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5 English questions out of 5

19 December 2018

What is a typical working day like at Zonal?

Pros

Great people to work with in a friendly environment. Everyone is happy to help out others. The company offer a generous holiday entitlement and the annual bonus is always good.

Cons

The workload can get hard to deal with at times.

The workload can get hard to deal with at times.

19 December 2018

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7 August 2019

What is it like working with clients or customers at Zonal?

Pros

* A generally supportive working culture - everyone pulls in the same direction to get things done, usually. * Free cereal, drinks, etc.

Cons

* Development processes seemed to be constantly in flux and never really seemed to settle down. * Certain customers seemed to have too much say in the way sprints were run and what would be delivered which made a so-called agile approach (for a SaaS product, no less) challenging to say the least. * Day to day development work became deeply tedious - code review comments could sometimes be unbelievably picky (in my team at least)

Certain customers seemed to have too much say in the way sprints were run and what would be delivered which made a so

7 August 2019

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14 August 2018

What is the work environment like at Zonal?

Pros

The people! Working for Zonal means working with some of the best people you could meet, as a company we really are all like one big family. Always willing to help each other making the hard work we do here much more fun! You really feel that we are all in this together, working towards the same goal.

Cons

Knowledge sharing has been an issue previously, however this is currently being improved.

Always willing to help each other making the hard work we do here much more fun!

14 August 2018

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24 January 2020

How is the office food at Zonal?

Pros

Good people, nice office, free drinks and breakfast

Cons

Micromanaging product delivery No autonomy No job security - POs were cut regularly Huge amount of turnover

Good people, nice office, free drinks and breakfast

24 January 2020

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25 August 2020

What are working conditions like at Zonal?

Pros

Dev team were experienced and positive Dev team want to build and do the right thing for customers Good atmosphere and banter with the majority of staff Product Director understands the way the company needs to operate in the future Good office space Free breakfast, tea, Coffee and Soft drinks

Cons

Dictator style approach by manager Unrealistic expectations and no support on how to achieve goals sets (setting you up to fail) Belittled in conversations with manager Everything was fine until there is any issue at which point you are thrown under the bus - again by manager Handling of covid was very poor - comms sent to business email that you weren't meant to check while furloughed. Finding out about redundancies via whatsapp from colleagues. No contact from manager during furlough. I am sad that my time with zonal went the way it did as I was really looking forward to working with them - however this became increasingly hard due to the...lets say 'style' of my manager. I was shocked at the degrading attitude my manager showed in order to try and promote /assert themselves within the organisation. Very much a 'I say - you do' attitude which is an embarrassment to themselves and the company given this is meant to be an agile software company. I have no doubt there are many other managers throughout the company that are exceptional - I was obviously just unlucky.

Advice to Management

Please provide dedicated training for line managers on how to conduct themselves and manage staff professionally.

Good office space

25 August 2020

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