Grid Dynamics

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Grid Dynamics Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
14 Reviews
4.2
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    A dynamic environment filled with the sharpest professionals in the eCommerce industry!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Grid has a friendly environment comprised of people who really care about the company and executing at the top of their league. Grid is is about 400 people but feels like there are 20. You have the ability to stand out, contribute and make a difference compared to larger companies where you don't know everyone.

    Cons

    Grid has been growing fast and is making strides to transition and change to keep up with the employment explosion. This is not really a con, as a plan has been set into motion, but is all I could think of to fill the requirement to type in this space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The excitement of a start-up with the stability of a maturing company with major eCommerce clients.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - California  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - California in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Dynamic environment, new experiences and opportunities each day
    -Genius-level engineering staff; amazing to learn from and work with
    -New professional executive with experience and drive to take Grid to the next level
    -Positive outlook for the future; between the market and our strategies, we will stay one step
     ahead of technology.
    -Excellent health benefits and a company that really cares about you as a person and your
      professional development. Semi-annual review process is a priority with most reviews and
      meetings completed within the due date.
    -Although we are over 350 people world-wide, In the US we have a nice family feel.

    Cons

    -As Grid is a major consultant in eCommerce, and has such talented engineers, we are
      extremely particular about hiring and can always use more amazing engineers! I will say,
      at least once we find the right person, we move fast!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue listening to our employees and shaping Grid into a mature eCommerce leader! Keeping the human element (care) while growing can be tough but hang in there and I am certain we will retain that wonderful sense of morale and family we currently have! Empower as many people as possible to care for our group, especially our talented engineers who make Grid what it is...a superior company to be part of!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lacks Professionalism

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Grid Dynamics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing company
    Good off shore team

    Cons

    Very unprofessional
    Higher management need to change their attitude towards employees
    Absolutely no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on hiring quality, than just people who are ready to work on low wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    always promising prospects but dissatisfying reality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - great career perspectives in a growing company (management and administrative tracks)
    - good fraction of really smart engineers in all locations
    - persuading and charismatic leader

    Cons

    - not a good place for senior engineers oriented on technical growth
    - chaotic changes in directions
    - achievements are not evaluated properly
    - waste of resources on meaningless research/non-billable projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - define company core mission and stick to it
    - remove excessive levels of management, flattening the structure
    - take projects aligned to the core mission, stop doing work just for revenue
    - focus and invest in what makes sense for the company core mission, with research projects in particular
    - recruitment practices are what makes any company; and those need a lot of improvements, in US in particular
    - invest in marketing and sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for both professional and career growth where management cares about people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work here gives opportunity to develop technical and management skills as well as knowledge around e-commerce business. On-site technologists analyse business requirements, transform those into functional and non-functional requirements for software application, design architecture, oversee implementation, tune performance and see end result in production. It is really amazing!

    Cons

    Sometimes there is too much organizational and management work which is perfect for those who want to develop those skills, but less preferable for those who wants to focus on developing technical skills. It is a matter of being able to setup process right though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is no boring things there. Every task are challenging. Motivation of all teams is really impressive. 100% of managers have technical background so they totally understand problems of all developers. Also it is good that clients are located both in the city and in the whole Bay Area, so employee could choose good location to work in

    Cons

    Grid Dynamics need more engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company for professional growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company grows fast
    There is a lot of interesting and challenging work
    Professional and career growth is encouraged
    Orientation on emerging technologies and hard technical problems; good place to work for technical staff: architects, technical managers, developers, QAs, etc.
    Engineering team rocks

    Cons

    Lack of technical middle management caused by aggressive growth
    Some corporate processes are not scaled to the new company size yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with executing the new strategy and growing responsibly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company in town but limited career opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saratov, Saratovskaya Oblast' (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratov, Saratovskaya Oblast' (Russia)

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In my ~800k town it is a best company if you're looking for a stable engineering job:
     - administrators really invest into office environment and atmosphere
     - good work/life balance, you can almost every-time agree with you manager if you need a day-off or some specific hours off
     - very challenging: sometimes you feel like project future right in you hands
     - ability to travel abroad if you are lucky with visa
     - gym and yoga right in the office

    Cons

    - The biggest problem is if you're already a seasoned pro there is no room for growth unless you consider relocation to US
    - While company welcomes abroad business trips, the only destination is US
    - Inconsistent work of sales department: sometimes we have projects we cannot stuff, sometimes there is a long bench

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Enhance sales
    - Switch from bodyshop to project oriented company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Our engineering team was grown from talented engineers and now they are experienced engineers with the strongest expertise in the bleeding-edge technology stack: Java / Java EE, Solr/Lucene, Coherence, Hadoop, Hybris, ATG, etc. They are interested in new technologies, they are speakers on conferences, meetups, active in open-source community. I think there is no challenging technical task, which could be left unsolvable with this team.

    Cons

    Grid Dynamics works with e-Commerce clients and always offers challenging and technical tasks and interesting job. You could boost your expertise here and have a lot of fun. But sometimes there are quite periods of boring routine. Nevertheless our life is like zebra: white and black stripes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Grid Dynamics Intl company management always have the clearest understanding of short-term goals, directions and solutions for business growth. But it would be also helpful to convey understanding for long-term perspectives as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    May be the best software company in Kharkov

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Kharkiv (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kharkiv (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Grid Dynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bleeding edge technologies, career and technical growth, friendly team

    Cons

    I can not find cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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