Symbian

  www.symbianfoundation.org
  www.symbianfoundation.org
There are newer employer reviews for Symbian

 

A sinking ship....

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Symbian

Pros

A very diverse environment with a number of lovely, bright people. The industry is certainly very interesting and the opportunity to work with some truly brilliant industry developers was great.

Cons

Possibly the most dysfunctional work environment I have ever been in. There were intense amounts of gossip and insecurity and generally speaking there was less focus on quality product than there was on personal issues and ego.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Business decisions made to placate emotionally unstable middle managers or feed someones ego despite the full awareness that is is a bad business decision compared to other options available is foolhardy beyond the telling of it.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

20 Other Employee Reviews for Symbian (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    An exciting place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager

    I worked at Symbian

    Pros

    Great team feelings. Lots of competent people. Great leadership. Management willing to listen and take comments onboard.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted above a certain range. Certain roles have a limited job grade level meaning you have to move to a new and different role to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is perhaps not really relevent now what Nokia has taken over Symbian: Ensure salaries are in line with the industry.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Software Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Symbian

    Pros

    There was a real focus on the software, and keeping the engineers happy. More so than I have ever seen at any other company.

    Cons

    Under resourced. Our internal and external customers asked for a lot - there was always too much to do, and not enough time to do it in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall a fine job. We had a vision of the way forward, and apart from minor issues along the way, we tended to execute that vision.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Symbian

Work at Symbian? Share Your Experiences

Symbian

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.