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Being sacked 2 days after my Mother dropped dead.

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Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

I worked at Symbian as a contractor (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There were some decent people working there.

Cons

John Schroder, the project office manager.

Advice to Management

Do not be sexist or racist.

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  1. A sinking ship....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symbian

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. An exciting place to work at

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager

    I worked at Symbian

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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