Avaloq Employee Reviews about "swiss"

Updated 22 Apr 2020

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Avaloq Group Chief Executive Officer Jürg Hunziker
Jürg Hunziker
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great workplace, work environment(in 15 reviews)

  • "The company tries hard to create a good work-life balance for its employees, despite the longer working hours(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Reliant on swiss headquarters results in slow progress(in 7 reviews)

  • "location of the company is not in the center of zurich(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "OK"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Avaloq full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, fun workplace, the Edinburgh office + people are amazing.

    Cons

    Constant stream of cultish corporate drivel coming from Swiss HQ. It's clear that they are only interested in profits, all of which accrue to private shareholders, a pittance of which is distributed to employees.

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  2. "Good company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and upward growth

    Cons

    Reliant on swiss headquarters results in slow progress


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Too Swiss centric"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaloq full-time

    Pros

    Good people, Excellent product, challenging work

    Cons

    Management is too Swiss Centric

  4. "good company but no direction"

    3.0
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avaloq for less than a year

    Pros

    A company that listens to its employees with great potential

    Cons

    Too Swiss-ccentric and very rigid in its process/procedures. Lacks leadership

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  5. Helpful (13)

    "Software driven company with good growth prospects"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full of skilled and motivated people Half flex-time, core hours 10-4 but can be switched around in the week Company spends a lot of effort in the beginning on training, even including a few weeks at the head office in Zurich Software development is the core business, so opportunities for promotion in technical roles e.g. senior developer or software architect New office: raise-able desks to standing height (big plus in a desk-job profession), pool table in common area and expensive coffee machines At present the company has very good prospects, a lot of sales successes and a lot of future work and business to come.

    Cons

    40 hour working week, bit high for Edinburgh, though flexi-time does mitigate this somewhat (in any other job you'd work extra hours at times without being able to get it back the next day) Swiss culture takes some time getting used to. Google translate often needed for German/French/Spanish issues/specifications etc. Overall benefits are good but pay for Edinburgh is a bit flat. Company seems to just try and meet "market rate".

  6. Helpful (22)

    "Fantastic people and culture, often mind-numbing work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Avaloq full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Friendly, relaxed, helpful, happy work environment * Young, intelligent, vibrant colleagues * Fantastic facilities and frequent events * Flexible working hours and casual dress code * Opportunities to travel * Opportunities for training

    Cons

    * Code is nasty to work with (PL/SQL, severe code bloat, confusing architecture) * Restricted and unfamiliar development environment * Difficult to transfer skills from outwith Avaloq * Many in-house products, tools & practices which need to be learned * Heavy Swiss influence (culture clash, language barrier, long working hours) * Interesting projects not available to everyone

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to work with lots of young people"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Spent 2 months for training - Paid trip, team building and training Zurich HQ - Young people with lots of energy to work - New offices - Possible travelling for business

    Cons

    - Swiss work ethic which differs from what you are used to - Yearly assessment for bonus and raise

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