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Equal Experts Reviews

Updated 2 de Dec 2019

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4.5
87%
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Equal Experts CEO Thomas Granier
Thomas Granier
64 Ratings
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  • "They paid a bit less than some of the other consultancies engaged with the client but this is a minor grumble since the EE day rate is decent(in 26 reviews)

  • "We are seeing on loosing out good people over the past couple of years and dont see any action taken over it(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing that i can think of.

    Equal Experts2019-08-23
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to implement latest technologies - Very open and flexible work culture - Amazing place to learn and grow in your career - Lot of importance is given to employee welfare - Flat hierarchy and open communication

    Cons

    Nothing too major to point out

    Equal Experts2019-08-14
  3. "Company where employees are cared for"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Flexible Timings WFH No Hierarchy Flat Management Free Breakfast and Snacks

    Cons

    Nothing that I know of

    Equal Experts2019-08-07
  4. "Good time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    All good, good work life balance, salary

    Cons

    No major issues, overall issues like in all other organisations.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Equal Experts2019-07-01
  5. Helpful (14)

    "Better than the other worst service companies in Pune"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    * A company which offer opportunities for upskilling. * Strong technical community internally (worldwide) which does not hesitate to extend help and also fail fast. * Strong global leadership. * EE values are strongly followed internationally. * Flexi working hours * Very regular knowledge sharing sessions * Focus is changing to have local clients than depending on UK clients.

    Cons

    * Being open policy is good. However, it started creating negative impression when the decision is "Case-To-Case" basis. It does not give clear idea on how few places works. * Currently no good technically challenging projects. * Management believes everything is awesome. However ground reality is different. * Good old resources (who were pioneer in building EE in Pune) left and few were not even treated fairly.... * A pseudo face of the management looking at the company. * New members are trusted more than old members. * Foreigners are preferred over in-house talent. * Cannot make use of experienced resource for the benefit of project and also company. * Cannot manage experienced resource without liability. * Unable to handle the growth (in numbers) * Few of the projects are screwed by the management rather than client (Having more managers and less developers will create more mess anyways) * Not much onsite opportunities. * Creating Sand Palace for high profile clients.

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    Advice to Management

    * Top management should shift focus to become TOP LEADERSHIP. * Number of employees are not big enough to not have personal touch with everyone. That will help in becoming good leader. * Rather than showing complete trust only on management, show some trust to old existing loyal members also who are working on ground. * One of the USP of EE is flat structure. Avoid creating hierarchies and remove existing... hierarchies. * Get rid of chamchas.

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    Equal Experts2019-03-27
  6. Helpful (12)

    "People management needs to improve"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The global EE network is amazing. A lot of learning if you get to work with people from that network. Many good focused slack groups for a wide variety of topics ranging from delivery, technology, devops, security etc.

    Cons

    A lot of the good people from Pune office have moved out in a couple of years and the new ones that have joined are nowhere close even if they're experienced. EE Pune is heavily under staffed and the management is still happily signing up for new work and team expansion on existing projects. This leading to a lot of issues like no one to work on new inititatives like upskilling, R&D etc. Also, the earlier... good things like bootcamps for new joiners are not happening more. It is also leading to cutting some corners in the recruitment process. Due to some project demands, enough thought is not being put into team composition. Some projects have all the senior and experienced people whereas a lot of projects are composed of mostly new joiners. This causes a lot of trouble in delivery as the new joiners are not familiar to EE ways of doing things. The management is decoupled from what is happening on the projects and can lead to making decisions which are not beneficial for some of the projects.

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    Advice to Management

    Please give up some work and free up senior people to work on the necessary initiatives. Listen and act on the feedback given by employees regarding how things can be improved. Bring back the earlier hiring process of letting the candidate go instead of figuring out if he'll do on a particular project. Also, if some of the panels are not convinced for a candidate, listen to them rather than convince them.

    Equal Experts2019-02-02
  7. Helpful (5)

    "No more a must place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best minds at work. On an avg, you will find people who are technically strong and easy to work with. Exceptions will always be there but overall a good bunch of people. Decent projects to work on. Good work life balance. People are expected to be responsible and mature and to honor the freedom and works well with the overall values. EE UK takes efforts to publish policies and review progress of each... business unit. Transparency is looked at seriously at the global level. Admin staff is helpful.

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    Cons

    We are seeing on loosing out good people over the past couple of years and dont see any action taken over it. People managers seem helpful and they have everything on the "agenda" but nothing EVER gets done, even a year down the line you will get same replies. No travelling opportunities, its just gone on a decline over the past couple of years We should adhere more to the EE global values of Transparency, no... bias, no ego policy but that somehow isnt seen at the top management level. For eg. they made changes to the PF policy even without informing the employees from April last year. On top of that, voicing concerns is taken personally.

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    Advice to Management

    I really appreciate the UK team to focus on making the company a genuinely better place to work at . Please make every business unit professional and in sync so that people can suggest and give feedback freely, otherwise people will just leave.

    Equal Experts2019-02-03
  8. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work!!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good people both in tech and in support team - Exposure to many areas of software development - frontend, backend, devOps (of course, if you are interested to learn) - Overall good technology stack in almost all the projects - Company philosophy and values are really good and few people are true to them - Lot to learn from the people around, not just about tech but a lot of other helpful things in life - Most... of the people don't care about their roles and eager to learn, share. So, you can spend a lot of time here, working with code instead of trying to climb the ladder of designations.

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    Cons

    - Sudden growth is causing a real damage to the core culture of the company - Sometimes unnecessary importance is given to policies like WFH and that makes the new joiners question whether it's really a company of grown ups. No one misuses it, even if someone does, handle that specific case, don't make policies around it. It's not an incentive. - Compromises on practices like TDD, enough test coverage (its not... just a number, its an important number) - Slow decisions by people team - Grey areas in some of the policies. Only when you ask, you will get the answer (sometimes its not helpful to the employee)

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    Advice to Management

    - Set up a process to groom potential leads. The up-skilling initiative was good but somehow died. - Invest in internal tools like payday and others. With the kind of growth company is experiencing, it will be really helpful. - Have the senior folks visit every project once in a while to look from an outsider's perspective. - Keep up the good work, it is one of the rare companies with such a great set of people.

    Equal Experts2019-02-04
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to learn new technologies. Provides flexibility to choose technologies. All the people are easily accessible and share a lot with the new members. Mentoring is there but not formal. Flexible work hours and work from home. EE UK network is great and lot of expertise.

    Cons

    Company and projects moving away from the values they preach and publish. People are forced to ignore quality for timelines agreed without discussion with the teams. India operations merely looking to get billable people instead of quality. HR policies are at whim's of few people and change overnight. Appraisals are delayed just a way of retention. Recent focus of local clients is leading to same environment as... any other Indian service companies. No real onsite opportunities. Management has created there own ivory tower and is not aware of ground level reality. Just the name is Equal Expert but employees are not treated equally.

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    Advice to Management

    Instead of asking feedback for people when they leave, better listen to them when they are in the organisation. Make people feel appreciated . Transparency is missing as compared to EE UK. People are just given responsibilities but authority is missing. Don't lower the recruitment quality bar it has already started hitting the overall quality.

    Equal Experts2019-01-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Join to become an expert in XP practices"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. XP and Agile practices are actually followed and not just paid lip service. 2. Flexible hours and WFH allowed 3. Generous profit sharing. 4. Free evening snacks. 5. Flat organisational structure and open culture

    Cons

    1. Onsite opportunities are drying up. 2. Even though it's a software consultancy, actual client consultation is uneven across the projects. 3. The office is very nice inside, but the IT park (cerebrum) is poorly maintained.

    Advice to Management

    1. Close down support projects and redistribute employees to greenfield projects 2.

    Equal Experts2018-10-02
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