Equal Experts Reviews

Updated 21 Apr 2021

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Equal Experts Co-CEO  Thomas Granier
Thomas Granier
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  • "They paid a bit less than some of the other consultancies engaged with the client but this is a minor grumble since the EE day rate is decent(in 29 reviews)

  • "Slight growing pains as the company has become more successful and has opened new offices around the world(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Manchester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and you’re treated like a human not a number

    Cons

    Mainly uses contractors so progression can be difficult and uses 2 year contracts for employees.

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  2. "Best company I've worked for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Manchester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Very varied projects - Work with some of the best and most experienced people in the industry - A lot of support from the Equal Experts network - Not afraid of 'costs' e.g. if you want to book a conference - book the conference - no need to go through months of applications. - Creates a strong learning environment - Good benefits package - Very transparent company leadership

    Cons

    - The career ladder as an employee can seem quite poor compared to traditional companies as there's no growth in titles - it may take some people a while to get used to the growth being via experience, skills, responsibilities and money rather than title - this is both a pro and a con though. - Salary reviews aren't a discussion they're a letter left in the HR tool - this doesn't feel like a good process and leaves some people feeling un-appreciated especially if the review doesn't have an increase.

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  3. "A haven for technical experts to do their best work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Lead in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work alongside technically brilliant people who are aligned but a common set of professional values. An open and fluid structure so that people can self organise in a way that best suits clients.

    Cons

    The open structure can sometimes lead to a chaotic project. This often depends on the culture of the client. That said, Equal Experts is often quick to recognise this and withdrawing from engagements that aren't working out.

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  4. "Very Friendly Management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Assistant in London, England, England

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Line Managers would listen to anything you wanted to share. Company culture was very friendly.

    Cons

    There was not a clear / easy line of progression for the role I was in.

  5. "Great place for grown ups"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meaningful work, highly skilled colleagues, happy to share knowledge and coach less experienced team members. Open, humble

    Cons

    Growing pains as we try to maintain culture and flat structure in a bigger org

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Designed from the ground-up for senior practitioners that want to remain hands-on and learn from each other"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Founder &Amp; Chief Executive Officer in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I thought it would be a bit cheeky of me to post a review of the company I founded - but then why not give my POV? We are at the same time a software consultancy and a global network that includes both permanent employees and long term associates (contractors). I designed the Equal Experts network so it is the place to be for all the senior practitioners with often well over 10 years of experience in technology - that want to remain hands-on and make things with clients that need their expertise the most, in a climate of mutual trust. One of the main reason to join is because you want to learn from so many other very experienced people such as yourself that surround you, both in the overall network and your own team. Then I think it's the culture. People point out how the organisation trusts people at scale, from the get-go. They also enjoy the autonomy to resolve a problem without being restricted to a particular way of 'thinking' or 'doing'. Everyone is expected to be a "grown-up" that picks up the trash from the floor. It's not that simple every day :). The company relies on everyone's intrinsic motivation and self-discipline to function. For instance, there is no annual performance review for employees. We keep the hierarchy to an absolute minimum. And any employee can make many decisions without following a traditional approval process - as long as they use our "Advice Process".

    Cons

    There are a number of drawbacks to the model we have: * for employees, the career opportunities are more limited than in more traditional places with a structured career ladder. * there is less structured support and guidance than in other places - you need to be comfortable networking and asking for things. * being surrounded by very sharp and experienced people means everyone can suffer of the "impostor syndrome" once in a while (I know I do!) * engagements can be challenging (and frustrating) - we usually end up solving the more "tricky" problems for our clients and we often need to influence people and improve their ways of working to succeed. Also there is no denying that we are a constant work in progress, for instance: * we do not collaborate across accounts and offices as much as we would like - * our gender diversity is below industry average - we do have many middle aged male contractors given our model. One thing we started focussing on globally is to improve the psychological safety of all our delivery teams so everyone feels included and safe to contribute and challenge.

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  7. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Trust, openness, client focus, values.

    Cons

    Could be better collaboration between projects and offices

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Experts at modern software engineering practices Great people They treat you like grown-ups

    Cons

    Lack of career management might be a con for some people

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  9. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Client Principal in Manchester, England, England

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    Culture, expertise, people, leaders, network

    Cons

    There is nothing of note

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Equal Experts EvolvE Programme"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Fantastic range of opportunities to work for clients such as Co-op, Tesco, HMRC and O2. 2. Lots of input into which client you get deployed to. Management takes into account what tech you want to work with and the location. 3. Treated like any other consultant, there is no "junior" or "graduate" vibe. 4. Management are more than happy to expense fees for training courses/exams. 5. Great pay with 2 salary reviews per annum. 6. Regular social events and meetups with colleagues on the EvolvE programme.

    Cons

    1. There appears to be a dry spell for clients to send EvolvErs to, however this is to be expected at this time of the year.

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