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Equal Experts Reviews

Updated 15 Oct 2019

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Equal Experts CEO Thomas Granier
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pune
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture Work mostly on bleeding edge technology. Variety of projects. Mostly development from scratch Exciting work Exciting people

    Cons

    Short term onsite opportunities only

    Equal Experts2016-08-31
  2. Helpful (3)

    "As they say: 'company for Grown Ups'"

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    Associate (Contractor) in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts

    Pros

    Genuinely inspiring people work here. Great projects. All projects modern and Agile They employ or contract great people and let them get on with it No rigid structure.

    Cons

    Might be nice to hear about the other project / teams a bit more

    Advice to Management

    Don't lower the bar! This is working great. And thanks for having me.

    Equal Experts2016-08-19
  3. "Working at EE"

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    People Manager in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Equal Experts

    Pros

    It's a fantastic and supportive environment. I am surrounded by people that are great at what they do and it's true what they say, it's a company of grown-ups.

    Cons

    There's no career progression, as there is a flat hierarchy - but that's not a con, because I like the flat hierarchy but could be seen as a negative to others.

    Equal Experts2016-08-23
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Be the best and work with the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Experts. Experts everywhere. You won't be the smartest person in the room - and that's great! Such a good place to learn from other colleagues with lots of experience and knowledge. - Agile way. The company trully believes and practices Agile techniques (100% pairing, daily standups, KISS, experiment and iterate, etc). - Always the team. Issues are solved together. Knowledge is shared. Quality is a team's... concern. Decisions are discussed and agreed upon with all relevant stakeholders. - Excellent office: luminous, great views, perfect location in Park of Nations (one of the best areas in Lisbon). - Perfect work conditions: high-end laptops, wide screens, ergonomic chairs and tables (that let you switch from sitting and standing). - Relaxed and casual environment that fosters a positive mood.

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    Cons

    - You really need to be an expert on your craft. The company only hires the best at programming, engineering, abstract thinking and atitude! So step up. - You need to deliver fast and at a steady pace. Since you are an expert, you're expected to perform on a daily basis. Of course sometimes you'll need to investigate and experiment, but the company assumes you'll bring value in the form of accumulated experience... and knowledge.

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    Equal Experts2016-07-31
  5. "Why I love my company"

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     in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts for more than 3 years

    Pros

    EE provides the opportunity to grow and learn every day no matter how experienced you are. The flat structure means everyone can put forward an idea and if it's good, you make it happen. I love working with grown ups but we still have fun. The company is growing and changing so rapidly but the specialness which is EE is still there

    Cons

    Keeping on top of all the new business as it changes all the time

    Advice to Management

    We must keep reminding ourselves why we were founded and we must never forget the value of non-technical people too who work with technical people to make this company such a success in the wonderful world of technology

    Equal Experts2016-08-15
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great job, culture and people!"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Lead in Lisbon
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent professionals, great work environment, great work/life balance, flat structure, excellent culture and values, excellent compensation. For the portuguese companies culture it is a breath of fresh air and a complete atypical environment for the best! The Lisbon is great, it is located in Parque das Nações where you have a lot of transportation and a lot of restaurants and stores. Has it is by the river... you can run at the end of the day or go to the nearby gym! There are interesting project and you get to learn a lot about delivering in a short amount of time. You will be working remotely and in location with people from different countries and with different background which will make grown and challenge you, both as personally and professionally.

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    Cons

    There are no cons so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The company is growing and it is fundamental to keep the company culture and flat structure.

    Equal Experts2016-07-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and amazing culture!"

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     in Lisbon
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts for less than a year

    Pros

    No hierarchy at all, everyone is responsible for their own work and are able to take important decisions regardless the job role. Very open-minded culture, we can make suggestions and introduce new ways of working without creating any constrains between people. Salaries and conditions are above average for Portugal and it's a great opportunity to work in a non common company considering the portuguese reality.

    Cons

    Due to the fact of being so recent in Portugal, there's still lacking some structure in all the processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the same mindset and make sure the company grows with established processes and keeping the same flat structure.

    Equal Experts2016-07-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Test Lead in Leeds, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts

    Pros

    All senior members at the top of their game so there is a huge pool of wealth and knowledge to both feed into and learn from. Contractors are treated the same and permanent senior employees from the start. All ideas, thoughts and suggestions for improvements are valued and you will have the opportunity to work with all the latest technologies with some large well known clients.

    Cons

    Multiple geographical locations can be a challenge when trying to put a face to a name. Given both the calibre of contractors at Equal Experts and the client base, there is little known about the company unless you have had dealings with them before.

    Equal Experts2016-07-19
  9. "Privelege to work for EE"

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts

    Pros

    Contractors truly treated as consultants Encouraged proactivity Maintains high benchmark from what I have seen. Constantly striving for excellence. Possible to carve out long term contract renewals, if you want.

    Cons

    6 months into contract I have one so far

    Advice to Management

    none so far

    Equal Experts2016-07-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very good place to work but still has a few rough edges"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    Positive environment that fosters the exploration of new things, full of highly skilled people willing to share their knowledge and experience. You are not perceived as a "one tech" developer but rather as a engineer that is able to tackle any task in any technology (with a bit of help to ramp up the skills). Several degrees of freedom as to what you work on - no project is accepted without the engineering... team discussing the project and being happy to work on it. Very good benefits and perks package with small things like free coffee and snacks to more substantial ones like very complete health insurance, car parking, all the learning material you can get your hands on, fully paid conferences, etc.. Highly engaged in supporting and building communities - you can count on the company to help you organize meetups, give you time to work on OSS projects, etc.. The company makes available the best tools for the job - high end computers and office supplies, ergonomic office furniture (like standing desks and all), etc.. Wonderful office with very good accessibility options in one of the best areas in Lisbon.

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    Cons

    100% Pair programming, like 1 PC = 2 People 100% of your work time - and there is absolutely no way around it. For a company with a mindset of being very open to all ideas, setting this kind of absolute seems very odd. Too much "fighting" - because all of the people are highly skilled, opinions on how to implement or handle situations tend to quickly escalate to religious wars. Low velocity - because there is... too much time being wasted on abstract debate, sometimes the speed of delivery gets kind of low.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't be too democratic when taking every day decisions. Keep some democracy but only where it matters.

    Equal Experts2016-07-29
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