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Pros
  • "It is pair programming, co-location, constant communication, building trust, giving feedback, continuous improvement, self-organizing teams, etc(in 12 reviews)

  • "Serious about agile, pair programming, TDD, etc(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Asynchrony practices pair programming(in 7 reviews)

  • "No career paths for technical track (not people or budget management)(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Struggling since merger with WWT"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Still some agile development going on Within the agile sector, excellent opportunities to grow and learn as a developer Competitive salary and benefits Lots of career opportunities if you are more interested in being a project manager than a developer

    Cons

    It feels like the agile projects are slowly being replaced by staff aug projects. Adding layers of management/bureaucracy is really hurting teams on the ground. Projects exist with more managers than engineers. Leading by doctrine rather than by example. This did not used to be the case. No career paths for technical track (not people or budget management). You will get promoted if the right people like you and...

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    Advice to Management

    Part of what I believe made Asynchrony great in the past was the closeness of an executive to each and every project. Consider ways to integrate leadership more closely to the "resources" The delivery lead role seems to be an attempt at this, but in my experience the leads can be aloof from what is actually going on.

    Asynchrony Labs Response

    March 1, 2019General Manager

    Thanks for the review; we really appreciate the opportunity to hear your feedback and respond. I'm glad to hear that you are happy with our compensation, benefits, and that you believe there is a clear path for some of our folks who want to grow; those are areas we've been working ...

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  2. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Incredible office space, trusting management, ability to find the right solution to problems

    Cons

    Can be hard to find a career path if you're not self-motivated, but there are plenty of opportunities up for grabs at all times

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Asynchrony Labs Response

    February 18, 2019General Manager

    Thanks for the review! We definitely are a great place for those who are self-motivated about their career, but we're finding more and more ways to get people engaged with career growth and opportunity. Glad to have you as part of the team!

  3. "Fun place to work and a great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I've been developing software professionally for almost 18 years now. There are a few positive things about Asynchrony that really set it apart from other jobs I've had. 1. Pair programming - The majority of the time when I'm working I'll pair with another developer. And this is a common arrangement amongst almost all of our teams. I find that this greatly improves ramp up time for a project and allows us to learn...

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    Cons

    1. I have heard some people complain about pair programming and that it just doesn't suit them. I think you have to be open to that way of working to really thrive here as a developer. But I still maintain that pair programming is a positive from my perspective. 2. Deadlines - Ultimately most projects are still going to have deadlines. Our agile process helps alleviate a lot of the pitfalls of failing to deliver within...

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    Asynchrony Labs Response

    March 1, 2019General Manager

    Thanks for the really thoughtful and detailed review. We're glad to have you, and appreciate you helping us have a great culture for our employees!

  4. "Fantastic Place"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Amazing people, great benefits, and fair wages. Truly though the people here are very smart, both technically and emotionally!

    Cons

    Pretty few in my mind, occasional bad customer, and (this is a pro in my mind but may be a conf for some people?) it is very self-directed you will be as successful as you want to be. Lack of diversity, although I think we are trying to make it better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Asynchrony weird! Also keep giving people opportunities for career growth.

    Asynchrony Labs Response

    February 18, 2019General Manager

    Thanks for the review! We're definitely working on diversity and career opportunities; glad to have folks like you to help us out!

  5. "I love my job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time

      Pros

      Learning opportunities by changing teams with different tech stacks, competitive pay

      Cons

      They could do better when it comes to disability accommodation

      Asynchrony Labs Response

      January 7, 2019Chief Technology Officer

      Thanks for the review! We definitely want to pay attention to how we accommodate our employees, as much as we can given the constraints of our location. If you have specific concerns, please escalate them to our leadership team and/or facilities coordinator.

    • Helpful (1)

      "An idealization of a modern software company that does not work"

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      Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Extreme flexibility, openness and employee focus. LaCroix in the refrigerator. Infinite variations on coffee are available.

      Cons

      Large amounts of chaos in the dev teams, management is not effective and very loose, deadlines are missed constantly. Agile can be great or misused as the excuse to not work. The culture is over the top politically correct monoculture. HR is overbearing and oppressive.

      Advice to Management

      Add some structure. Get WWT to take over all management functions.

      Asynchrony Labs Response

      March 1, 2019General Manager

      Thanks for the feedback! Several of the pros you named are areas that we've strived to keep in our culture since the beginning, so it's good to see that you appreciate them. Glad you appreciate the options for libation as well! We take your concerns seriously, but without specific ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Finally a company culture that is long view vs 90 day P&L"

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      Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I've worked for some 100% plus private companies, and the one thing going for them was alway the long view culture and that the people in the trenches make the company profitable, not the CEO, the board, or the customer. Asynchrony/WWT is doing that in a 30 year old company. Treats its employees well. Work hard, play hard, Invest in your employees, and Team work not, follow-the-leader. - Great benefits - Great...

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      Cons

      we can get crazy aggressive timelines, and yes there are customers from heck, and a sales force that promises more than we can deliver... but see above... management plans for this and fosters openness in realizing bad data or decisions and reassessing next steps based on facts and not on unkeepable promises.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what your doing, especially in transitioning from less hardware installs to complex systems integrations and solutions.

      Asynchrony Labs Response

      January 7, 2019Chief Technology Officer

      Thanks so much for the comments and advice! Let us know if you ever see us not working to adjust or improve when problems arise.

    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      All around great company to work for.

      Cons

      Client work. Sometimes they can jerk you around.

    • "Interesting work, motivated and talented coworkers, and nice benefits"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Cool coworkers, fun environment, smart management

      Cons

      Professional development can get shorted in the drive for more billable hours.

      Advice to Management

      Keep the culture of Asynchrony during the full transition into WWT.

      Asynchrony Labs Response

      January 7, 2019Chief Technology Officer

      Thanks for the review, and keeping our culture of quality delivery while fully incorporating WWT's culture of valuing people and having a high standard for leadership is of utmost importance to us.

    • "A Mixed Bag"

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      Current Employee - Developer in Denver, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Asynchrony Labs full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Tons of opportunity for career growth Free Food Lots of drinking/alcohol events (if you drink) Some clients are exciting and cutting-edge Benefits Package Proximity to Light Rail

      Cons

      Feedback culture and culture of continuous improvement can feel painful and aggressive to some people. This seems especially true for women, and I've seen many of our women struggle in this environment. Practice of referring to highly talented and experienced people in their 40’s and 50’s as “Junior” while calling 25 year olds with a masters degree “Senior” can really mess up your mind and sense of self worth It feels...

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      Advice to Management

      Eradicate the practice of calling people Jr. and Sr. These labels don't match the industry standard and feel like hazing and harassment for our older employees who are called "Jr." all the time. Consider the impact of only hiring highly talented people with lots of experience. You are missing out on highly-qualified, diverse entry-level applicants who could add great value to the organization.

      Asynchrony Labs Response

      January 7, 2019Chief Technology Officer

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging the things you enjoy about being part of WWT Asynchrony Labs. We do take career growth seriously, especially since being a growth organization is a key part of our mission. We agree that the use ...

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