Improbable Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 31 Aug 2020

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Improbable CEO Herman Narula
Herman Narula
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  • "Typical growing pains that you would expect (strategy, structure, processes, etc(in 6 reviews)

  • "very much still a startup:- still building a business, very mvp and deadline focused (beware: startups are not for everyone)(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Director"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Improbable full-time

    Pros

    backed by large capital Try to create a work-life balance culture

    Cons

    Not realistic in what trying to achieve Goals and visions are not clear No trust to colleagues, decision are more likely to be made among these Cambridge peers Founders has too much ego and too young to navigate through complex situations

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  2. "by far the greatest!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - enginnering manager in Munich, Bavaria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Improbable full-time

    Pros

    great team professional team and leadership great work-life balance

    Cons

    there are no cons at all


  3. "Transparent leadership, fun technical challenges"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparent leadership Low on corporate process Many interesting problems Egos aren't hired or tollerated Sustainable work life balance

    Cons

    The company isn't yet profitable so it doesn't yet have a bonus program.

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Not as shiny on the inside as it looks on the outside"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free lunch - Unlimited holiday - Dogs in the office - Office location - Working with new/shiny tech (most of the time) - Humble people (most of them) - Good work-life balance - Good hardware

    Cons

    - No real product-market fit. The company still struggles to get into its stride. - Salary bands are embarrassingly wide. - Little to no progression after joining with minimal bump in salary/stock - it's abysmal. - Always-changing priorities and direction of the company coming from the top down. - No transparency about how well the company is doing financially. - No real mentorship programs despite the efforts of some people. No training either. - Quite a few projects get released and forever forgotten. - No more social gatherings and little budget for socials. - Office design is soulless.

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  5. "Very solid startup, one of the best companies I've worked at so far"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Programmer in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Open, creative culture - Good work/life balance - Move fast, adapt fast - Take risks

    Cons

    None relevant that I can think of

  6. Helpful (9)

    "The people, culture and mission are great"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Improbable full-time

    Pros

    1. The company hires truly excellent people from all over the world. It meant I always felt like I was learning. 2. Upper management (inc. CEO and CTO) are all very accessible, and everyone is willing to hear you out - even if your ideas are far-fetched. Future thinking is encouraged. Hack in spare time on things you think will bring value. 3. Culture. You will have autonomy and you will be trusted to deliver. The people are amazing and everyone will be happy to have a coffee with you. Make a point to get to know as many people as you can, they're all amazing. 4. Perks are a pretty nasty retention strategy, but unlimited holiday is pretty unbeatable. You are honestly encouraged to take time off to be at their best, and most people do. The work/life balance is strong.

    Cons

    1. Diversity. The company is aware there is a lack of representation, however in my time there not much was done. Perhaps things were going on behind the scenes, but nothing was spoken about. 2. Product. Improbable is making strides in its proposition. 3. Room for growing within the company as a non-engineer is often unclear, but many people do get promoted and moved around. 4. No real multi-disciplinary teams. Most are engineering/management.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Software engineering for Improbable's enterprise division"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer, Enterprise in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting problems to work on, freedom to innovate, encouraged to focus on self-improvement and skills development, fun culture with plenty of social opportunities, flexible working hours, generous work from home and holiday policy, a healthy work-life balance is encouraged, decent career progression opportunities, generally feel well looked after and supported to succeed.

    Cons

    Things can change rapidly at times, generating uncertainty and confusion. The office lacks natural light and generally has a bit of a bunker vibe.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Stimulating Environment with a Unique Vision"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Brilliant people that go out of their way to help + Big vision of New Realities + Really cool software engineering problems to solve + Constant learning from each other, for example via code reviews + Good work-life balance with very human working hours + Refreshing sense of humor + Free breakfast and lunch, both of which are delicious + Much assistance if you relocate from abroad + Pets are welcome

    Cons

    - Technical debt, but this is getting better - Hectic at times - Ironically, unlimited holiday may make people take too few holidays

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