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Updated February 17, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blip full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great technical challenge. Paddy Power Betfair technical challenges are at the same level of big players like Netflix, Google or Facebook.
    - Excellent office conditions (lots of food, parking conditions).
    - Relaxed environment

    Cons

    - Delivery Managers are in general very amateur and some of them really incompetent (organic growth or/and coming from roles like software development, quality assurance or technical writing that have no experience at all on managing people and no training provided to fill in the gap)
    - Porto office has too many hierarchy levels, actually more than the rest of the offices.
    - Internal recruiting makes no sense as the person is already selected before the interview round starts.
    - No one really follows the company's defined values.

    Advice to Management

    - Managers could be of better use they invested in people development instead of investing in growing themselves by placing someone reporting to them in a new hierarchy level.
    - Many people have no guidance or well-defined objectives.


  2. "Best Tech company in Portugal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Have the best professionals in the area as colleagues;
    Vanguard technologies in all projects;
    International environment;
    Best perks possible (free food, free daily sports in the office, free telecommunications health insurance, etc)
    Great office centrally located and near Metro and train station;

    Cons

    It is very challenging to manage yourself properly when you have so much freedom, but that it is up to each of us to make it successfully.

  3. "Fantastic working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, rewards, cutting edge tech, work/life balance. The group keeps growing and it’s remarkable how that transformation hasn’t had a more negative impact on the culture.

    Cons

    It’s not perfect, like every other company! But no major downsides for me. This a largely positive company where the negatives are dwarfed by the good stuff. Some may say it’s been better, I’d say it’s awesome as it is.


  4. "Second Home"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Frontend Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Graduate Frontend Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This really feels like our second home. This is a company with people for the people and there is a lot of room to grow. One of the best companies in Portugal, without a doubt.

    Cons

    People retention and carrear progress tends to be very difficult lately.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making people grow to help them create better software


  5. "Good Company to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Blip full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule,
    Office perks(Breakfast, video games, workout classes)
    Work with recent technologies and great working environment

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy to make things work. There is less transparency from top managers to devs. product and management don't organize sometimes.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "BLIP *was* a good company to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fullstack Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Fullstack Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome Devs. Both in knowledge as in personallity; The company does try to hire likeminded developers.

    Cons

    It stops there. Everyone *else* the company hires does not fit into the Developers like-minded hive, and thus it's an all-out war to gain points with your PO, which in turn is trying to gain points with the person on top of him, and so on.

    Also.. Your salary will only raise based on prospected expectation and random "liking bonus points". Have you been kissing butts lately? Welcome to the pay raise group :D

    Advice to Management

    Remove the PO-Proxy system BLIP has going on, The POs @ Portugal are just a soundbox for whatever the PO in England sends, and they do an awfull job at that.


  7. "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tooling Support Engineer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Tooling Support Engineer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blip full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work hard play hard environment, many opportunities to learn from talented developers and a brilliant HR department.

    Cons

    Nothing specific for blip. Software development is a tough industry and strict deadlines and lack of communication between developers and management can lead to unnecessary entropy.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to the the people that develop the products that support the business. Do not isolate the context from business metrics.

  8. "iOS Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IOS Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Former Employee - IOS Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blip full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's difficult to write them all. Almost everything on Blip is a Pro.
    Culture, Kitchen, Nap room, scooters, showers, communities, parties, bonuses, HR/Logistic team are awesome.

    Cons

    They dropped native iOS development in favour of the sluggish mobile web dev.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of some messy delivery managers and product owners that cause entropy and conflicts


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Blip is a great place to evolve"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Blip is a really great place to learn. The community shares in meetings new technologies, work that they have done. People have time for learning and evolve their technical skills, by taking a day just to learn, the ability to go to conferences and also provides online training, etc.

    They value everyone's opinion, I think anyone can step ahead and speak without being ignored. I see managers listening to the engineers opinions when taking really important decisions on a daily basis.

    The culture intrinsic in Blip is very good, and I've never for once regretted to wake up and go to work.

    The company provides food although it pays the food allowance. It also provides teams budget which is awesome, amusements for the people to relax and parties.

    Overall Blip is a great company.

    Cons

    Blip now is a big company, and, of course, with that comes some adversities.
    The development pace is very high and some people may feel over pressed.
    Change is constant and sometimes that is bad.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the Blip's culture is present everyday even though the big growth the company is having.


  10. "Great Place for learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great facilities, people and perks.

    Cons

    Growth is almost an obligation... if you oppose it you you feel it. It's not the best place for career stagnation.


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