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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2017)
"Welcoming, meritocratic and eccentric."
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.0 / 10
 
 
Training
7.7 / 10
 

Pros

  • People of all levels are approachable in the office and willing to help each other.
  • The flexible hours are popular and allow employees to have a good work/life balance.
  • Both starting pay and salary progression are seen as competitive in the industry.
  • Previous experience in coding is not a requirement at the company.

Cons

  • There’s considered to be a lack of diversity, though this is being addressed.
  • Some felt the lack of formal training could be improved.
  • The quality of offices can vary depending on location.
  • While progression is possible, the lack of a hierarchical structure means promotion can be unclear.

What insiders say about...

"I applied for the grad role. I had to complete an online form and was then instantly..."

"There isn't much of a hierarchy. Even though some people are more senior than others,..."

"The Coventry office is a smaller satellite for the bigger company and the facilities..."

"My work hours are 37.5 hours a week (7.5 a day). The employer is usually very accommodating..."

"My salary started in line with good graduate software employers and has grown at..."

"The best perk is the company house, meaning that starters needn't worry about finding..."

"The majority of questions were technical and there were some in the form of puzzles..."

"You have at least an hour of one-to-one time with your manager each week. On top..."

"Software engineering is, of course, a sector that suffers from a lack of diversity..."

"Managers are picked on technical expertise more than anything else. We don't have..."

"I'm mainly writing and debugging code (in Java and Perl). There's some documentation,..."

"I'm trusted to do my job well, but there is support should I need it. I work on an..."

"Diversity could be better and there's sometimes a lack of internal transparency."

"The company started off making tills."

"Flexible, relaxed, challenging and intellectual."

"All of our training sessions are provided in-house. I have attended various programmes..."

"Become more ready to invest in engineers and the kit they need."

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