European Dynamics
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www.eurodyn.com Athens, Greece 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 7, 2014

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    Only for Juniors

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe company recruits smart people; most of the engineers have university degrees from A-list Greek (or even European) universities. The majority of employees are young, hard-working, sociable and therefore there is a positive vibe in the daily work routine.

    ConsThe company does NOT invest on its staff, really the only goal is to work as long as it takes to hit a deadline. Projects are poorly designed and developed- there is no focus on quality of software/ quality of service.The company's policy is to have cheap production, this is why they recruit so many young, inexperienced but also relatively competent employees. A Few managers are incredibly rude and even offensive to the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have to value and respect people's talent, it's the only way to add more value to the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No life, just working

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Athens (Greece)

    Pros-Paid on time
    -You get to work with smart colleagues

    Cons-The working hours are unacceptable/ you literally don't have a life
    -Bad management,no respect to the employees
    -Schedules aren't realistic, people are obliged to work endless hours to meet the deadlines

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Position for Database Developer

    Database Developer (Former Employee)
    Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    ProsThey will scan your CV and Give you online test, Based on your position

    ConsAll the details and respective requirement of the given job criteria should match.

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    For really hard workers

    Java Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Athens (Greece)

    ProsYou'll get paid on time.
    Maybe you get involved into projects of high technical standards.
    You'll get some valuable additions in your cv.
    Maybe you will collaborate with highly intelligent seniors.
    You will get a salary raise sooner or later according to your skills.
    Good for juniors as an entry point.

    ConsYou're expected to be working 9-10 hours a day. Your seniors, supervisors and your colleagues are just happy with that. None extra hours will be payed though.
    - People are acting like they're in the military: they don't speak unless it's about the work and if they do so, they whisper. There is a vague fear on their souls. Nobody seems to need a break! Although you get one for lunch, for a half an hour.
    - The motto of the majority of the employees is simply: "I live to work!". Keep that in mind.
    If you have an attitude of the kind "i work to live" or you have family to care about, no matter how smart or fast or efficient you are, sooner or later you'll be feeling rejected and isolated.
    - Time management is not a priority for the managers in this company. This leads of course to unfinished project tasks as time passes by. As projects deadlines overdue, YOU are expected to be working maybe 12 hours a day and/or Sundays to set against that bad management!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime management and human values sucks

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay away

    Senior Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Brussels (Belgium)

    ProsJust a job, ok for juniors

    Cons- Not recommended for Senior Developer (also for Junior but if you have no option is ok... few months)
    - Carefully with the papers you sign or you will sign, can make you slave
    - If you have family and you have other options stay away from this company, they need "hard-workers" and will be no time for your family, forget about.
    - The management and most of leaders are greeks, are uncertain people, they say one thing and do another
    - The company have many problems with their contractors almost everywhere (taxes not paid, debts)

    A personal opinion, I want a change in career but this change make me to regret my previous job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe human, motivate your people !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work hours despicable, professional prospect uncertain

    J2EE Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking on a large scale projects, using latest enterprise technologies. Gaining experience in team work and collaborating with the other teams.

    Cons- The working hours are despicable. Higher management will ask you to stay at least 9.5 hours in the company, every day (no matter of the amount of work you have at that day, or on any pending deadlines, it's every day). Of course this will be 'unofficial', not provided to you in any written form whatsoever, but you will need to obey it if you want to stay in this company. The overtime work will not be paid, so this kind of obligation enforced by the employer, to put it mildly, should be considered as pure modern-day slavery.
    So, free time after work? No chance...
    More it will be like this: Work, go home, sleep, go to work... repeat

    - If you are joining this company as junior developer do not expect any training whatsoever. All of the technologies you encounter for the first time, you will have to learn by yourself. The management will not spend a penny to invest in your professional development (conferences, courses, trainings etc.). Just forget about this, it is all up to you.

    - The work atmosphere is terrible. Like you are at the exam on the university. Quiet, everybody is looking just at their screens, there is no conversation between people, no jokes, not even a serious talk, most of the communication done via emails, Skype...
    If it's your fist job, you might get used to this very easy. If this is not your first job and you have worked in some normal environment, this might come very difficult to adjust to.

    - The management is not showing the standard of behavior or the skills needed for the company of this size. Probably the first occurrence you will have with management, is when negotiating your first salary raise. Don't expect much, it will be peanuts. They won't appreciate any of your achievements you have accomplished so far in your work.
    In general, the management does not value people, and I am skeptical that this will change in the future.

    - Any prospect in the company is uncertain. You might gain a higher position, but this might come only by pure 'luck' i.e. if some of the senior colleagues leave the company, which is very often, specially the best ones (by now you should have some of understanding why this is so). No matter how dedicated you are to your work, no matter how good you are at your job, none of these will be appreciated in a sense of the promotion of any kind.

    - Last but not least: do not be surprised if you are given an obsolete PC to work on (3-5 years old). Probably your mobile phone could outperform PCs used in this company.

    To sum it up:

    I have really a pleasure to work in this company with some great developers and great people. Unfortunately, as you might conclude by all stated above, most of them left or will leave the company (it's just the matter of time)
    I could recommend this company only for junior developers (since I am aware that it is difficult to get a first job). But after year or two (max), it is in your best interest to find something better (not only salary related).
    For seniors, keep away!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have a strong belief that most of the people after 10-15 years of conducting their work in certain way are not able to change. So, any advice I might add here would be in vain.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Paid on time, great opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany positions in many countries

    ConsLack of communication with management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Slavery in modern times

    J2EE Developer (Current Employee)
    Athens (Greece)

    Pros- You will be paid on time (although your salary will be that of a slave)
    - You will gain experience if you are just starting up (but on your own, no help involved)

    Cons- Starting salary is really low and salary prospects are vague.
    - Career advancement is like playing russian roulette. It is possible to get a promotion, but not probable!
    - You will be asked to work EVERYDAY overtime by default without any compensation (unofficially of course! There is no legal basis on that! My personal experience is something between 9 - 10 hours per day).
    - You either abide by their rules (point above included) or get fired.
    - They treat their employees like slaves or dogs. My personal experience interacting with management is that they couldn't care less about you as a person. Deliver on time or work for more than 10 hours, get your pitiful salary and then go home. That's their only involvement. I could add a lot of bad personal experiences , but I want to keep this post as anonymous as I can (sorry for that, future job seeker).
    - No training of whatsoever is given. You will learn new technologies on your own. Don't expect any help. No induction is given either on newbies. Human-centric management? That's a joke!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe situation I described above is something obviously coordinated from the higher layer of management, so I don't think any kind of advice will have any impact on the slavery system they have. Nevertheless:
    - Human-centric management
    - Just follow the good practises of other high reputable companies
    - Sometimes you have to give extra money from the huge profits the company makes back to the employees to make them happy. Not necessarily in the form of pay raise, there are other options available too (team building trips etc etc). And guess what, your employees will appreciate that and you will get 100% out of them. You don't have to be a genious to realize that.
    Until then though, happy slavery days!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Athens Office Lacks Human Values

    J2EE Developer (Current Employee)
    Athens (Greece)

    ProsYou have the opportunity to work on large scale projects

    ConsThey treat you like you are at the army. No human values at all. Many working hours even on public holidays without any compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to evolve. Employees need to be treated as they are professionals not dogs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Athens (Greece)

    ProsSmart colleagues, solidarity between colleageues, manifold tasks and responsabilities.

    ConsManagement needs improvement, difficulty in meeting deadlines

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