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Equal Experts Business Analyst Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2018

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  1. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Manchester City Centre, England

    I have been working at Equal Experts for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid recruitment process ensure you get to work with qualified and experienced people.

    Cons

    Of all the contract positions I've held... I can honestly say I can't find anything bad to say about working with Equal Experts (so far!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you do.

    Equal Experts2018-01-16
  2. "Vegemite - you will love it or be kinda, meh!"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in London, England
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    I worked at Equal Experts for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are a good developer you will love it, you are basically god. The senior team care, and they really want to deliver. The organisation works hard to work well with the client and with the contractors within their fold. There is a reasonably sustained focus on staying informed, connected and up to date and the organisation possesses a youthful passion. The rates are decent and, in London at least, you will... end up working with your friends because the pool of people who can do tech consultancy to this level is very small. The company is very successful and it is nice to feel part of that. The model of not hiring people, but subcontracting to selected consultants is smart and successful and means they can roll teams in and out and change their size and focus very quickly. They actually are an agile Agile consultancy.

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    Cons

    Equal Experts is growing very fast and as such some things fall through the gaps. The organisation thrives because it is very developer and technology-centric. However, there are downsides to this. They have not really figured out how to scale things for large deliveries. If you can, get in on a small project early on, that is when you will get the most from the relationship with Equal Experts as a contractor.... They also have not quite figured out what to do with people on site who are not architects or developers, if you are a delivery manager, business analyst or QA then get a very good idea of the team you will be working on and the project/business area you will be committing to before you go in. Another downside of the scope that technologists are given is that if you are not one of "them" (and it really feels like that at times - which has never happened to me in contract before) you will have to suck up quite a few things that you fundamentally disagree with. There is very little scope for; relationship development directly with clients, feeding into strategy, flagging up risks that technological direction may have for medium to long term client business sustainability, or even basic problem solving - and for me it was a horribly disenfranchising experience. I found Equal Experts committed to being agile from a tactical, technical point of view but not from a strategic or wider business viewpoint. Basically, hell will freeze over before you can change anything.

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    Advice to Management

    Maybe take a breath. The expansion you have gone through is amazing, but it is perhaps time to think about how you work at scale and how that affects your current approach in larger projects. Also, think about what you want to do with people - I think you waste them sometimes. The main thing I would do would be to use the influence and respect you have gained as a consultancy to change the way you make your... contracts, and from that your relationships with clients and associates. I would move to something that is more truly Lean/Agile in approach that will allow the brilliant people you attract to do more for you and the client in the time we all have available? Having said that, Equal Exerts is doing brilliantly and I am just a one man band, what do I know?

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    Equal Experts2015-01-19
  3. "I love working with people that make me raise my game!"

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    Current Contractor - Agile Business Analyst in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts for less than a year

    Pros

    - I get to work alongside a carefully vetted team of "equal experts", meaning we're all about getting the best solution delivered to the client, in a sustainable way. - EE admin is really light touch, and the support team genuinely cares about the delivery team at the client site. - Many opportunities to learn from highly skilled practitioners in their craft. - Further development and networking is supported... through the EE Conference.

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    Cons

    - Being focussed on the delivery of working software can lead to the broader issues of the clients' Agile transition being shared between the BAs and ScrumMasters.

    Advice to Management

    - I'd happily recommend EE for delivery, however, as I described above, if the organisational goal is to perform a transition to agile, then I'd also advise that the engagement be supported by a coach / consultant. The EE delivery team would make an excellent innovation sandbox through which existing client teams could be rotated to gain hands-on agile exposure, maximising the return on an education experience with... mentoring by industry experts (learn as they earn). - It's also worth mentioning that if your agile project needs to be delivered into an existing waterfall estate, it's worth engaging an additional EE ScrumMaster to manage the dependancies across the boundaries. This is *essential* if any of these systems are managed by an outsourced supplier. - I'm happy to discuss these in further detail if it helps.

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    Equal Experts2013-08-29
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