I have been working at Infectious Media full-time (More than a year)
Infectious is a great company to work for. The advantages of working for a smaller agency coupled with the right mentality allows the right people the thrive from the get go. If you can't adapt to a fast paced environment this company isn't the place for you. Embrace this, and you will find yourself exposed to a huge array of opportunities, lots of different challenges, and constant upskilling. The support system is really strong and management is generally very good - people genuinely care about your progress - whilst at the same time you are given lots of responsibility from the outset (should you want it).
More tangible benefits: free lunch on Mondays, free food and snacks in the office, a great energetic working environment, loads of opportunities to ask C-level management anonymous questions, flexible working hours, private health scheme, cycle to work, pension, and a good holiday allowance.
The recent spate of one star reviews is clearly a systematic attempt at discrediting all our hard work and spearheaded by a number of bitter individuals for whom this company was not the right fit. The company is not in decline, the vibe is not down, and our offering as an independent agency is actually very strong.
-Promoting some employees into management positions quite early on in their careers doesn't always work - not everyone is cut out for management.
-We find it difficult to accept that not everyone wants to use our proprietary tech.
-Pay is fairly average for the industry, but based on the amount of responsibility you can quickly acquire, it feels too low.
-The identity crisis between being a tech company and an agency sometimes presents problems.
Advice to Management
-Continue being transparent, as this is appreciated by everyone at IM.
-Promoting employees based on merit rather than length of service.
-Continue to nurture talent, and make sure you identify talented individuals and work hard to keep them.
-Stay in Farringdon!
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Infectious Media (London, England) in March 2018.
There were 3. CTO and two developers. Most of the interview was related to the processes at my current workplace (how wrong are our processes) and they didn't care too much about what I know or what I want to do. The two developers were almost laughing about me not knowing to answer to some their questions. Quite arrogant in asking or replying. They asked at least 1 year of Python and instead they were expecting a mid to senior developer. Very unmannerly way of interviewing a candidate.
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