Novabase

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Novabase Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
40 Reviews
3.8
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company, really cares about its employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Good working environment and good projects.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Trainee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Novabase full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of training offered to the trainees that enter through their academy program. The employees are helpful and the projects are very interesting. We have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and that is a very good opportunity.

    Cons

    The overall career opportunitie might take a while to take advantage of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider asking your employees what they consider is important to their career more often.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Serviceable for some, terrible for many

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Little above average in salaries for employees that have no prior work experience and are fresh out of college. Fun two week soft-skills academy.

    Cons

    Many of the new kids hired fresh out of college are being used as when they have finished reaping the subsidies the Government pay them as an incentive to hire inexperienced workers, they usually force them out by putting them in precarious positions, demanding long hours, never paying overtime and sometimes not giving any tasks for them to accomplish, leaving them without anything to do for days on end until they finally resign so they don't have to pay a severance package.

    The system that clocks work hours only goes up to 8h a day. In my time working there, I always did more than that each and every day with no compensation.

    The career progression is tough and the salary does not scale accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as human beings and not just numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work on

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work on, good environment, lots of training programs.

    Cons

    The rating system for promotions is unfair, since many people gets lower rates on harmonization, when they don't have the right connections, or do not work extra time on their managing areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work except for the salary.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Interesting projects and people.

    Cons

    Their salary policy is weird. You can have someone with no experience with better salary than someone with 7 years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are accessible people, but they could pay nothing they would. This is a company that puts a profit margin in the Nespresso coffees they sell to us. Some companies offer the coffee, but this one profits from their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for a first year

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Middleware Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Junior Middleware Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    It is a big company with really big projects and everybody in general is very friendly. Good to learn as a "newbie" aswell. Lot of courses free to be taken which is always a plus. Bonus if you get a good evaluation.

    Cons

    If you go to the wrong project you'll end up working long hours and weekends (no pay usually), could be due to wrong management or simply cause it's the only way to do the project for the deal they made.
    If the company doesnt get enough profit your bonus is out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of people as people and not resources, work better on trying to get people to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Excellent ambient. Very relaxated, without work hours' control. You have to enter with fingertips identification, but to exit, there is no control.

    Cons

    I had an unpaid internship for 2 months. A big company like this should at least pay for the transport cost.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Consultant experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Good work conditions and decent salary.

    Cons

    Bureocracy, lack of culture, below standard management and profit-only mindset.
    There's not much care for the people, generally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I personaly can't complain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    If you get into a decent area and have a decent project manager things will go smoothly.
    People are very friendly and there's a good culture inside the company.

    Cons

    I had colleagues telling me that their life work balance does not exist. I guess it all depends on the project and client you end up with, so far i can't complain but i still have to mention it.
    Lack of training in technologies, most of the training is around soft-skills and methodologies that do not interest much to more technical people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The whole idea that almost everyone should aim to be a Project Manager is making alot of people that prefer to be technology specialized professionals unsure of their future in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    A good learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Great project, good company culture and work environment

    Cons

    Low financial compensation, not so crystal evaluations processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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