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QUALCO Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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3.2
64%
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75%
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QUALCO CEO Orestis Tsakalotos
Orestis Tsakalotos
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walton-on-Thames, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at QUALCO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A relatively small team who actually work as a team. Talented colleagues who are not afraid to help. Client base is growing.

    Cons

    None so far, all is good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, you have created something really cool.

    QUALCO2016-11-22
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Typical Greek small problematic company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good salaries - You can find good people and professionals across the departments - They are still surviving

    Cons

    - Inexperienced & unskilled high-level Management with very high ego who are using the bulling and blaming strategy as management method. They are people who cannot direct you, support you or help you. - The company is unstable financially - It is a company with extremely high turnover rate in the market - They are not offer any training - They are using very old technology, methodology &... techniques - There is not a career path at all. This place is only good for graduates who are looking for their first job to start. Nothing more…

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    Advice to Management

    Change the poor management. Recruit real professionals with experience and knowledge who knows how to run a company end-to-end but trust them as well.

    QUALCO2018-12-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "I have been working at QUALCO full-time"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QUALCO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - A great place to learn Software Development Life Cycle methodology. - Career Opportunities are given to people who looking for them.

    Cons

    Some areas of improvements are the office facilities and the benefits (for example child care).

    QUALCO2019-09-19
  4. "The best well kept secret"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth and personal development. Offers a full cycle service on its field, people-centric

    Cons

    Qualco needs to invest on the high potentials and remove those who do not have a "can do" mentality. Company has suffered a lot, it is time to build an amazing place to work and there is the capacity and the potentiality

    Advice to Management

    Invest on those who are contributing to the company's success and make sure you don't lose them.

    QUALCO2019-08-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QUALCO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Clear and meaningful mission/ vision & values, work-life balance, teamwork, people with excellent skills, great learning and development career opportunities, working with the best credit institutions in Greece and abroad, leadership’s team experience and knowledge are available to employees and proactively delivered to the right employee at the right time.

    Cons

    More focus to organizational culture and change management in order to increase employee satisfaction and to enhance employee loyalty and engagement.

    QUALCO2019-05-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and to grow"

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    Current Employee - Business Function in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QUALCO full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, Qualco is a demanding but fair company Intelligent and caring colleagues - lot's of talent No politics Lots of autonomy Exciting, impactful work Improved work-life balance

    Cons

    There is big room of improvement when it comes to office facilities The pace that new talent is integrated into the company could be accelerated

    Advice to Management

    Like any tech company, the work is big and complicated. Qualco is an amazingly fast growing company and at this point it's extremely important to keep focus in terms of product innovation and business expansion. Last but not least implementing an inclusive culture is an imperative.

    QUALCO2019-05-10
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Think twice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QUALCO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Good place to start as a junior and gain experience. -A lot of great people. -Free coffee.

    Cons

    -Qualco is not an equal-oportunities employer, in fact Qualco is a zero-oportunity employer. -No career path, no personal development, not a career company. -No clear responsibilities. Anyone is expected to happily and gracefully do anything/everything. -No job descriptions. In fact, they do exist; however only in job openings. -No expertise in any technology using or selling. Grab a PDF or watch a presentation..., it's all it takes for Qualco to consider we're experts. -Heads/Directors often have the same responsibilities and perform the same tasks as their subordinates. How can they be unbiased in evaluations, if they ever restart? -No work/life balance, everyone is only required to push more, try harder, get the job done as quickly as possible. Quality is of no concern. -Don't expect anyone to thank you even if working all night long to catch a deadline. -Certification costs are only approved and paid for Qualco to achieve or maintain partnerships. Don't expect to use, apply or sell what you are certifified for. -No room to take initiatives, even senior people are considered to be mindless settlers. -Complete secrecy between superiors and inferiors. Inferiors rarely know what the person sitting next to the is working on. -Random people are named Heads/Directors. Nobody cares if they have the qualitative assets to manage people. -Payments uncertainty although delays seem to have stopped. -Qualco claims to be a high technology company; does not even consider hiring a CIO. In fact their product is based on obsolete technology and methodology, using trivial automation techniques only because of the “that’s how we always did it” approach from our beloved superiors. -Standardization / Information Security are of the lowest priority. We even talk about Qualco’s approach within our team, the conversations are always really amusing. The good thing about Qualco is, we’ve been lucky, so far, and haven’t been caught by auditors.

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    Advice to Management

    -We're not partners, don't expect people to try harder or work more for Qualco to progress if they remain stalled. -Qualco rapidly grew from ~80 people to ~200, but procedures, processes, policies and mindset remained back. -You realy need to find a way to safely get feedback on people leading departments. -Management is so far away from company.

    QUALCO2019-05-03
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many talented people, good working environment, no overtimes and extremely stressful deadlines. Friendly and helpful colleagues and managers. Flexibility in moving through company departments. Appreciation of work and employee’s capabilities.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is sometimes frustrating. A bit slow on change and new technologies adaption. Old fashioned office premises.

    Advice to Management

    Freshness will be a great plus

    QUALCO2018-11-27
  9. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at QUALCO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy going environment. Nice location

    Cons

    Poorly organised. No trainings. No actions. A lot of people from management do not spend time to share knowledge and explain.

    Advice to Management

    Start to share the knowledge so that capable people help you with better results. If you want...

    QUALCO2018-11-19
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management poor performance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You may get paid above market rate if you work for Groups servicer QQUANT or close to upper management

    Cons

    Quite unorganized, poor culture, driven by small groups and especially CEO’s court. Upper management always talks about change but is all about policy, empty words with no integrity. Business is conducted unethically delivering poor quality.

    Advice to Management

    Exploit opportunity for change and conduct business ethically and with integrity at all levels

    QUALCO2018-10-12
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