Mission: The Decision Tech mission is to create comparison experiences that connect people with the very best products and services.
Decision Tech is delighted to be partnering with Yolt - Unthink Money in providing a next generation energy switching service via our partner APIs. We are proud to be saving money for over 500,000 Yolt mobile app users.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are all about the tech, which is why we pride ourselves on using the very latest development techniques and methods.
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.
the whole company gets together to go through our company direction and strategy so we all know where we are going
whenever possible we promote internally in order to create career progression for exceptional staff
bringing cutting edge thinking and best practice to the company
for staff members where a good match is identified in appraisals
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
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
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
we arrange monthly informal lunchtime talks by a wide variety of speakers including: MPs, entrepreneurs, authors, social media movers and shakers
our extremely popular internal, peer-to-peer, knowledge sharing forum allowing staff to develop their knowledge of all areas of the business
such as GAP Training and accreditation
such as presentation skills and coaching
enabling staff to find solutions to work-based issues
options such as first aid training, data protection etc
giving different teams the space to work through work problems or projects off site
we support staff transitioning into management roles with training to help them learn what it means to be a manager here at Decision Tech
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
voluntary kitchen table-based chat with our CEO and Head of HR to get opinions on our strategy and company culture developments
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
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...
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!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We give everyone who works here their own laptop, so you won’t be tied to your desk.
We match your contribution, up to 3% of your salary.
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.
We’ve got PS4 in our breakout area for a before, during or after-work, just don’t fight over the consoles.
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...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.
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
I worked at Decision Tech full-time (More than 3 years)
Collaborative, great culture, strong leadership, I thoroughly enjoyed my three years with the company.
Career progression (however this will be different for each team at decision tech)
Advice to Management
Keep making leaps forward with the culture and to focus on getting the right people in for new roles.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Decision Tech.
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