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Updated 26 Apr 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Challenging role, great people and culture.

    10 Sep 2019 - Senior Account Manager in Camden Town, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Challenging and varied role with lots of exposure to various parts of the business. An exciting period of growth at the business with a genuine feeling of contribution and involvement in driving this. Great company culture! Opportunities for personal growth and lot's of team days, quirky events etc.

    Cons

    Lots changed/changing over the next few months - so it will be interesting to see how culture/company adapts and evolves with this. Not really a con, more of an unknown.

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    Ably Response

    Head of People

    Thanks for your review. Great to hear that you're finding your role challenging and varied - that's really important to us. As for the growth, as you mention, both exciting and unknown! We're very conscious of this, and are doing all we can to make sure we scale in the best and most sustainable way. Keep giving us your feedback to keep us on track! :)

  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The freedom and autonomy to do interesting work at a high-growth startup

    30 Jul 2019 - Product Marketing Manager in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1) At Ably I've consistently found that I'm given the freedom and autonomy I need to do really good work. You have a high level of control over what you work on, how you prioritize it, and usually own projects from start to finish. But you are expected to deliver on your responsibilites. I find this great because there's little if any micro management. 2) This goes for the whole company so it creates a high-energy, collaborative, and actually really fun work environment. It's also nice to work in a tech company with a somewhat mixed set of demographics and quite a good gender balance. 3) The work itself is interesting, varied, challenging, and can touch all aspects of the company. If you have skills outside your core role you can have quite the interesting work week. Ably solves hard, complex problems as a company and it's cool to see the interesting (and actually useful) things companies build on Ably. 4) Work/life balance is good despite high-growth mode. Ably is the only company I've worked at (out of many) that offers a truly flexible work environment across remote and on-site without hindering communication, collaboration, and execution. 5) There's plenty of team events and after work social activities if you want them. And who can complain about free beer and snacks in the office? This is quite the gushing review but Ably is genuinely a great place to work.

    Cons

    1) As the company rapidly scales there's the normal teething issues of growing a company and its employee count: putting scalable processes in place and making sure the culture doesn't change as the teams grow. But the CEO and senior management are doing a great job focusing on this. 2) The office can sometimes be a bit noisy. But new offices in the next couple of months will solve this.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    A close-knit team, on a mission

    1 Aug 2019 - Engineering Manager in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You can work with a young and enthusiastic team who believe in the company and want to make it succeed. You will be challenged and are expected to take personal responsibility for your work and results; and if you're successful, you'll be recognised and given more responsibility.

    Cons

    It's busy; the company is small and there's a lot of work to get through, right across the business.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A great place to work and grow while making direct contributions to the business

    19 Jul 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Ably is a great company to work for as it's growing very quickly and you have a lot of opportunities to contribute to the overall business. The team is great and there are regular team activities that are encouraged by the CEO and the rest of the team. such as company meet-ups every 3 months, weekly gym activities with colleagues and great pet-friendly offices!

    Cons

    As every company grows there are some hurdles when onboarding new people but this hasn't stopped the management from re-evaluating constantly everyone's individual contribution to ensure everyone is productive and fits in the team.

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    Ably Response

    CEO

    Thanks, glad to hear you enjoy being at Ably! I'm excited about where we're headed, and the team is truly enjoyable to be around :)

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