ip.access Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new skills

    Cons

    Redundancies and lack of funds

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good only for small cells

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at ip.access full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only if you want to learn and work into small cell domain. As a small company, you definitely get to do actual code unlike companies where you end up writing periphery support code. Pays well.

    Cons

    Do not look for respect, positive feedback, promotions, good mentors or leaders. There are some people who are good, and you have to be lucky to be in their team. Management communication to employees is not clear and seems like they don't like keeping people informed. Worst part - there is a factor of gender bias here, female employees are not treated equal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to change totally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good technology but poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ip.access full-time

    Pros

    Great technology (femto cell) and some great minds to work with.
    Very good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor management, very poor decision making.
    Minimal information flow between India and UK centres.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall, a good company to work for..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good work culture
    - Very understanding
    - Supportive and encouraging

    Cons

    - Not enough growth opportunites offered

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Exciting technologies, lousy management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is an engineers' company, where you can get your hands on almost any component of today's mobile networks from 2G to 4G. The friendly atmosphere and the free to use coffee machine is another big plus.

    Cons

    The product or feature you work on might get cancelled due to "sudden" financial problems of the company. The upper management dreams revenue curves which rarely happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic, act fast! Don't promise, just deliver what you have already got!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Waste of career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ip.access

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere
    friendly people at levels other than management level

    Cons

    extremely poor pay
    no promotion culture
    no bonuses ever, in the history of the company (whereas the consultant who got me the job promised bonuses)
    upper management may be keeping information from employees which they might need to know
    upper management tries to sell this dream to employees that the company will do extremely well really soon
    products and projects- both are buggy, not thought through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try selling the company off. It has no future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Waste of a year

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really can't see any

    Cons

    No training No process Stupid managers driving the company into the ground with the help of Aricent, sweat shop software factory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be sacked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great place to work in its early years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ip.access full-time

    Pros

    Small company has its advantages of high visibility of roles and access to senior management. Flexbility to move around withing the company was also good.

    Cons

    Became a top heavy company as time went along and lost interest in career building of staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the grass roots, forget about over managing the company. Hire more engineers rather than managers and cosultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    not the best

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Camberley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Camberley, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access

    Pros

    great coffee machine
    some difficult problems to solve

    Cons

    some how the most complex solution is always selected

    Doesn't Recommend

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