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13 English questions out of 13

11 October 2021

How are the career development opportunities at AppyWay?

Pros

Passionate co-workers appear to love what they do.

Cons

The CEO is alienated from his people; it's his way of doing things or forget about it; he ignores ideas from employees whom, remember, he pays. Experienced staff are publicly unhappy about it, but are afraid to discuss it for fear of losing their job(s). Although open jobs advertise remote working, you used to have to come in once a month for group meetings, which has now altered. We'll have to come in twice a week for the time being. A few employees have no notion what our organization's main purpose is, what we need to accomplish, or how we'll get there. It's becoming clearer why so many people have departed in the last year, and why our quality of life, reward, and recognition survey results have reached an all-time low. You're in for a wild journey, rookies!

Advice to Management

Pay attention to what your staff say. If they are upset, they will either not function brilliantly or simply leave.

It's becoming clearer why so many people have departed in the last year, and why our quality of life, reward, and recognition survey results have reached an all

11 October 2021

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5 June 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at AppyWay?

Pros

The domain we're working on is large scale and challenging. Our long term strategy will have a impact on the way smart cities organise themselves and the lives of the inhabitants therein. Think "air traffic control" for automated vehicle fleets. Our technology stack is broad and cutting edge, so there's plenty of opportunity to spread yourself across new technology. We're not fans of dogma and we're mainly interested in adapting the right technology to solve our customer's problems. There's a big emphasis on driving features based off user requirements here. The company culture here is fun and supportive, and possibly one of the best I've worked in. Employees here are encouraged to take ownership over problems, and when you're building a platform for a smart city there are plenty of interesting problems to solve. There's a healthy social thread that runs through this company. People support each other in the work they do, and we hold regular social events to keep the team close and the culture positive. This is particularly important during times when the pressure is on and there's a need to perform. There is no blame culture here at AppyParking, which is particularly important for engineers. Instead the company encourages contingency planning to ensure things go right the first time and retrospectives when things go wrong. Retrospectives occur at a sprint team level all the way up to a company level. The company regularly communicates it's vitals (product performance, investment opportunities, cash runway) on a monthly basis to its employees and the presentations are quite transparent. They also use net promoter score surveys and quarterly company meetings to address any concerns employees may have with the company, or to suggest improvements on how we can do things. What really impresses me the staff here at AppyParking is the drive to constantly learn from mistakes, and improve. The location of the office is in Farringdon, London, right next to the Leather Lane market - a great place for lunch. The office is spacious with plenty of natural light. It's exposed brickwork gives you that classic East London hipster startup vibe ;)

Cons

Like any startup, this place suffers from the usual growing pains whether it be basing its strategical decisions off poor / insufficient data, management interference in the design process, struggling to delegate responsibilities to the professionals it hires. These are problems you encounter when you realise you need to scale as a company and that not every decision can be or should be funnelled through a select few. This process of growing up can be painful at times and is hard fought by the staff in this company. It's equal parts frustrating and invigorating to watch the company suffer and learn from its mistakes; and learn we have because the amount of change I've seen in 2 years is staggering. I've no doubt with the people we have we can make company's dream a success. Oh, there's no cucumber infused water on tap. Sadly not every company can afford to work in a wework.

Advice to Management

Trust the specialists you high, and delegate. Extract yourself from the detail of the design process. What's important is that we test, measure and improve, and ultimately move towards the goals set by the management team.

Our technology stack is broad and cutting edge, so there's plenty of opportunity to spread yourself across new technology.

5 June 2019

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11 October 2021

What is the feeling of job security at AppyWay?

Pros

Passionate co-workers appear to love what they do.

Cons

The CEO is alienated from his people; it's his way of doing things or forget about it; he ignores ideas from employees whom, remember, he pays. Experienced staff are publicly unhappy about it, but are afraid to discuss it for fear of losing their job(s). Although open jobs advertise remote working, you used to have to come in once a month for group meetings, which has now altered. We'll have to come in twice a week for the time being. A few employees have no notion what our organization's main purpose is, what we need to accomplish, or how we'll get there. It's becoming clearer why so many people have departed in the last year, and why our quality of life, reward, and recognition survey results have reached an all-time low. You're in for a wild journey, rookies!

Advice to Management

Pay attention to what your staff say. If they are upset, they will either not function brilliantly or simply leave.

Experienced staff are publicly unhappy about it, but are afraid to discuss it for fear of losing their job(s).

11 October 2021

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7 June 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at AppyWay?

Pros

The company culture is top notch. Expectations are clear; there is no micromanagement; we can get involved in pretty much anything we want. Good humour all around, a beer and wine fridge, and everyone is encouraged to not work beyond office hours. The company goals and status is shared openly - there is definitely a feeling of 'everyone's in it together'. What sets this company apart from many similar ones is the vision - 'Air Traffic Control' for cities is being built every day! There is a distinct lack of politics / sense of hierarchy - senior management treat the employees with respect and are very approachable.

Cons

There is a lot to do. Prioritisation can be challenging. If you want an 'easy' job, you'd be better off elsewhere. But if you like to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in, and actually achieve things, this isn't really a negative.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing.

senior management treat the employees with respect and are very approachable.

7 June 2019

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5 June 2019

Does there seem to be diversity at AppyWay?

Pros

Apart from new office, good hardware to work on and no issue with getting whatever you need to work they do have a strong vision and they know what they want to do. It's a really cool place to work, people are great and helpful, team is multicultural and embraces diversity. Also work-life balance is really encouraged so no work after hours!

Cons

I'd say there are normal, growing startup pains. Nothing major, nothing deal breaking.

It's a really cool place to work, people are great and helpful, team is multicultural and embraces diversity.

5 June 2019

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