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21 English questions out of 21

10 October 2022

Does Starschema offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Flat structure, good employees, interesting projects, worthy benefits

Cons

Sometimes salaries doesn't follow the trends

Flat structure, good employees, interesting projects, worthy benefits

10 October 2022

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22 September 2020

Does Starschema offer vision insurance?

Pros

Free coffee, free fruit. Nice people.

Cons

Lot of contractor jobs, you have to go to other companies...

Free coffee, free fruit.

22 September 2020

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12 August 2020

Does Starschema offer massages?

Pros

Nice office with free fruits, coffee and massage you can work with some very talented and smart people who really know technology many young and kind colleagues Flexible working hours Training opportunities

Cons

Lack of communication Lack of trust Some managers don't know how to manage people and have too much power Carreer plan and feedback has no culture and processes, talent management is missing just recently started to become a thing Not many good projects

Advice to Management

Hire managers who can trust and deal with people and can make them grow, Don't see your eployees only as a resource, communicate with them.

Nice office with free fruits, coffee and massage

12 August 2020

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28 October 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Starschema?

Pros

Everyone is helpful and friendly at the office, its a great learning environment. There is a career path for everyone that is willing to put in the work.

Cons

Unreasonable salary gap between Szeged and Budapest office even in times of almost everyone in home office. We are 1 team, 1 company, we do the exact same work as others in the team still get payed less...

Advice to Management

Equal pay for all.

There is a career path for everyone that is willing to put in the work.

28 October 2021

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8 January 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Starschema?

Pros

First by the word of mouth you hear it is the best company in data field in Budapest. Then soon after you join the company you meet its lightmotive, one of its founders. Somehow you manage to get some tasks from him to be done in ETL tool you never ever heard of and next thing you know the guy is investing his time to enthusiastically teach you (you = nobody, 1 of his 200 employees) where to click and how to use the tool. Than you think what the heck and actually understand why the company grew from 2 to 200 at a lightning speed and why everybody would honestly like him to buy a yacht from their work. Next, you find yourself in one of many technical trainings company is organizing, you sit there, salary is coming to your bank account, you hear the bings, while another lightmotive, The God of Talend, is transfering to you years of the wisdom he collected for free! So all that sweat and tears you get just like that in a structured and easily digestible way. Than finally you get the long term project! Trivialities like flexible hours, home office days etc make your life wonderful of course and you use them heavily, but whats the most wonderful is that you get the opportunity to work with the best tools available for incredibly smart clients, engineers, super passionate about their work and the ideas they have are endless and final products very useful. You also find yourself surounded by the most amazing developers crew (from SS), who really start to make your soul happy when you see how friendly, smart, resourceful and diligent they are. You also have the leader and senior colleagues that are always there to assist you and give the best onboarding ever. At this point you realise - this is exactly what I wished for!

Cons

Now, after this ode, to be completely honest I admit there is also a downside, but its not Starschema specific. It is Hungarian company...meaning that apart from foreign clients it also serves some local companies. If you are not Hungarian like me this is a no go! Technical collaboration with Hungarian businesses is absolutely always a nightmare, inefficient, sloppy and sometimes even completely meaningless and the budget to cover this is of course always nonexistent. If you find yourself in this kind of project you will see 2 things: on one side there are guys, usually including first line managers, that dont have the capacity to take on responsibility or high product quality is very very blurry on their map, they will pretend that everything is fine, ignoring the issues and hoping that client wont notice. On the other side there are the responsible ones, they will turn to unhealthy defense mechanisms and go completely of the rails...so it can get pretty frustrating especially if your work is huge source of satisfaction for you. I can safely guess that this is local businesses thing as I had completely opposite experiences with clients from other countries. Now, I guess that locals are more accustomed to this dinamic and can accept the participation in it more easily. So...my advice would be that if you are local you cannot make mistake with this company, it is definetely country's creme de la creme data engineers bunch. If you are foreigner, better go with projects for foreign clients which there are many in Starschema and avoid taking on semi finished developments from other colleagues. This way you can really have the best experience ever!

Advice to Management

Do not beleive in "professional management" on operative level, everyone is much happier when they have person in the know (proffesional engineer) directly above themselve

Trivialities like flexible hours, home office days etc make your life wonderful of course and you use them heavily, but whats the most wonderful is that you get the opportunity to work with the best tools available for incredibly smart clients, engineers, super passionate about their work and the ideas they have are endless and final products very useful.

8 January 2021

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