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Bending Spoons Reviews

Updated February 5, 2019
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great people and great challenges"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Milan (Italy)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - A team of exceptional people both from the human and technical point of view.
    - Great challenges
    - Responsibility and full trust from day 0

    Cons

    Not any, really. But since I have to put more than five words I'd say that I'd rather build rockets or save the planet from fossil fuel and plastic pollution than developing apps, and this is the only thing that could make me happier here ;)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milan (Italy)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People inspire you. Everyone is amazing, and the founders are LEADERS, not "bosses". They are the most hard working among everyone, and you can't help but feel inspired by their vision and view of the world.

    Cons

    It does get a bit overwhelming. Working side by side with such amazing people is great, but it does put a pressure on you. You do feel like you make the difference in the products, but you also have a lot of responsibility which kinda puts you under pressure at times, but that's just fair.

  3. "Best Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IOS Engineer in Milano (Italy)
    Current Employee - IOS Engineer in Milano (Italy)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work space
    Bright people to work with
    Tasks always challenging and interesting
    Personal Growth is fostered by the company
    Very good Salary and Benefits

    Cons

    There aren't really bad things to work here. We are cuddled and nurtured, with actual possibility to grow and develop friends while working.


  4. "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer/Tech Lead in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer/Tech Lead in Milan (Italy)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment where you can grow a lot, compensation above the market average, yearly retreats and monthly team activities.

    Cons

    No real cons besides it's a demanding place to work.


  5. "Best company in Italy, by far"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people, you can learn a lot everyday
    - Competitive salary and generous stock-options plan
    - Responsibility from the get go and full transparency
    - Cool office

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "have no words to describe how wonderful the company is"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Too Good to BE Real
    Current Employee - Too Good to BE Real
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time

    Pros

    the management is awesome;
    we are all striving to do our best, so you really feel your job has a sense;
    we're doing great from Italy, not easy but so rewarding;
    international team;
    smart colleagues. Really, smart colleagues!
    remote working whenever you want.

    Cons

    not sure it's a cons, but it's a very demanding place, you have to give 100% and it's not a job like another. There are high expectations on you.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Out-of-the-ordinary place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time

    Pros

    - Quality of the work that gets done every day and of the people that surround you
    - Incredible culture, team spirit, kind people that care
    - Benefits of all types, including a wonderful office, extraordinary facilities, and exotic retreats

    Cons

    Such a place demands that you give 110% at all times (not in terms of hours, but rather effort and commitment). No slowing down, ever, but it's also part of what makes it great

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and culture, even as we grow to an ever larger number of people

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Most amazing company I have ever worked for"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Milan (Italy)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -ownership, responsibility and trust from day 1 .
    -flexibility, not just in work/life balance but also as work exploration. Any idea is considered, discussed and can be taken into your own hands.
    -Tribe, everyone here works hard but also supports one another, retreats and team-building activities are just superb.

    Cons

    -Honestly, there are no cons I can think of. This place will ask a lot from you in terms of time, effort, responsibility etc (as any successful place will), but it will also give back A LOT MORE than you can imagine.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep it up like this, especially as we move towards a more bigger company and future.
    P.S. don't let those bad reviews (ie "Glassdoor comments are fake") get you down, there will always be #haters - I guess it is just too good to believe it's really true.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Thriving in excellence"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work on new and challenging problems.
    Great team of smart and nice people.
    Great objectives and vision.
    Great company colture and partnership policy.

    Cons

    None, in my humble opinion.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Best job ever!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bending Spoons full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very nice and smart colleagues
    - You can freely express any opinion on any matter
    - No finger pointing when something goes wrong, just a lot of hard work to get things fixed
    - Yearly retreat to incredible places
    - Free Food!
    - Super cool office in a super cool area of the city
    - Very cute office dog
    - Board Games, Karaoke Nights and Yoga classes happening at the office
    - No dress code or any rule about clothing
    - Latest devices and headphones are given to all employees
    - Meritocracy for real

    Cons

    Your friends will hate you when you talk about how cool is your job