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Updated Jun 15, 2021

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2.8
47%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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Circles.Life Co-Founder Rameez Ansar
Rameez Ansar
100 Ratings
Pros
  • "work environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "nothing except free snacks and mobile bill reimbursement(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "In this hectic period, the Work/Life Balance is something that needs to be taking care carefully(in 20 reviews)

  • "To their credit, it did indeed change the telco scene in Singapore(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Pre Covid

      Mar 2, 2021 - Senior Software Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Heti is amazing, what he wants to accomplish, is the way to go

      Cons

      Founders do not allow the people they hire to work, it's waterfall, micromanaged.

      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall positive, but your individual experience may vary

      Jun 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      + Plenty of opportunity to step up, do some of the best work of your career + Company vision & performance is solid, going global in a major way + Founders make an effort to get things right

      Cons

      - Working level & even middle to top management crunch can be brutal at times - Things move fast so there's a catch-22 where teams must press forward leaving no time to fix long standing problems that would let them move faster or destroy morale less - Day by day pains e.g. tech debt & menial work on non-tech side grind many down, especially some of the best people who get more to do just since they can do more better

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      High risk, high returns

      Apr 23, 2021 - Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Business model - SAAS: Carving out a category, first in the world - Hyper-growth - Rough waters (a Pro or a Con depending on personal aspirations) Hyper-growth - Huge improvement plans in engineering - Extreme space to learn and contribute Culture - Learning from mistakes is a big thing - Relatively flat vs traditional enterprise/telcos Engineering - Leadership has the capability and posture to move us forward

      Cons

      - Rough waters is a Pro/Con depending on personal aspirations. Not everyone will be a fit.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A growing start-up that comes with the joys and pains

      Jun 1, 2021 - Product Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of autonomy if you are driven, the sky is the limit. Plenty of opportunities are out there for grabbing if you can take the lead. Even interns can drive impactful projects.

      Cons

      A lot of manual work, fire fighting on fixing bugs, lack of strong engineering support.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to learn and grow.

      May 6, 2021 - Product Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Circus life is a great place to learn and grow. You can get a lot of responsibilities at a very short period of time. The company is expanding fast and the new SaaS business has a lot of potential. The new engineering org is great and we are solving some real problems in the Telco world. I'm learning a lot and and I can see there is a lot of opportunity for learning in the near medium and long term.

      Cons

      This will not be your 9 to 6:00 job but work life balance is respected by the management.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A vicious cycle(circle)

      Jun 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in Bangalore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      None at all except maybe some events that are celebrated with cakes and drinks

      Cons

      -Distrust -Lack of transparency -Best practices is no practices -Work without respect of boundaries -Segregated people with some pockets of happiness in some departments but mostly hate their jobs -Challenges are set not to challenge but as marketing gimmicks to staff

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great intentions, lost in execution

      Apr 25, 2021 - Creative Designer in Manila, Manila, Manila
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Everyone is aspirational & no growth and dream is considered too big and impossible

      Cons

      Too many, contending leads upstairs & does not provide timelines for replacement all the crucial rank and file employees that exit, burning out the remaining full-time resource. Freelancer & intern dependent. Wants big impact but does not put in the budget.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst Politics

      May 17, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Mobile bill reimbursement for both employee and dependents Free snacks.

      Cons

      For most of the people working here think only mobile app is important and everything else is secondary. They call themselves a "digital telco" but they care nothing about being telco and their digital meaning is only mobile app. No recognition for good hard work. Only people who are capable enough to play politics can survive and get recognised. Plans change every month and the company OKR is never aligned with engineering OKR which is ridiculous. They say all green when it comes to showcasing individual department achievements but when it comes to bonus, it's all red for company achievements. They also run a scam called space explorer program which you can become if you are good in politics

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      9 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Terrible company with no ethics

      Apr 11, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nothing as such part from free snacks

      Cons

      No work-life balance. Treat employees as if they are slaves. Ruin your peace of mind. I have done a major mistake in my life that I joined this company. Terrible and double-faced CTO, you should never believe this company. This company hires mostly from countries like India for cheap labour. Indians are so fascinated about working outside of countries like Singapore, the US, UK etc. This company takes advantage of that mindset. Get them in lesser salary and treat them as if they are slaves. Be aware of this company if you ever care about your career. Please don't overlook these negative reviews. I have overlooked them and bearing consequences now.

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      23 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Salary review

      May 31, 2021 - Operation Associate in Taipei
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      colleagues and environment are great.

      Cons

      Promoted is not easy in this company

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