Orchard Information Systems Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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Pat Clarke
6 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place and even better people

    17 Jun 2019 - Team Leader in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, England
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    Pros

    * Approachable and friendly people * Relaxed culture * Flexible working hours * Modern offices * Nice atmosphere * Extra day holiday over Xmas * Birthday holiday * Lots of projects & opportunities to get involved in * Emphasis on health and family * Job security and stability

    Cons

    *Large complex housing system which is challenging in all aspects of software development lifecycle. *Somewhat tied into in-house built development frameworks which make creation of new products a lengthy process.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    One to avoid

    19 Jan 2021 - Head of Marketing in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, England
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    Pros

    Nice office location and facilities

    Cons

    Toxic culture that runs throughout the company from the CEO down. Leads to a lot of arrogance and blame culture. Couldn't wait to leave!

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    A company driven by panic

    24 Nov 2019 - Applications Developer 
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    Pros

    Good work from home policy. Some good benefits. Great office space and location.

    Cons

    The company management is still running it as if it were the early 00's. Currently in the process of outsourcing development work due to panic at inability to deliver software. Common naive assumption this is down to lack of resource (i.e., being ran as if it were early 00's). Engineers are not listened to by senior management. Archaic budget process leaves development without tooling for up to a year.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Orchard has very sadly lost its way

    22 Nov 2019 - Software Developer 
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    Pros

    Friendly staff, great holidays, great office,

    Cons

    Development mainly outsourced to India. Staff no longer listened to. Serious technical debt problems. Serious support issues. Staff leaving in droves. No real plans or direction. No recent pay rises

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    5 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company

    24 Oct 2019 - Software Engineer 
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    Pros

    Good company and good work life balance

    Cons

    Salary is the biggest con

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    7 May 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Orchard has a friendly office with a relaxed culture and great staff. Employees are empowered at all levels which gives great job satisfaction. There are lots of family friendly policies and processes too which give a healthy work life balance.

    Cons

    There is lots of change at the moment so this can be a little unsettling but it is clear that the vision of the company is positive so it will all be worth it in the long run.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Wonderful staff and customers

    24 Apr 2019 - Account Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, England
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    Pros

    Good company to work for and have a wonderful set of loyal customers

    Cons

    Going through some much needed change so can be a little unsettling, but I am sure this will put Orchard in the best possible position to be market leader in the future

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Analyst salary

    26 Oct 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice and funny people, short working hours.

    Cons

    No salary increases, no appreciation for existing employees

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Forward Thinking Company

    18 Dec 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England, England
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    Pros

    The amount of flexibility is great working core hours from 10-4pm really helps organise family life. The support I have been given in my role is brilliant and I feel very valued in the work that I do. The benefits package is also great I've never worked anywhere else where the pension plan is as good and the Health care scheme.

    Cons

    Hard to say as it is truly a great company to work for!

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing

    7 Feb 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming, great support and benefits.

    Cons

    None, really good company to work for.

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