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Updated 15 May 2019

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Equal Experts CEO Thomas Granier
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're a pragmatic contractor that loves crafting software then this is a fine organisation to be involved with. My experience has been overwhelmingly positive - I was placed at a client with other EE people and felt valued and respected from day one. EE take care to ensure you're delivering value to clients, not just a bum on a seat, and this really shows. The interview process at EE sets the bar higher than...

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    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - the network is growing but by keeping your plans and strategy open it

    Equal Experts2019-05-11
  2. "Progressive Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A true values driven organisation that has progressive ways of working and attitudes to their people. Always seeking to learn, evolve and to do better. A world apart from the usual traditional IT consultancies and all the better for it . A focus on doing what's right for clients and their people above office politics and profits.

    Cons

    Some growing pains as they evolve.

    Equal Experts2019-02-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for "grown-ups""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging projects, encourages a great work-life balance (depending a bit on the individual client's working practices), some really good people who are highly skilled and in the most part humble and open to ideas. Lots of autonomy to make decisions, try things

    Cons

    As others have commented, going through growing pains as the original lightweight processes and org structures are being scaled. But generally this is being done in a sensitive and mature way, and for the right reasons. Recent changes to strengthen the Exec team are starting to work well. Some projects struggle to apply the EE cultural values, often due in a large part to politics within the client's team. Occasionally...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep reinforcing the values, experiment a bit more with developing innovative internal processes and don't be afraid to try something and fail/learn.

    Equal Experts2019-01-23
  4. "A great place to be..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance. - Your opinion is actively sought and valued. - You have the opportunity to influence at all levels. - There is a real team feel - individuals respect and support each other. - Autonomy - you are trusted to do the right thing and to use your expertise.

    Cons

    Non that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Equal Experts2018-09-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work / work with the best in the industry / highly autonomous"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Highly autonomous * Lots of opportunity to positively impact how and where the business grows * Lots of interesting client engagements, with real and interesting challenges * Great leadership team who get it and create a culture that enables growth * Working with a first class team of capable and passionate associates * Great company profile so great to be able to blog and speak on behalf of a respected company

    Cons

    Still young in many ways, but that's more of a Pro than a Con, as the leadership team work really hard to maintain the flexible culture whilst finding ways to embed foundations that enable continued long-term growth

    Advice to Management

    Evidently doing what's needed to grow

    Equal Experts2018-09-17
  6. "Probably best company for contractors to work with"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great network of smart, competent and friendly people - Almost no management, no egotistical people - Ability to switch between different projects (if appropriate & available) - Good business model and hiring process - Helpful staff

    Cons

    - For certain customers that are resistant to any change, challenging their values and decisions might be necessary & more useful in terms of the overall company & team performance - Regular feedback from teammates could be useful for improvement

    Advice to Management

    - With this amazing network of people, EE could create great products as well. I'd like to see more contributions from EE to open source world and see their own products. - Encouraging entrepreneurship and people to try their own ideas in the network and something like an internal incubator could be great for EE to build it's own products. - People could be encouraged to develop their own products by sparing certain...

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    Equal Experts2018-06-29
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great network of contractors. Not such a good place for employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The standard of hiring is really strong. They look for technically strong individuals with good work ethic and the right personality to work in a software development consultancy. - Because the vast majority of folks are contractors, the turnover is healthy. The teams scale up quickly and if someone doesn't work out, they leave at short notice. - The events are very good and well attended.

    Cons

    - The focus is on hiring people who are already experienced at what they do. Those contractors are not looking for any career progression, they generate the fees and so the employees are left behind. As an employee, more loyalty is expected but not much thought has been put into developing employees. - Oftentimes, associates (contractors) on-site will get opportunities to change their roles and increase their responsibility...

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    Advice to Management

    Are you bringing everyone to the table? Or just the chosen few?

    Equal Experts2018-07-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company I've worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Working around some really smart people who are very passionate about what they do -Incredibly Enabling environment, if you have an idea as long as you have the ability / drive you can make it happen - The clues in the name individuals and ideas are given the 'equal' respect no matter what the job title -Client focused approach, at all levels of the business employees seem dedicated to provide quality and value to...

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    Cons

    I enjoy going to work every day, Equal Experts employee people at experienced / senior level and they expect you to lead the way in your field. This is great but could be intimidating for some.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good stuff, some more staff nights out might be nice!

    Equal Experts2018-02-08
  9. "Great environment to work in and great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to be surrounded by egoless, intelligent and collaborative colleagues, Equal Experts is perfect for you. The network is extremely helpful and friendly, and it's a place you'll be certain to form long lasting friendships.

    Cons

    Due to internal changes you sometimes feel like they don't really know what's going on with a lot of things themselves, but they are growing rapidly, so it's to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Keep all the good work you're doing with restructuring EE. But don't let yourself get swallowed by process and become rigid! The ad-hoc and dynamic style of EE as a business is what keeps it personal and a great place to work.

    Equal Experts2018-02-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great values and they care"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm working with the most experienced group of people it's ever been my pleasure to work with. As Equal Experts looks at values as part of the recruitment process, I'm also working with some of the nicest, most pragmatic people as well. This makes delivery as easy as it ever can be and a lot of fun to boot. If you've got enough experience and you want to work in a caring, fun, interesting team then take a good look...

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    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going guys

    Equal Experts2017-12-12
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