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Equal Experts

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Holiday Extras

Employee Ratings

  • Equal Experts scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.7
(based on 89 reviews)
Equal Experts employees rated their Overall Rating 1.0 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 165 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Equal Experts employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Equal Experts employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.8
Equal Experts employees rated their Work-life balance 1.0 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Equal Experts employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.5
Equal Experts employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Equal Experts Ceo Thomas Granier
96%
96%Thomas Granier
Equal Experts employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Holiday Extras Ceo Matthew Pack
81%
81%Matthew Pack
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Equal Experts employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 26% higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Equal Experts employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 33% higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
55%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Equal Experts.
  • "Work from home" was the most mentioned Pro at Holiday Extras.
  • "Ee" was the most mentioned Con at Equal Experts.
  • "Hx" was the most mentioned Con at Holiday Extras.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 30 reviews)
"Interesting projects"(in 11 reviews)
Pros
"Work from home"(in 26 reviews)
"Holiday extras"(in 26 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Ee"(in 29 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Hx"(in 20 reviews)
"Call centre"(in 12 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Head of People & Culture

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

Pros

Equal Experts Australia has a great leadership team, focussed on creating the right culture for the company and doing the right thing even when under pressure. Driven by values - these just don't... stay in handbooks but is practiced every day and in every team Great set of senior technical folks - teams where any techie would love to be part of - very supportive of each other and focussed on doing the right thing for the client Good network of people across ANZ Good pay Great work life balance

Cons

Limited no of clients, but being the initial days, this is only going to improve.

Advice to Management

Keep up the focus on people, culture and values and doing the right thing for the client Try and get few more clients so there's more diversity in the work

Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

I still remember reading these reviews before applying to Holiday Extras and how much of an impression they made on me. The interview process was a sequence of video calls to meet different team... members, followed by a coding challenge (a choice of frontend or backend problem) and then a meet in person and a pair-programming session. It was pretty intimidating, but I felt elated and a sense of achievement when I got an offer of employment. I don't think I've ever felt that about any other job I've taken in the past. HX is a progressive company. It's been around for decades and continually tries to improve with a culture of feedback behind it. At the time of writing, things are very fluid. We're going through a pandemic, there's no clear way out and I'm on my 2nd bout of furlough. We lost a lot of friends as a consequence of a restructure and that was truly heartbreaking. For anyone that is reading this after going through redundancy, I'm sorry this happened to you. I can only speak for myself, but I haven't reached out to many as I don't know what to say. The whole situation is so messed up. I hope we meet again on better terms one day. Our colleagues are the types of people who become friends and even family. They're very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and fun to be around. This is what you should expect when joining HX, a team you can work with, that wants to be open and honest. I've read some of the other reviews before me and I'm surprised to read that this is not everyone's experience. As an engineer, you will experience a variety of problems to solve, predominantly using React/React-Native, Node.js and the Google Cloud platform. You'll work alongside really clever people that are always willing to pair-up and there's a real sense of teamwork to get something done. The products offered are focused on holiday assurance and insurance, and everyone loves a holiday so the product you help build is really wanted by the customer too. Unlike a lot of companies that have struggled to adapt to working remotely, HX was already ahead of the pack in this sense, having many remote workers already operating in the company. Not only is remote working fully embraced, but flexible schedules too. If you need to nip out or do something and make up the time later, there's no questioning - just do it. That trust goes a long way. When HX has navigated this pandemic, which it will in time, and you get the opportunity to join - I say seize it, hopefully you'll have a great experience like myself.

Cons

I would like to see the progression path removed for engineers, I think that the measurements used to move through the titles are subjective and the fact that there is now a hierarchy where there... wasn't before will lead to more competitiveness rather than collaboration. There are some advantages to competitiveness between peers, but I think it can breed toxic behaviour and could undermine the Be One Team value eventually. I would hate to be reviewing this post in the future and disagreeing with the pro-team points I've made. I'd also like it quantified, via a survey, of how many engineers would like to keep the hierarchy vs how many have no preference or would like to see it removed entirely. I don't think the title differences should exist if the majority of devs don't actively encourage it. Now that we're a much smaller team (unfortunately), we're in the best position to implement a change such as this. Also, the salary isn't set quite right, which feels like something said in bad taste given the redundancies that have just been made and the challenges HX are facing. Unfortunately the physical location HX are set in doesn't help as you're relatively close to London and there's always going to be comparisons made. As a lot of those London candidates will have adapted to remote working, it's unlikely to ease the situation going forward either. I would like HX to reconsider the benchmarking used when evaluating salary and to be more competitive on pay, effective immediately. If the company loses too much talent due to competitiveness in the market, I fear there won't be enough knowledge left to transfer and this will cause much greater problems. The bonus was nice when it was around, I'd like to see that return when feasible, but I'm specifically talking about base salary.

Advice to Management

We need good, empathetic leadership right now. Clear direction and communication on how we're going to steer ourselves out of the pandemic. As an engineer, I have ideas on how the details work in... software and how pieces fit together, but I'm reliant on the strategic thinkers of how to navigate out of this situation. I feel like there's a feeling of uncertainty currently and our leaders looking towards us to come up with meaningful solutions, meanwhile I find myself looking back to them for courage, confidence and belief that better times lie ahead. Continue to be transparent, open and honest. Please share as much as you can, as concisely as you can. Personally, I'd like these updates every 2-3 weeks whilst furloughed on the HX workplace Must Read group.

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