Working at FreeAgent | Glassdoor.co.uk

FreeAgent Overview

Edinburgh, Scotland
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Public
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
£10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
FreeAgent is a multi-award winning online accounting system specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses, freelancers and their accountants.

We’ve won lots of awards, including Best Accounting Software Provider and Small Business ... Read more

Mission: Based in sunny Edinburgh, we’re on a mission to make businesses happier and more successful by putting them in control of their finances.

FreeAgent – Why Work For Us?



Right from the very start, our founders Ed, Olly and Roan were uncompromising on their vision of creating the kind of workplace culture they’d always wanted for themselves - somewhere you can be yourself and do your best work.

We've defined three core values that are really important to the way we work:

Own it!
Be empowered to tackle big hairy audacious goals, while accepting that we’re smarter together.

We relish accountability as our mandate for putting a dent in the Universe.

Enjoy it!
Life moves pretty fast. We work hard, and things get bumpy sometimes, but you should be enjoying the ride.

Stay curious, keep learning and be excellent to each other.

Be proud of it!
Sweat the details, be bold in your ambition and innovate by pushing the boundaries.

Above all, understand how you’re helping the customer.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to shape and influence where we are going. Regular planning sessions keep us focussed on strategic objectives and our weekly Town Hall meeting means everyone always knows what’s going on across the company.

Our IT team kit everyone out with MacBooks to make flexible working really easy and tools like Google Suite help our teams collaborate.

“Hack days”, twice a year allow us to take a couple days out from our regular roles to team up and work on anything we like, meaning new and creative ideas can be explored across the company.

We provide a comprehensive package of employee benefits, which have been carefully selected to protect you, to promote healthy lifestyles, and to give you peace of mind.

  • 33 days holiday: We add an extra day for every year you're here (up to 43 days). Public holidays are included and up to five days a year unpaid leave is also available.
  • Private medical plan: You'll get comprehensive private medical insurance and access to a health plan covering a wide range of healthcare expenses.
  • Company pension scheme: All FreeAgent employees are welcome to join our pension scheme. We'll match your contributions up to a maximum of 5% of your salary.
  • Life assurance: We hope it will never be needed, but you’ll have added protection with our lump-sum life assurance benefit.
  • Income protection: In case you are unable to work due to long-term incapacity, you’ll have income protection insurance.
  • Employee assistance: 24/7 access to free, confidential support and advice on a range of everyday issues including health and wellbeing, childcare, money, and legal issues.
  • Share scheme: You can access our Buy As You Earn scheme to purchase shares from your pre-tax salary
  • Cycle to work scheme: Fancy a canal-side cycle to work? We’ll help you purchase your bike and equipment tax free, through the government scheme.
  • Discounts galore!: Save money on a wide range of purchases - from half price gym membership and cinema tickets, to bargain holidays and phone contracts.

In our Edinburgh city centre office, you can enjoy our pool table, balcony, catered Friday lunches, drinks fridge, fresh fruit, coffee machine and much more! Our office is full of both social spaces and quiet places.

There are a range of FreeAgent clubs, activities (and Slack channels!) to help you get to know your colleagues better. From Monday running club and Wednesday yoga to our board games night and our #ot-cats Slack channel - there’s plenty around here for you to get stuck into!

Our Edinburgh HQ spans two floors and is full of goodies:

  • Fresh fruit (and a biscuit cupboard…)
  • A well-stocked drinks fridge
  • Pool table & table tennis
  • Balcony with Edinburgh castle views
  • Catered Friday lunch
  • Great coffee machine
  • Cake on your birthday
  • Events like quizzes, scavenger hunts & board game nights

Roughly 20% of our team work remotely and we want to make sure those colleagues feel just as much a part of the team as those of us who are office-based. From daily video calls just for chit chat, to our huge variety of Slack channels - we make every effort to make everyone feel welcome.

Hear more from our team about what it’s like to work remotely at FreeAgent from Eva and Anup: 

FreeAgent Reviews

4.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Ed Molyneux
6 Ratings
  • "Cannot overstate how good it is to work here"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Accountant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Support Accountant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeAgent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and atmosphere of inclusion and co-operation. You really feel like part of the team and that you are all working together. If you need anything, there is always someone there to offer help. Everyone who starts, thinks "This is too good to be true"....but it really is that good!

    Cons

    Can't think of anything at all.

See All 24 Reviews

FreeAgent Photos

FreeAgent photo of: Flexible working spaces
FreeAgent photo of: Activities planned over health and wellbeing month
FreeAgent photo of: We host events like Women Who Code
FreeAgent photo of: Castle view
FreeAgent photo of: Retrospective
FreeAgent photo of: Support
See All PhotosSee All

FreeAgent Interviews

Experience

Experience
47%
21%
32%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
79%
11%
5%
5

Difficulty

3.3
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FreeAgent (Edinburgh, Scotland) in November 2017.

    Interview

    In-depth and thorough. Some questions seemed like box-ticking but generally a good process.

    The interview did it's job in as much as it revealed my strengths and weaknesses with regards to the role.

    However, after 2 phone interviews and a 90 minute face to face interview I received no feedback beyond being told I wasn't successful. I specifically requested feedback but my email was just ignored.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you old boss describe you?   1 Answer
See All 19 Interviews

FreeAgent Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at FreeAgent? Share Your Experiences

FreeAgent
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or