The coronavirus (COVID-19) has had quite a grip on the world. It was a bizarre situation that no one had to deal with before. Our way of work has been through a few changes, because of the virus. It’s only natural that you’re wondering what it’s actually like to apply for a job at bol.com. How does the application process work? And what does working at bol.com look like now?
The place where you can be 100% you
Bol.com, truly be the store of us all. A place where you can be a 100% yourself. That is our ambition. You can only be yourself if we create a place where every bol.com’er feels safe and at home. And we create that place together. Because if everyone is curious and willing to keep on learning, we can take new steps together, full of confidence. And we do this, in true bol.com style, a little bit better every day.
This is how we make bol.com the employer where you can just be you.
Our mission? Change retail together to make everyday life easier. And together we really mean together. Of course, everyone from his own expertise and role but in teams we strengthen or complement each other. By joining forces, we can discover, create and walk new paths. Because, as market leader, bol.com must continue to innovate. We do this not only with our colleagues but also with our partners and customers. Together we set the standard.
Because what’s new today will be normal for us tomorrow.
Daring to fail and keep pioneering
In order to set the standard, you dare to dream, dare to discover and keep experimenting and developing. But you must also dare to fail and understand that failure is actually learning. Because if you know what doesn’t work, you are one step closer to what will be successful.
In this process, colleagues and teams work very autonomously. That means a lot of freedom, within which you get responsibility and take initiative. In this way, you and your colleagues are responsible for the next success of bol.com, your team and your career.
At bol.com you get the space to discover new things. Do you have a good idea or do you see something that could be improved? Get to work on it. And you certainly don’t have to do this alone. Bol.com’ers are always ready to help each other to take good plans further and to help colleagues in their development. This is how we grow together. As people, as a team and as an organisation.
This is what you get in return
Every day we want to be a little better. Every day we want to get closer to our goal: “Truly be the store of us all”. We can only be that if we bring out the best in each other and keep the energy high. And we totally understand that you want something in return.
What binds us together every day is our culture and the way we work. It’s what makes bol.com, bol.com. A unique feeling that is almost impossible to explain and that you are best advised to come and experience for yourself. It is a mix of elements that we have tried to capture in our five values: inspired, together, trust, sincere and down-to-earth. A magic potion that makes us do things a little bit better every day.
In 1999 bol.com saw the light. It was just an ordinary Thursday (or was it a Wednesday?) that the first online bookstore opened its virtual doors.
We reached the cape of 50 colleagues. Each of them are proud bol.commers that know how to organize a football competition, how to throw a party and how to get things done, all at the same time.
And then, all of a sudden, it was our ten year anniversary. We got a lot of appreciation for the hard work: we won the Thuiswinkel Awards and were chosen best webshop of the Netherlands. Time for the next big step: from online mediastore to online warehouse!
We're going fast! We reached the amazing number of 5.000.000 customers.
The festive opening of our own bol.com fulfilment center in Waalwijk by our CEO Huub Vermeulen.
Hooray! 10 million people in the Netherlands and Belgium are shopping at bol.com.
After 22 years, our CEO Huub Vermeulen has decided to leave the company. Margaret Versteden , Chief Platform Officer, has been proposed as his successor.
The will to improve is in the nature of bol.com
We are at the heart of society and feel responsible for making a positive contribution. Our mission: climate-neutral shopping by 2025 at bol.com. Together we are working on the store of tomorrow.