Novabase Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. A great starting pillar!

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    Current Employee - Integration Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Integration Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    At Novabase, I've had the opportunity to work with very smart and competent professionals, who value innovation above all else. The workplace offers a relaxed environment, with some nice events that promote team building.

    Cons

    People tend to waste time during meetings, unnecessary breaks during the day and general chat but this is a general flaw within many Latin-cultured countries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pass on the impact (positive and negative) of people's actions on the company, in order to help them understand their own value and also that of everyone else around them.
    Another key point is to get all levels of employees, from developer to managers, more involved in the projects from the start, providing them with a better understanding of the overview. This will give people a chance to grow professionally, and keep them motivated, since they know why they're performing the specific role!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Professional

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    Current Employee - Solutions Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Solutions Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Size, Global Brand, Stability, Range of Opportunities

    Cons

    Sense of being just one amongst many (just a number), Large hierarchical Tree

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novabase

    Pros

    Good infrastructures, nice environment, good employee cares

    Cons

    Grow slowly, not so good avaliation system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
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  5. Consultant

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Training programme if you are looking for technical development.

    Cons

    If your project requires you to be on the client you are "forgotten".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the evaluation programme and the grades.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good place to start. You will learn... as long as you don't mind the extra hours...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novabase

    Pros

    Fast skill development.
    Informal environment.
    Easy integration.

    Cons

    Be prepared for a heavy workload with little to no compensation. And this is not the "exception".
    Terrible management.
    Little compensation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. Continuous growth, too much workload, excellent learning curve, middle management is under performant.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Great average intelligence level, great work attitude among the younger, a lot of space to explore within the company if you are able to create your own opportunities.

    Cons

    Ideas and strategies last only one year. Too much is spent with top and top middle management. Tendency to be light on analysis and never taking risks to the required level for success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ambition into the company, make the comfortable ones leave or at least open space for rising stars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company with a informal environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Testers in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Software Testers in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    It all depends about the project and the people with you work but my pros are:
    - Very casual and informal environment with colleagues that likes team work and fun
    - Great facilities
    - Workers with high knowledge and with great technical and soft skills
    - Localization of head quarters

    Cons

    - Some projects have crazy deadlines
    - Management people don't have perception of the talent of some workers and let me leave the company without trying to renegotiate their job conditions
    - Each team/project do their thing in their own way, there isn't job guidelines or framework. It seems that the wheel is invented every time that you need one and invented in different ways
    - Job progression is difficult to understand: I worked 2 years without a salary increase or promotion and the evaluations were good.
    - Evaluation process aren't complete transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - You should reward talent and committed workers;
    - Managers should be aware of what the lower levels workers do good and not only the bad things
    - Don't let the talent people leave the company so easy
    - Choose for managers people with vision and informed of new methodologies and techniques

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Working in an IT Consultancy

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Novabase as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Consultancy means you earn a bit more, and you get to work on a larger number of different projects.

    Cons

    Consultancy also means no fixed hours, off sight jobs and more demanding in terms of work rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Stay away from this company

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    Current Contractor - Software Development/Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Contractor - Software Development/Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Novabase as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has potential to grow and be better to its employees but...

    Cons

    ... the problem is the incompetent management that have more power within the company than what they should.
    They will allways pressure you to work beyond your working hours because they are incompetent (they don't know how to manage a project and they don't know nothing about technology) and they receive commissions based on the profit of the projects, while you are working 50 hours/week for free.
    And you will work 50 hours and more because these managers also evaluate your performance, even though they don't understand nothing about your work if you're a developer or so.
    They will also agree with customers on ridiculous time schedules, without asking you for an estimate, without even knowing if a specific demand is even possible (like an integration between two technologies).
    They will put their personal interests above you and the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Good company, really cares about its employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novabase

    Pros

    The company has lots of projects and fields of work, competitive salary, good work environment, people are really helpful

    Cons

    The company is really big and you could feel that you don't have a essential role if you end up in the wrong project.

    Approves of CEO

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