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Good place to work. Flexible timings and good work environment

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Backbase

Pros

On technology front Backbase is a good opt to work with. Product they have is also good and they have good clients as well.

Cons

Management focus which is really important for organization is I feel sometimes lose their focus.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good work place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Backbase

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and the time off was well worth it. There were vacation time that could be purchase which was great

    Cons

    management styles there were inconsistent and it is not a large firm where I was located but it was fair.

    Advice to Management

    Need to ensure that management is on the same page so that the information presented does not come across inconsistent.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Leuke mensen, slechte codebase, teveel mensen stappen op Nice people, crap codebase, too many people walking off

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ontwikkelaar in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Ontwikkelaar in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Je werkt in een internationale sfeer met mensen die (overwegend) aangenaam, zeer intelligent en goed zijn in wat ze doen. Geen intradepartementele machtsstrijd, een open en vriendelijke cultuur.

    Mooie kantoorruimte, goede lunchfaciliteiten, goede balans tussen werk en privé, goede faciliteiten (laptop, schermen, etc.) om je werk te doen. Vrijheid om van thuis uit te werken als je het nodig hebt (in het geval van ziekte van partner/kind, etc). Kantoor gelegen in het centrum van Amsterdam, gemakkelijk te bereiken via openbaar vervoer of per auto, hoewel de betalende parking verschrikkelijk duur is.

    You work in an international atmosphere with people who are (mostly) nice, very bright and good at what they do. No intradepartmental infighting, open and friendly culture.
    Nice office space, nice lunch facilities, good work/life balance, good facilities (laptops, screens etc) to do your work. Freedom to work from home if you need to (in case of partner/child sickness, etc). Office located in the center of Amsterdam, easy to reach by public transport or by car, although the paid parking is hideously expensive.

    Cons

    Gebrek aan richting en focus, geen gevoel van appreciatie, slechte tot geen communicatie. Constante verwisseling van rollen, constante initiatieven die uit de lucht komen vallen en dan weer zonder enig spoor verdwijnen waarbij mensen worden verplaatst zonder een schijnbaar plan. Geen focus op kwaliteit van code, iets hacken bovenop de bestaande hacks is de modus operandi.

    Management heeft een team waarmee ze over de competitie kunnen walsen maar weet blijkbaar niet wat er mee te doen. In de laatste 6 maanden vertrokken er 8 mensen, waaronder de QA leider en de tweede R&D manager in 3 jaar. En zover ik weet, wordt dit behandeld als business as usual. Niemand over met meer dan 3 1/2 jaar ervaring in het team, de meesten een jaar of minder.

    Lack of direction and focus, no sense of appreciation, bad to no communication. Constant shuffling of roles, constant initiatives that start out of thin air, then disappear again without a trace with people being moved in and out of them with no apparent plan. No focus on code quality at all, hack something on top of the existing hacks is the modus operandi.
    Management has a team on their hands with which they could steamroller the competition but does not seem to know what to do with it. In the last 6 months 8 people walked off, including the QA lead and the second R&D manager inside of 3 years, and as far as I can see all this is treated as business as usual. No one left with more than 3 1/2 years on the team, most have a year or less with the product.

    Advice to Management

    Geef ten minste mensen het gevoel dat ze geapprecieerd worden en dat er naar hen geluisterd wordt. Probeer de wortel van het probleem van de constante chaos te zoeken en het te op te lossen/te verwijderen; breng wat stabiliteit terug. Vanaf begin 2014 gaat het al bergafwaarts.

    Realiseer dat de huidige uitputtingsslag op geen enkele manier normaal is, probeer het op te lossen of toon ten minste dat het als een probleem gezien wordt. Eerlijk, op dit moment voelt het alsof niemand er iets om geeft.

    At least give people the feeling that they're listened to and appreciated. Try to find the root cause of the constant chaos and try to cure/remove it; bring back some stability. From early 2014 it has been a long downhill slide.
    Realize that the current rate of attrition is not by any means normal, try to address it or at least show that it's seen as a problem. Honestly, at this moment it still feels as if nobody cares.

    Backbase Response

    Jan 25, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. Want to let you know that I deeply care and acknowledge that that 2014 was not a great year for some parts of the BACKBASE RnD organisation. I totally agree with you ... More


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