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It has a log way to go

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

flexible working hours and the pizzas

Cons

not lot of opportunities to learn new things.

Other reviews for EngagePoint

  1.  

    Very fast paced environment with a solid team offering good pay and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for growth & learning new technologies
    - Good, friendly and flexible culture
    - Pay is consistently at or above market average
    - 100% employer paid benefits are nice, PTO accrual rate is above average
    - No micro-managing

    Cons

    - Lots going on so it is sometimes hard to keep up
    - Somewhat disorganized
    - Lack of direction and "macro-managing"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and get management teams all in sync with corporate direction to provide leadership to lower employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Take into consideration if making money effortlessly is a goal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    Pros

    - Company cares about the employees somewhat;
    - Fruits every Friday;
    - Good corporate events sometimes;
    - Can get a good PC if you're lucky or valuable enough;
    - English language courses for beginner through upper-intermediate levels;
    - Table tennis table though a lot of competition :);
    - Possibly an L1-B sponsoring company though with many drawbacks.

    Cons

    - Really really bad management. Don't let the interview fool you: although a claim is made that the company practices Agile methodologies, no communication between business people (and not even BAs) was there in my time with the company whatsoever;
    - Changes in requirements are not handled gracefully;
    - PMs are committed to Jira way too much. And I mean you can be in a stand-up meeting for 30 minutes and all you can hear is issue identifiers but not domain-related talk;
    - The commitment to a bug tracker leads to people being judged by number of issues closed not by the value they brought. This results in that people are doing a lot of stuff by hand where some neat and handy libraries can be taken advantage of. The end result is a closed issue, logged work time and a few hundreds lines of code instead of real progress;
    - Did I mention 30 minutes long monologue-like stand-up meetings?
    - No retrospectives are being done, backlog is always out of control but one should be prepared for plannings every week that eat up to 2 hours of your precious time;
    - Work time logging receives way too much attention;
    - Testing is not being valued at all. This results in lack of comprehensive unit tests suites (although some integration testing may be performed) not to mention complete absence of performance testing;
    - Way too many entry level developers are being hired which results in bloated teams and lack of considerable progress within some of them;
    - Business trips to the US on a B1 visa which is a fraud from the US laws point of view. Safe for an employer but puts the employee at risk;
    - Out of date technologies;
    - Most of the code base is plain bad which at the end comes at no surprise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly there has to be considerable amount of time and effort invested to learn what being Agile really means;
    Put emphasis on testing;
    Put much much more emphasis on testing;
    And even more;
    Listen to your engineers;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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