JustGiving Reviews

Updated Sep 1, 2021

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3.5
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JustGiving CEO Zarine Kharas (no image)
Zarine Kharas
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Location of office, being involved in tech for good and good causes(in 4 reviews)

  • "Wonderful cause, good work/life balance, some good people(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Flat structure makes career progression more difficult, this is not a problem unless you're looking to climb the ladder(in 4 reviews)

  • "Communication is bad and you don't really hear from the management team(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Sep 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The people are wonderful to work with

      Cons

      Not very agile all the time

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor senior management

      Aug 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      A lot of very talented and driven people "lower down" aka execs, or junior managers Room for testing and trying new ways of working A lot of very friendly, fun people that make it a comfortable environment

      Cons

      Poor senior management - some people who have been there for years and have progressed purely based on time working there rather than any actual skill or talent Lack of transparency No real effort from the company during lockdown - no budget for home equipment, and no effort to convert previous christmas parties/team away days into a remote setting No real room for progression, a lot of teams are overworked and with people fleeing the second offices opened back up again, teams are short-staffed and overstretched. Yet senior management still wants growth. No appreciation for staff lower down, credit given to senior managers the majority of the time despite doing no heavy lifting (this may be indicative of my direct manager) No training budget or encouragement for upskilling

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great people, poor career development opportunities

      Jul 20, 2021 - Account Executive in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Industry leading with a staff that truly believes in their mission

      Cons

      Poor career progression options. Promotions can sometimes seem like they are given out based on who-you-know rather than merit

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing career prospects

      Apr 14, 2021 - Customer Support 
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      Pros

      Great teams Overall passion and dedication Contributing to social good

      Cons

      Could use some improvements on platform

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people and a generally alright job

      Jan 7, 2021 - Customer Support 
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      Pros

      - the people - the workload - the benefits

      Cons

      - hard to find a career development plan - hard to get training approved - loss of culture with changes to the business

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Software Engineers - please don't fall for the fake reviews

      Feb 7, 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Pay is decent (they've had to introduce some incentive) London office is alright

      Cons

      Low-skilled engineers have worked their way into higher positions, which has created surely one of the most dysfunctional engineering departments in London. You might ask how that happened, and according to present/past colleagues it took place sometime around a few years back when Just Giving changed hands to American ownership. What you now have is a collection of loud (and extremely defensive) 'old crowd' engineers who continuously blame each other and others for failure. If you don't believe me, try raising a pull request and see some of the comments you get - it truly is stunning. There's critical hostility with even basic concepts like Separation of Concerns completely misunderstood. Expect virtually zero innovation and for things to be done "the way they always have, because we know other things don't work". This is the perfect company to swallow the worst of the engineering talent in London, for anyone with any skills or ambitions, please do look elsewhere in the substantially more attractive market. London is full of great tech firms. That's exactly what I'm doing, don't waste your own time like I wasted mine.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Just (NOT) Giving

      Jan 19, 2021 - Cloud Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      free coffee in the coffee bar

      Cons

      poor management, people pretend to care

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      You'll be fine as long as you fit in.

      Dec 6, 2020 - Manager 
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      Pros

      Wonderful cause, good work/life balance, some good people. Fair salaries. If you fit in, promotions are possible and there is a chance to move into other areas of the business.

      Cons

      Unrealistic targets can be set without adequate support. There are conflicting priorities and a lack of strong leadership. The lack of effective leadership has led to a culture of bullying and disrespect which when raised may get investigated but is tolerated. If you don't fit in, you won't feel welcome and in extreme cases will be pushed out by hostile members of staff. Pictures of Black fundraisers may be used on the website to promote a 'woke' image but there is a woeful lack of diversity within the company.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent company drive and ambition across the teams

      Oct 20, 2020 - Designer 
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      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      The acquisition was a bit rocky but got there in the end.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Just Giving

      Aug 26, 2020 - Customer Support in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Lovely coworkers, good work live balance

      Cons

      Not much room for improvement

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