An awarded employer and a proud ally to many Fortune 500 clients.
Mistral is a result of a genuine effort of two very unconventional programmers who share strong feelings about the local community and everything digital. After a fair share of working around the globe, they’ve noticed how software development in other companies is mostly done externally and across time zones. Even then, finding the right talent was hard.
Aware that BiH professionals have a technically curious mind, stellar work ethic, and a strong aesthetic sense, Mistral founders decided to open our first development office in 2010 in Sarajevo. This move gave many local tech professionals a chance to act globally from their home country. Opening of the Mostar development office followed in 2019.
Popular characteristics of Mistral
Most comfortable and modern office in the country.
Big team of carefully selected software experts.
Customized programs for professional growth.
Fantastic benefits and community
Our Alpha and Omega
Mistral is not for everyone. We put a lot of effort into carefully choosing clients who share the same philosophical values about how software is built the right way, and even more effort into choosing the right members of our team. There are very specific values and communication practices we live by that determine Mistral’s entire culture. All our business and hiring decisions are made with these values in mind:
No matter how big we get, the feeling of familiarity, friendliness, and comfort remains present for a very simple reason; we value individuals over anything else.
We show that we’re dead serious about that pledge by facilitating a very productive and nurturing environment that suits all human professional needs that we can think of. Of course, within the limits of reason. Our neat setup enables individuals to grow both professionally and personally through:
Frequent feedback checkpoints
Knowing how you are doing is a key element of many of our endeavors. Quite frequently you get a chance to sit down with a support management member and talk about your progress, project, team, concerns, plans, wishes, and hear previously collected feedback from team members you work closely with. Optimization of the feedback loop is an eternally active project at Mistral.
Online tutorials, on sight mentoring, in-house courses, practice groups, 1:1 coaching, conferences, meetups, certification, technical vacation, lunch and learn etc. Professional development isn’t just something we recommend at Mistral. It’s something we expect from you as a professional in the most competitive industry. We just enable it very efficiently and on many levels.
Mistral picks and chooses projects carefully. One of the chief criteria for any project we sign is that it doesn’t disrupt the work/life balance we cherish and that it brings new challenges to the table. We tend to exceed client’s expectations from the very beginning. With the right team, we were successful in going that extra mile each time, which is why all our projects end up being long-lasting and why our clients speak highly of us. We take a lot of pride in our work.
No matter what we do it still comes down to each individual to put their personal and professional development first, and to want to achieve professional excellence. If there is no will, there isn’t a way. Even though we tend to hire driven people only, It comes a time when we all feel a little under the weather and under pressure. That is why Mistral has 2 certified therapists on board, flexible working hours, a long break, game room, remote work, team activities, and other great benefits. We’re here for you.
Open door policy
All members of management are genuinely transparent and approachable.
HP hotline is a great tool we use for writing praises or concerns regarding colleagues.
Both in digital and physical form, is another great tool used when some has a great suggestion.
Feeling at peace is the best feeling in the world. Trust and safety play key roles in achieving that business zen, same as knowing there are no hidden agendas, and at Mistral – there are none.
When it comes to feeling safe, we know that our line of work is everything but easy, and that in order to excel you need to face failure at times. At Mistral you are fully safe to be your truest self (a jokester, weird, goofy, geeky or strange in any way, daring, bold, curious, perfectionist..).
Trust wise, we don’t keep time track of any of your movements or inspect your every possible wrongdoing. We trust that you are a professional and we want you to trust us too. We got your back.
At Mistral, you are also strongly encouraged to call out when you see something wrong, to initiate dialogue, to suggest solutions, in no fear of repercussions. Where there is no openness there is no growth, and we want to continuously grow and upgrade. This is a company that stands beside you in any situation, especially in times of trouble.
This is a company that stands beside you in any situation. Especially in times of trouble.
Every time you open an office in a new city it’s like you’re opening a new company from scratch, no matter how strong a brand you are. What makes a big difference for us is our highly developed culture of trust and a healthy communication streamline that helps set the grounds right under any circumstances. Two of the offices are business-oriented and led by our parent company Maestral, while the local Mistral offices are 100% pure dev power.
Work environment standards are very high at Mistral. Our development offices include multiple soundproof conference rooms, media zone, social zone, game room, quick-chat rooms, booths for private phone calls, kitchens, prayer room, and a specially designated space for our teaching programs like Gigi School of Coding. All our spaces meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
Art comes in all forms. Some is painted with colors, some is made out of code. Its purpose remains the same though; to enrich users’ lives. From the very beginning, Mistral cooperated with local designers and painters to help decorate our walls with inspiring art. Our crew gets to enjoy the “live gallery” vibe, while artists get support. This took a whole new meaning when we introduced the “Artwall” project. We’ve opened our walls to any artist willing to showcase their work.
Did you know that Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime and was considered a failure? Much of Kafka’s writing was unpublished until his friend Max Brod draw attention to it. There’s often a huge gap between an artist’s talent and recognition. Our Artwall initiative aims to minimize that gap. If you know of an artist who would benefit from our project, send them our way. Be someone’s Max Brod. Here are some examples of our current office art:
Local partners and friends
Nobody successful came to be that way alone. Our wide network of partners and friends help us on many levels; to get the most relevant information,
take part in important conversations, meet the most interesting young talents, get the best goodies and services for our crew,
and ultimately – create moments that count and beneficial friendships that last.
American Chamber of Commerce
German Chamber of Commerce
Pro-Fit Health. Strength and Conditioning
BH Futures Foundation
SOS Dječija sela BiH
Fit for Fun
403 Architecture + Interior Design