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Collabora Software Engineer Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "A good open source consultancy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competent co-workers, great and diverse tasks.

    As a consultancy Collaboras interests are well aligned with its consultants when it comes to marketing and making a name for both.

    Very flat management, which suits me, but perhaps not everyone.

    Cons

    Salary increases are tied to title bumps, which means no implied yearly increase.

    Advice to Management

    Rework compensation structure.

    Collabora Response

    Jul 28, 2017 – People Operations Assistant

    We take great care in annual salary reviews. Among other factors, adjustments are related to salary benchmarks, inflation, company and individual performance.


  2. "Good place to work in open source"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company so it's very easy to make a nice reputation for yourself if you are polite and helpful. Loads of resources available, free laptop (lenovo thinkpads mostly), wiki pages to get you started quickly and mostly management is ok with you learning a bit on the job.

    Cons

    Not working from an office can be a bit daunting, you can sometimes be alone at 3am trying your best to hit a deadline and running into a brick wall over and over again. Sometimes management can be a bit poor with organization at times depending on the department.

    Advice to Management

    Work on procedure a good bit, have step by step processes where possible and highlight that clearly to all the staff. Examples would be, new joiner, here is the step by step process for management to deal with that specific situation, new project starting up, here is the step by step process for dealing with that situation. They have this already but at times the finer detail isn't there, at the times you see people who aren't the manager taking the reigns because of silly oversights or muddled responsibilities. I did have a good time at the company but there are definite areas to improve.