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Sydney
201 to 500 employees
1998
Company - Private
Internet
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Unknown
Since our birth in the 90’s we've assembled a crack team of marketers and engineers, creatives and coders. With over 450 employees (and growing) you’ll find us all over the globe in places like Australia, New York, Edinburgh, London and ... Read more

Mission: To empower our customers by providing the platform, tools and confidence needed to thrive in a digital first world

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    Current Employee - Web Solutions Consultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Web Solutions Consultant in Sydney
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    I have been working at Squiz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Nice open plan office, where you can easily walk round and chat to people... or fire a nerf gun at them.

    - Lot's of different work - It's not the same work day-in-day-out, every project is different. We have so many clients, meaning we get so many different projects coming through. My favourites are the single page apps, where I get to use ReactJS!

    - Awesome fridge with beer and wine... people love that in the evenings, especially Friday!

    - People are actually encouraging!! That's a rare thing I've found with my previous employers. You feel that people are grateful for your work.... they actually thank you and say "well done! good job!". It isn't vital but you certainly enjoy the day-to-day more when it happens.

    - Cool benefits, like the health fund (300 bucks a year to spend on anything healthy! ... I went with running trainers and a yoga mat)

    - Around the office people are.....pleasant! It's in the 'Squiz DNA' ....'Don't be a jerk', which you can see when talking to people in general. I feel like everyone's approachable and friendly. I've never had a falling out with anyone at the office.

    - Whenever you fancy a ping pong game, you can just step away and get super competitive for 10 minutes, which really helps with the post lunch coma on some days.

    - Lot's of career progression - if you're willing to choose to be positive, be brave, take ownership of new, unknown and scary looking projects, then there are great leaders there who will see that and will want to raise you up to new and greater roles & responsibilities. The company structure isn't stagnant, they're usually looking for ways to mov things around and improve the structure, so there's frequently new internal roles available. I've always felt supported by the leadership in my career progression.

    - Regular Squiz paid social events.... definitely want to stick around for when pizza is ordered!

    - We do timesheets here at Squiz, which a lot of people don't like. You might not believe me but..... I think the timesheets are a good thing and actually help me!! You can document where you've spent your hours so nobody is glaring at you if you need to leave at 4pm. It totally supports our flexibility. I don't feel any negativity in taking a 2 hour lunch break as long as I chalk in an extra hour somewhere else in the week. This is unlike other companies I have worked for, which have a culture that slowly drifts into expecting you to work 9 hours a day but you only get paid for 7.5.

    - Squiz is willing to pay for an awesome team lunch every now and again :)

    Cons

    - A few projects come through that aren't super interesting, e.g. just large websites. But then something awesome comes along that you can make into a Single Page App using react/redux/ssr, which is the real fun stuff.

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Squiz Interviews

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Squiz (Sydney) in May 2015.

    Interview

    A 1 hour computer test of HTML, CSS, Javascript, some web protocol and standard question. After that they review your code in the same day and told you the result.

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Squiz Awards & Accolades

  • AIIA iAward, Department of Education, 2016
  • AIIA iAward, Pathways ACT Government, 2015

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