iCar Asia Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer (PHP)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iCar Asia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice Environment Excellent Colleagues Scope to work with

    Cons

    Delay in Increment and Bonus Will need to wait long time for Promotion

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Potential company, with poor management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at iCar Asia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing much to point out, iCar is like any other startup with some good ideas and investors cash running and hoping to find its place in market. Depends what you are looking for iCar can be right or wrong place, if you are junior/mid software engineer, this might be good place to learn loads of inconsistent technologies (to give you bigger picture and direct you to what suit you the most). iCar has loads of cash in hand, so make sure to raise up and negotiate your package/salary, they definitely won’t reject you. Good office location

    Cons

    Control freak management, with bad attitude. Toxic environment Inconsistent technology stack High turnover, people come and go so often Management/CIO has no idea about technology

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    iCar Asia Response

    May 23, 2019CIO

    It’s really disappointing to us that you had such a bad experience at iCar, in particular in my team. I wish you had come to see me when you were still around. Something needs to change if we are not creating a culture where people feel they have a voice. The inconsistent tech stack you refer to is not a deliberate choice nor a result of the lack of knowledge from management; its an artefact of change. As you may know one of our key products is based on a tech stack that we have progressively moved away from. Dealing with legacy software is not pretty but needs to be done progressively. On the other hand our core consumer facing tech stack has been using single platform with consistent frameworks and architecture for years, the same strategy is being adopted to the corporate side of our stack where some products due to their experimental nature deviated from this in their early stages. Regarding our work environment, I was really surprised and sad to hear how poor your experience was, things are not perfect at iCar but we take pride in creating a good and safe place for people to work and grow professionally. I wish this had been your experience while working for us.


  3. "Good work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive package, flexible work env

    Cons

    Nothing to advice. Everything is good.

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  4. "Great Work Experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This would probably be one of the best learning experiences I've ever had. I had the chance to learn from many experienced coworkers. - You will work harder than you have ever worked before - You will learn a lot

    Cons

    Nothing as such except Salary

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    iCar Asia Response

    May 23, 2019CIO

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it is so good to hear you are learning new things at iCar and that we are helping you develop and grow. We are really looking at ways on how to improve our staff’s career progression and compensation, we have plans to improve so consider your comment heard and noted.

  5. "One of the best companies I have ever worked with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent team, Helpful and friendly environment, Flexibility, Emergency leave

    Cons

    Poor salary structure, no lunch or breakfast facility

  6. "Amazing Work Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iCar Asia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Proactive nice to work at company. Laid back a bit.

    Cons

    More strategic point of view needed

  7. Helpful (2)

    "A great experience with great people."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer, Team Lead in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iCar Asia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. iCar friendly people and its flat structure helped me to grow beyond what I could imagine of. 2. If your are a Software Engineer and looking for a no direct, honest and friendly people to do something enterprise, iCar is your place. 3. Top managers are fully aware of the cons and pros of the path they are taking, which makes you feel quite safe about future of the company. 4. Technology and Product Team is combination of awesome, nice and talented people who are willing to work entire weekend to get the job done! It's rare to find such a work culture in Malaysia.

    Cons

    Nothing much really, only that sometimes the work-load and dead-lines gets beyond actual capacity of the team. What makes it tolerable is that managers are aware of it and they do their best to compensate the extra load.

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