When it’s time to choose the all important question of where to do your internship, what comes to mind? Given the vast number of companies to consider, how is 8Layer different from the rest of the pack? Why would one pick 8Layer over the more popularly-known companies?
LINUX and OPEN SOURCE ADVOCATES
8Layer is one of the few pioneers in promoting open source and Linux. With their KahelOS (www.kahelos.org),
a 100% Filipino-made distro, you will surely feel the ingenuity of the
team behind this phenomenal success. Not only do they want to promote
open source, but they are generous in sharing their ideas and knowledge
and are always eager to give back to the community. Indeed, they
regularly hold what is called Knowledge sharing or KS in the office to
multiply the knowledges and experiences that each of the team has
ADVANCED and FUTURISTIC TECHNOLOGIES
8Layer is always up-to-date with new technologies. As stressed in one of
their core values, INNOVATION is an important goal of 8Layer. With the
haste evolution of the IT industry, there is no room for stagnation in
8Layer. The company is constantly innovating and upgrading the
technologies used behind their products and services. This means that
learning new things is inevitable in the company.
BETTER CAREER OPPORTUNITY
8Layer is not just an ordinary IT company. From IT skills to
communication skills to public speaking skills, one is encouraged to
learn all these while staying with 8Layer. 8Layer believes that
everybody should come out of their shells and use their skills and
talents to the fullest.
FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE PEOPLE
Each 8Layer employee or simply known as “8lien” is approachable and fun
to be with. They are a bunch of brilliant yet jolly people who can be
serious at work and crazy at play. They do not act like bosses but more
like “Ates” and “Kuyas” who are always willing to teach and assist
COMPETITIVENESS, PROFESSIONALISM AND GOAL-ORIENTED
8Layer is not just keen on honing the skills of its people but also on
letting them excel and reach their goals. The essence of professionalism
is very important to 8Layer such that its rule of thumb is for everyone
to finish their assigned tasks given whatever circumstances. Even with
the open-culture that they have, an “8lien” is expected to shine and
grow in every aspect of their career.
With all these opportunities and training, who wouldn’t be excited to
be an OJT in 8Layer? It will surely be a chance of a lifetime that you
wouldn’t want to miss.