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London, England
51 to 200 employees
2000
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Softwire Reviews

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Softwire Managing Director Zoe Cunningham
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  • "The company that knows what it's doing for customers and employees"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
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    I worked at Softwire full-time

    Pros

    The culture is based on giving the best possible experience for the employees, while also solving customer's problems. The engineers are either highly skilled or strive to be. The common problem seems to be "how do we clean the mess the previous contractors left us with" - and they tend to excel at that. Superb opportunities for growth: it's the company strategy to make its employees grow. The most important: the company will take care of you, ensure you're happy and that you feel there at home.

    Cons

    The projects can be nice... and not very nice. Sometimes you have to deal with ancient horrors. The pay is not the greatest you can get in London - but remember that you will be usually shielded from soul-crushing or failing projects.

    Advice to Management

    Do the thing you are doing - the company culture is great. Ensure the knowledge is being transferred on old projects. Expand the hiring pipeline and deal with the company's size.

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Softwire Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Softwire.

    Interview

    Initial application via a straightforward online application form. Initial brainteaser style phone interview as described by other reviewers. Softwire were very quick to respond at all stages of the application process (a maximum of two days delay probably). Onsite interview process was much longer than I was expecting and consisted of multiple pseudocode problem solving puzzles, an on computer test (reasoning puzzles and essays rather than coding) and an HR style interview.

    Interview Questions

    • "What are your three greatest weaknesses?"   1 Answer
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Softwire Awards & Accolades

  • Sunday Times Top 100 Small Company to Work For, The Sunday Times, 2014
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Small Company to Work For, The Sunday Times, 2013
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