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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Like minded people, flat hierarchy, Software hygiene

    Cons

    - Sudden growth but that's natural I guess

    Equal Experts2017-10-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flat structure, great workplace environment and lots of room to grow and learn about new technology. Agile and Extreme Programming practices and special focus on Agile Transformations. Not your typical consulting gig where you'll be handed over to a client and be forgotten.

    Cons

    No career ladder tech-wise as we don't have official tech leads, architects, etc. Everyone is expected to perform at a high level of competence and be able to decide as a team and not as individuals which might not work for everyone.

    Equal Experts2017-08-23
  3. "One of the best community of people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is an agile delivery and consulting company with pragmatic approach to software delivery. There are very few companies in Pune which promote working with good technical practices at the same time provide support and motivation to learn new technologies. Equal Experts in one them. Without traditional managerial hierarchy, this feels like a community of like minded people rather that a corporate consultancy....

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    Cons

    Still trying to mature as a company. Has not been able to cope with the size of more than 60-70 people well. Failed to evolve recruitment processes over time. Standards of the people coming inside company has gone down with growing demands of the projects. Virtually no HR management. It can be both good and bad. I think it leads to not having a proper career progression path. Which causes people to leave organization...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest more in grooming new people. Mentor lateral hires to help them understand cultural values. Stop running behind every new project and play to your strengths Have a good mix of development and consulting capabilities. Have a meaningful career framework in place. Focus on retaining talent and reducing attrition.

    Equal Experts2017-06-14
  4. Helpful (8)

    "good for less experienced in the current situation"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts

    Pros

    -Good atmosphere -good work life balance possible -Relatively new technologies used -Freedom to explore new things in market and suggest for projects -has some very competent people to collaborate and learn

    Cons

    -appraisal min 3-4 months late which can easily be achieved in time but more of a retention policy -shortage of projects -market outlook is really impressive but not so true within -admin and hr helpful but sadly cannot take any decisions by the looks of it. Single authority for everything -lot of grey areas in policies as they seem to differ person to person -no idea about how decisions on travel are taken -cost...

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    Advice to Management

    Need to retrospect

    Equal Experts2017-02-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture Work mostly on bleeding edge technology. Variety of projects. Mostly development from scratch Exciting work Exciting people

    Cons

    Short term onsite opportunities only

    Equal Experts2016-08-31
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Be the best and work with the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Experts. Experts everywhere. You won't be the smartest person in the room - and that's great! Such a good place to learn from other colleagues with lots of experience and knowledge. - Agile way. The company trully believes and practices Agile techniques (100% pairing, daily standups, KISS, experiment and iterate, etc). - Always the team. Issues are solved together. Knowledge is shared. Quality is a team's concern....

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    Cons

    - You really need to be an expert on your craft. The company only hires the best at programming, engineering, abstract thinking and atitude! So step up. - You need to deliver fast and at a steady pace. Since you are an expert, you're expected to perform on a daily basis. Of course sometimes you'll need to investigate and experiment, but the company assumes you'll bring value in the form of accumulated experience and...

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    Equal Experts2016-07-31
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great job, culture and people!"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Lead in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent professionals, great work environment, great work/life balance, flat structure, excellent culture and values, excellent compensation. For the portuguese companies culture it is a breath of fresh air and a complete atypical environment for the best! The Lisbon is great, it is located in Parque das Nações where you have a lot of transportation and a lot of restaurants and stores. Has it is by the river you...

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    Cons

    There are no cons so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The company is growing and it is fundamental to keep the company culture and flat structure.

    Equal Experts2016-07-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and amazing culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No hierarchy at all, everyone is responsible for their own work and are able to take important decisions regardless the job role. Very open-minded culture, we can make suggestions and introduce new ways of working without creating any constrains between people. Salaries and conditions are above average for Portugal and it's a great opportunity to work in a non common company considering the portuguese reality.

    Cons

    Due to the fact of being so recent in Portugal, there's still lacking some structure in all the processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the same mindset and make sure the company grows with established processes and keeping the same flat structure.

    Equal Experts2016-07-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very good place to work but still has a few rough edges"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    Positive environment that fosters the exploration of new things, full of highly skilled people willing to share their knowledge and experience. You are not perceived as a "one tech" developer but rather as a engineer that is able to tackle any task in any technology (with a bit of help to ramp up the skills). Several degrees of freedom as to what you work on - no project is accepted without the engineering team...

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    Cons

    100% Pair programming, like 1 PC = 2 People 100% of your work time - and there is absolutely no way around it. For a company with a mindset of being very open to all ideas, setting this kind of absolute seems very odd. Too much "fighting" - because all of the people are highly skilled, opinions on how to implement or handle situations tend to quickly escalate to religious wars. Low velocity - because there is too...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't be too democratic when taking every day decisions. Keep some democracy but only where it matters.

    Equal Experts2016-07-29
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great job, great people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent professionals, great work environment, great work/life balance, flat structure, excellent culture and values, excellent compensation. The first 3 months are spent in a high profile client in London, which provides an excellent learning environment for new starters: I got to interact in a very informal but professional manner with excellent software architects, developers, QAs, BAs, etc. I was exposed to a very...

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    Cons

    There are no cons so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing an excellent job, and if possible keep the flat structure which works so well.

    Equal Experts2016-01-06
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