Equal Experts Employee Reviews about "growing pains"

Updated 17 Dec 2019

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Equal Experts Co-CEO  Thomas Granier
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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. "Would highly recommend as a place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts for more than a year

    Pros

    Network of talented individuals Type of work is interesting Equal Experts have the reputation and people to be able to made real difference on a client site.

    Cons

    Can feel a little out of the loop if you are not placed in London. Slight growing pains as the company has become more successful and has opened new offices around the world.

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  2. "Progressive Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A true values driven organisation that has progressive ways of working and attitudes to their people. Always seeking to learn, evolve and to do better. A world apart from the usual traditional IT consultancies and all the better for it . A focus on doing what's right for clients and their people above office politics and profits.

    Cons

    Some growing pains as they evolve.


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    "Great place for "grown-ups""

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging projects, encourages a great work-life balance (depending a bit on the individual client's working practices), some really good people who are highly skilled and in the most part humble and open to ideas. Lots of autonomy to make decisions, try things

    Cons

    As others have commented, going through growing pains as the original lightweight processes and org structures are being scaled. But generally this is being done in a sensitive and mature way, and for the right reasons. Recent changes to strengthen the Exec team are starting to work well. Some projects struggle to apply the EE cultural values, often due in a large part to politics within the client's team. Occasionally leads/EMs struggle to manage this type of client, but ultimately people get paid well to deal with these challenges. Permanent and contract staff are given a lot of autonomy, and in general the recruitment process selects great people ("grown-ups") who can make the most of this responsibility. If you can't, go somewhere else.

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  4. "Really good, but can improve"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts

    Pros

    Strong, agile, lean practitioners with fantastic experience and strong communities of practise (so you can learn loads). Management team which clearly has the respect of the employees and associates (experienced contractors) and are approachable (so rare). My team is certainly empowered to take initiative, be self-managing and manage client engagements as adults.

    Cons

    Accountability could be better, as with most places. Especially disappointing is that being a partner provides some sort of immunity, despite unprofessional behaviour. Company is clearly showing growing pains, with standardisation (of internal processes, tools, etc...) lacking. It's because of the talent and goodwill of the great people in the company that it continues as it is.

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  5. "Work with people who want to make a difference"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Surround yourself with smart and experienced adults on a range of projects to genuinely make a difference to client companies. Good company culture and support.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may need to consult on client projects which are experiencing growing pains and be able to provide assistance in potentially difficult circumstances, this is not necessarily for everybody

  6. "Great people, great model with delivery at the centre"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone believes in the Agile Methods and practices e.g. Scrum, CI, TDD etc., its not just lip service. Even though agile is the default, its not a religion. Get to work with really smart people, and the vast majority of them don't have the annoying egos to match Delivering software to the client is king Love the business model, it will mix up the software development / consultancy model

    Cons

    Its growing incredibly quickly at the moment, which puts it a risk of growing pains. Just hope that they don't introduce process that ends up killing the magic.

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