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Equal Experts Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Information Technology
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Equal Experts is an award-winning agile consultancy. We aspire to be ‘a company of grown-ups’ – somewhere that experienced, talented people can truly be themselves, and collaborate with like-minded colleagues to create innovative, simple solutions ... Read more

Equal Experts – Why Work For Us?


A diverse, global community of over 700 experienced software professionals.

The EE network is made up of Associates, permanent staff and Partners. No matter the position, we look for quality above all else – growing our numbers organically via personal referrals.

All our experts have extensive experience, and we also operate a rigorous selection process. This ensures that everyone who works for us has the skills required to thrive in the dynamic client environments that host our projects.

Our focus on only using senior people brings many benefits. With a flat structure promoting empowerment, we can operate with fewer overheads, while offering a more concentrated pool of experienced talent than our competitors. It also means our talent can focus on work that adds real value, rather than micro-managing more junior consultants.

For our clients, this all translates to better software, delivered faster and at lower cost. And for our team, it means a working environment with less politics and more freedom to innovate. Experienced people know what they’re doing – we free them to do what they do best.

Elegant, bespoke software, built with passion and pragmatism.

We provide tailored, end-to-end services in software development and delivery – from user research and design, to technical architecture, development and QA, all the way to devops, continuous delivery, hosting and support.

With offices in the UK, US, Portugal, India and Canada, our network of over 700 experienced software consultants – a blend of permanent employees and associates – creates software for a wide range of public and private sector clients. These include organisations as diverse as HMRC, the Home Office, O2, Camelot and major institutions in the publishing, financial and retail sectors.

For a more complete list of what we do, check our website.

Common principles unite our diverse network.

We never stop thinking about how to create the most meaningful work, in the best possible way.

To that end, we’ve set down our approach in a set of delivery values, and technical values. If they align with your way of doing things, we’d love to talk.

Read our values >

10 years together

To celebrate a decade of Equal Experts, we asked a few members of our network – employees, associates, customers and alumni – what they value about working with us.

The following videos focus on key aspects of what has become a distinctive culture, and somewhere our people tell us is a great place to work.

1. Talent

2. Delivery values

3. Learning

4. Associate model

5. Autonomy

6. Community

A decade of meaningful work

We’ve been helping organisations to tackle business challenges head-on since 2007. In that time we’ve created everything from top-rated mobile apps to platforms that help government cater for millions of citizens day-in, day-out.

Explore our work


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    I have been working at Equal Experts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Although EE are a company that is staffed mainly by contractors (75%) you would never know this.

    They say they are a company of grown ups and this is definitely the case, structure is flat, everyone is trusted to do their jobs and there is none of the usual politics or nonsense you get in almost all other companies.

    As an associate (contractor) you really get the best of all worlds as you get paid great day rates and have a fantastic support network and welcoming culture.

    If you are a contractor at the top of your game then look no further, if you are thinking of going contracting then look no further. EE is the place to be

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - I'm proud to work with EE

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Equal Experts Photos

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Equal Experts Interviews

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    Senior DevOps Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Equal Experts (London, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process here was a three stage process. A telephone interview with an HR person and a programming test, a technical interview and pairing session and an interview with one of the partners.

    The phone interview was with a very knowledgeable HR person. The interviewer spent quite some time to explain to me how the company operates and what they are looking for in candidates and went with me over the relevant experience in my CV. I then got sent a test to complete at home with no time limit.

    In the test I made a mistake with some file permissions. While at many places that would have been it I received an email that there was a problem and whether I could fix it along with some other questions. I answered the questions and fixed the file permissions and send it of again. That indeed appeared to be satisfactory as I was invited to the second stage.

    At the second stage I met one of the Tech Leads and again I had the impression that the person interviewing me was interested rather in what I could do than in what I couldn't. We talked a bit of my experience and about how the company operates and then sat down for a pairing exercise. I got to pick the language to use and off we went for a bit of URL and JSON mangling. The interviewer let me take the lead but asked some questions and behaved like any other friendly pairing buddy. We ran out of time though so I completed some of it on a white board as pseudo code as the interviewer was rather interested in my problem solving skills than anything else.

    The third stage was with a senior partner and mainly was about the values of the company and how I would fit with them. Again a very friendly atmosphere and a good conversation rather than a pointed interview.

    Overall, while a three stage process seems pretty long winded it really wasn't. The whole process was just about a week from first contact to the final stage and at every stage I got almost immediate feedback. The HR person even got out of his way to let me know Friday evening after the last interview late the same day that they would like to offer the position to me. However, the most distinguishing feature of the whole process was that I really enjoyed it. In a nutshell, through the whole process everybody seemed to be looking for reasons to hire me rather than for reasons not too. This is markedly different from almost all interviews I've had in the last 30 or so years. Even if I wouldn't have gotten I don't think I would have thought of it as a less pleasant experience.

    So long story short, don't be intimidated by the three stage process but give it a try. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

    Interview Questions

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Equal Experts Awards & Accolades

  • The Drum MOMA Awards, Best use of Technology - Commendation, 2016
  • The Drum MOMA Awards, Best use of Technology - Commendation, 2016
  • Profit Track 100, The Sunday Times, BDO, 2015
  • UK IT Industry Awards, Digital Project of the Year for HMRC/ Equal Experts, 2015
  • Computer Weekly European User Awards Winner, Best Public Sector Project of the Year, 2015
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