We are a web and mobile development company but probably as unusual as it can get.
Obviously craftsmanship and technical skills are pivotal when we look for new hires. They don’t come first, though.
For us the way people collaborate with each other and with clients is absolute paramount.
That’s why we care so deeply about our organizational culture. It is what makes us who we are and we understand how fragile it is.
As a result, we collectively decided that we don’t want to grow as a company. Yes, that’s right. Scaling up and making more money aren’t on our goal list.
Our organizational culture is also what differentiates us from other companies alike. Its cornerstone is transparency.
Transparency is absolutely crucial as it translates to trust. We don’t believe that any relationship, business or other, can last in the long run unless we can build mutual trust.
It wouldn’t be possible to expect us to be transparent in front of our clients if we weren’t completely transparent in front of ourselves. That’s why everything at Lunar is transparent.
It doesn't stop at transparency, though. We collectively manage the whole company. We are a no management organization.
While we are in software business we define our ultimate goal as making our clients happy. Often it means building less, not more software. That’s what we frequently advise our clients. Even if it means less work for us.
In fact, that’s better, as we don’t complain that there’s too little work to do. We often have to turn clients away.
That’s also why we tend to be on the premium end of the pricing scale. We don’t believe that discussion about rates in isolation makes sense. What makes sense is the value you get for the money you pay. Our returning clients assure us that we provide good value.
And yet, we are always looking for new, interesting endeavors and new clients with great ideas.