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Enjoyable work in a friendly, relaxed environment

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Intern - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Former Intern - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at Red Gate Software as an intern (Less than a year)

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

Pros

-Relaxed environment with free lunches, plenty of social activities and frequent table football
-Interesting, challenging work
-Strong focus on good software development practices and clean code; frequent code reviews and pairing
-Plenty of benefits

Cons

-Small teams manage their development processes independently, so your experience may vary depending on your team
-Risk of being caught in nerf gun crossfire

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Like a cult.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Sales in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Sales in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Red Gate Software full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office space, some good people, the odd free day out here and there and free food... that pretty much sums the pros up. Upper management is friendly, approachable and accessible but work to crazy deadlines so getting to speak to them can be hard.

    Cons

    Long hours, inconsistent middle management who place themselves first and second... lower level employees take the back seat in some areas. Staff who simply don't fit into the clique are silently and effectively managed out... in the short term, my life was ruined by this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on middle managers, otherwise keep on doing what you do.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Best place I've ever worked at!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Red Gate Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Basically, it's the people. Red Gate is full of smart, decent and generous people who are good at their jobs and a pleasure to work with. The usual gripes about offices ("Why is that useless so-and-so a manager?") just aren't here, and the company makes a massive effort to communicate well and involve everyone in what we're doing.

    Cons

    Erm, can't really think of anything - I have to fill 20 words minimum here but all I can think of is that it could be a bit greener. It took too long to get the recycling bins sorted out ;-)

    Advice to Management

    Carry on

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