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OutSystems Overview

Boston, MA
501 to 1000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
OutSystems is the number one low-code platform for rapid application development.

Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the platform to help organizations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. With ... Read more

Mission: OutSystems was born because we questioned how apps were developed, and then we created a new way. Our mission was to enable companies to react much more quickly to the evolving world, providing them with the flexibility needed for success.

By changing how ... Read more

Company Updates

  • What does it mean to excel at OutSystems?
    In this blog post about the seventh big rule in our small culture book, Senior Account Executive Jeff Piszczek shares his definition and how it applies to sales.
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    The Culture Book - Part 7: The Excel Rule

    What does it mean to excel at OutSystems? In this blog post about the seventh big rule in our small culture book, Senior Account Executive Jeff Piszczek shares his definition and how it applies to sales.

  • Communication is much more than being able to say things well.
    In this blog post, Robert Neri, OutSystems Director of Success Assurance, shares the meaning of the sixth rule in the Small Book of a Few Big Rules and his tips for how to communicate to be understood.
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    The Culture Book: The Communicate to Be Understood Rule

    Communication is much more than being able to say things well. In this blog post, Robert Neri, OutSystems Director of Success Assurance, shares the meaning of the sixth rule in the Small Book of a Few Big Rules and his tips for how to communicate to be understood.

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OutSystems – Why Work For Us?


If you want to eliminate monotonous work and you enjoy a challenge, OutSystems is the place for you. From engineering and services to marketing and sales, from people operations to finance, we offer the opportunity to question the status quo and come up with innovative answers. In fact, that’s one of the core rules of the OutSystems company culture. Encouraging alternative solutions is what helps us come up with new paths to success.

Our aim is to simplify and accelerate software development so developers don’t have to waste time with boring, repetitive tasks. We believe their time is better spent on the creative aspects of designing, building, and deploying software. That’s what low-code development is all about—even though there wasn’t a name for it when we brought it to market in 2001.

Looking at situations from a different perspective is in our DNA. As a result, we're tapping into new territories. We’re innovating and doing what no one else has done before in a fast-paced environment. We are profoundly proud of what we do and want to generate the biggest impact in our company, in our market, and on a global scale.  

If you are the type of person who prefers a clear mission and set goals, yet doesn’t like to follow orders without an understanding of where your role fits into the grand scheme, you will feel right at home working with us.

Whether you’re a geek at heart or you’re destined to lead teams toward success, OutSystems is a place for you to grow your career. Here, each collaborator is entitled to create their own career plan, develop their management and technical skills, and encouraged to try new projects and roles.

More than a ladder, we like to look at our career journeys as a subway system that you can hop on, hop off, and change lines. No matter which department you’re in, you’ll find career maps to guide you and show you how your career progression can unfold.

These maps are designed based on your skills, taste, and career goals. If you aim to manage a team, you can follow our management path. But if you’re more of a technical person, you can still grow without sacrificing what you love the most.

In our humble beginning as a five-person company working out of a garage, we established a strong company culture. Now, after growing to more than 1000 employees, our culture is still the soul of OutSystems. But what makes it so special?

Well, our culture rests on four pillars: accountability, autonomy, alignment, and feedback. These lay the foundation of the relationship between colleagues and managers which is supported by empathy, effective collaboration, and space for constructive feedback. And how do we ensure this culture thrives despite our growth, different teams, and geographic expansion?

That’s easy. One of our secrets is our culture book which has a few principles—seven to be exact—that guide the way people are meant to deal with others, with their job, and with our customers. It’s called Small Book of a Few Big Rules, and it has a pretty large impact.

We’ve found that it drives people to be successful at OutSystems. And the proof is in the blog posts: read them right here.

Even if you love your job, there are days you prefer to stay in bed rather than make your daily commute. So if you can add some fun and motivation to your workday, everything gets more exciting. That’s why at OutSystems we invest in a culture based on recognition that comes in two flavors: praise and rewards.

But it’s more than just words. We’ve developed a performance management model called OutPerform that works as a quarterly journey supported by three pillars: goals and alignment, feedback, and recognition.

Here’s how it works: at the beginning of every quarter, each team collaboratively defines their goals for the upcoming months based on direction from the management team. Then, during the quarter, managers and colleagues are encouraged to have weekly feedback meetings to understand what could be tuned and improved to reach those goals. And at the end of the quarter, it’s time to celebrate all the great accomplishments.

We’re proud of having a culture of meritocracy, transparency, and internal balance. If you want to know more about our performance management model, we’ve written a full blog post about it.

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    Haven't had a job I enjoyed this much in a very long time. OutSystems has a tremendous product, effective leadership, and smart people all around driven to make a difference.

    Cons

    Not enough time to do all the things I want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep asking how we can improve.

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OutSystems Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at OutSystems (Atlanta, GA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    They will have you interview with multiple people; Besides HR, with someone from Sales, and another Solution Architect (Sales Engineer), and someone technical to ask technical questions (related to development and database queries) from Portugal (over Skype). In the last step, I had to prepare a presentation and product demo to try to "sell" the OutSystems product (I had to learn as much as can about it over a weekend) to a bunch of OutSystems Salespeople and Solution Architects (Sales Engineers) who acted like a prospect.

    Interview Questions

    • Some coding problem (you were allowed to answer in any programming language you were comfortable with) and a DB Query problem.   Answer Question
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OutSystems Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Cloud Computing Companies To Work For, Forbes, 2018
  • 50 Highest-Rated Private Cloud-Computing Companies to Work For, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Top Rated Rapid Application Development / Low Code Software for 2018, TrustRadius, 2018
  • Portuguese Women in Tech Awards, Portuguese Women in Tech, 2018
  • Best Cloud Computing Companies and CEOs to Work For in 2017, Forbes, 2017
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