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At CRITICAL Software, we believe our people are our greatest asset. It is their know-how, inspiration, energy and passion that drive us forward. Hiring the best and brightest people, who share our vision and ambition, will support our success as a company.
People are the most important factor in achieving our goal of becoming a leading global software services and products company. We invest time and energy in every member of our team throughout every step of their journey with us. We believe that talented people deserve to work for an excellent company, and we pursue excellence in every area.
The conditions we offer our employees show how we look for the very best talent and promote a meritocracy founded on equal opportunities. We take an innovative approach to performance management that promotes transparency, credibility and openness. Our incentives extend beyond typical fringe benefits, rewarding employees according to individual, group and overall company results. We support a wide range of leisure, sports and social activities, emphasising our team spirit and togetherness, as well as a range of other benefits to support wellbeing. In 2014, we're proud to have won 'Employer of the Year' at the Test Valley Business Awards and the award for 'A Great Place to Work' at the Western Gazette Business Awards.
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At CRITICAL Software, we are always looking for talented people with exceptional ability and a solid track record. We place huge importance on recruiting people who fit into our unique culture. Here are some of the traits we value.
The CRITICAL Software Difference – we look for people with the following attributes:
CRITICAL Software offers a friendly, caring and supportive working environment, with all the resources, training, encouragement and freedom you need to allow you to excel.
Working at CRITICAL Software will challenge you and support you to grow and develop both personally and professionally. You'll be working with a diverse group of bright people who are experts in what they do; you'll learn from them and they'll learn from you. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to work in industries as diverse as aerospace, space, defence, transport, telecoms, government, energy, financial services and healthcare.
As a company, we follow the best organisational practices, which means you'll be part of a team that clearly defines roles and responsibilities but encourages open discussion and the free flow of ideas.
What We Offer
In addition to a competitive salary, a variable bonus scheme and the usual benefits you might expect, we also have a number of other rewards that other employers don’t always offer:
Depending on grade, up to four of the following 'Pick and Mix' benefits can also be selected:
We engineer ingenuity, and we love a challenge. Challenges create change, allowing us to invent new things, energise our ideas and achieve greatness. Challenges help us to serve our customers, in our relentless pursuit to “make the best better.” Whatever we’ve accomplished, we’re always hungry and ambitious for more, always asking new questions, always innovating.
We believe we are stronger together. We work hard and smart for each other and the world around us. We believe that everyone we work with and everything we do matters. We pride ourselves on our energy and resolve in delivering on our promises. We care deeply about our work and are passionate about attracting and nurturing the very best talent.
We listen, we think and we act: boldly. When things matter most, we take the initiative. As a team and as individuals, we trust in our expertise, which empowers us to be decisive, brave and committed in our work. We’re resolute and resilient: not everything in life is easy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We care about the way we get to the top. Trust is tied to everything we do. We are guided by our dedication, honesty and integrity at all times – to each other, all of our customers and suppliers, and the communities we are an important part of. These principles lie right at the heart of our organisation. We know there are no short cuts to success, and we’re willing to go the distance to make sure we do things the right way.
Awesome work environment. Challenging projects with opportunities for professional growth. Special mention to direct management for encouraging autonomy, project ownership and career development.
Having the company spread across multiple locations can sometimes be a challenge to communication - there should be more corporate events promoting cross-site interactions.
Advice to Management
Critical Software’s ecosystem is the perfect balance between humanity and business ambition, where a flexible and informal environment does not undermine quality and professionalism. Massive respect for the achievements to date and for what the company represents. Keep dreaming big :)
I applied online. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software.
I was invited for an interview on-site. In the beginning, they asked soft-skills questions, then they continued with technical ones, and they finished with some coding examples. During the interview, the two people were very friendly and we actually had an "informal" conversation about my background, my interests, and my reactions to specific situations. They made me feel really comfortable and wasn't the type of interview where there is one question after the other. It was like a conversation based on me.