Skype

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Skype is an enjoyable place to work at

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Tallinn (Estonia)
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Tallinn (Estonia)

I have been working at Skype

Pros

Technologically challenging and amusing, independent work plan & schedule, very good remuneration. Working schedule is extremely flexible—you can more or less work where and when you want as long as you deliver. The office has 24h free food which saves a lot of time. The social part of working at Skype is quite developed—team/company dinners/parties regularly. The company is also growing rapidly so there's no shortage of new stuff flowing in.

Cons

Not enough attention seems to have been paid to code/product/process/methodology quality in the beginning/recent years, albeit that is rapidly changing with a strong shift towards high standards and skill enhancement. The somewhat rapid growth rate can cause slight anxiety and restlessness.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find more sources of growth with people at hand as opposed to mainly concentrating on hiring.

Recommends
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54 Other Employee Reviews for Skype (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Overall work experience is good, but compensation and benefits could have been better.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OA Engineer in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Current Employee - OA Engineer in Tallinn (Estonia)

    I have been working at Skype

    Pros

    People around you are smart and helpful. You can learn a lot from them.

    Relationships inside the teams are very solid.

    Office is very nice, but see the one of the cons.

    Cons

    Compensation is pretty low, and benefits are low too.

    They don't allow remote work, you have to come to the office every day, even thought the nature of your work allows to work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to middle manages and senior employees. Eliminate silly situations when orders from senior manager differ from the one given by employee's direct manager.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Start-up days are culturally long gone, but still a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Skype

    Pros

    Interesting technology, product that people don't just use but actually appreciate and are thankful for, reasonable level of flexibility in work arrangements

    Cons

    A lot of development sites for a relatively small company leading to inevitable miscommunication or lack of communication or infighting

    Recommends
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