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Avaloq Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated Mar 21, 2020

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Avaloq Group Chief Executive Officer Jürg Hunziker
Jürg Hunziker
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great workplace, work environment(in 13 reviews)

  • "The company tries hard to create a good work-life balance for its employees, despite the longer working hours(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "location of the company is not in the center of zurich(in 5 reviews)

  • "Management is too Swiss Centric(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avaloq full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there is enough space for self development

    Cons

    location of the company is not in the center of zurich

    Avaloq2020-03-21
  2. "Great informal work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely clever colleagues, great product, great culture

    Cons

    Proprietary technology leads to lock in

    Avaloq2020-03-06
  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time

    Pros

    Normal company that does consulting

    Cons

    There seems to be an agile management structure at the moment, where organization changes regularly

    Avaloq2020-03-04
  4. "Overall on the decline and losing its identity"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Zürich
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, excellent commitment & strong work ethic. Growing internationally, meaning many opportunities. Great learning opportunities for graduates and young professionals. Excellent exposure to banking and finance industry. Curiosity, competency and responsibility are valued. Competitive salaries. Good training and certification program. Central office locations.

    Cons

    Loss of culture, through purely financial and bottom line pressures. No desire by management to invest or improve. Manually intensive and repetitive work is tiresome and boring. Old technology stack inhibiting progress and improvements. No clear strategy to gain efficiency through intelligent investment. Financially driven to meet unrealistic objectives without any stakeholder buy-in. Teams are pushed to deliver more but not empowered to do so - translates to long hours and lots of human errors. High churn of staff and difficulty in recruiting high-calibre candidates. Internal mobility or international opportunities take too long. Too many reorganisations leaving instability and uncertainty. People are too busy to do their basic job and everything is continually late. Bonus system demotivates rather than incentivize due to lack of transparency. All processes and procedures are pinned to the knowledge and ability of a few key individuals. To many managers and not enough leaders.

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    Avaloq2020-02-14
  5. "The Company is in Transition"

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    Current Employee - Technical Business Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company has a solid foundation and big clients They seem to be level headed trying to see in to the next phase of the business

    Cons

    Work on client site instead of in the Avaloq office (this was not explained in the interview process) Steep learning curve with little to no guidance Assumption that everyone is the same and therefore everyone goes through the same process of progression regardless of skill or previous experience

    Avaloq2020-02-10
  6. "average"

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    Current Employee - Copier Service Technician in Zürich
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    health insurance/ retirement plan / phone

    Cons

    management and org change each 6 months

    Avaloq2020-02-05
  7. "Avaloq"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great workplace, work environment Great community

    Cons

    Hard to step forward Confusing development environment

    Avaloq2020-01-27
  8. "Lousy company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, clean office. Nothing else

    Cons

    1. Superficial management. They only tell us positive news. Most of which never materialise at the end of the day. 2. Only one major client. Lose that client, and it's fubar.. 3. No new business for financial year 2019 in Singapore office. 4. Constant top management changes 5. Hire and fire policy

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    Avaloq2020-02-11
  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Communications, Finance and Administration Manager 

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel fair card, bonuses, free bike rent

    Cons

    High hierarchy, difficult to work with other teams

    Avaloq2020-01-08
  10. "Nice work-life balance, friendly helpful people"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaloq full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A real attempt at a "family" feeling Genuinely helpful welcoming people No apparent ego-driven backbiting No pressure to work after hours

    Cons

    None so far! But I'm still new to the company.

    Avaloq2019-11-25
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