Orchard Information Systems Reviews

Updated 24 Nov 2019

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3.4
57%
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5 Ratings
  1. "Great place and even better people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orchard Information Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    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. Helpful (5)

    "Orchard has very sadly lost its way"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orchard Information Systems full-time

    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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  3. Helpful (5)

    "A company driven by panic"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orchard Information Systems full-time

    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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  4. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Orchard Information Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company and good work life balance

    Cons

    Salary is the biggest con

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst salary"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orchard Information Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice and funny people, short working hours.

    Cons

    No salary increases, no appreciation for existing employees

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orchard Information Systems full-time

    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.

  7. "Wonderful staff and customers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orchard Information Systems full-time for more than a year

    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. "Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orchard Information Systems full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming, great support and benefits.

    Cons

    None, really good company to work for.

  9. "Great Forward Thinking Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orchard Information Systems full-time for less than a year

    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. Helpful (3)

    "Troubled"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Orchard Information Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good office and location. Some really great people.

    Cons

    Good people keep leaving, sometimes under a cloud. Unrealistic technical strategy. Contracts have long notice periods and do not allow derogatory reviews on glassdoor.

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