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- "People are friendly and helpful" (in 11 reviews)
- "Really care about people, good culture, encouraging internal promotions" (in 7 reviews)
- "The days are long and challenging but the team is by far the best in the industry." (in 5 reviews)
- "'Everyone is helpful' is one of the best things we hear a lot." (in 3 reviews)
- "Great company culture;" (in 3 reviews)
- "Bad management of hiring too many people and then making them redundant in the same year they hired them Lot's of bullying and highly pressurised environment with unrealistic targets to meet" (in 3 reviews)
- 5.015 May 2023Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
- Outstanding and helpful coworkers; - Great company culture; - Complex and interesting product; - CEO openly shares company updates, news, results, goals and struggles. Communication is transparent; - You can anonymously ask questions CEO during the monthly Townhalls;
- Career ladder works for some and doesn't work for others; - Vague requirements/ expectations for promotion; - Existing Engineering managers do not make any decisions, all of them go to one Sen. Eng Manager who runs the ball; - Engineering has strong lead technical people who have been in a company for a while, and have decision making but they are not managers. Lack of communication. Low interest in high performed people's growth.
- 1.05 May 2023Senior Legal CounselCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Remote working Decent benefits Global company
Slopey shoulders of soo many teams where nobody wants to do anything and they tell the other person to do it. Bad management of hiring too many people and then making them redundant in the same year they hired them Lot's of bullying and highly pressurised environment with unrealistic targets to meet - get the job done attitude with no thought to work/life balance4
- 3.016 Jun 2022Support EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
New stuff is genuinely cloud native, there's an honest intention and plan to get rid of what's left in on-prem. Everyone's a nice person to work with and a nice person to know. There's a good and strong office culture Uncounted holiday genuinely is uncounted, work-from-wherever is true, timing's flexible, very few mandatory meetings etc., you really can do your job in the way you feel is best There's always exciting plans for the future and some of them do end up happening Linux laptops
It used to be a flat company where conversations ran freely, but as it grows it's becoming stratified and many conversations are now "for management only" Career progression is vague and plans for advancement are always subject to sudden change or disappearance when the next big strategic plan comes along There is genuinely budget for things like training and conferences, and an expectation to spend it, but nobody really knows who should be spending it or how so it's quite hard to actually get the cash out. Much of the tech is very cloud-native best-practice but lots of the company structure and processes aren't. NIH syndrome is falling but still very much there - if you make it to the conferences but not to the management meetings you can end up frustratedly unable to advance a case for industry best-practice to anybody.2Duco Response2y
Hi - thanks for taking time to leave feedback. Your observations around how we could be clearer on career progression and use of the L&D budget are well made and certainly things we’re aiming to make substantial progress on in 2022, although I know the proof will be in actually delivering those things! Your comment on our “plan to get rid of what’s on prem” interested me as we have always been exclusively a cloud SaaS company and have never offered or delivered on prem software solutions. Perhaps I’m misunderstanding what you mean by “on prem” though. Anyhow, thanks again for taking the time to comment. Graham (CPO)
- 4.023 Feb 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
code quality is shockingly abysmal, but the current staff is smart and make effort to fix that and improve company on all fronts
code quality, too much pressure to to break even so company still has to chase new features while trying to improve the codebase1
- 5.02 Feb 2023Senior EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
High growth. Great culture. Very friendly and humble people. Good opportunity to grow in your career Flexible remote working opportunities
Monolith. Everybody might not enjoy working on the codebase
- 4.016 Feb 2022Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 years
The whole UK team is really welcoming, friendly, and helpful. One of the nicest things I have found about working there is that senior management is very open to feedback and suggestions, and are very good at implementing them when actionable. Pretty flexible about remote working and hours; over the course of the pandemic, the setup and accommodations for remote work got better. pre-covid there was a lot geeky activities in the office - tabletop games and stuff like that, and some of that has moved online or been partially revived as the limited office attendance has been a bit expanded)
growing pains - company is expanding rapidly and many things are in flux, both in terms of specific technical details and broader direction. Work priorities can change rapidly, and sometimes important work ends up being insufficiently prioritised because of other, also important work. Due to rapid growth dev resources are sometimes stretched a bit thin. on a very subjective note: I found myself clashing a bit with the parts of the company that fall more on the bank/finance/fintech side of things. I had to learn more about finance to do my job than i necessarily wanted
- 4.019 Jul 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
There's a lot to love about working at Duco. The culture is excellent in that they really care about the people who work there, offering support that goes above and beyond what many companies would offer. Things that would be gimmicks in other companies, like unlimited holiday, are genuine offerings here, and you can often see people taking full advantage of benefits like flexible working, such as ducking out in the afternoon to go for a run, or just taking some chill time. It's a company full of talent, and its fast growth means there are a lot of opportunities to learn new skills and build a strong CV. You have the chance to make an impact here - not something that is true of many companies where every possible task or need already has a dedicated person or people working on it. One of Duco's biggest strengths is how approachable everyone is. Working across departments is essential for many of us, and you can always be sure of a friendly response and a helpful answer.
Many of the challenges Duco faces are the same as any other fast growing company: at some point more focus needs to be given to strategy rather than quick wins. This requires taking your foot off the gas and stepping back, which isn't always easy. As other reviews have noted, the stage of its journey Duco is at means that a job here suits a certain type of person; it's certainly not for everyone. You have to be adaptable, willing to jump in and pick up a task that's not strictly your remit, and generally be ready for things to change at short notice. If you want a steady job that's well-defined and comfortable, you probably won't find it here.2
- 5.02 Nov 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great benefits, ability to work from home whenever you like, autonomy, and compensation.
Questionable practices, some people are more valued than others so receive unique benefits.2
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Duco has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 60 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Duco to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.
76% of Duco employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Duco 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.