What it's Really Like to Work at Affinda

Hey! My name is Mat and I run marketing for Affinda. In this post I’ll be sharing with you what it’s like to work here.
April 7, 2022
4 Minutes
That's me in the blue hoodie on the left. Caspar, part of our Affinda Solutions team, is on the right.
That's me in the blue hoodie on the left. Caspar, part of our Affinda Solutions team, is on the right.

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Who or What is Affinda?

We’re a team of AI nerds. Our HQ is in Melbourne, but half the team is spread around the world, with people all over – Belfast, Poland, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Vietnam, New York, Vancouver.

8 years ago the company started out as Draftable - a document comparison product - and has since expanded into offering AI document processing solutions under the Affinda umbrella brand.

We’ve got data scientists, devs of all stripes, salespeople, marketers and strategy consultants. It’s this broad mix of expertise and backgrounds which makes it genuinely interesting. Every day, we’re exposed to new information.

That’s what I love most about Affinda - we’ve put together a small but smart team that really brings their best each day. I’m constantly learning from them and have learned a lot about programming, AI, and business strategy since I joined.

What Do We Do?

Affinda has two sides to it -

Products – Draftable was our first product, but we now offer a range of AI document processing products including a Resume Parser and Invoice Extractor.

Solutions – Our Solutions team creates custom AI solutions for growing companies that want to get more value out of their data.

All of this is made possible by our AI Engine, VEGA, which sits at the core of everything we do and powers all our products and custom solutions.

Our Customers

Even as a relatively small company, we’ve had success selling our products to some of the world’s most recognisable brands, including Ford, Intuit and McKinsey.  We’re excited that Affinda’s offerings are now used by a growing list of software and internet companies around the world.

Even better, we regularly collect reviews like this one:

As you can see, our customers love our products, and that really helps with the positive vibe that you feel in the company.

We have very little customer churn, reviews are roundly positive, and the sales process involves relatively low levels of friction. To get more of a feel for this, read some of our reviews here:

Affinda on Sourceforge, G2.com, Trustradius

Draftable on Capterra

Or watch our video testimonials below.

What Kind of Person Fits Well into Affinda?

Affinda team members tend to be down to earth, focused and intelligent people who are good at working autonomously. The people who do best here are those that really take ownership of solving problems and driving projects forward.

If you work for Affinda, you will set your own schedule and, in many cases, decide for yourself the priorities. For this reason, our team is independently-minded and self-driven. Team members proactively look for ideas and improvements, and make logical cases for them.

Affinda is not loaded with processes and structure. The kind of person we are looking for thrives on managing their own schedule and projects. Team members work at their own pace and then regroup to share updates.

What’s it Like to Work at Affinda?

Here’s a summary of how the team has described it in Glassdoor Reviews:

  • We’re adaptive to client needs
  • We have good products that are easy to sell
  • There’s opportunity to grow how you like – you can see something that needs to be done, and make it happen. If you want to learn a skill and put it into action, you have freedom to do that – but it is down to your initiative to make this happen.
  • You get exposure to many aspects of the business, rather than being pigeonholed.
  • It’s a very autonomous, and flexible workplace – as one person said, ‘the opposite of being micromanaged’. Each team member works to set their own priorities and direction.
  • There’s minimal management overhead (meetings, messages, reports, etc).
  • We have good work-life balance.

Affinda is the best job I’ve ever had and I know that most of the team agrees with me. If the above describes the kind of workplace you’re looking for, we’d be glad to have you.

~ Mat.

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