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    A rough start for a new development department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at GCap Media

    Pros

    Instead of using established technologies like Ruby on Rails development is one big experiment, with everything being made from scratch on top of Python/Django. There's also a lot of experimentation with development processes. This is a lot of fun sometimes, and quite valuable learning experience, even if the results aren't very impressive. Developers are better than average.

    Cons

    Low time/place flexibility. GCap got its development department very recently, so it's still a huge mess, with everything changing all the time. Management isn't very good, they don't seem to have a clear idea of where the whole thing is heading, and communication isn't working too well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should really embrace agile, not do a half-hearted hybrid of agile and waterfall.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the worst, but not the best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Breakfast Presenter in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Breakfast Presenter in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I have been working at GCap Media

    Pros

    If you want to get into radio, you have to. i suppose they did offer some decent training, once a year, for two days! Radio is a harsh industry and all Gcap did was to reflect this. There's no sense that you are valued unless your listener figures are kicking butt. In case you think this os sour grapes, I have won two sony awards and my listener figures were perfectly good. The way they treat people at contract time would have a union rep spitting feathers! Ah well, that's radio for you. I would suggest that you enter Gcap woth your wits about you and don't expect to be nurtured.

    Cons

    Self employed, you're on your own. No holiday pay, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the meaning of the phrase 'Human Resource'

    Doesn't Recommend

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