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Updated 18 Jul 2019

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3.4
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John-Paul Syriatowicz
28 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "PHP Developer"

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    Former Employee - PHP Developer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Squiz for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Senior management are top notch and really care about the company. This flows down to most employees with pretty good attitudes throughout the organisation. They have many offices scattered around the place so chance to work with people form different locations.

    Cons

    The work seems to be a little old school and behind the times. Working on large government and enterprise software can be more about meetings than solving interesting problems.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to look around the industry a bit more to keep up with trends.

    Squiz2017-04-22
  2. "Fantastic people, poor pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Squiz full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic fun group of people to work with that make everyone happy to come to work. There are a lot of people working hard to make the company better.

    Cons

    Pay is the worst part of this job. A lot of people are paid below industry standard and it is proving hard to keep intelligent capable people in their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Work out the pay situation before more staff move on. Skilling people up on Matrix implementation is not an easy investment to make!

    Squiz2017-04-18
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Run"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Squiz

    Pros

    An amazing group of peers

    Cons

    Senior management only in it for the buck

    Squiz2017-04-14
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Squiz - Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Squiz for more than a year

    Pros

    Management allow a lot of flexibility to those that demonstrate that they deliver outcomes and meet deadlines. Flexibility like working from home/part-time hours/compressed hours etc are an industry standard which Squiz embrace. For some staff clearer deliverables need to be provided whether they are working from home or in the office. Very social, friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Pay increments could be a little better.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job - keep it up.

    Squiz2017-02-09
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Squiz full-time

    Pros

    Squiz is full of genuine smart people who really care about what they do. That makes it a great place to be.

    Cons

    Nowhere is perfect and I reckon the negatives are trivial compared to the positives. I understand each office has slightly different dynamics so maybe things are different elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a good job attracting great people. The HR team are brilliant. It'd be nice if we could do a few more things that brought people from different offices together.

    Squiz2017-01-13
  6. "Great small company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Squiz full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is very motivating to work at Insightful. The leaders are passionate and have a mission I believe in. The technology is interesting also.

    Cons

    At times, almost too passionate leadership. Sometimes you need to walk before you run. Also quite frugal... Which isn't so helpful at times.

    Advice to Management

    I think you're doing a great job at bringing people together and unifying them into a common purpose. Keep up the good work!

    Squiz2017-01-17
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Almost like Google"

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    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good interview process. Free coffee cup. Laptop on first day. Induction was great.

    Cons

    Everything after induction. The projects are badly quoted, staffed, and delivered. The sales people are the worst. So many deals I've watched them poison through slackness or lack of attention to detail. We promise innovation but deliver stagnant cookie cutter BS. Our tech is poop. Our offerings are stale. Our UX people are up themselves, and not that talented compared to those that left already. Funnel back was cool,...

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    Advice to Management

    Realise why people leave. Turnover like ours is not healthy, and this destructive cult-like 'Squiz DNA' thing has to stop. Or not. The good will leave not matter what, but leadership expects quantity, and not quality (otherwise they'd sell a competitors CMS)

    Squiz2017-01-27
  8. "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - PHP Developer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Squiz

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Agile-style development. Even though the company has grown considerably, it still has a start-up vibe

    Cons

    None that I can really think of.

    Squiz2016-10-09
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Graduate Program"

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    Former Employee - Graduate in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Squiz full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good start for a technically minded web developer - Casual environment, snacks, Friday beers - Received training in their CMS, Squiz Matrix

    Cons

    Severe lack of respect towards the three graduates who undertook the program. Almost 2 months of UNPAID work, during which we weren't told any remuneration details about the "implementer" role that we were expected to move into (implementer glassdoor salary is 58k). The position description was then changed to "Graduate Implementer" which offered 39k excluding superannuation (I'd make more working at Coles). Senior management...

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    Advice to Management

    - Be more transparent when recruiting - A respected worker is a happy worker

    Squiz2016-08-15

    Squiz Response

    August 16, 2016

    I’m disappointed to hear you felt disrespected. To date, I’ve only had positive feedback from graduates I’ve spoken to so I was not aware there was an issue that needed attention. I’ll investigate the respect comment as a matter of priority. Your suggestion of more transparency ...

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  10. Helpful (14)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Squiz for more than a year

    Pros

    Experience working in a business that is all about digital transformation

    Cons

    Where do I start. To use the phrase 'a fish rots from the head down' is probably a good place. The people running this business are a bunch of amateurs. They ricochet from one failed idea to the next with no long term strategy or vision. They wouldn't know how to properly execute a strategy even if they had one. As for how they treat their people - they show a complete lack of empathy &, at times I've witness outright...

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    Advice to Management

    You're too arrogant to take advice, so I won't bother giving it.

    Squiz2016-07-22

    Squiz Response

    July 24, 2016

    I’m saddened to hear you disliked Squiz so strongly and would welcome the opportunity to speak to you about this.  I know we don’t always get everything right, but I actually really try to make Squiz a great place for people to work so your comments are upsetting to me. I think ...

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