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4 English reviews out of 4

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25 February 2019

Pros

Good Benefits, opportunities to grow and progress, supportive team and managers.

Cons

Customers can be put first. We don't always say no to them

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

Good Benefits, opportunities to grow and progress, supportive team and managers.

25 February 2019

Reviewed by: Software Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland (Current Employee)

9 August 2020

Pros

Relaxed hours Free Cereal and drinks Good people Great opportunity to work with some of the big hospitality brands

Cons

Complete lack of direction from senior management. No one seemed to really know what they were doing Very much an 'old boys club' feel at director level HR dept seemed very inexperienced Not much opportunity for career progression Legacy systems are problematic, no real business interest in bring the tech stack upto date No documentation on anything, alot of digging through code to find anything out Alot of 'we're a family business' claims, but it couldn't feel further from that Really poor handling of covid. Basically ignored staff for 3 months then announced redundancies. I was unfortunately one of the ones made redundant, which I fully understand the reasons for - but the manner in which it was communicated, and the consultation process were really shambolic and left a sour feeling of the entire experience

Advice to Management

Invest in HR Be honest with staff, communication needs serious improvement at all levels

Not much opportunity for career progression

9 August 2020

Reviewed by: Anonymous in United Kingdom (Anonymous Employee)

4 April 2020

Pros

- Low deadline pressure. - Time set aside for relevant study, refactoring, hack days. - Flexible working hours. - Pen-testing training workshops run by security team. - Very customer-focussed, customers are loyal and have long-standing relationships with the company.

Cons

- No company culture, dull work environment/office. - No organised or standardised documentation, if you don't know how to configure something you need to find whoever has been maintaining it for the last decade. - No training on how to use flagship hardware and software. - All product design decisions made by product owners or developers so key software is barely useable. No qualified in-house designers. - Middle-management churn means processes always in flux. - Zero visible opportunity for career progression. No standardised appraisal process or recognition for taking initiative. - Poor communication between teams and from management. - Benefits package mediocre.

Advice to Management

Free cornflakes doesn't make you an exciting tech company. Being constantly reminded you're part of a family business isn't a substitute for actually feeling valued.

- Zero visible opportunity for career progression.

4 April 2020

Reviewed by: Software Development Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (Former Employee)

2 October 2020

Pros

Reward Gateway Scheme Christmas / Staff Party's Lovely Customers

Cons

Service Managers have no idea what's going on in the field. Litreally oblivious to everything. Treated like a number not a person. Nobody cares about you. Very long hours expected of you. No Career Progression. Don't give them any feedback they don't care, or at least don't listen. Forget work Life balance, there isn't any.

Advice to Management

Get some decent management. Maybe swap out the HR dept too, neith could care any less about the staff. Look a bit closer at the field, it could explain why your SLA has got some poor.

No Career Progression.

2 October 2020

Reviewed by: Field Service Engineer in United Kingdom (Former Employee)

4 English reviews out of 4