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CatchingUp with Agilathon!

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč

27.10.2022.

We continue our CatchingUp Series by seeing what the Agilathon team has been up to! 😀

For those of you who might not know them, Agilathon is the market leader in eCOA delivery expertise, leveraging a global team of consultants that are subject matter experts in software design, validation, delivery, enablement, compliance, and operations.

Agilathon was founded back in 2002 and nowadays they are industry experts in their field that deliver the best-in-class tech innovation services for decentralized clinical trials highlighted by the high quality, efficiency, and scale.

We were curious about the founding of Agilathon and the team was more than happy to share the story: “The company was founded by two friends who met in Boston during college.

That’s how the connection between Boston and Split was born, and, after a couple of decades, this connection is still going strong.

Even though we’ve been in the industry for quite some time now, the brand Agilathon as we know it today is relatively young and is still growing.”

The Agilathon team consists of more than 170 exceptionally talented humans, and while the company keeps growing, Agilathon still feels intimate. But let’s see what the Agilathon team had to say about day-to-day Agilathon life and the changes the company has undergone.

What does a typical day at Agilathon look like?

“How your work day looks depends on where your office space for the day is. That’s one of the great benefits, that you can choose if you want to work from home or from the office, or if you want to be flexible, you can opt for hybrid work.

A typical office day would look like this: first things first – going to our kitchen for a morning chat over coffee, tea, or lemonade.

After that, we’re ready to get the work done! 😀

It can get challenging, we often work on several diverse projects and have to keep learning new things. That’s why when you need a break you can always come over to the office PlayStation for a game or challenge a teammate to a table tennis match.

The second part of our day is usually reserved for the team meetings between the US and Croatian side since our clients and a part of our team is in the US.”

As a company, in what aspect has Agilathon grown the most in the past year?

“The past year was a big one, to say the least! Our team welcomed over 100 newcomers and moved to the amazing new office space which we’re still excited about.

The goal is to grow, of course, but it’s imperative for us to remain excellent during that growth, and to achieve that, you have to keep the focus on people.

So, we introduced many new benefits such as remote work, minimum of 25 paid vacation days per year for everyone, an additional health care policy, and a MultiSport card.

Naturally, emphasis was also put on people’s personal development, so our HR team created an extensive education plan which is constantly improving based on employee and business needs. Mentorship and Internship programs were formed to help our employees learn and grow within Agilathon.

Also, it was, and still is, very important for us to build a strong team and environment that encourages curiosity and honesty.

The key to that is communication which is why we introduced monthly one-on-one and all-hands meetings. Last but not least, with the new offices came new equipment and gadgets such as adjustable desks, Kindle readers, Bluetooth headphones, and MacBooks.

Naturally, the team welcomed all these improvements gladly, but everyone’s absolute favorite still remains the free drinks and snacks.” 🙂

What is the most interesting thing about Agilathon?

“The most interesting part would probably be that we are experts in designing and developing digital solutions for a specific type of medical research – the clinical trials.

Not to go into too many details, but a clinical trial is a type of research that studies new treatments and evaluates their effects on human health outcomes.

Working as a partner in that type of industry can be challenging because your work can affect people’s lives and health, and with that comes great responsibility.

But, it is also what gives our work a strong sense of purpose. There are also a few upcoming projects which will allow us to expand to new industries so we’re pretty excited about that.”

What do you love about the Agilathon team?

“Definitely the atmosphere, or should we say – the people! Because they are the ones who create the atmosphere.

As soon as you step into the office you can see and feel the good mood and the teamwork.

The team is made up of a perfect mix of expertise and bright minds, so there is a lot of knowledge-sharing going on. If you’re stuck with a problem everyone is happy to jump in for a brainstorming session and leadership is always there for the support.”

What are you the proudest of regarding Agilathon?

“What we are most proud of is the quality of our employees. They are all dedicated to their work and to becoming experts in their field. Always happy to help each other and not afraid to fail every once in a while because they know that failure is how you grow.

That’s why at Agilathon we put so much emphasis on building our employees for leadership roles within the company and encouraging them to change roles or departments when there is a possibility and they wish to do so.

Positive change is a great motivator and it helps all team members acquire new knowledge and skill set, which in turn creates added value for Agilathon as a company and for our clients. It’s a win-win situation!”

We’d like to thank the Agilathon team for this insight into their company and wish them a lot of success in the future! 🙂

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About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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