Balancing work and parenthood at Intuita

We pride ourselves on offering the flexibility and support that parents and caregivers need in order to balance their personal and professional lives. Our benefits include generous paid maternity and paternity leave, flexible and part-time working plus, crucially, a culture of care and understanding that family should always come first.

Many of our team are parents with children spanning a variety of ages, so to celebrate the Global Day of Parents, we spoke to a few of them to hear about their experiences of juggling parenthood and work here at Intuita.

Luke Main, Principal Visualisation Consultant

Luke with baby Hugo

I know it’s a cliché to say that working at Intuita is like being part of a family, but having become a parent while working here, it certainly feels that way. The flexible working style which has become the norm is so helpful especially in those early days. Personally I like to work a few days each week in the office and some at home to appreciate the different aspects of each. It’s great to be around to help out at home and there are other times when the office has – let’s say – fewer distractions. Everyone is always asking after my son, probably more than they ask about me, but that’s fine! I even had a request from a client recently to bring him onto the video call to say hi.

Suz Norman, Recruitment Partner

Suz and her dog Barney

Looking at how to carefully balance work/home life is a must for us ALL nowadays – as a parent it does become the lynch-pin on which everything else then slots in around and is ever changing as children go through life. To find a company that just ‘gets this’ without even asking or working too hard at it is like gold dust. Having worked somewhere for 8 years where this worked beautifully, I feel so very lucky to have found this culture and understanding a second time around within Intuita. No questions are asked, we come and go (within reason!) and work fluidly within our different roles as the trusted adults we all are – using a variety of tools to communicate and work across the business which suits us as individuals, parents or not. I can work around the demands of Mummy Taxi, school runs and the various concerts & school plays, sickness bugs or playground football injuries! I’m proud to say within Intuita I can maintain my 100% school attendance!

Josh Barber, Principal Data Engineer

Josh Barber in the Newbury office

Being a dad to two children with a third due imminently, having a healthy balance of work and family is important. Being able to work from home was crucial for me when joining Intuita and I feel very fortunate to be able to put my family first and have the flexibility to work around school runs, school plays, appointments, etc. I work with a great bunch of people who are fully supportive which adds to the positive working environment.

Jemma Hewitt, Data Delivery Director

Jemma with her kids in the park

I recently read this Forbes article about research which finds that 23% of working mothers say they have been passed over for a promotion because they have children, 41% of employed Americans perceive working mums to be less devoted to their work, and a third judged them for needing a more flexible schedule. As a proud hard working mum of two young boys aged two and four, I have never felt more opposed to this notion. I work hard to be a role model for my children, not as a woman but as a parent who they look up to. I adore my children and work part-time to ensure I create a balance in my life both personally and professionally to be the best version of myself. I have never felt anything but supported in my decisions to be a mother and balance a senior leadership role. I see Intuita as an extension of my family, a support network and a cheerleader in all my endeavours.

Maddi Robinson, Recruitment Manager

Maddi with her two boys

I am incredibly proud to work for Intuita, a company that offers and supports flexible working, not just talks about it. Intuita is a company where you are purely judged on what you produce, not when and where you did the work. Thanks to this approach to flexible working, I can juggle 2 children as well as a career. In the last year I have propelled my career forward more than I ever have.

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