Bending Spoons Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2020

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  • "You will fastly fall in love with Bending Spoons(in 5 reviews)

  • "No cons, except that people close to you will start to envy you and they will detest you every time you talk about your work(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Nice place to start with many benefits, but also weaknesses"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - relaxed company culture - no strict hierarchy - nice office building - free snacks, lunch and dinner delivered to the office - team building activities

    Cons

    - company culture TOO relaxed sometimes: it feels a lot like a high school with "the cool kids", "the new kids" etc. Many unprofessional relationships between colleagues as well which of course leads to less objectivity in the working environment - some people (not the developers though) have management/leading positions even though they are quite incompetent and unqualified, they do not really know what they are doing and are thus harming the entire team or even the company´s image (eg by straight out embarassing marketing campaigns for other countries) - a general danger: the company should attach more importance to the quality of its products and services than its image and impression on the media/people outside of the company, many projects get cancelled because quality was severly lacking and/or because so-called "managers" just did not listen to their team - give real tasks and a certain kind of responsability to your student helpers, they are just sitting around, ready and willing to help, but you tend to give them nothing to do FOR MONTHS or even refuse to talk to them at all like they belong to a second class of people - the team building activities are not for everyone, but only for selected people (interns, student helpers, or non-permanent employees do not get to participate in everything) - many interns, especially in recruitment, get exploited, they have a significantly higher workload than some full-time employees but have to live with the uncertainty of non-permanent contracts which might or might not be extended - for another contract for only 6 months - the internal feedback system (everyone gives feedback to someone about their colleagues) is a nice idea, but tends to get abused for gossip, childish/ridiculous feedback, or just unfair and never heard before criticism. If someone has a problem, it would make so much more sense to address this directly with your colleagues instead of collecting evidence and complaining to someone else

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    Bending Spoons2020-04-28
  2. "Software Engineering"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bending Spoons full-time

    Pros

    International team, good salary, big projects

    Cons

    Not a significant cons actually

    Bending Spoons2020-03-08
  3. "Not Hired, but a fantastic journey with the team since the beginning"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Milan
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I just went through the application process, but, since the beginning, I felt like part of the Bending Spoons family: all the people are very friendly and ready to support through the process. On the other hand, the assessment is quite long and intense, but in my view is one the best one I ever tried, because it tests all the main aspects of your future role (soft skills, legal skills, project management etc.).

    Cons

    The assessment is quite long (a couple of hours), but is structured very well. So no cons for me

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    Bending Spoons2020-02-17
  4. "Student Helper - Bending Spoons"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Helper in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very casual, energetic and enthusiastic workplace. A very diverse, rich and international community, where everybody is super clever, super friendly and super helpful. The company takes very very good care of its employees.

    Cons

    If you are not careful, the wonderful free food in the workplace can get you to gain a lot of weight!

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    Bending Spoons2020-01-11
  5. "Dream job"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Mobile Software Engineer in Milan
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It is simply impossible to put into words how exceptional it is to work here. Below are just a few points to give you an idea: - Incredibly talented colleagues who are always available to help you and share their knowledge; - Possibility to work on challenging projects with a global diffusion; - Flexible working hours and possibility to work remotely; - Very high attention to the wellness and satisfaction of employees; - Marvellous office in the beating heart of Milan; - Monthly team building activities and annual retreats; - Ideals of total transparency and meritocracy.

    Cons

    No cons, except that people close to you will start to envy you and they will detest you every time you talk about your work.

    Bending Spoons2020-01-08
  6. "It's exactly like on the website!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great culture - Smart and nice colleagues - Annual retreats in exotic locations - Transparency & fairness - Challenging projects - Good tech stack - Amazing offices with free food

    Cons

    There is a lot of work, sometimes it is difficult to find a good work/life balance. Note that nobody forces you to work long hours, but it is easy to do it anyway.

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    Bending Spoons2019-12-25
  7. "Perfect job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, young environment, retreats

    Cons

    So far nothing ! !

    Bending Spoons2019-12-24
  8. "It was hard to enter but it is worth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Employee in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You work for a common goal, shared with your friends. When you see the website you think it is all fake, but the truth that it is all true. This is a very special place to work.

    Cons

    I can not find them

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    Bending Spoons2019-12-23
  9. "Best place to work in Italy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time

    Pros

    The salaries are very high for the Italian standard. There are a lot of benefits and the possibility to work from remote.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work more than eight hours

    Bending Spoons2019-12-23
  10. "Best place to work EVER!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * Can contribute to products that are used by millions of people. * Incredible office * Yearly retreats * Great colleagues * Young and free environment * Free Food!

    Cons

    It is not a cons, but everyone it's expecting a lot from you, so be prepared to work hard like everyone else

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    Bending Spoons2019-12-23
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