Anna Buczak
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Last Update:
February 26, 2024

Being the new hire at ULAM LABS is undeniably awesome, but let's admit, it can be a bit overwhelming too, right? That's where your Buddy steps into the rescue.

This story unfolds the adventures of newbies navigating the ULAM LABS terrain, finding their way with a little assistance from their Buddies – sharing laughs, tackling fresh tasks, and perhaps even grabbing a coffee or two along the way.

More Than Just a Helping Hand

Ever heard of the Buddy? It's not merely someone showing you where the coffee machine is or how to fix a bug in your code. At ULAM LABS, it's an entirely different experience. Here, for the initial three months, a Buddy becomes your guide in the world of tech and the company - someone who's had your back from day one. They're the go-to person for all those "silly" questions you might be too shy to ask in meetings, and they're the first to celebrate your victories, no matter how small. 

Buddy’s Key Responsibilities

The Buddy role encompasses a range of tasks crucially shaping a newcomer's experience:

  • Warm Welcome: Ensuring new employees feel at home, complementing formal introductions with personal touches.
  • Learning Support: Providing insights into the company’s projects, culture, and assisting with the tools and systems used.
  • Career Guidance: Helping with career development questions and directing towards further resources or the People Team.
  • Building Relationships: Creating a friendly environment through casual conversations and personal interest in their day-to-day experiences.
  • Regular Check-ins: Maintaining consistent contact to discuss progress, address any issues, and celebrate successes.

Each aspect of the Buddy's role is crafted to make the transition into ULAM LABS not just seamless but also enriching and enjoyable, significantly contributing to the supportive culture of our company.

A Day in the Life with a Buddy

What's a typical day like with a Buddy at ULAM LABS? It's a blend of learning, laughing, and perhaps a bit of head-scratching over your tasks or projects. You kick off the day with a quick catch-up or a coffee run, discussing the day’s goals. Then, you might team up on a project, with your Buddy guiding you through the process, or you could be bouncing ideas off each other for a new feature. It's collaborative, it's fun, and it's all about making the most out of each day while picking up something new.

The Impact of Buddies on ULAM LABS' Culture

The positive effects of incorporating the Buddy role extend beyond just benefiting the newcomers. This approach creates a ripple effect throughout our company, fostering a culture of openness, support, and continuous learning. Everyone becomes more approachable, and a strong sense of community emerges, something you won't find just anywhere. It’s not only about completing tasks; it’s about building a workplace where everyone feels valued and connected, right from day one.


Being the new kid at ULAM LABS is an adventure, and having a Buddy elevates the experience. It goes beyond mere onboarding; it involves building relationships, growing together, and establishing a work environment that radiates a welcoming vibe. From the shared laughs over tasks to the invaluable lessons learned along the way, the Buddy is what makes starting a new journey at our company something to eagerly anticipate. Experience it for yourself and explore opportunities on our Careers site!

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