Logica Reviews

Updated July 5, 2014
Updated July 5, 2014
302 Reviews
3.2
302 Reviews
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Pros
  • Some good projects and clients to get on your CV and a good work life balance (in 64 reviews)

  • Excellent work - life balance as Logica encourages to work from home (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle and senior management have lost their way (in 11 reviews)

  • review process is to make sure you don't get a high grade, as that would involve a pay rise (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad experience overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Logica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When done properly (which wasn't too often wen I was there) you have the opportunity to work on different projects during your tenure there.

    Cons

    Very poor career development planning. Met several people who had been doing the same role for years and weren't able to move due to project commitment. HR very badly organised. When I joined several new starters and I were unassigned for up to 4 months. Whilst this was during the cgi takeover, it appeared to be part of the culture at logica.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)

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

    Pros

    Sallaries paid in time, good tools, nice properties. Pretty good spirit between empoyees. Some off time activities. Good food in cantine.

    Cons

    From time to time management doesn't have a clue what is going on. They give false promises or just don't know why things go the way they do. They don't take responsibility for they actions either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really should consider who is right person to be a new manager. It's not automatically the most senior engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Dreadful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Logica full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of the technical staff are very good people: both in their technical ability and in their day to day personal relations.

    Cons

    Management with utter contempt for staff. A very unpleasant and nasty work culture. Lack of integrity. Terrible terms and conditions. No career progression. Christmas parties cancelled because of lack of money. Incredibly high turn over of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider other careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad working environment, worst projects ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at Logica as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The working time is flexible and most of your colleagues are approachable.
    You can meet interesting people and practice your ability to deal with big variety of characters, to practice your ability to argument and support your opinion with arguments.
    The salary is better compared to what other companies can offer.

    Cons

    Almost no one speaks proper English. You will be thrown into the projects without any training at all and immediate demanding to support them and fix bugs within them. You will be promised by the HRs that you would be working as a developer on a new features as well as fixing existent features. However, you will be allowed only to support the applications.
    The applications are the worst ever written software in the world. You will be astonished by them as a technically educated person even if you would have just graduated from the University.
    You will not be given the permission to re-factor, to optimize the performance, to rewrite badly performing units.
    You will also not be given the opportunity to learn new technologies. The only permit you'll be given is to support the already "developed" application.
    No installation work, No configuration work, No experimental work based on new technologies. You will work with out-of-date technologies with the argument that this has been working for 10 years now and need not any optimization and any farther modification at all.
    You will be required to do a variety of tasks that have no relation to what you would have been hired for.
    Any time you have troubles with your working station or whatever, you will be required to hang on the phone line with the Support Desk guys and begging for resolutions and waiting for resolution like granting write privilege to a single directory for at least one month! (this is not a joke)
    You must ask the right question during the recruitment process and be prepared that they'll promise you the world, but be prepared - most of this would not be the reality.
    The only reason you would accept is the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to act as managers and not as some kind of royals whose only purpose is representative.
    You should serve as lobbies for the office and try to gain as many privileges on the projects as you can acquire.
    You should arrange some training for the employees and try to grant them all the tools they need to accomplish their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Horrid ,no future ,dead end jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Logica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None I am afraid all negatives

    Cons

    Cgi recently brought logica and they are laying off lot of employees and shipping all the work abroad to make profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All bunch of loosers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Please stay out of this company in the netherlands

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Amstelveen (Netherlands)

    I worked at Logica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    amount of freedom when there's no assignment for you temporarily

    Cons

    Not so good benefit package
    no investment is made by company in terms of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find another job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Logica

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate  in  Gloucester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Gloucester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible working hours

    Cons

    poor communications / pay review scheme. little training oppertunities, no graduate scheme structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont just take advantage of grads as cheap labour, need more career development in line with competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bridgend, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bridgend, Wales (UK)

    I worked at Logica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free Tea and Coffee.
    Paid the Mortgage for 3 years.

    Cons

    Left the company 6 months ago.

    Left due to the way Logica treats its staff.

    No pay rises. Period.

    Agree with other people on here about the crap review process, but a large part of the review process is to make sure you don't get a high grade, as that would involve a pay rise. So - tiny mistakes get amplified , goalposts get moved, etc. What's the point in working hard when a high grade is impossible to get? The review process encourages slacking, buck passing and office politics.

    No training. If you get put on to a project that has Java, and you know nothing of Java , well - thats your problem.

    No promotion prospects. Same job title and pay grade for 3 years. Just got moved around projects.

    Changes in terms. I.E Used to have flexitime but had it cancelled as “the project requires it”. Company moved office from cardiff to brigend. Told to like it or leave. P.S the new bridgend office has no parking spaces. Only join if you like a 30 minute walk from the car park to the office every day.

    Managers would not let people take holidays they wanted most of the time: “to maintain minimum staffing level at all times” – I.E sitting in the office on facebook on xmas eve.

    Never ending redundancies.

    Logica is a company that has utter contempt for its staff.

    Avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Rought times at Logica Finland in testing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Testing Specialist  in  Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Former Employee - Testing Specialist in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)

    I worked at Logica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sallary was paid in time

    Cons

    As superior changed, I couldn't trust my new boss at all. She didn't react to my needs and when she said something, that would change later againts me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work environment but terrible management ship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Technical Consultant  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Junior Technical Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Excellent team work environment with young and friendly people.
    Casual dress code.

    Cons

    No prospects of career development.
    Low salary compared with other rival companies working in the same field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make empty promisses.
    Stop lying to people about carrer advances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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