PaperCut Blog

PaperCut 2020 in review… really!

I know what you’re thinking: Who on Earth would dare write a review of 2020, this garbage excuse for a year?

That’s actually where I want to kick this off…

This year wasn’t all bad – I made a list of PaperCut’s achievements to prove it!

Expectation vs reality: how does PaperCut build stuff?

We’ve been engineering print management solutions for 20 years and counting.

Both our founders still work at the company. That startup energy is part of our lifeblood as a business.

What’s so special about the way we build stuff? I spoke to a handful of folks much brainier than I to find out the answer.

A PaperCutty pandemic internship

2020 was supposed to be just another year of Swinburne University Professional Placements.

It’s tricky enough balancing full-time placement and study, but add a pandemic on top of that? Yeesh.

Despite the obvious pangs for office life, PaperCutter interns have had their expectations met and then some.

Working as an intern in a pandemic

When I started as an RMIT intern at PaperCut I never would have guessed my tiny studio apartment would also be my workplace.

But for a long time just finding an internship as an international student was a fulltime job in itself.

Despite the pandemic, I’m actually learning more than what I expected when coming to PaperCut.

Choose your own adventure: a career at PaperCut

There’s no single way to explore a career at PaperCut. We adopt a ‘choose your own adventure’ approach.

Meet Jeremy Hooi. He’s a PaperCut veteran who was recently promoted to the role of senior product manager.

He’ll be your guide for this tale…

Just say thanks: PaperCut Wellness Day

The mental wellbeing of our PaperCutters is vital to us. So we wanted to just say thanks.

To that end, we offered everyone across the company a “Wellness Day” throughout July and August.

A day for PaperCutters to take out of the business and focus on what’s important to them.

How the pandemic’s changed printing (for good)

It’s hard to believe it’s been over five months since we made the difficult decision to close our London, Melbourne, and Portland offices.

Here’s what we’ve been up to during the lockdown, and what it means for the future of printing.

Embracing the 50th Earth Day as a turning point

What a world we find ourselves in for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

One good thing out of this lockdown is the good it’s doing the Earth. Less pollution, lower oil consumption, clearer skies.

But that doesn’t mean the fight is over.

On the ground in Wuhan: a COVID-19 AMA

Since late last year one of our software engineers, Mike Zhang, has been locked down in Wuhan, China; ground zero of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We recently held an AMA with Mike where he fielded questions from all PaperCutters on what it’s been like living in the epicentre of COVID-19. This blog was repackaged from his responses.

Living our values in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

On Monday 16 March, PaperCut offices shifted to a “Distributed Working” model. Yep, these very words were typed from the comfort of my home office.

One of the things helping us hold it together is remembering our company values and bringing them to the forefront of our new daily routine.

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