Civica Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Brilliant Engineers

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Civica full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here. HR was fun to visit and managers are not afraid to dive into the code.

    Cons

    inter-personal relationships with among certain employees were strained due to differences in perspective.


  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Civica

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great positive people who have pasion

    Cons

    poor management, capital venture returns drives business decisions

    Advice to Management

    move forward and look to the future, reinvest in your product


  3. Helpful (1)

    Avoid Australian LG operations....going down!

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Newcastle (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Newcastle (Australia)

    I worked at Civica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Patient Customers, but for how much longer? The few staff that remain that are either loyal or desperate (Over 30 redundancies recently) Large Customer base Any positive reviews on this site would have to be fabricated/false

    Cons

    Dated technology, its the last vendor in market to modernise or make contemporary its kit New International Management structure, no idea, massive cost overhead that offers nothing Many emerging and new competitors High staff turnover (one very expensive and very senior appointment lasted only 6 weeks) Cultural basket case

    Advice to Management

    Stop the firing, invest in more people (not the fluffy HR stuff), invest in upgrading/updating technology. might be too late as the horse may have bolted.


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  5. An employee for nine years, no real regrets.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Civica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With Civica from the start and witnessed its progressive growth. Management training was good and you were not restricted to the position you had when joining the company - your progression is in your own hands if you are ambitious. The 'Raising the Bar' training programmes were looked upon as particularly beneficial by those attending

    Cons

    None for me, although some individuals had a problem with working within a large organisation and would bemoan the fact there was little interaction with management.

    Advice to Management

    Management at the top was pretty good and approachable. Full marks to CEO Simon Downing.


  6. Progressive company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Civica (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice & friendly people, one can grow and learn as much as you want if you wish to.

    Cons

    Average pay scale compared to industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Please Invest more in training.


  7. Helpful (6)

    dont do it end of

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Civica full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    pros is you have a couple of years before they run your company into the ground if they take you over that will allow you to find another job. The senior management like to write their own reviews on this web site that as they don’t like bad press. Also if you underperform due to lack of support and guidance they will put you in a performance review process and should you fail that they will them pay you to leave! Partly because you could usually take them down the constructive dismissal route and win

    Cons

    no progression pathway despite a whole load of talk about it. the senior management are pathetic and live in a dream world with no training being provided no guidance (because they take over businesses they don’t understand and don’t understand the market place) If you have ever seen the film independence day then Civica are like the aliens consuming all natural recourses of the company’s they take over before discarding them.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and let somebody who knows what they are doing fix the broken business units before its too late.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent employer, great culture and people!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Civica part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunity to develop yourself should you choose too. The leadership programme Raising the Bar helped to develop key skills and behaviours. The Investors in People gold award was more than a badge, I saw lots of continuous improvement around the business and lots of good stuff on communication. The CEO Simon is an inspirational leader and it's one of the best companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    It's always a challenge when a business grows to keep the culture of a small organisation and I know Civica works really hard to ensure this continues.

    Advice to Management

    To continue to work on retaining the great parts of the business i.e. training and development and listening/supporting employees as the business grows.


  9. Good Company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Civica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sociable company. Good Benefits for employees.

    Cons

    No progression for employees when there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Potential that is spoiled by managements lack of 2 way communication and seeming indifference for customers requests.

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    Former Employee - ICT Technician in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - ICT Technician in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Civica full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    People on your level are generally in the same boat so there is a camaraderie and a general attitude of us vs them.

    Cons

    Management, full of promises and hot air unfortunately. Despite being an Investor in people in the almost 5 years I was there I had one certified training course made available after 4 years of me pushing them.

    Advice to Management

    Actually Train all your staff, not just the senior leadership. Listen to your customers when they request something, then spend more time working out how to give it to them and less time working out ways you don't have to give them it. Recognise value from within your organisation and foster it, don't leave people to rot and cause dissension and apathy.


  11. OK company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Civica

    Pros

    Good people, nice office in the city

    Cons

    Management are not so good



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