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John-Paul Syriatowicz
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Full of really great people that are a pleasure to hang out with every day(in 9 reviews)

  • "Flexible working arrangements, opportunities to do wat i want, and rewarded(in 4 reviews)

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  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. 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
  3. 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...

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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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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Rewarding Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Squiz full-time

    Pros

    Fast growing company with lots of opportunity to work on new exciting projects. Great culture and a fun place to work with great social activities.There is a good team culture with a great can do attitude especially in the NSW team where I work. There is a good open door policy to Senior Management

    Cons

    The work is hard and there are deadlines, but realistically this is the same in all companies, especially successful ones.

    Advice to Management

    The Management needs to focus on greater joint working / learning between the regions both in Australia and Globally

    Squiz2015-12-09
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Good People, Sad Company"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - OK facilities in Melbourne - Decent tech team - Almost unlimited marketing/PR budget

    Cons

    - Massive staff turnover, you literally speak to someone in the morning and they will be gone that afternoon. - High workloads to meet unrealistic deadlines mean high stress levels among teams - Poor people skills at senior management & HR levels - Less than competitive salary for most roles

    Advice to Management

    For a company who's motto is "engaging people" you are terrible at it. Consider better hiring practices and a more professional project orientated delivery process.

    Squiz2015-01-15
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Nice people, and recent management changes are making a big difference. Great experience so far."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of friendly and enthusiastic people. A senior management team that has recognised previous issues, has made important changes, and is conscious of the need to listen and act on feedback. Opportunity to learn from some pretty talented people that are happy to share their experiences.

    Cons

    None. Feels like a 'managerial emergence' of sorts is happening making it a positive place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Previous management issues caused real issues with the UK business in particular. However the changes you've made over the past 6 months have made a huge difference. Keep this on track and don't get complacent.

    Squiz2017-03-20
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing team. It's no secret that not so long ago there was a high turnover of staff. Although this was tough, we are left with a great team of people who are all invested in the success of the business. - Good career progression with opportunities to try different things that aren't strictly 'your job'. - The senior management has changed for the better. The business was very upfront about the problems in the...

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    Cons

    - Sometimes you still feel the hangover of the bad management and bad implementations that were done before many of the current staff even worked here. It's going to take a long time to fix these problems. - The positive culture changes are usually felt in the more commercial side of the business (sales, marketing, account management), before trickling down to the technical teams. - Many of the poor management...

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    Advice to Management

    Global management - Leverage the amazing team you have in London if you want to improve the global company. Invest in your internal tools if you want to empower your staff to achieve the ambitious goals you have set for them. London management - keep up the good work but don't become complacent, there is still a long way to go.

    Squiz2017-03-24
  8. Helpful (13)

    "Squiz Uk is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Squiz full-time

    Pros

    Let me think....free milk and cereal and beers on friday

    Cons

    This company is absolutely a joke and so glad that I am not employed in Squiz anymore! It was a nightmare experience which I will not recommend to anybody except for those people that like this kind of nepotism place ! Every day you see people been promoted only because were friends of the senior management team and the people do the actual work has been feeling the consequence...

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    Advice to Management

    No advise as you are not deserving one

    Squiz2016-07-22
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Good people but company lacks vision and has poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Squiz

    Pros

    Non management staff gel reasonably well and there is a good social atmosphere at work Although benefits are poor if you prove yourself (say 12 months) they are happy to throw cash and job titles at you to stay Office facilities are good, ping pong table, break-out areas and a well staffed kitchen Good work/life balance (but you have to be disciplined)

    Cons

    Not moving fast enough for a tech company, internal tech systems are a joke Poor management - just a lot of BS management talk, no real leader to guide the business, personal relationships between senior management also add to an air of unprofessionalism and some nepotism High staff turnover mostly related to the two items listed above Many clients are definitely over serviced...

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    Advice to Management

    Get a clear vision for your business and set out a plan to execute, this means getting a leader in place, preferably someone who is independent.

    Squiz2014-12-31
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good people, good product; poor senior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The technology is strong and competitive, driven by a capable R&D department Mid management is capable and focused, with hands-on working experience Good office culture, great to work as part of a team Good client base and exciting technical projects

    Cons

    Sales-driven company, often compromising project outputs to the detriment of clients Over-promising and under-delivering on client projects Senior management is confused and often inappropriate Technical staff often overworked but unappreciated Senior management practices result in quite high staff turnover

    Squiz2014-11-17
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