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Camelot Global Reviews

Updated 26 Nov 2018

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  1. "Great place to work. Soon a new office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Global full-time

    Pros

    Been with the company for about 1.5 years. Seen a lot of good progress during this period (new CEO about 10 months ago that set a clear vision). Management keen to get everyone onboard on the journey and they listen on suggestions on how to improve. So very happy. + Good pay and package + CEO and exec team keen to move it forward + Owners that believe in the company and keep investing + Moving to a very nice... office near the BT tower in November (merging the two offices - Watford and Holborn). PS: I would take some of the negative reviews I read with a pinch of salt. It was a re-org a few months ago and a few managers had to leave - clearly some of them are very disgruntled.

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    Cons

    - Been difficult while it has been two separate offices, that will however change in November when moving into a new office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the vision alive

    Camelot Global2018-09-10
  2. "QA Lead"

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    I worked at Camelot Global

    Pros

    Great team and people. Brand new offices

    Cons

    Never sure what the company's objectives are in terms of clients

    Camelot Global2018-11-26
  3. "Ambitious, aspirational ethos hampered by some legacy and employees"

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    Current Employee - PMO in Watford, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Leadership, with clear goals

    Cons

    Still to evolving company culture

    Camelot Global2018-10-22
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Relaxed environment - WFH once per week

    Cons

    - Tech stack is outdated in most projects - Very few technical challenges - Lack of innovation - Deadline focused implementations

    Advice to Management

    Hire skilful people and give them freedom to do their job.

    Camelot Global2018-10-09
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Not a place for software engineers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Camelot Global full-time

    Pros

    - Other software engineers tend to be nice - Location is central if you work in Holborn (otherwise you're in the middle of nowhere)

    Cons

    Be ready to: - work with the same dated tech stack until you quit - gather positive evidence of doing what you're paid for, and supply it at reviews - threaten resignations to keep your salary at market levels - see months of work going down the drain because they could not make decision - bite your tongue, this is not an open and honest environment - do one of the most boring jobs in your career - be on call... at night & weekends or justify yourself Management apply the 4 agile values backwards, they seem cast from a 1900 factory plant - and that's exactly what the workplace feels like. Distrust is so entrenched at all managerial levels that politics dominate the scene and micromanagement is the norm (without exceptions).

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    Advice to Management

    Outsource *all* your software production to a sweatshop overseas, or alternatively go find yourselves a job in manufacturing

    Camelot Global2018-07-08
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Please please do not accept a job here!"

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    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Camelot Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good shuttle links from the station

    Cons

    I have to say this is potentially the worst company I have ever worked for. Recruitment ( whom I sat very close to ) make promises they truly cannot keep. I have heard them many times telling potential employees benefits and promises for the future which either do not exist or are actually completely false! Managers are completely unaware of what they are doing and are actually arrogant and in reality complete... bullies but somehow get away with it because to them you are just another resource. No progression opportunities and if questioned on where your role will lead to they will once again make promises they will never adhere to or they will force you to leave as it scares them to think you may actually know your worth! CEO has now changed which has lead to a complete culture change but whether this creates a positive working environment I will never know ( or want to know quite frankly! ) Employees are leaving through a revolving door leaving only a few with a good skill set. Most will leave within the year as they know there is no longevity here. Oh and they are moving offices to London, not sure if they are mentioning that during the interview process!!

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    Advice to Management

    Please just tear down the company and start again. The only place Global is going is down not up!!

    Camelot Global2018-06-07
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Factory"

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    Current Employee - Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    office in the center of london

    Cons

    It feels like being in a factory people are just resources severe lack of skilss

    Advice to Management

    you should move to another kind of industry

    Camelot Global2018-02-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great organisation with a bright future"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in North Watford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture Start-up atmosphere and exciting

    Cons

    Compensation - pay people what they are worth, otherwise they will leave Processes & tools in some areas inadequate

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !!! Continue to be open and honest with your workforce

    Camelot Global2017-10-15
  9. Helpful (12)

    "Went from bad to worse - avoid!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Camelot Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a class act in recruitment and get great people through the door, who know what they are doing and are eager to get stuck in and make a difference. Their vision for the company is spot on, and goes to the heart of exactly what they should be doing. They have great opportunities in front of them globally, and the right people to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    There is a massive cultural and mental divide between their operations in Holborn, Watford and Athens. These worlds could not be further apart. Their senior management drops the company vision at every opportunity, going for short term gain or customer appeasement over long term benefits of the business. Poor decision making, and lack of willingness to actually make decisions other than by committee, leading to... major delays in rollout of new features. Those members of staff who do stand out from the pack and want to make things better, get their heads chopped off. Significant numbers of staff simply disappearing after meetings, never to be seen again, with no explanation. Very low morale within the development teams. Arbitrary deadlines from unknown sources providing unnecessary pressures directly onto team members, leading to missed target after missed target, and increases in sickness and 'working from home'. Poor adoption of Scrum. If they tell you that you will be working in an agile scrum environment, then you are being lied to. Scrum will be tentatively used only when there is not a more pressing and urgent thing to deal with in a waterfall fashion, which is every other day. PM function sitting on top of scrum, inviting teams to 'reevaluate their estimations' until the cost per story point they have calculated aligns with the fictional cost of the project, made up without prior consultation with the teams. This is sadly a sinking ship of a development house, that despite a strong team of good people has been repeatedly failed by senior management and its inability to uphold its core ideals against the idiotic demands of its customers.

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    Advice to Management

    Stick to your guns on your long term vision - when a customer asks a lottery company to build something for sports betting, you are doing them as well as you a favor by telling them to go elsewhere. Trust your development teams - the expensive ones that you take time and effort to hire. Trust them more than the cheap and easy labour you hire without effort overseas - the expensive ones are expensive for a reason.... Be passionate with your goals, without being aggressively stupid. Setting your teams up to fail with impossible deadlines is a demonstration of why you should not be in charge, and why you probably won't be for much longer.

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    Camelot Global2017-04-04
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work and lots of opportunities"

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    Recommends

    I worked at Camelot Global

    Pros

    Good team of people, lots of ambiguity and being able to crack on with work without lots of red tape.

    Cons

    Location is terrible (Watford). Unless you live local, I wouldn't consider it as the traffic is horrendous. What should have been a 40 minute drive, became 2 hours due to traffic.

    Camelot Global2017-02-08
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