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Huddle Reviews

Updated 26 Apr 2019

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Pros
  • "Have learnt a lot from the senior management team(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, relaxed outlook and super skilled(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 3 reviews)

  • "Legacy code and technical debt makes progress seem slow(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huddle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Culture and perks are spot on - Opportunities for rapid progression if early in career - if you are starting out in tech I couldn’t recommend Huddle enough whether that is sales or dev. - Work alongside very smart people - Huddle’s hiring is very good.

    Cons

    - Communication from management is often poor - Rollercoaster of change - it is non stop for better or worse - Accountability is sometimes lacking but that is changing

    Advice to Management

    Own the communication and drive more accountability especially in junior positions

    Huddle2019-04-26

    Huddle Response

    June 25, 2019

    Thank you again for your review, it’s always great to learn from feedback; and thank you for helping make Huddle what it is during your time with us!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "A fun company, emerging from a lot of change with renewed focus"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huddle full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, relaxed outlook and super skilled. Great benefits including 20% time invested in engineers to improve themselves technically and innovate on the product. Outstanding opportunities for mid level engineers and aspiring leaders.

    Cons

    A lot of change, often poorly communicated has led to a great deal of uncertainty. Platform needs technical investment to unblock critical work and create new opportunities for both the product and organisational structure. But lost domain knowledge, BAU and a focus on security accreditation has held improvements back.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilise and invest, it'll take time. People need recognition and openness early and continuously, be available, allow for feedback, encourage ownership.

    Huddle2019-02-03

    Huddle Response

    February 7, 2019

    Thank you again for your review, it’s always great to learn from feedback; and thank you for helping make Huddle what it is during your time with us!

  3. "Great examples of what to do in engineering and what not to do in management..."

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    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huddle for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A professional and friendly culture amongst a family of ambitious and talented engineers Very thorough and sophisticated SAAS delivery process for juniors to learn from Engineers can invest 20% of their time to improve process, clear off technical debt and work on a creative idea to add business value The company used to have some nice benefits: Huddle Cuddle (£500 post-tax money to spend on nice things), share... options, Vitality healthcare which comes with even more perks

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    Cons

    Record high staff turnover in the London office since the new CEO and CTO joined in 2018; the majority of the people had decided to moved on to other opportunities. Communication was generally poor or lacking from HR, especially on the topics of the benefits-cut, explanation on share options and personnel movements. Chief executives were often absent from the office and had failed to show leadership when most... needed. New managers/ leaders had not been provided enough supported, there is no guidance on mentorship, training of leading a team nor backing to confront opinionated subject experts who are at a more senior level. Salary band lack transparency and career growth has glass-ceiling Technologies can be a bit out-dated compared to new start-ups and engineers will often hit architect's veto or infrastructure blockers when attempting to implement new technologies.

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    Advice to Management

    Reward and promote your staffs for the right reason at the right time; Listen to your very talented team; Monitor the chief executives performance, replace them as necessary

    Huddle2019-01-26

    Huddle Response

    February 7, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It’s great to hear that you experienced a professional and friendly place to work during your time with us! I’m saddened to read that you felt career growth was limited. We’re dedicated to building a talented workforce, and in the ...

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  4. "Great experience here overall"

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    Current Employee - Commercial in London, England

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

    Pros

    People are great - hardworking, bright, and very friendly

    Cons

    Lacking in direction and lots of cut backs

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing your teams more, not just the revenue numbers

    Huddle2018-09-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn and build your skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huddle full-time

    Pros

    Huddle has great company culture, the work/life balance is really good, with somewhat flexible hours. It's greatest assets is it's employees, everyone is really friendly and in the almost 3 years i worked there i enjoyed coming into the office every single day!

    Cons

    Process is very hindering and management can be slow to respond to employee requests. Career progression is also quite hard as there is a lacking system where employees can see what is required of them at the next level and strive towards improving themselves to get there.

    Huddle2018-08-15
  6. "Great company...for a while"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team of people who are really hardworking and want to see things improve.

    Cons

    Staff leaving in their droves and communication is poor. There is no faith in management and the more recent addition of a London based CEO has done nothing to improve things - he is still largely absent from what I have been told. Benefits are being cut and so for the lower paid members of staff this has had a massive impact.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and look after them. There are a lot of faithful and hopeful people willing to drive change and make a difference. You are driving some of the best talent away.

    Huddle2018-08-21
  7. "Great people and culture, but upper management are a bit disorganised"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work with friendly colleagues, free food twice a week and beer oclock fridays.

    Cons

    Upper management have been poor at communication and making last minute announcements which have in turn affected some of the employees. Sometimes processes are slow, like using newer technology.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees sooner about changes and be more transparent/honest.

    Huddle2018-07-10
  8. "Great Years"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic People - Good development, courses - Good Accounts - Great benefits -Great Line Managers

    Cons

    - Limited progression - Fairly high attrition

    Huddle2017-08-07
  9. "Great company to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone here is really friendly and passionate about their work. The company has innovation time to allow developers to pick their projects to do and take responsibility for it. The company to open to new technologies and you to get work with some of the best architects in the industry including the Ian Cooper who is one of the best speakers in testing and microservices.

    Cons

    Honestly not much, the company has some legacy code which needs remodelling but there has been a big drive in the last two years to fix and deprecate it. Employees get share options but not much now

    Advice to Management

    You've got great people working here and it's really good you listen to them and provide opportunities where you can. Keep being open to change and don't be afraid to drop 'process' for efficiency

    Huddle2017-02-19
  10. "Salary"

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    SDR in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huddle

    Pros

    Great culture, a lot of benefits, supports progression, great offices, cooperative management, ability to have your say to create real change.

    Cons

    Low on resource to achieve goals

    Huddle2016-07-25
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