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Decision Tech Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
2005
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Internet
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Decision Tech kicked off on a sofa in East London back in 2005. Three guys, a few ancient laptops, enough cash for the business to survive for three months and a big dose of ambition.

The philosophy of the business? To work with cool people, in a company ... Read more

Mission: The Decision Tech mission is to create comparison experiences that connect people with the very best products and services.

Company Updates

  • Decision Tech is still one of the UK's Best Workplaces (small category) in 2018. We are chuffed that our team feel so excited about working here.

    https://decision.tech/decision-tech-a-great-place-to-work-its-official/

    Decision Tech, a great place to work...it's official

    One of the original aims of Decision Tech was to create an environment that made being at work a pleasure. A company that people really wanted to be a part of.

  • Decision Tech is excited to become part of the Moneysupermarket Group family. This is an exciting opportunity for our team to work on new technology, projects and products.

    https://decision.tech/decision-tech-to-join-the-moneysupermarket-com-group/

    Decision Tech to join the Moneysupermarket.com Group

    Decision Tech, a leading business-to-business (B2B) and consumer price comparison platform in the UK specialising in home communications and mobile phone comparison today announces that it will be joining the Moneysupermarket.com Group.

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Decision Tech – Why Work For Us?


We ‘hate’ to blow our own trumpet, but we have an awesome team of staff. Smart, ambitious, fun and a diverse bunch with an enormous range of interests. We’d be nuts not to want to hang on to them as long as we can, so we offer loads of extras on top of your initial package.

Develop yourself

Soaking up the talent

Our team are seriously experienced people, we use team coaching to make sure that everyone benefits from the disgusting amount of talent there is floating around our office.

Hitting the ground running

No-one at Decision Tech has time for boredom. From day one you will be fully immersed in the job - whether it’s producing great code, great content, or great deals for our customers.

Latest development techniques

We are all about the tech, which is why we pride ourselves on using the very latest development techniques and methods.

Promote from within

We truly value great staff members and hate losing them to our competitors. Wherever possible we aim to promote from within our existing team to allow exceptional people to take that next step up the career ladder.

We want to make Decision Tech a place where amazing staff want to come and work; where their talents are honed, new skills are developed, and where knowledge is shared with others in the company.

We are very proud and fiercely protective of our culture and we look to our teams to enhance our culture; not simply maintain it. We have a philosophy of ‘coaching in the moment’ which helps our employees with their self-awareness and empowerment.

So, we go to great lengths to make the decision to join our team a no-brainer when it comes to the question of professional development.

We offer an extensive range of opportunities for training, coaching and self-development – both professionally and personally – to help staff progress in their careers in the long term, and keep things interesting for a very ambitious, talented group of people.

Training and development options include...

Team Away Days

the whole company gets together to go through our company direction and strategy so we all know where we are going

Promotions and career progression

whenever possible we promote internally in order to create career progression for exceptional staff

Attending industry conferences

bringing cutting edge thinking and best practice to the company

One-to-one mentoring from the CEO and COO

for staff members where a good match is identified in appraisals

Six-monthly review

giving all staff the opportunity to provide feedback on a wide range of company matters including: training and development, performance recognition, and internal communication allowing the company to benchmark its progress and make improvements where highlighted by staff

Team specific training courses

to add further job-related strings to their bows we arrange specific training courses to develop people in their roles e.g. negotiation training for members of our commercial team, copywriting for advertising training for our design team, and supporting our financial team in becoming fully qualified accountants

Awesome Achievement Awards

awarded every two months to celebrate a standout achievement by a staff member. As nominations are made by your team-mates, the awards are open to everyone. The winners – who are chosen by the Exec team based on the reason for the nomination(s) - get their certificate on the AAA wall of fame and a thank you prize from the company. Everyone nominated gets a shout out in the Exec meeting to celebrate their awesomeness

Decision Talk

we arrange monthly informal lunchtime talks by a wide variety of speakers including: MPs, entrepreneurs, authors, social media movers and shakers

Decision Teach

our extremely popular internal, peer-to-peer, knowledge sharing forum allowing staff to develop their knowledge of all areas of the business

Qualifications

such as GAP Training and accreditation

Skills based training

such as presentation skills and coaching

One-to-one coaching

enabling staff to find solutions to work-based issues

Company-wide training

options such as first aid training, data protection etc

Inter-department problem solving days

giving different teams the space to work through work problems or projects off site

New Manager Training

we support staff transitioning into management roles with training to help them learn what it means to be a manager here at Decision Tech

‘Heads of’ team building days

our Head of HR and an external trainer have put together a training programme to develop our Head of Team so that they can be the best that they can be

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voluntary kitchen table-based chat with our CEO and Head of HR to get opinions on our strategy and company culture developments

Open door policy

if we had any doors here at Decision Tech, they’d be open. Luckily, being an open plan office ties in nicely with our aim to keep communication free and open between all staff

Brekkie, it’s on us

We understand the need to maximise your time under the duvet in the morning. So we provide free breakfast every morning for our team - we can’t take responsibility for what working here may do to your waistline, but if you really go to town on the breakfast carbs you may be glad of our next perk...

Subsidised gym membership

Ah, the yin to the breakfast yang. We want our team to live long and prosper...or something less vulcan, so we are happy to contribute towards the cost of your gym membership, whether you go, or not!

Massage

And for those of you who overdid it on the cross-trainer or in a particularly enthusiastic meeting, you can book in with our visiting masseur who is in the office twice a month. Bliss.

Free Fruit

Delivered to the office twice a week so, grab a banana or two to keep you going throughout the day (not just bananas, although they are lovely, other fruits are available)

Cycle to work scheme

If you want to cycle to work and don’t want to Boris Bike it, we can help you with the upfront cost of buying a bike. You pay us back via your monthly salary making it a tax-effective way to pay. We also have secure bike racks in the basement so no scoundrel will do a runner with your bike while you are working.

Season Ticket Loan

We can buy your annual travel pass for you and you just pay us back via your salary. This saves you money and more importantly, you don’t have to face the line of tutters behind you when you get to the barrier and find your Oyster card has run out.

Referral Bonus

You’ll love working here, so don’t keep it a secret. If you introduce one of your friends to work with us and they are successful, we’ll give you a referral bonus of £5,000. Keep it for yourself, or share it with your friend, it’s up to you.

Caffeine

We love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning and we aren’t talking an instant jar abomination - only the freshly ground bean-to-cup does it for the Decision Tech crew so we have a swanky coffee machine and a constant supply of top notch beans available for whenever you need your caffeine fix.

DecisionTalk

We have a programme of fascinating speakers lined up to come and regale our team on a variety of subjects both related to our work and utterly irrelevant at times too, but always highly entertaining never-the-less.

Get kitted up

We give everyone who works here their own laptop, so you won’t be tied to your desk.

Pension Contribution

We match your contribution, up to 3% of your salary.

Childcare Vouchers

We offer the option to get a portion of your salary paid via tax-efficient childcare vouchers - a little perk to anyone footing nursery bills.

Get your game on

We’ve got PS4 in our breakout area for a before, during or after-work, just don’t fight over the consoles.

Quench your thirst

And if you aren’t a hot drink fan, we also have a fridge full of fruit juice and fizzy drinks for you to raid.

Sweets

Sweets...je t’adore! We have a steady supply of pick n mix treats on the go most of the time. Current selection: rhubarb and custard, lemon sherbets, fried eggs and Percy Pigs (vegetarian). All sweet suggestions will be considered (except Parma Violets - who actually likes those?), so if you have a favourite, let us know.

Culture club

Love the flicks? A bit of a culture vulture? We pay for the team to go to the cinema, or to other cultural experiences once a month

Decision Tech Reviews

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    I worked at Decision Tech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decision Tech is a very fast paced company, full of changes. I got the chance to work on a few very exciting projects and this gave me the opportunity to work with different teams in the company.

    Leadership and Execs are very approachable and give the right support.

    I also got some very good trainings during my time at Decision Tech.

    Cons

    The only think I can think of is to give more flexibility in working hours and working from home .

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Decision Tech Photos

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Decision Tech Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Decision Tech.

    Interview

    1) Telephone interview to understand who I was as a person, including job background, current projects, what sort of company culture I aspire to be in. The second half of the interview was basic programming questions.

    2) C# Programming, at home, test to gauge programming competency and TDD

    3) Office visit with a sit down programming test in c# with a senior developer

        Interview with the head of technology and the project manager to understand how I would handle certain situations that may appear.

        Interview with the CEO to understand who I was and to see if I fit in with the culture the business strives to have.

    4) Telephone interview with the manager I would be directky reporting to. This was an extra telephone interview as he was on holiday when I went for the office visit

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where someone disagreed with you over a potential solution.   Answer Question
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Decision Tech Awards & Accolades

  • UK Best Workplaces: Small Category 2018, Great Places to Work, 2018
  • Fastest growing technology business(58), Sunday Time Tech Track 100, 2012
  • Sunday Times Fast Track 100, Fastest growing technology business (24), 2011
  • Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work, 2017
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