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Pros
  • "The work environment is very warm and youthful(in 19 reviews)

  • "Respect for work schedules, distributed workload in the team, good work environment, competitive salary(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "During the recent years, multiple changes in the senior management team had cause instability that could be a bit concerning(in 23 reviews)

  • "Is the senior management team a comprehensively stacked team(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Consider thoroughly before accepting the job offer

      Jan 16, 2022 - Software Engineer in Amsterdam
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      Pros

      + They have a fancy office in the center of Amsterdam.

      Cons

      - They are paying the average for the market, and perks are just average. - I know it is not their mistake that this pandemic happened, but they handled it poorly. There was no clear communication, some people got laid off, and salary cuts happened. - There are a lot of people leaving the senior management team. - There is a monolith written in PHP. In the interviews, it is advertised that your daily routine will have very few PHP-related tasks. But it is very opposite. So if you are not comfortable with PHP, keep that in your mind. - The hiring bar for the newcomers was high, but it got lower every day. You can't be sure that you are going to work that coworkers, who will competent enough to improve yourself. - In the company, some groups are looked after by directors and managers. They are free to do whatever they do, and even it is clear that it doesn't make sense. Management will cover their mistakes and won't be blamed for anything. If you make compromises and say yes to everything, you might join these groups. If you are in these groups, your life in the company will be joyful. - Because of these groups, it is tough to introduce fitting technical solutions. Either because of their ego or poor technical skills, they will reject good ideas; since they have support, they will suppress you. - During the promotion period, I saw that even technical promotions are done based on company politics. So they promote people that have poor technical skills to have control over people.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Lots of fun so far :D

      Jan 4, 2022 - Principal Talent Acquisition Partner in London, England
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      Pros

      - I love that they have a plan, left my last role after only a short tenure due to a lack of direction - Very happy the management have high empathy, certainly in the TA and HR domains. Who doesn't want to feel unique and appreciate (felt this very early on - it's something I value highly, recruitment after all is never an easy role). - Active HR agenda, salary reviews, performance reviews, lots of high engagement activities for the employees, promotion of mental wellbeing, beat enrichment days and employee surveys being taken seriously. - Strong company position in core markets, makes the environment feel performant and purposeful, the product is exciting, this makes it fun to recruit for the business, cool product, great culture and sustainability at the core!

      Cons

      - Non so far, usual challenges of trying to recruit best talent in a tough market :)

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A lot has changed in Beat and continues to change for the better

      Dec 6, 2021 - Data Scientist 
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      Pros

      - Flexible & fully remote working - Top of the range salaries for 2nd tier Europe-based companies (1st tier being European HQs of FAANGM) - Good work life balance - Interesting work (don't expect the most innovative work, but do expect use of the latest tools and technologies and interesting engineering challenges) - Good calibre of colleagues (at least wrt new hires, some "old-timers" have overstayed their welcome and are holding the company back by sticking to old maxims and being reluctant to change) - An open culture of admitting issues and problems and openly discussing about them and potential solutions. There genuinely is a lot of willingness and momentum to move to better ways of working and do better! - A refreshing absence of much internal politics

      Cons

      - Very lackluster leadership team, accompanied by very high attrition at leadership roles (though I'd say attrition is a good thing, an opportunity to bring in more skilled leaders and fresh ideas in) - Lots of accumulated tech debt. This is being addressed but in the interim do expect to face a lot of blockers and have to work around it, while the relevant teams migrate / fix and improve the underlying solutions.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      My happy place

      Jan 5, 2022 - Workplace Associate in Santiago
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      Pros

      People are always willing to help. You blink and everything changes, it is a constant challenge, a constant growth.

      Cons

      Some processes should be less complicated

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Innovative and fast-paced environment!

      Dec 31, 2021 - Consumer Insights Intern in Santiago
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      Pros

      Working at Beat was eye-opening and fun. Would recommend it to young people looking for a good challenge.

      Cons

      Nothing to say, I really enjoyed my journey with Beat!

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great environment

      Jan 4, 2022 - Office Manager 
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      Pros

      Great working environment with respectful treatment to employees and many benefits.

      Cons

      No significant cons to mention

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great People, Great Projects

      Nov 20, 2021 - Ops Manager in Bogotá, Bogota
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will be working with world-class peers, all striving to make an impact in mobility. Projects are very interesting. There is a lot of growth opportunity.

      Cons

      It may be difficult to adapt, as the pace is fast and you will have to be very self reliant. There won't be someone always telling you what to do, you need to be able to identify how to make an impact.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Culture

      Nov 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam
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      Pros

      The most positive aspect in Beat is the People and Culture. Everyone is open and always ready to help you. Continues feedback is the other positive aspect here. I have One on One meetings with my manager every week. We share our feedbacks and we set a set of actions for each meeting. In general I feel like a human and not like a "resource".

      Cons

      Too much changes in the higher levels of management

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Enjoying the ride

      Dec 9, 2021 - Senior Art Director/Designer in Athens, Attica
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall I think it is very soon to have a solid opinion about pros and cons but for the moment what I have to say is: Great teamwork, perfect workspace, new technologies, hybrid workspace model, working hours, food at low cost,

      Cons

      Too many calls that distract you from your work, a bit conservative in creative ideas, but not sure yet, newcomers have to discover many things on their own.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Environment with Great Opportunities to Grow

      Nov 25, 2021 - Senior Data Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      they are working on cutting edge projects

      Cons

      there is a slow career development

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    Beat has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 316 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Beat to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 10% over the last 12 months.

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