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Excellent work environment

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Skype

Pros

Enormous data to work with

Cons

I cant think of any

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    Fun. But fun ended in 2010

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Tallinn (Estonia)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Tallinn (Estonia)

    I worked at Skype full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people. Travel, additional perks like extra vacation days, possibility to work from home and leave office and finish work later. Free lunch in the office. One of best salaries in Estonia.

    Cons

    Office is very noisy, especially during scrum standups. Too much burecraucy and too little actual work. Career opportunities, salary and bonsuses are near to impossible with microsoft stack ranking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve office condition with separate rooms/areas for different teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great conditions, slow pace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Skype full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work at, good benefits etc. Working to further a global brand which people value (even if mainly for the freemium product) is satisfying. Genuine attempts continuously made to improve the way the company works, which have had some impact.

    Cons

    Since 2009, company's owners gave up on the goal of releasing new innovative products to focus on financials. Plenty of scope for work, but not as interesting as many other companies in the space today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the archaic central planning/oversight of product teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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