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Updated 12 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance environment, rarely over-time" (in 7 reviews)

  • "ssige Weiterbildung, gute Kollegen, spannende Projekte, kann Verantwortung" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Kontras: je nach Projekt ist die Erfahrung anders" (in 2 reviews)

  • "working location and time varies very often depending on schedule" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "An Outstanding Company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are so many! But to name a few:

    1. Everyone at the organisation are super friendly, engaging and offer their advice and support if you ever you need it.

    2. The organisation puts their faith and trust in you right at the very beginning. This gives me the confidence and motivation to perform as well as I possibly can.

    3. This is the first company I've worked for where you're allowed to make mistakes! This is crazy?! Providing that you learn from your mistakes and find ways to become more efficient over the long-term, it's a win-win for everybody.

    4. When the recruitment agency tried to sell me this position, she almost fell of her chair! In her years in recruitment, this is the only company she discovered that gives you plenty of study days to prepare for your exams so you needn't worry about diving into your annual leave allowance.

    To summarise, I've worked for Bloomberg, WestLB and British Airways and none of these companies comes close to offer you these service bundles to help you in your career.

    Cons

    None!

    If you're ambitious and the skies are the limit, this is the company for you. There is a real effort to make everyone feel special and at home.

    Sure, not every day will work out the way you want it to but that's life! There are always going to be unexpected curve balls and other external influences, which you simply need to deal with and frankly, are outside the control of this company. If that's the type of 'hands-on' experience you’re after then you’ve come to the right place.

    This is a company, which is growing year by year so don’t miss out on your opportunity especially if they singled you out from hundreds of CVs.

    Best of luck.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Review of 15 Oct 2017 remains true (London office)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are still nice. Best colleagues.
    Probably a good place if you are just starting or you get a Lead role.

    Cons

    Some big management players control most of the decisions. Nicer management struggle to keep employees happy and make changes.
    Projects are selected for the money they make, not because they are what engineers want to work on.
    Training budget is not yours! Payment of camp is almost one third of this budget! They don't tell you this upfront.
    Very difficult to get promoted unless you are buddies with the big boys.

    Advice to Management

    Many people are unhappy. Find work your engineers want to do or they will leave. Be upfront about the training budget. Pay better salaries.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A good place after graduation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zühlke full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training time
    Very agile approach on projects
    Incredibly friendly colleagues
    Opportunities to travel
    Can be on some interesting projects (and some less interesting) but that's part of being a consultant!
    Great equipment to work with

    Cons

    Think I met my line manager once in 3-4 months? And never to discuss how I was doing.
    Lack of any recognition for work done

    Advice to Management

    Keep tracks of employees more and organise more frequent meetings with them. The "open door policy" doesn't really work when everyone is always busy.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good for a career start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zühlke full-time

    Pros

    Very good training scheme
    Friendly atmosphere
    Projects change quite often

    Cons

    Not competitive salary / bonuses


  5. Helpful (7)

    "(London office) Nice people, bad management, very low salaries"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zühlke full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Colleagues have always been very friendly and a good company in and out the office
    - There is a good culture around Agile methodologies

    Cons

    - bad customers and very boring projects: they try hard to get startup-like innovative projects, but the true is that what pays their bills in the end are customers in banking or insurance industries where you work with outdated technologies, overwhelmed by bureaucracy and politics. Very frustrating and you often feel like wasting your time.
    - salaries under industry standards: you really have to fight hard to get a fair compensation. You are asked to work longer hours than average (8,5h a day lunch break excluded) but paid less than industry standards unless you are very good at negotiating. Since they bill the customer good money for your work at the end of the month this can be very annoying.
    - difficult rotation: small company, few customers.. so if you don't like the project assigned to you, you have to wait for a long time to be moved out.

    Advice to Management

    Make a choice: if you want to stay in the business with boring projects for some bad customer, just hire unambitious people with low skills, if you want to keep hiring smart people who want to grow then you need to choose more carefully your customers and pay your employee what they are worth.

    Very disappointed by the CEO of London Wolfgang Emmerich. Instead of listening to the opinions of his employees and trying to improve things for real he just gives his sale speech to them presenting an image of the company that is far away from the reality.

    Zühlke Response

    20 Oct 2017 – HR Assistant

    At Zuhlke, we help our clients innovate in many different business domains. In just the last two years we have worked in engagements for clients in government, media, industrial automation... More


  6. "A great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, extremely high level
    A management that believes and help you in your career path
    Company based on strong values and culture
    Top clients and projects
    Friendly environment
    Bonus, training budget

    Cons

    It still a growing company in the UK

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people and company culture


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - excellent training opportunities
    - friendly, multicultural environment
    - extremely bright and talented colleagues
    - great, relaxed atmosphere
    - very skilled senior management
    - flexibility and good work/life balance
    - great company values and vision

    Cons

    - little strategically oriented non-technical career models

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to invest in employee development!

  8. "Great place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and supportive management concerning your technical development path. Great place for college graduates!

    Cons

    Not so many interesting projects and salaries are too low considering the fact that this company hires only the most skilled engineers. If money is what you are interested in, this is not a place to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Staffing in time of crisis is done terribly bad. A lot of mismatches between people's interests and the project offers they get.


  9. "Great working environment and learning opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Encourage self-learning and knowledge sharing
    - Work with friendly, smart and helpful colleagues in a multicultural team
    - Flat and transparent management that allows employee to address their issues openly
    - Chances to travel to Switzerland, Germany and other European countries
    - Exchange knowledge and idea with European colleagues
    - Work-life balance environment, rarely over-time
    - Flexible working hours
    - Yearly training trip and allowance
    - Monthly social event

    Cons

    - Work location changes based on the projects
    - Projects are not the most exciting


  10. "Amazing chance to visit Switzerland and Germany"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Software Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Professional Software Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - have 1-week training at Switzerland and Germany and exchange ideas
    - colleagues is very friendly
    - everyone is happy to help each other
    - working environment is good
    - working time is flexible
    - organisation hierarchy is flat and you can have good communication with anyone
    - colleagues are on trend with cutting edge technologies
    - work life balance
    - good exposure to engineers from different countries

    Cons

    - colleagues are on different projects. You might not see them in weeks
    - working location and time varies very often depending on schedule
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    Advice to Management

    None