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- "Some great people to work with in all departments." (in 24 reviews)
- "The culture is great." (in 18 reviews)
- "We are mostly egoless programmers at Egress which means we are able to learn from our peers and develop as a unit, a must for any good team!" (in 12 reviews)
- "Great benefits including 'flexi" (in 10 reviews)
- "Colleagues were friendly and welcoming." (in 9 reviews)
- "For a London based company, many staff find they can move onto better salaries within 3 months." (in 5 reviews)
- "The pay is also awful and they will routinely say that they make up for this in other aspects even though they do not offer anything that another company will not on top of a decent salary." (in 4 reviews)
- "Management Is a complete clique" (in 4 reviews)
- "Lack of training" (in 3 reviews)
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- 5.023 Mar 2020QA LeadCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLondon, England
Egress has been growing at a fast rate from when I joined to where we are now and where we plan to be in the near future. There are many reasons why someone would want to work at Egress and here are few of them: - My favourite reason would be the culture and people at Egress. You feel part of a family at Egress, with amazing culture and open offices which means you can go up to anyone and talk to them, learn from them and have laughs - You can start your mornings with free breakfast provided by the company including a coffee machine and other treats/snacks - Opportunity for employees to progress their careers and move up the ladder with support from the senior management - Company paid social every month varying from pub quizzes, sports days, trampoline parks and other fun activities - Friendly and approachable colleagues and management - Great benefits for employees including gym discounts, cycle to work schemes, eye care vouchers, etc - Free beers/soft drinks provided every Friday during beer o' clock hour - Annual Kick Off at various locations which is fully accommodated for followed by a games night and activities
No company will ever be perfect however what makes a company great, is the fact that they are changing and making sure people feel valued at Egress. No major cons in my eyes because Egress have changed over the years which means things that was a con mentioned by other people, has been turned into a positive thing. Egress are growing at a fast rate which adds pressure to training new staff and delivery however nothing comes easy and this is a challenge that we like and makes working here fun.2
- 5.018 Oct 2016Business DevelopmentCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLondon, England
I am writing this review as a current employee of Egress Software Technologies. I have been working for Egress for a few years now and seen the company through both good and difficult times. There are many positives to working at Egress, but what keeps me working for the company is the people. We have the opportunity and privilege to interact with the most senior people in the business on a daily basis. Everyone has an open door policy which is helped by the open plan set up the office. There is also a variety of socials from internal pool leagues, to monthly and yearly company events that allows people to interact across departments and offices to help develop a unified culture. The company is also built around young talent. The company took a conscious effort to recruit many people out of college and university. This provides people the opportunity to start to build their careers in a company where they can learn many skills in a small amount of time as well as contribute to a growing company. Egress has a strong work ethic and for many individuals that come in to the company straight out of education they struggle to develop their maturity to enable them to work in an environment whereas others flourish around them. As with many sales job there is a salary and commission structure. The starting salary is acceptable and commission can be very rewarding once a pipeline of opportunities have been developed. As with the majority of sales opportunities, the rewards come once the hard work has been put in.
although there is a good level of daily engagement with management, sometimes sales opportunities are put before one2ones and appraisals Targets (both monetary and business development) can sometimes be overly ambitious which can demotivate. There needs to be some moderation when setting benchmarks and goals There was a period where company growth and development had caused a shift in culture but this has recently been resolved and the teams are back to working together in a lively and enthusiastic environment6
- 5.018 Oct 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Egress is a great company to work for. As a fast growing company there is huge opportunity to quickly progress in your career. The management team are easily approachable and are very passionate about bringing out the best in individuals and their teams. The social aspect is better than any company i have previously worked for with monthly socials (crazy golf, pub quizzes, nights at the zoo) as well as regular table tennis and pool tournaments in the office. There is a 'work hard play hard' ethos and Egress offers attractive incentives and rewards for those who strive to do well.
Company wide communication (updates, changes to teams etc.) is sometimes quite delayed. This doesn't cause any major problems but can sometimes be frustrating to hear things 'through the grapevine'.6
- 5.05 Apr 2018Software Developer PlacementCurrent Intern, less than 1 yearBarnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
- Very friendly workspace - Treated like a full time staff member - Fun company socials - Opportunity to work with experienced developers and learn a lot. - Friendly Colleagues
- Company socials can be irregular (Although this is apparently already changing)
- 2.017 Oct 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
- Great place to start out, many people use it as a stepping stone. - Great culture and relationships between colleagues - Its still a small company so the level of autonomy is great, you have to ability to learn and take what you want to away. - Not the most glamorous location, but then being outside of central London can make it a cheaper commute. - A lovely graveyard to the rear for a stroll for when you feel like death at work.
- Working here you can feel like its just a job much like being shop assistant, doesn't feel like its a career. -- Salary is described as competitive, perhaps compared to a Victorian chimney sweep. For a London based company, many staff find they can move onto better salaries within 3 months. - Average age of the workforce is very young, finding guidance experienced / mature person can be quite difficult and this is reflected in some of the 'baby sitting' type rules that are in place. - While most people are friendly there is a culture when people will 'gang up' against individuals when you are not the flavor of the month. Being that flavor of the month is very important part of Egress if you want work/opportunities that could bring you decent commission. - Disjointed company rules between office locations.6Egress Software Technologies Response8y
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your short time with Egress. The first ‘Con’ you list pretty much explains why you are no longer with the company. If you consider any role as ‘just a job’, then surely that is all it will ever be. As a business, we know we don’t get everything right. However, there is no doubt that we do invest a significant effort in helping people build their careers. I’ve had numerous one to one’s with employees solely around their career ambitions, and examining how they can be fulfilled within Egress. Other managers in the business regularly have similar conversations. Yes, we hire many apprentices, placement students, and graduates straight from University, so the workforce is young. But I disagree with your assertion that finding guidance is difficult because of this. If asked, the Sales Director, the founders, myself (Head of Talent) would all have been happy to spend time with you in a career discussion. I said at the recent company meeting that the employees who work the hardest will reap the biggest rewards. No-one in the room disagreed with that sentiment. Egress is a work hard - play hard environment. But it's a good solution for both Egress and the individual, if sales people who are only prepared to do the latter, work elsewhere. I do, however, wish you every success in your new role.
- 5.030 Jun 2021Customer Success Coordinator PlacementCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearOld Street, England
An Egress Placement has helped me develop all my skills and has taught me a lot. There are many opportunities for growth and learning Egress is a very social company, even during all the lockdown's
Departments are constantly changing, can be a bit confusing in the process
- 4.015 Jul 2021Software Development InternCurrent Intern, less than 1 yearSheffield, England
- Great working culture and friendly environment, - Was encouraged to give my opinion in the team lots and to take lead on my projects - Encourage training and learning, I was encouraged to use some of my working time to do online courses aswell as being given a free account for datacamp and also 5 day ticket for the Women in Technology festival. - Given opportunities to choose the work I would like to do and explore different areas of Data Science - Overall had a good experience during my internship
Could have more support structures in place: - Didn't have a set learning structure that some bigger companies may be able to offer such as company set training courses. This wasn't too much of a problem as I was given lots of support by managers and team members but overall a lot of the learning was independent (especially as I was working from home) - Would be nice to see them implement more mentor schemes especially for interns and for women in technology, even for the opportunity to talk to more people across the company
- 5.027 Apr 2022Account ExecutiveCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
-Great Company with lots of opportunities for progression as the company is growing fast -Amazing company culture -Everyone from all levels is approachable and more than happy to help -Work hard play hard -Flexible working with remote and office -I enjoy coming to work everyday
Very few cons, once you are here you would find it very hard to even want to move as it feels less like a job and more like home.
- 5.023 Jul 2019Software DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSheffield, England
Opportunities to progress your career Fun and driven working environment Monthly social events Free beer on Friday
Nothing worth mentioning so far.4
- 5.012 Dec 2022Business AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
In my position and department, Egress has a lot going for it, such as: * A brilliant flexible working scheme: currently, the ability to take 2 hours off a week (at any point - makes a massive difference), and a few extra half days a year (on top of AL). * Responsibility: As someone early on in their career, I have been given a lot of responsibility in some very important and consequential projects, which is really supercharging my business exposure, and professional development. * Respect: I also feel a great amount of respect from those I'm working with at Egress. * Management: As I am working between many departments, I have multiple 'line managers'. They're all brilliant, and take a genuine interest in me, and my career development, more so than I would have expected. * Personal Development: There's a lot of opportunity at Egress to engage in personal development activities. For example, we have access to some great personal and career development resources, which we're allowed to make time for during the working week. Moreover, our learning and development team put on some brilliant optional internal learning sessions on general topics such as change management, and presentation skills, which you can also seek to receive 1-2-1 guidance for.
* Resource Limitations: It's more a consequence of Egress being a medium sized employer, but I feel that some teams are stretched quite thin. Consequently, pushing through, and having items on your own agenda be actioned, can be quite difficult.