let your project team know on Slack.

What if I’m sick?

Get well soon! Use the #unavailable Slack channel workflow to let the team know. PS: You don’t need to provide a reason for your sick leave.

If you’re sick for more than two consecutive days, we’ll need a doctor’s note (for legal/tax reasons).

Can I tell my friends and family about my work?

Yes. Just make sure to clarify with your PM what’s confidential and what's not.

Can my friends visit me at the office?


Can I host events at the office?

Yes. Let us know what you have in mind and we’ll figure out how to best support you.

I want to discuss my role, growth or progression.

Our biweekly 1on1 meetings are meant to facilitate these topics. If it’s urgent, talk to your discipline lead or any of the partners.

What is the office language?

We’re a very international team, so almost all communication is in English.

Do I need to bring my own computer?

Freelancers should bring their own computers. Our permanent team members and interns will receive a company laptop (Macbook Pro) for security reasons.

What does Diesdas Digital stand for?

The literal translation: This and that Digital. What we mean by that is that we work across industries and make no assumptions. We test and tinker – trying a little bit of this and a little bit of that to find the best solutions.