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Updated 1 November 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning and challenge"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeAgent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been at FreeAgent for 2 years and have to say it's the most challenging but at the same time most enjoyable place I have worked. I feel motivated to do my best and my work requires me to create new things and solve problems, but it's an enjoyable process with lovely colleagues and a healthy work environment.
    Always looking to introduce great perks and fun into the office

    Cons

    Typical days involve a few more meetings than I was used to before but the up shot of this is joined up thinking through collaborative working and no good ideas get missed!
    So not really a con I guess

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeAgent full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Great approach to work. Everyone is very great to work with. Work is fun and challenging. Many opportunities to get involved with things outside your own team.

    Cons

    New ownership leaves questions but so far it's business as usual

  3. "You should work here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FreeAgent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career opportunities
    We are well looked after
    Good work life balance
    Good benefits
    Friendly culture
    Friday lunch, pool table, table tennis, drinks and snacks

    Cons

    I can't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for taking care of us


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FreeAgent full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great people and attractive perks. Flexible working and being abl to work remotely is a real bonus.

    Cons

    Interview process was pretty lengthy, but this does ensure the company hires people who are fit for the job.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of anything.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Support Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Support Accountant
    Former Employee - Assistant Support Accountant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FreeAgent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team overall, amazing people in the support team, good benefits, no day is the same, good values and incredible work environment!

    Cons

    No negative feedback as there's nothing major to say. Overall a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company and product makes peoples lives better."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeAgent full-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment, in a company making a genuine and positive business impact.

    Cons

    The team could delegate more.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FreeAgent full-time

    Pros

    - Transparent, open culture
    - Community building within the company - free lunches on fridays, free beer fridge
    - Monthly meetings with exec team that report back on company progress

    Cons

    - lack of reward system within company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent, Fast-growing Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every month staff received a survey to provide feedback to FreeAgent management. Management then directly addressed any concerns during team gatherings and suggested solutions to any problems raised.

    FreeAgent also offered weekly forums for the engineering team. This was an opportunity for employees to discuss recent tech talks and other tech developments.

    In addition to this, FreeAgent invited guest speakers to the office for employees to hear other people's tech stories.

    Staff organised annual and monthly events for the team which included BBQs, games nights, and treasure hunts.

    Working hours were flexible. Most employees started between 0900 and 0930 and finished between 1700 and 1730. This time-frame included a one hour lunch break which employees usually took between 1200 and 1400.

    Lastly, the FreeAgent office provided a superb view of the castle!

    Cons

    The team was rapidly growing in size. This held both pros and cons. In particular, it made it more difficult to get to know everyone well.

    Individual team lead efforts on employee welfare were inconsistent. Whilst some team leads did a superb job to look out for staff on their teams, others could have shown more interest.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent work on starting and building the FreeAgent business - particularly now when staff numbers are rising rapidly. You provided a warm welcome to new employees and offered plenty of opportunities for the team to address concerns to you, which was appreciated. Taking into consideration the points made in the cons, I have little to add.

    FreeAgent Response

    4 Aug 2017 – People Consultant - Talent Acquisition

    Dear Reviewer,
    Thanks for such a positive review! More importantly it's great that overall you enjoyed your experience working at FreeAgent. We do try hard to make sure it's a great place to work... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Sales in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A really welcoming company. I haven't wanted for anything and everyone is always more then happy to help!

    I couldn't recommend applying for any vacancies enough!

    Cons

    Really can't see any at this point!

    FreeAgent Response

    1 May 2017 – People Consultant - Talent Acquisition

    That's great to know you have felt so welcomed! Thanks for leaving such positive feedback.

    If you do have any ideas for improvement in future then don't hesitate to let us know.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I love working here and would 100% recommend it as a place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've found this to be a really fun environment with a variety of social activities to take part in. You can join games nights, team charity runs, or just play pool and have a beer after work in the shared kitchen. People are friendly and inclusive and this helps new joiners settle in really quickly.

    There is a good work-life balance and although people work hard, there is an informal atmosphere that makes it easy to come to work.

    The team lunch on a Friday helps everyone to integrate and speak to people across the company. Sprint demos give people the opportunity to share what they have been working on and hear about what others are working on. Hack days let people come up with great ideas and work on a project of their choosing - a great chance to work with people you wouldn't normally.

    I feel very lucky to be a part of FreeAgent and would definitely recommend working here!

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons so far. The company is growing very quickly so we just need to make sure we adapt quickly and continue the great things that are in place already.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being transparent and making time to hear everyone's views.

    FreeAgent Response

    6 Mar 2017 – People Consultant - Talent Acquisition

    This review has certainly perked me up this Monday morning. Great to hear that the various activities and initiatives are well received and that you are having a very positive experience working at... More


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