I have been working at Avaloq full-time (Less than a year)
The company tries hard to create a good work-life balance for its employees, despite the longer working hours. With flexi-time and remote working it's easy to fit work around your schedule. The Edinburgh office is a nice place to work, with adjustable desks, lots of natural light, a roof garden, yoga, free fruit, decent coffee machines and lots of cake. In terms of spending the company is also very generous - a budget for education is allocated to each employee, there are expenses-paid trips to the Zurich office, and any initiative to improve workplace culture is given a fair hearing.
It's not a surprise then that the Edinburgh Office is a happy place to work: everyone is friendly and helpful.
It's difficult to separate from the Zurich office - some things would be better in Edinburgh if more freedom was given.
Advice to Management
Fight for the Edinburgh office to have a little more power.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Avaloq (Sydney (Australia)).
Advertised through external recruiter. Had a one hour conversation over the phone around my skills and experience and why it matched the role. Had a two hour interview with Avaloq (another BA and software lead) which again went over my skills and experience. There was also a 30 minute pop quiz on superannuation. A positive experience overall and very casual . I was called for a second 2 hour interview with the product manager and software lead. Very negative experience as the questions were all focused on delivery manager and iteration manager duties and not so much BA responsibilities. I felt they did not internally themselves know what they were looking for
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