Serpro Reviews

Updated April 2, 2014
Updated April 2, 2014
7 Reviews
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    SERPRO Pros and Cons

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    I have been working at Serpro full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cutting-edge technology, friendly people, collaboration between teams, benefits.

    Cons

    Low income, human resources policies, there is no incentive to merit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review the process of promotion on merit; review human resources policies; increase income

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place for relaxing, not to build a career

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    Current Employee - Analista  in  Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Analista in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, good salary. Good for relaxing.

    Cons

    Politics, policies, developers don't have freedom to make choices about technology, projects are poorly managed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    You have time to do everything with high quality since enormous amounts of bureaucracy limit the pace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance (due to slow pace of a government-owned company); Decent compensation; Provides powerful hardware, at least for people involved directly with software development

    Cons

    Slow pace of a government-owned company; Many of my co-workers entered this company just to be able to work the minimum possible and yet receive above average compensation; Management ignores employees strengths resulting in a lot of frustration; Promotions have a high political component.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about motivation; Diminish the amount of bureaucracy; Manage talents more wisely

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Rampant bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Serpro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a stable and secure job, with good a salary/benefits package.

    Cons

    Serpro is a highly bureaucratic company, which comes as no surprise, since we are talking about a (brazilian) government company. Their software development process is all based on the failed waterfall model, which means an enormous waste of precious resources.

    Since 2009, the CEO has been making technical decisions on behalf of the software developers. He has been promoting his crappy web development/dependency injection "framework", called Demoiselle ever since. It's quite embarassing for a software developer to have to put up with this authoritarian model of management. It's *not* the job of a CEO to make this kind of decision.

    Most employees are quite unqualified for the work they are supposed to do. This is due to the fact that the hiring process is based on public exams, which does not correlate to actual skills to do the job. Management usually does not bother to alleviate the problem. So, technical training is rarely offered. Besides there is no actual merit based policy, in order to reward the best performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce bureaucracy, organize teams around project/teams and not around functions, promote work in small batches, listen to your employees and, most of all, study and try to learn something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Depressing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Public service no one can fire you.

    Cons

    Old company, old people, lack of formation and studies of the employees no merit involved on promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Curitiba (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)

    I have been working at Serpro

    Pros

    Overall, good to work for.

    Cons

    Poor career plan. Need to improve a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good mid managers. They give you feedback.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    i don't know

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Brasília, Federal District (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Brasília, Federal District (Brazil)

    I have been working at Serpro

    Pros

    technology, to work in public solutions and reduction of public costs

    Cons

    public laws. high turn-over in the moment, growing at carrer is slow and not based in merit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    he should really dress the shirt of the company

    Recommends

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