Equal Experts Employee Reviews about "ee"

Updated 20 Feb 2020

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  • "They paid a bit less than some of the other consultancies engaged with the client but this is a minor grumble since the EE day rate is decent(in 29 reviews)

  • "Slight growing pains as the company has become more successful and has opened new offices around the world(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "EE isn't the organisation it makes itself out to be"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    EE offers good flexible working, great salaries and interesting projects.

    Cons

    EE talks about being built on values, but that is all it is - talk. Transparency is not present despite it being marketed as a key value in the organisations success. In reality, there is backstabbing, lies, favoritism and a low moral. HR doesn't look out for employees, instead, it breeds distrust between teams and people. EE looks like a shiny new toy on the outside, but on the inside its falling apart at the seams.

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  2. "EE let me bloom"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI/User Experience Designer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its been a year that I have been working for EE and just wanted to express a few things...after jumping a few ships I finally feel I found one I could stay in for longer, so what's the difference? The culture that comes along with everyone here is of harmony and productivity, I really feel that everyone working here does so because they truly want to, the kind of trust that has been imparted onto each individual makes us want to , the whole 'grown ups' philosophy reflects and it has grown on into me and I am glad it has. The kind of trust imparted in me for all the projects makes us responsible for our actions. EE understands an individuals strengths and works towards honing it, colleagues and senior management have let me bloom as an individual, I am musician by passion and perform at times, not every organisation would understand that and let me take time out for my passion, though here I am appreciated even further for the same. Its been challenging being the only designer here and to make different disciplines understand my ideas and thinking, at the same time they are wonderfully recepted and don't feel out of place though I genuinely hope the whole design aspect of EE India evolves.

    Cons

    Being a designer, I genuinely hope the whole design aspect of EE India evolves.


  3. "A consultancy model that is better for clients & people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Delivery Lead in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a freelance delivery lead, working through Equal Experts means that I know I'll be working with a team of brilliant people. The quality of developers, DLs, UXers etc is amazing really, and it makes the job so much easier and enjoyable. Another reason I operate freelance is to minimise all of the bs that goes along with permanent roles and/or big companies. EE treat people like grown ups, minimising pointless admin and hierarchy, everyone just wants to deliver something useful at the end of the day. They are winning lots of work up and growing fast, so loads of opportunities.

    Cons

    You lose a bit of flexibility obviously, working through EE compared to truly freelance / contract. More than made up for by the pro's however. Coming to the end of a piece of work, it can be trickier, as you have to juggle looking for work yourself vs trying to see if you can roll on to something new that EE might have starting up.

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  4. "Good as a last resort"

    1.0
    Former Contractor - Software Developer 

    I worked at Equal Experts for more than a year

    Pros

    Contractor friendly Once you're in the network you can likely get a gig with little hassle. It's good for permitractors, those who want the day rate of a contractor but like to sit at one organisation (you might get rotated between clients) and not have to interview anywhere for years. If you like the conference scene, doing no work day to day other than preparing for your next talk then they'll happily have you on board while you're charged to their client. You'll just have to big them up at the next EE sponsored conference.

    Cons

    It's not too surprising the amount of positive reviews on here. Once you work for EE you'll hear other associates and employees talking about how everyone they hire is so fantastic. In reality the test at interview is not much more difficult than fizz buzz, so the bar is actually low perhaps it wasn't before, lots of people speak of problems relating to growth People like being told they're good but this unfortunately leads to arrogance. This is most apparent in their people/hiring team, I was told before joining that there was no way any other consultancy could form a team of the same calibre as EE. There's is a definite superiority complex among associates who'll dismiss any other consultantancy as profit hungry and inefficient. In reality there is little difference between EE and the lines of Accenture & Capgemini aside from size of organisation and a weird cult following. EE position themselves as agile transformation experts i.e. quick in and out, improve things, down tools and move on. This is not true they will maybe down tools and move on if a gig is so bad that all their associates threaten to leave, and that's only if they can place them elsewhere at the time. Ask them how long they've had HMRC as a client. The day rates are pretty poor for London

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  5. "Good craftmanship, terrible recruiting"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts for less than a year

    Pros

    - Writing clean code - Pragmatic approach to delivering software

    Cons

    Recruiting for projects is broken. The internal recruiters are terrible at their job (late for calls, never getting back to you) and they also try to poach people for non-EE projects for their own gain.

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  6. "Good firm to work with full of like minded technology consultants"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Consultant Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with like minded consultants with very strong technology skills Opportunities to socialise within the network through EE events Freedom to source engagements through the network when/as required High value (technology wise) engagements with excellent degree of autonomy. Good dealings with EE people managers when selecting new projects

    Cons

    Ability to select projects for consultants could be made more open as this (in my experience) is appears to be managed tightly by EE people/engagement mangers.

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  7. "Some organisations are different."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Devops in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Company of adults * People know their stuff * Opportunities for work * Great people and network * I get to work with people from all over the world A++

    Cons

    * Rate review process often leaves people with a bad taste. I understand why companies are secretive around rates, squeeze people to increase profit etc. It's just that having a closed policy creates unease and competition between people and I can think of several great engineers whom we've lost due to the overall process. I don't mean due to lack of money either, mainly frustration and feeling undervalued. Not everyone is a thick skinned haggler. If your business model is people then treat them right. Publish the rates you are willing to pay. * I understand it can be hard to get people but sometimes people new to EE can be put in the wrong roles which can cause issues. It's better to wait for the right people if it's possible. * If work for a client it coming to an end sometimes you are left in limbo * The new office. It's not got the cool factor of euston road. Very practical though, like a corridor.

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  8. "Glad to be associated with Equal Experts"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Tester in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have met some great consultants here who stand out not only at a technical and professional level but also at a personal level. In my view EE’s strength is its people. I like the idea of EE’s networking model. EE has made it easier to meet and collaborate with consultants working on various EE projects. So there is a platform to learn how different teams solve similar problems. And also to get feedback on the problems we try to solve from a wider community. This makes for a great learning experience. EE as an organisation has been fantastic as well. Transition between projects has been always smooth, thanks to the People Manager team. Each engagement has an Engagement Manager to discuss any client specific concerns. The founders are super transparent about what’s going on in the organisations and the executives are very accessible to provide any feedback.

    Cons

    When I interviewed for EE in 2016, the duration of the interview process was longer. But since then I understand EE has been working on improving the interview process and on-boarding experience. So I am assuming this process should have gotten better by now.

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to be"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you're a pragmatic contractor that loves crafting software then this is a fine organisation to be involved with. My experience has been overwhelmingly positive - I was placed at a client with other EE people and felt valued and respected from day one. EE take care to ensure you're delivering value to clients, not just a bum on a seat, and this really shows. The interview process at EE sets the bar higher than most and you can tell in the calibre of people they hire - not just in technical know-how but in general attitude and professionalism. The EE network is a wonderful thing and long may it continue to grow!

    Cons

    They paid a bit less than some of the other consultancies engaged with the client but this is a minor grumble since the EE day rate is decent.

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  10. Helpful (18)

    "Better than the other worst service companies in Pune"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    * A company which offer opportunities for upskilling. * Strong technical community internally (worldwide) which does not hesitate to extend help and also fail fast. * Strong global leadership. * EE values are strongly followed internationally. * Flexi working hours * Very regular knowledge sharing sessions * Focus is changing to have local clients than depending on UK clients.

    Cons

    * Being open policy is good. However, it started creating negative impression when the decision is "Case-To-Case" basis. It does not give clear idea on how few places works. * Currently no good technically challenging projects. * Management believes everything is awesome. However ground reality is different. * Good old resources (who were pioneer in building EE in Pune) left and few were not even treated fairly. * A pseudo face of the management looking at the company. * New members are trusted more than old members. * Foreigners are preferred over in-house talent. * Cannot make use of experienced resource for the benefit of project and also company. * Cannot manage experienced resource without liability. * Unable to handle the growth (in numbers) * Few of the projects are screwed by the management rather than client (Having more managers and less developers will create more mess anyways) * Not much onsite opportunities. * Creating Sand Palace for high profile clients.

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