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Endava Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
50 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment, location, resources (in 4 reviews)

  • Good salary compared to other companies, especially smaller ones (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • improper communication between management and team (in 2 reviews)

  • No interesting projects, clients are huge companies reluctant to change (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to start your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tester in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Tester in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Endava full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - a great company to start your career.
    - very flexible working hours

    - most of the time you have a saying in what project to be allocated.

    - great company culture and a great team to work with.
    - very friendly HR.
    - little administrative overhead.

    - great benefits package: food tickets, sports package, medical insurance, bank holidays and more.

    Cons

    - very few people in testing department have a technical know-how;
    - if you are a more work and result driven person, you will probably get annoyed by all the meetings;
    - the personal development plan is a little over the head (could be simplified);

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maybe a good place to start your IT career but not more than that.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Chisinau (Moldova)
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Chisinau (Moldova)

    I have been working at Endava full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    young teams, many guys are fresh from the university, good office,

    Cons

    only after 2/.5 years I feel I need to move if I want to grow. there are no projects, seniors are leaving and only juniors are hired via internship programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management team is really flying in clouds and trying to make impression on their bosses from UK (especially new manager in Chisinau), internally we have big issues as we don't have projects, are asked to train juniors all year around and invent work to do smth, really weird.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good company and now becoming place for juniors only, sad times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Tester in Chisinau (Moldova)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Tester in Chisinau (Moldova)

    I have been working at Endava full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good office, convenient location, flexible working schedule,

    Cons

    seniors leave, juniors will be taken instead. few seniors hired that previously Endava would never hire due to no culture fit .... sad times

    also - no projects and this is because of lots of juniors hired and seniors leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop doing short term things - like hiring juniors to increase number of people or hiring people with no cultural fit to Endava, use the good practices from the past or from other Endava locations in Romania.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunities and Talent Oriented Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automation Test Engineer in Chisinau (Moldova)
    Current Employee - Automation Test Engineer in Chisinau (Moldova)

    I have been working at Endava full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Endava is one of the best companies to work for in Moldova.
    Our "alliance" started 2 years ago and I don't remember a single moment to regret any aspect of it.
    We've been through tough challenges with great exposures but we made it and in the end what really matters is what our customers say about us. We made a habit to celebrate every achievement no matter how small or big it was. The secret of our collaboration is that we respect and trust each other - the rest is just ... Scrum and Agile

    Cons

    In case you don't have a clear vision you might get a bit confused with all the milestones and goal oriented performance approaches.
    A bit overrated growth investment which negatively impacts the employees wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not good at all!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Iaşi (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Iaşi (Romania)

    I worked at Endava

    Pros

    - Young colleagues
    - Health benefits
    - Gym membership

    Cons

    - Low salary
    - You don't learn too much stuff, when you actually leave the firm, your experience there is evaluated almost to 0
    - Too much micromanagement, people get stressed because of it
    - They management always tries to find things to get advantage of the new employees
    - The smart people, those that actually have a lot of technical skills, are very few.. there are people with 5-6 years of experience that don't know to do things that normally a junior does
    - They hire even people with no technical skills at all, that can't do the job - no one likes working in a team with such people (I know the company gets money from the government for that, but for the good developers get frustrated because of this and in the end they leave the company)
    - People are very sketchy, not honest with you.. it may seem a friendly work environment, but in reality no one is your friend there
    - Projects are not fun at all, the project managers are always pushy, trying to make you do a lot of work, with overtime hours
    - They hire you for a job and you end up doing other thing.. sometimes in some technologies you never heard of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop lying the employees
    - Be better people, more honest
    - Change the management in Iasi (including the HR - very sketchy people)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good experience

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

    I worked at Endava full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing corporate culture, lots of events, good atmosphere, comfy office

    Cons

    Salaries - not the highest, bad hardware

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Endava

    Pros

    Nice place to work, nice people, friendly and true professionals

    Cons

    Some things could be put in practice more rapidly...skip some procedures and burn some steps.

  9.  

    Endava is one of the most mature companies in Moldova with processes in place good work&life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chisinau (Moldova)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chisinau (Moldova)

    I have been working at Endava full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clarity - Endava is not 2 month old company, that's why there is all in place. People know what they should do in different projects on different stages of the project. You always know what and whom you should provide.

    Stability - having more that 1000 employees in several DUs it is hard to imagine what should happen in order to destroy it.

    Additional activities - there are lots of non-development activities supported by company, which makes work more interesting

    Trainings - on different topics for all company layers

    Cons

    Big clients with not the most interesting projects. Projects may long for a long time. Rotation process exists but it doesn't work perfect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work in Iasi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Iaşi (Romania)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Iaşi (Romania)

    I have been working at Endava full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company has potential: a lot of friendly people and interesting projects. Some of the good things: medical insurance, sport package, bank holidays are given even if they fall in the weekend, friendly HR, team builiding activites (there's room for improvement though).

    Cons

    Salaries aren't that great. They are under what the local competition offers.
    The line management and PDP (personal development plan) stuff is weird and it seems that the career advance is artificially pushed by extra activites like givind presentations and taking certifications (and not the client satisfaction).
    Some people seem to have higher grades than the work they are able to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give higher salaries.
    Drop or rethink the PDP.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start

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

    I worked at Endava full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, good environment, amazing project

    Cons

    The salary is not that high, but good benefits besides it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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