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Sage Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 21 Mar 2019

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9 Ratings
  1. "IMO a good company with brilliant people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros are the people, they make it; my colleagues care about what they do, many of them are amazing at what they do and for the rest of us like me, its an organisation and culture that cares about helping us grow. I also really value the 5 days a year we get to do voluntary work for local charities and the really good training and accreditation provision; I feel invested in.

    Cons

    The cons are the size of the organisation. If you want to work somewhere where they have the capacity to do things to the best of industry standard you have to accept that it will be a big company like Sage. That said, all the folk I've worked with here are friendly and there's always someone who knows someone who you can talk to to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the current direction; it's improving all the time and it's got some great things ahead.

    Sage2019-03-11

    Sage Response

    April 17, 2019

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts - much appreciated!

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to work and getting better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So my last review of Sage was balanced but quite scathing of the then CEO and his policies. Since then we have a new CEO and importantly we can start to see the effects of this change in management. So I felt it time to write a new review (the old review has been deleted). Sage has a large number of product teams and an IS department that offer a wide variety of languages, platforms and frameworks. This means that...

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    Cons

    So looking back at my last review I was most strong against the Salesforce strategy enforced by the then CEO. The penny has now dropped in upper management and we have changed course on what I believe was a damaging route. There is still some Salesforce development within Sage, but if it is targeted towards existing Salesforce users then there is no means to suspect that it will not be a success. Many of the other...

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    Advice to Management

    Management, or at least the shareholders seem to have listened, or maybe taken notice of the share price and made the appropriate changes. I still believe that senior management needs to have the guts to say what they really think. I see all too often people in senior roles say the diplomatic thing or take thee middle road because it is the easy route for their careers. Show that you are real leaders, make exciting...

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    Sage2019-03-21

    Sage Response

    March 21, 2019VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks very much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm glad that you think Sage is a great place to work and is getting better. Please continue to share your feedback - across all of our channels, we're listening and it really does help us make Sage even better together. ...

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  3. "Pretty Good Software Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Good tech (if you work in web) * Decent benefits

    Cons

    * Rubbish food on site

    Advice to Management

    * Watch the unconscious bias

    Sage2019-03-14
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Scheme"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The short duration I have been here, I have learnt more than I ever thought I would. The constantly changing development environment has kept me up to date with all the new bleeding edge technologies. Coming from my previous place of work, which was not technology focused, I feel I have massive opportunity to grow within Sage and I look forward to see opportunities unfold before me.

    Cons

    With my team distributed around the world. Sometimes it is hard to get the right answers from the right places. Communication is something which could definitely be improved, as I feel this creates silos within teams.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice if the core hours were earlier, for example 7-3.

    Sage2019-01-23
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent employer, where looking after employees is one of the core values of the business.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything that is not encouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up this great support for employees.

    Sage2019-01-16
  6. Helpful (35)

    "Flexible working, but no leadership"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Salford, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working Modern technology in some areas

    Cons

    Below market-rate pay Complete lack of leadership at the very top Out-of-touch CFO Bonus does not get fully paid due to poor company performance Leadership team think that all poor performance is due to "plan execution" and that their plan is perfect

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the leadership at the top, fully drop non-cloud products and pay competitively to retain talent

    Sage2018-08-31
  7. Helpful (26)

    "Needs change in mindset soon"

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

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

    Pros

    Sage has great benefits and flexible working hours. Relaxed environment and thoughtful collegues. There is no stress and pressure or tight deadlines.

    Cons

    Huge legacy systems and no real will for renovation. The strategy isn't clear and the requirements are lost in the long process coming down from product to devs.

    Advice to Management

    Sage should make sure they soon invest in technology. They should also be ready to take the risk required for renovation and change.

    Sage2018-07-26

    Sage Response

    July 31, 2018Channel Campaign Manager, Talent Acquisition Team

    Thanks for your feedback. Really great the benefits work well for you and you have a good work life balance - something we work hard to ensure all our colleagues have these. Innovation technology is core to Sage - we want to invent the future for the business builders around the ...

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  8. "Nice Company... however could be lot better for compensation & benefits & perks !"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sage

    Pros

    market leader , good place to work , no pressure to work hard !

    Cons

    no career development... stuck in a dead end technologies..

    Advice to Management

    very less internal communication ... management decisions are sudden and unknown ..

    Sage2008-08-20
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging international software projects"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience to see internally how business gets done on a global scope with many world-wide locations cooperating. The project team uses up-to-date technologies and do whatever they can to make the product better everyday. The project is open to new ideas and ways of improving the current solution.

    Cons

    In addition to the new projects, time is occasionally spent on legacy maintenance too.

    Sage2019-03-02
  10. "working at sage"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pretoria, Gauteng
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Fun 2. Challenging 3. Friendly 4. Engaging 5. Rewarding 6.Collaborative 7. Flexible 8. Supportive 9. Exciting 10.Caring 11. Family 12. Professional 13. Busy 14. Fast-paced 15. Innovative 16.Teamwork 17. Motivating 18. Positive 19. Comfortable 20. Integrity

    Cons

    none that I have experienced.

    Sage2019-01-29

    Sage Response

    February 1, 2019Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback in a fun and creative way!

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