- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
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I have been working at JustGiving full-time (More than 3 years)
I am sitting here reading these reviews and looking around the office and thinking this is not the JustGiving I work at. So thought I would give my own anonymous opinion.
I have worked here for several years now, there have been ups and downs but nothing to the extend of I am going to quit this amazing company. My role is heavily committed to the support of a leading technology team, one of which has very experienced developers with many years of experience. In addition to this I play a key role in the wider organisation, so please listen and read my personal reflection.
Every day members from all around the company say hi to each other, non-technical and technical individuals being welcoming of each other.
Some people do their 9 to 5 and leave, while others are so passionate that they spend a lot of their own time helping to develop JustGiving, all for the greater good. Those that put in more effort are appreciated just as much as those who do their working hours. There is an amazing team culture, more like a family, where everybody is willing to help each other.
Some of these comments said about strong opinions and egos, what I see is passionate developers with a focus on improvement. They listen to suggestions as long as it is backed with reason, justifications and logic.
JustGiving TMT and wider MT have a vision of where the company and are appreciative of input from all developers. Discovery phases of projects where all individuals involved identify, plan and work out what the project looks like.
Fun office culture, ping pong, ping pong tournaments, board games, whisky club, gaming club, social club. Teams that go for drinks.
Free cereal, fruit, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Vegan and gluten alternatives.
Pizza meetings run roughly every quarter.
Tech day, a day of innovation every 2 weeks.
Good documentation, could be better but work in progress.
Amazing opportunities for career growth, just make sure your visions are communicated with your manager.
Sometimes little say on projects as requirements are driven from the business and user research. Not really a negative, it is more logical.
Advice to Management
Keep up the inspirational leadership. You are driving JustGiving in the right direction, projects that contribute to the companies overall vision.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at JustGiving (London, England) in June 2019.
By far the best interview I have ever had! They don't care about theoretical stuff, they don't want to you tell them principles or other things. All they are looking for is seeing if they can work with you, have a little knowledge base of TDD to be able to code right there and if they like you. It will be a pairing exercise, to create a little program and along the way they make it harder, to see how you react and how well can you organise your code and improvise along the way. They were super friendly, joking all the time and making me super relaxed, feeling like I'm coding with some friends. And it's not like they're making an effort to do so, because that's how they are in day to day life. And I was asked something that no other company asked me: "Why do you want to come and work here?"