Life at Amanotes
Amanotes welcomes you in a way that is a little bit different from other companies.
There is no receptionist. When the doorbell rings, any Amanoters can be the one to open the door and welcome you with the warmest smile.
On your first working day, we gather the whole company to present you a musical orientation. We dance, sing, share and present you with a gift.
Don’t forget to prepare a performance to join us, any level of performance is greatly appreciated!
Working at Amanotes pushed my artistic side in extra activities and daily works, which were not that artistic on default. Surrounded by music all the time makes your job full of cool emotions and binds you up with your team like your own family. As long as you are zealous and devoted, Amanotes won't let you down.
Coming back to Vietnam after years of working abroad, I had a chance to meet Amanotes’ co-founders and was immediately impressed by their vision of connecting people with music and technology. I grew the publishing business from a small portfolio of 3 members into a piercing force disrupting the mobile industry with a growth rate of nearly 10 times every quarter. I emphasize teamwork as the core success factor for my business, and the right mindset would get you anywhere you want.
I was surprised to see that Amanotes hold lots of open discussions and transparent feedbacks, which contrasts to my prejudices in Vietnamese hierarchical business culture. Amanotes has a unique balance between rules and chaos. You know your role and goals clearly, yet you can initiate changes at any time. You have your working hours, yet you can take your team to work from a cafe for the whole day if you need a refill. Joining Amanotes could be a life-changing moment.
Amanotes is the most incredible company I have ever worked for. I'm extremely proud of conquering challenges everyday with my lovely Publishing team. We have a unique culture where I can burst out singing in the office and receive a big applause no matter how bad my voice can be. I have learned so much about music, piano, singing, board games and poker after a long day of work.
When searching for a job in Vietnam, I wanted to work for a place with a unique story, creative environment and curious people with diverse knowledge. Amanotes checked all of these boxes and impressed me with Bill and Silver's story. I’ve always been very indecisive but Amanotes enables me to turn indecisiveness into a diverse productivity when it comes to creating different approaches to advertising our products!
Amanotes is quite special to me. I didn't intend to switch job, however, a 2-hour meeting and the enthusiasm of the team knocked me out. Amanotes gave me an offer without asking to know my current package, and surprisingly enough, I accepted the offer without asking for more benefits. This is how my destiny with Amanotes begins. Things happen for a reason I believe.
As an international employee, working abroad can be difficult if you do not have the proper support system. But moments like musical orientation and sudden music jam sessions with co-workers and lots of after-work activities make the move to another country easy. Additionally, I also received a large amount of support from co-workers in simple things, from knowing the company structure to the complex components of musicalizing games.
After spending a few years in the USA, I met my mentor at Amanotes, who transformed my mindset. I once thought I would not excel in management roles, but thanks to him and the team, I have found a love in managing and building people. Together with the hardworking, intelligent and constantly knowledge-seeking team members, we have built a strong team from scratch.
Moving to Vietnam, and joining Amanotes has been life-changing. Coming from a musical country (The Philippines), Amanotes reminds me of home - people singing, and playing instruments almost every day. Working with people from diverse backgrounds, and people who are experts in their fields, continue to be a great learning experience.
Amanotes is about speed, science, culture, and fun. And the music goes all the way through it, to energize teams across the business. You will get to implement new cool tech, contribute ideas that go all the way to the top, and learn new skills from all your colleagues. We are a young team that leverages our energy and passion, never say no to any challenge.
One thing I love from Amanotes is the flexibility to work from anywhere. Whether you'd like to focus on a specific task, brainstorm with your colleagues or get into a meeting and work things out with stakeholders, there's always that option. Also, adaptability is key. Being an expatriate working in Vietnam comes with some challenges, especially the language barrier. I've found myself in many meetings where we need to go back and forth to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Challenge accepted. Now I'm cool.
At Amanotes, we work hard and play hard. The most impressive thing about our company? Music Night - the internal music show held every 3 months. We enthusiastically practiced for weeks - these tech guys beside me unexpectedly become such amazing singers on stage. The coolest skill I've learned here is running (surprise!!). We have an internal marathon group where we motivate each other to run regularly, maintaining our work-life balance.
The cool thing is that people always know how to surprise you. On my first working day, my team gave me an amazing performance of "What makes you beautiful" with guitar and cajon. They made me special. Joining Amanotes, I learn how to adapt and improve myself, every day is a new challenge.
I started with Amanotes from scratch doing anything from recruitment to product & marketing. I now oversee product strategies at company level and the operations of several key products/businesses. I am always proud of the impacts that Amanotes makes to millions of people around the world everyday. People ask me whether I'm a great leader. No, I'm not. I mean there is no leader or boss in Amanotes. Everyone is a leader; ownership, and freedom are encouraged.
I joined the Amanotes team from the early stage, and I was inspired by the Founders’ vision that ”Everyone can Music!” At Amanotes, everyone is equal, we encourage transparent communication. I don't have my own room, nor my own plastic name board on my desk. And neither do other managers. I’m proud to see the team bring the Vietnam spirit to conquer the global market with a very strong music culture in every corner of their products & operations.
The major success of Amanotes is built on a solid bedrock of previous failures. Before Amanotes, I have had my fair share of failures until I met Silver, a brilliant guy who shared the same vision with me. If you go with the guy who has failed many times, you will know how to avoid the mistakes. If you go with the successful guy, you will learn how to do the right things. If you go with Amanotes and me, you have both.