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"Brilliant workplace"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer in Harrogate, England
Current Employee - Software Developer in Harrogate, England
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at FinancialForce full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

This company offers a fantastic work environment, working alongside some very talented people. The company completely embraces agile practices across all of the offices, and this makes it surprisingly easy to collaborate with your colleagues in other countries. It also means that you have a say in planning out work in each sprint cycle, and deadlines are always realistic - so you feel under just the right amount of pressure.

The company is growing really quickly without losing the core standards or company culture. There are lots of opportunities for socialising and working with colleagues in other teams.

There is plenty of optional training on offer, and you are given enough support to be able to thrive in your job.

The development team benefits from having lots of developers with diverse backgrounds, who have a healthy interest in programming outside the immediate scope of what they're working on. There is lots of intelligent debate around coding standards and solutions, and this ends up being compiled and ratified in an internal development wiki. This, combined with things like peer review and automated testing means that everyone produces really high quality code. When you end up working with these codebases, it's a lot easier and more enjoyable than most of the code I've dealt with in my professional life.

It's also really cool that you're given a mac to work on and can take it home for personal use. And the company is flexible on working hours, which makes it far easier to manage things like personal appointments, or having workmen visit your house etc.

Cons

There are a lot of meetings, and not a lot of meeting rooms.

It can be frustrating working within the strict limits imposed by the Salesforce/Apex can feel restrictive. You can also feel frustrated by the lack of code-assist features that you get from a rich IDE like Eclipse for Java (e.g. debugging, profiling, refactoring tools, reference/declaration searches etc). You do get used to it, and the platform does give you a lot of advantages so this isn't a big deal really.

Advice to Management

Keep it up! Keep expanding, keep upskilling your staff, keep on providing a brilliant place to build a career!

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

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    "Brilliant place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Harrogate, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Harrogate, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture, people are good fun like minded individuals. International travel opportunities. good product suite, accessible leadership team that are open to ideas and suggestions.

    Quickly growing, and are handling the change well. Good equipment and good offices.

    Cons

    There are not enough whiteboards!!


  2. "I have been working at FinancialForce.com"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automated Test Engineer in Harrogate, England
    Current Employee - Automated Test Engineer in Harrogate, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is great with dynamic environment and provides supportive environment to employes.
    I am learning a lot in my current position.
    People are great to work with, willing to help each other and friendly.

    Cons

    Nothing to say from my side.

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