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  1. "to be taken into consideration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at APIS IT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well established on internal market

    Cons

    No access to external markets


  2. "Good luck - you'll need it :)"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at APIS IT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - laid back and fun atmosphere among fellow programmers
    - some interesting, meaningful projects
    - chance to learn good and spot bad practices
    - chance to understand challenges in large projects
    - quiet working conditions
    - no pressure to perform and be on your toes

    Cons

    - no incentive to perform well
    - totally chaotic work environment
    - unreasonable deadlines imposed by clients, approved by management
    - poor time management
    - no methodology or professional standards in working practice
    - no code review
    - many peers disinterested in their work
    - laughable token review system whose only purpose is to exist (and depress workers)
    - no-backbone management
    - tons of red tape
    - very rigid and formal hierarchy
    - bad communication practices
    - lots of political games
    - dreary overall atmosphere
    - meaningless and depressing rules and regulations
    - stringent attendance policy
    - introducing new technologies is a burden
    - maintenance of old, massive, monolithic applications
    - no signs of improvement
    - the Peter principle (google it) and years of service guide promotion policy

    Advice to Management

    Go home and let someone who knows a thing or two about software development, leadership or running a company have a try. Also, stop driving away core employees - it's generally considered to be bad for business.

  3. "Great place to start a career and develop professional skills."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at APIS IT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large IT projects, a great opportunity for learning cutting-edge technologies, modern development process, a pleasant working atmosphere, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Below-average wages, too much bureaucracy and politics, it is difficult to get a promotion, business analysts are often incompetent and deliver an incomplete specification.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in quality people and try to keep them. It is often the case that once a company invests significant resources in individual same goes because of low wages. Developers and generally people from development should be more valued because they often bear the greatest burden on projects.


  4. "The job interview focus on previous IT skills"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Zagreb (Croatia)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, working on large IT projects, respect in IT industry, mainly IBM based hardware and software, working with smart people.

    Cons

    Not so good salary, limited ability for career development, some department are preferred in context of payed education. Some people do not want to share their knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Make fair salary system, clear rules about education, promotions. Some people do not work hard enough, try to invest more in people.