Egress Software Technologies Employee Reviews about "salary"
93% would recommend to a friend
(22 total reviews)
94% approve of CEO
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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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- 5.02 May 2023Sales ExecutiveFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Encouraging managers Great team Good socials
Salary not as good as competitor organisations
- 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 pipelineting salary is acceptable and commission can be very rewarding once a pipelineting 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
- 1.01 Sept 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Nice office Good London location
Poor management. Poor pay. Bad progression. No salary ranges. So they try to get away with as much as possible so in this case give the lowest salaries they get with no structure in pay or progression.2
- 1.01 Nov 2022Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsSheffield, England
Sheffield Uni new graduates are a great bunch to go to a pub after work. The corporate events are tons of fun and free booze.
The company engages in predatory practices hiring out of Sheffield Uni and running people down until they burn out. The salaries are way below average and the pay raises are in the 2-3% range every year. Past 6 months the new leadership which came from Mimecast got over 40 people sacked in all areas of engineering. The remaining people are expected to deliver what the previous team could not. The company product has little future as it is competing with Microsoft offerings. Everyday drama, favoritism, yelling and toxicity are encouraged by leadership and are a norm. Only work here if you are starving and have no shelter.10
- 5.014 Jul 2022Software Developer (Placement Year)Current Intern, less than 1 yearSheffield, England
- A welcoming and friendly team who try their best to support you from day one with your work and learning. - Offered a level of responsibility I didn't think possible on a placement. I was able to work on business critical code, putting me ahead of many other graduates. - Opportunities to move throughout the business to experience all areas you'd like to, although I chose not to move teams due to the diversity in experience I was already receiving! - Working in a growing and ever-changing business allowed me to see and experience many different working styles (large team, small squads, management changes). - Great company culture, lots of social opportunities, occasional office lunches, and various activities available to take part in outside of work. - Flexible working arrangement, offices open for use with working from home also offered, 'flexi' hours throughout the week, and trust given to all staff. - Good benefits even for placements! - Regular 'check-ins' with your line manager, as well as weekly drop in sessions if you have any issues. - 'No pressure' environment, I never felt pressured to complete work that I wasn't able to. Instead was offered help by other members of the team, and able to treat it as a learning opportunity.
- Not the most competitive salary for placement students in the software industry. - Often found there is a lack of work that can be picked up, as knowledge to complete it lies with a specific few people who are too busy to help you with it. - Lacking an 'official' training program of any sorts so placements tend to get dropped in at the deep end (not necessarily a bad thing, I learned a lot doing this) which can hinder progress.1
- 4.018 Oct 2021Software DeveloperFormer Employee
- The people at Egress are brilliant, always happy to help and collaborate - development is fast paced and there's good room to grow / take ownership on large & technically challenging features and products. - Overall culture is great, lots of company sponsored socials and events.
- Below market rate for developer salaries (especially during / after covid with remote working being more of a viable option) - Messaging from the top down can sometimes be demoralising / not empowering. - Always a rush to get features out, sometimes there is a lack of focus on core responsibilities like monitoring and overall software hardening. - Product direction is sometimes unclear and can lead to the same things being done more than once.
- 4.013 Sept 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
It smaller size makes it quite an agile company, it can respond quickly to suit the market conditions It is a social company lots of events/activities to motivate/entertain staff The company has a strong record for employing grads/apprentices and generally people who are taking on their first real job. The company has made big strides in hiring more experienced staff in recent years and this has had a very positive impact You can get a lot of real word experience in this company, lot of exposure to different customers and parts of the business, your job is not scoped to specific set of duties(this could be a good or bad thing). This maybe is something that you probably wouldn't get as a newbie in other established firms. Loads of great people in the company so you can have a good laugh and make good friends The company does offer benefits above statuary minimum which are well suited to the workforce, there is always room for improvement but could be a lot worse. There is staff who have been with the company since the start, so if you are looking for a steady job and fit with the culture then this is something they can give you. If you have a hardworking ethos then you do learn and lot and even after you leave your are able to use those skills. As with anything in life, you get out what you put in, unfortunately the company has hired bad apples in the past with the 'silver spoon' mentality.
Although it is not the smallest company, it still definitely does has a small company culture. This is linked to the directors who are very involved in the company, they still have strong hold over they day to day activities of staff, which can lead to micro-management. This is celebrated however it does have drawbacks which you only appreciate after you leave the company. While it is a tech company, its core product is not particularly 'cutting edge' despite the marketing. There are a lot of practices within the development cycle which are highly questionable. This can mean that as a person starting your career you pick up a lot of bad habits and you may not learn or leave with the skills that make you particularly attractive for other roles elsewhere. Wages are not particularly competitive for london staff however they do give people a chance which maybe is the compromise. The other northern sites the salary gives staff better quality of life. Formal industry standard training could be good for younger employees even if the focus is on sales, sales training would be good for them.
- 2.011 Aug 2019Sales ExecutiveFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- You'll meet some great people here. - Lots of socializing outside of the office. - Benefits are okay, and the free food / drink at any point of the day helps. - Location of the office is fantastic. - Comp plan is achievable.
- Low basic salary. - A clique can be found in all areas of the business. - Serious suggestions aren't always taken on board by senior management. - Sometimes difficult to keep up with the internal processes.2
- 5.024 Oct 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
This is my first proper job after graduating so I don't have much to compare it to apart from a few shop jobs. My time here seems to have flown by which is probably a sign that I’ve enjoyed it. When I left University I was simply looking for a job to earn money but I’m really glad I found Egress. My first bits of work were small tasks but as I showed I was capable of more I got given more complex things to do. This is a small company and very soon I was involved in working on planning projects with senior managers. We’ve just had a summer company meeting where the whole company went to a London hotel for a business update and a big party. Travelling down from Yorkshire it was like a holiday outing, with coach breakdown thrown in for extra fun. At the update the Directors talked about the problems the company was going through as some people have been fired and others have resigned. There have been a few people in my office unhappy with stuff but what impressed me was the willingness to tackle tough subjects head on and be honest about what mistakes had been made in the last few months and what the company were doing to change things. The presentations by Tony and Rich were passionate and from the heart. Just like at the kick off party in January, I sat on a table with people from other offices and it was great to meet people from other parts of the company. Then after the presentations were over, funs and games, free food, free bar, free night in hotel. Repeat twice a year. Yes please.
Salary is ok but only ok. Benefits is ok but only OK. The Barnsley office split into two with half going to Sheffield earlier in the year and we miss our Yorkshire brothers.4