Softwire Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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  1. Great Company to Work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Voted one of the best places to work in the UK. It lived up to the hype, I had a great experience at the office. No pressure but you must stick to your targets.

    Cons

    Sales team can become complacent and not enough initiative to work harder.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on going with the great work


  2. Verry efficient feedback

    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Softwire as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very efficient when comes to feedback

    Cons

    can t think of any


  3. Excellent start to career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kentish Town, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kentish Town, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    True focus on employee welfare, and personal development. Excellent office atmosphere, with universally very intelligent colleagues. Good starting salary. Okay location. Excellent social events.

    Cons

    Salary becomes less and less competitive with time. Some projects can be boring, but can often change. Working off-site can be a chore.

    Advice to Management

    Generally a lovely company to work for.

    Softwire Response

    Mar 12, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for the review, glad you liked working here! For the benefit of people reading the review I wanted to respond to the point about salaries becoming uncompetitive over time. We do regularly ... More


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    Best place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's just a great place to work, no matter how you look at it. Salary is competitive with other Greater London companies, and working at Softwire you can advance quickly (or slowly) depending on how good you are. It's a true meritocracy, where there are no fixed positions - you just get to do what you're good at, and your job will be tailored to what you want are are able to do.

    Cons

    Projects can sometimes get boring, though never for too long.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Softwire is a great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Tester in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Tester in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - small, successful and growing company - bright staff who are also a nice bunch of people - plenty of out-of-work socialising (often with company paying) - flexible on hours & work/life balance - varied and interesting projects to work on - flat management hierarchy & approachable & democratic senior management - friendly & respectful office environment - annual company conference abroad - lots of opportunities to find like-minded people to do stuff with outside of work e.g. company band, sponsored cycle rides (company matches sponsorship), weekend hobby coding sessions - I could probably go on...

    Cons

    There's really not that much bad to say about them... - work can sometimes be "bitty" if working on several small projects at once (especially as a tester as opposed to a developer) - as the company is growing pretty rapidly it is starting to become a challenge for it to keep its small company feel - sometimes too much going out (though actually there is never any pressure to do so, but it's hard to say no to lots of free social events!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. Softwire: a small company is great for personal growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Softwire really believes in empowering its staff, and further believes that this is what enables Softwire to deliver the excellent customer service that is their primary objecitve. The work life balance is great with table football, pool and company holidays but also real responsibility and the chance to make a difference.

    Cons

    You have to work in Kentish Town, which is a little way out of the centre. Of course as a plus point, it does mean that employees can afford to live close to where they work.

    Advice to Management

    The processes and methodologies at Softwire are excellent, but sometimes just a little more attention could be paid to communication within the organisation.



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