Egress Software Technologies Employee Reviews about "training"
93% would recommend to a friend
(24 total reviews)
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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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- 1.013 Oct 2016AnonymousFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- Good place to gain experience in the whole sales cycle quickly before you move on. - Some great people to work with in all departments. - Before leaving, socials with the company were improving from the traditional 'pub outing'.
- Salary is low, especially for a London based role. - 'Benefits' are made to seem attractive, but are in fact either required by law or if taken, some you're required to reinvest it back into the company. - Commission structure is weak for sales executives and post sales engineers. - Office can be difficult to get too, depending on where you live. - The atmosphere in the sales office can be very quiet, so when talking to colleagues it can sometimes feel like you're walking on egg shells. - Employee suggestions seemed to not be taken on board and considered seriously. - Very limited trust and constant micro management. - Inexperience of managers shows, and can effect the results of the workforce. - Constantly changing the internal environment and business processes. - Communication between departments in other offices is weak. - Hours are not flexible, and proved difficult to book time off if it wasn't a holiday. - Working hard and over the scheduled hours is hardly recognised, but leaving on the dot or arriving to work slightly later is. - Arguments and complaints are rife throughout the company. - The sales environment can be restrictive socially. - Training is limited, however there have been minor improvements with HR taking the lead to provide it. - Can't use mobiles or listen to music, unless during lunch. If you do, you'll be 'told off'. - Monitoring of the internal messenger has raised invasion of privacy concerns.7Egress Software Technologies Response8y
Thank you for taking the time to write this extensive, and sadly largely negative review of your time with Egress. Fortunately, your views are not shared by the vast majority of Egress staff as our 2016 Best Companies To Work For award illustrates. We do not micromanage people by choice. However, some ex-employees clearly lacked the maturity to understand that trust needs to earned, rather than handed out on a plate. Your issue about listening to music via headphones is a case in point. Our expectation of people in sales is that in work time you should be calling customers, devising proposals, conducting research etc. Wearing your headphones also cuts you off from colleagues, telling them you are unavailable to interact. It's therefore somewhat ironic that you also criticise communication across the company. You refer to benefits being minimal, but I take issue with this as it is simply not true. Our holiday allowances, private medical insurance, gym/retail discount schemes and internal recognition schemes extend our benefits package way beyond statutory minimums required by law. You make absolutely no mention of our primary benefit - the Stock Option scheme which offers the chance for substantial cash gains should the company float or be acquired. You also state that training is limited, but again you know very well that in the first half of 2016 alone, everyone in our sales team had five days of bespoke offsite training. My advice to you would be to learn from your short tenure at Egress. Develop some maturity and work harder in future positions – you will need to do both to build a successful career in sales, and I sincerely hope you do achieve that in the future.
- 5.02 May 2023Customer ExperienceCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLondon, England
* Super talented team working in the hottest space in cyber security * Lots of opportunities for learning and career growth * Great benefits including 'flexi-days' for recharging.
* Company is experiencing significant growth, which brings the usual growing pains * The CX team is growing in 3 continents, and cross team training and communication takes extra effort.
- 3.017 Jun 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
1. It's a supportive atmosphere. 2. It was, at the time of my employment, embracing flexitime and the four-day working week. 3. HR and Finance are typically quick to respond. 4. The use of MS Teams enables quick communications with anyone; and most people are open to being contacted directly by anyone in the company. 5. They are very good at selling their products, communicating their strategy, and promoting their products. 6. There are currently, 2022, plenty of opportunities to find work with Egress; however, internally, there are positions advertised, but unless you're already in that field, it's difficult to transfer as the requirements are specific. 7. It's a company punching well above its weight. 8. Each department is different, but typically VPs support the notion that there is in fact life outside of work, and oftentimes enable their staff to meet unexpected demands on their time without it impacting their role or performance review.
1. It's a company slowly going Woke. 2. Culturally, you either are Woke, or you are silent. Tolerance through inclusion and diversity is the goal of any respectable organisation; but with Wokeism, you're either virtue signalling or you're silent/not included. 3. There is not a lot of meaningful opportunity to transfer internally, and it is a very techy company, without much opportunity for other skillsets to be utilised, as they rely heavily on other companies to contract this out. 4. Almost all of the tech positions are support roles for sorting out hiccups that its products encounter; there is very little R&D esque occurring, and improvements are counted as occurrences but only happen when a hiccup occurs. New ideas are welcomed, but most of the time which is supposed to be dedicated to proactively improving systems, is spent instead on tech support, and supporting tech support, as well as assisting sales in customer facing roles, and explaining context to marketing. 5. There is an underbelly of 'us versus them' in the senior management at Egress, where a boundary exists between expected behaviours of senior management and lower echelons. This means there are the foundations for in-groups and out-groups forming, along with the rise of nepotism, and 'blame culture'. 6. There is not ANY up-skilling, despite their promises to do so; there is job-specific training, which occurs 'on the fly' rather than in a uniform and metrically evaluable programme. If they want you to upskill, it is expected that you do this in your own time, outside of work hours, under your own means and money. 7. The company is heavily reliant on graduates, whether through placements or conference/expositions, with a high turnover of staff; in fact it is stated by the HR department during your induction that they largely expect you to only be with them for three years, unless you choose to stay longer. An odd statement given the company is not recruiting on a gradscheme. 8. I would suggest anyone who wants to work with them familiarise themselves with the terms of their employment contract in detail. They have ambiguous terminology surrounding their policies, and there is not a formal disputes policy, meaning that senior management get to be judge, jury, and executioner. There is a formal mediation policy for grievances, but there is no proactive review by anyone in Egress to actually improve or develop policies, ensuring they're fair and attributable. I could not dispute losing my job, because the terms in the company contract does not allow for it.6
- 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
- 5.09 Jan 2021Account ExecutiveCurrent EmployeeLondon, England
Good culture Loads of opportunity to progress Good training recourses
Occasional challenges with resource capacity, as with most scale ups.1
- 4.023 Jul 2021IT Operations PlacementCurrent Intern, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- Company Culture - Decent Pay - Friendly Staff - Constantly Busy - Given a lot of responsibility
- Not enough training due to previous placement student not giving enough shadowing sessions
- 5.013 Nov 2018Software DeveloperCurrent EmployeeSheffield, England
Great culture, and decent benefits. Exposure to cutting edge tech gives the job real buzz too. I’ve found managers supportive of progression in their teams. Great office in London and we’re promised a new one in Sheffield very soon. Visible and approachable senior management. Development teams are still pretty small so you still have the ability to have your say to create real change. You can learn so much from the people around you and honestly the people are one of the best things about Egress. Everyone is extremely intelligent and capable but also good fun to be around. The recent push on knowledge sharing and training is highly commendable.
It's not a con but if you are seeking stability, consistency and structure then Egress probably isn’t the place for you. Tweaks and changes are made in processes and strategies along the way so you need to be good at dealing with change, or contributing to it.7
- 5.015 Mar 2023Office ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
I have been working at Egress for nearly 4 years and have been consistently impressed by the company's commitment to employee well-being and experience. From free breakfast and snacks to regular social events and surprise treats, Egress truly goes above and beyond to create a positive work environment. One of the things I appreciate most about Egress Software is their understanding of the importance of work-life balance. The company offers flexible working arrangements, which allows me to balance my work commitments with my personal life. Additionally, Egress Software is very supportive of employees who are dealing with personal issues or challenges, offering additional support and resources as needed. Finally, I have been consistently impressed by the company's commitment to employee development and growth. Egress offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, including access to online learning resources. Overall, I would highly recommend Egress to anyone looking for a company that truly cares about their employee's well-being and experience. The company's commitment to work-life balance, community building, and employee development sets it apart from other employers and makes it a great place to work.
nothing I can think of
- 2.013 Aug 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Open to remote working. Nice London office.
The market is on the decline and Egress is sinking quickly. Many members of staff were made redundant recently, which puts little confidence in the company’s outlook. Management’s response since then has been poor. Lack of diversity, especially in leadership roles. Incredible amount of politics. Lack of training.2
- 3.018 Jan 2019Customer ServiceFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- The company provides free breakfast, coffee, and other treats - The company pays for socials once every month - The people are friendly and it`s very easy to make friends - Right next to Old Steet station with quick and easy transport links - All technology and computers are modern - Easy to network and progress as long as your willing to put in the time
(Most of these cons are department specific and doesn't reflect the company as a whole) - Lack of training - Employes talking behind other employees backs and not addressing the issue face to face - Lack of 1 to 1s and meetings regarding employees wellbeing and progression - Pay is not competitive compared to what you can get in the area - Expected to stay late sometimes with no compensation (Overtime) - Every day feels the same, solving the same issues with no variety - If something goes wrong no one wants to take responsibility and people will shift the blame3