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5 June 2019

Is AppyWay a good company to work for?

Pros

Agile culture, flexible working, open communication from management. Interesting tech, fabulous team, management really care about employee well-being.

Cons

Very few! It's a startup, so you don't get some of the usual big-company benefits.

Interesting tech, fabulous team, management really care about employee well-being.

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5 June 2019

What is the company culture like at AppyWay?

Pros

Really driven group of people to work with. Everyone is genuinely excited about what is being produced and this has a created a really positive workplace where everyone gets stuck in. The company culture is also great with staff regularly socialising together outside of office hours

Cons

Usual start up growing pains but overall no real cons

The company culture is also great with staff regularly socialising together outside of office hours

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5 June 2019

What are co-workers like 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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5 June 2019

What are working conditions like 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.

The office is spacious with plenty of natural light.

5 June 2019

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