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Orbium Reviews

Updated 4 September 2018
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  1. "excellent first job experience"

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

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

    Pros

    they have really open and excellent people, interesting topics and possibility to switch between areas and see different things and also travel

    Cons

    might easily get stuck in avaloq and not develop trchnically a lot of new hard skills, but rather soft skills

    Advice to Management

    good job


  2. Helpful (2)

    ""A developer POV""

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the highest quality people in IT.
    Good work/life balance as a developer at least, contracted to only 37.5 hour week and encouraged to keep to it.
    Great training options.
    Good opportunity to move around different industries.
    Would not trade the experience I have gained for anything.

    Cons

    They simply do not pay the going rate for anything other than a grad developer. When you can get almost double pay elsewhere... no matter how much you enjoy it you have to move on. That's not even including the contract market.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people better. Constantly losing good developers due to pay and end up just going to the contract market. Surely exit interviews are highlighting this?

  3. Helpful (16)

    "The grass IS greener on the other side."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was ok for a graduate, but this was due to the London weighting.

    Leaving this company will make you appreciate your new job.

    Cons

    5 interviews and 3 tests to take before being offered position.

    No mention of salary, or even estimate of. Told in interview it's rude to ask about the salary.

    Senior partners may or may not turn up to your final 1 on 1 interview, leaving you waiting 2 hours before being told to go home (they won't apologise either).

    If you leave within 2 years, you have to pay a substantial fee.

    Staff are unfriendly and arrogant.

    Using a dead end technology - Avaloq. Similar to SQL, but not similar enough for you to easily find a job when you leave.

    Advice to Management

    Improve office security (you didn't ask for me to return my key to your head office when I left).

    Manners cost nothing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great corporate culture, can-do attitude, and exciting growth opportunities ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is expanding, lots of exposure to different cultures
    Solid and stable business as well positioned in the current market place
    Great social events
    Young and dynamic working environment

    Cons

    Currently no share/equity scheme to tie into the long term success of the business

    Advice to Management

    Try not be pulled in too many directions, our attitude and success affords us room to maneuver, but focus will be key.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Orbium Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team environment; very professional business approach acumen; travelling

    Cons

    Company seems desperate to take on anyone, even those from a non IT background. Always seems to be hiring and very easy to get into. People who have studied at mediocre university work there. The only IT skill utilised is the software they train you up on called Avaloq (which is very unpopular), no chance of using VBA, C#, C++, HTML, JAVA.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orbium full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perfect to start your business and finance IT career
    Generous education and training incentive
    Great HMO package
    Opportunity to be assigned overseas
    Challenging responsibilities
    Great coaching approach (Objective driven)
    Excellent support/admin team
    Great, friendly, and bright colleagues
    Annual overseas event
    Opportunity for career shift from "Programmer" to "Consultant"
    Flat hierarchy
    Lots of "classy" external events

    Cons

    Tendency to be stuck in internal projects when there are no projects (Opportunity to gain exposure/knowledge in other technology)
    Company follows bell curve approach in rating employees
    Tendency to be assigned to different Modules every project with or without proper pre-training. Sometimes you'll have to learn on your own.
    Sometimes you'll have to do overtime work without pay. (Most probably, the cause is the previous point)

    Advice to Management

    Encourage colleagues to have training and use their education budget
    Coach-coachee: Do quarterly catch-up sessions to be more connected
    Adapt a new approach in rating employees
    It is expected that some project phases require employees to do overtime work, please compensate them properly, learn from experience.


  7. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbium full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, flat hierarchy, feels like a family

    Cons

    not too many projects available

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at Orbium full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open minded management, Excellent position over competition, New clients, travel opportunity

    Cons

    Usual improvements which most companies this size need.


  9. "Good healthcare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orbium full-time

    Pros

    Insurance cover is very good

    Cons

    Have to wait for promotion


  10. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orbium full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is good comparably. A few managers(not all) are still open to suggestions.

    Cons

    What used to be a good culture and organization has lost itself in woeful new managers, more and more cumbersome processes and procedures. Managers lack accountability, are nuance to work with instead of encouraging the team, and just want to appear politically correct. what makes this worse is, despite management knowing it, nothing is done about it. Many attributions took place after projects, but it seems the top management doesn't care about what's the reason. Transparency has been lost, rumors abound.