Featurespace Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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26 Ratings
  1. COVID-19

    "A kind, generous, and supportive company to be a part of."

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

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

    Pros

    Lovely people and culture here - their values are really thought through and they actually stick by them. They've acted amazingly throughout the global pandemic, to make sure their employees feel safe and secure at work. Great benefits, even beyond those that they list on the website, and personal and professional development is really championed here. The whole structure and set up of the company is open and fluid - you can chat to the SMT anytime you want, there's organised lunches with the CEO, regular all-hands to talk about company news, and if you want to change roles/teams within the company, or try a secondment, they're so open with this.

    Cons

    Some managers are stronger than others, but I feel like you find this everywhere and it's to be expected in a company growing so rapidly.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Insincere company hidden by decorating its pockets of rot"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI-Client 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast growing, a lot of potential, worthwhile industry, good reputation, decent pay, very nice colleagues (for the most part), opportunities to climb the ladder (if the right people like you)

    Cons

    Disingenuous culture and values, processes are a farce, tick-boxing and propaganda, upsetting the "wrong" people with minor perceived slights easily results in a mark against your name to be used later, quick to quieten employees rather than deal with issues, over-promising and under-delivering

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  3. "Great place to work, great team and great CEO."

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

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

    Pros

    Clear guidance from management. Good customers outcomes.

    Cons

    cant think of any at the moment

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, growing fast"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Featurespace full-time

    Pros

    great team, fast paced environment, constantly learning and growing

    Cons

    the comany is growing fast so some internal organisational structure issues have to be worked out

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engaging company with lots of opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Featurespace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really enjoyed my time at Featurespace: the Data Science team is a lovely bunch of smart, passionate and hardworking people. I appreciate that I was given a lot of flexibility and choice in what I worked on and deciding how to best apply my skills for the benefit of the team / company. I felt that my feedback was taken on-board and my contributions were valued. Otherwise, people are noticeably more friendly and approachable compared to other companies, compensation is great and there's always something to eat in the fridge :)

    Cons

    It can get busy at times, which I personally enjoy, but if you're coming from a big process-driven corporate behemoth, it can take some time to adapt to a more dynamic environment.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely busy maturing start-up"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work that feels like it's doing more than lining others' pockets Very clever, very friendly co-workers Never a dull moment Everyone is happy to help So much free food, drinks, social opportunities - you really feel valued

    Cons

    More work than will fit in the time available; it can be stressful at times and you don't feel you've given your best Parking is absolutely awful, non-existent

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with fantastic opportunities"

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

    I worked at Featurespace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work Brilliant and friendly people Employees are looked after Good wages Good working atmosphere - lots of productivity Opportunities for career growth Stocked kitchen Free take out lunch on a Friday Social events Overall a very enjoyable place to work!

    Cons

    No serious cons I can think of. Parking spaces are limited but never had any issues myself. Too much free food!

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company with a Good Vibe"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent salaries Well stocked kitchens Career growth opportunities Great people Fun and friendly atmosphere Comfortable working environment Genuine concerns for staff welfare Diverse culture with plenty of social opportunities

    Cons

    The parking situation could be better, but for now that's the only mild downside I have come across.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting company to be a part of"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging projects and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Some rapidly expanding business growing pains.

  10. Helpful (17)

    "All talk and no action"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Featurespace

    Pros

    The only positive aspect for me was the few friends I made whilst being there. Besides from this, I really cannot highlight any pros of working for this company. Everything they try to throw at you as benefits (free food, pension, socials) doesn’t make up for management who don’t listen to a word engineers have to say, the rotten atmosphere created by Sales teams getting all the credit and rewards for selling stuff that doesn’t exist, and lower level management who aren’t trained properly to lead their teams. And HR staff who are more worried about shopping online rather supporting employees to develop a career plan.

    Cons

    Featurespace are by far the worst company I’ve had the displeasure to work with. My first week was the most awful time I ever spent somewhere, and I was already seeking alternative employment after just one month in the role. Despite my best efforts to get to know my manager, he avoided talking to me and left me to read documentation in lieu of training. I raised the problem with him, his manager and HR, only to be met with patronising comments and solutions that didn’t have any positive results. They admitted later down the line that they completely failed me as a new employee. As I started working more and more with customers, I realised how much lying was going on: making promises to clients for solutions that didn’t exist or couldn’t be achieved, and project managers left to pick up the pieces to try and retain the business. I witnessed the CEO herself in a meeting with a prominent customer, trying to dig herself out of the hole they had created with this displeased customer. I left after a short time with Featurespace and provided ample feedback of my poor experience with them, which I doubt who ever be acted upon. The only positive is that I made a few good friends there, and all of them are now either leaving Featurespace for the same reasons, or considering resigning. No surprise Featurespace are advertising so much for jobs: all project managers are practically gone or working their notice, after either a very short time spent there, or simply so angry at how things are going.

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