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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great fun but bad engineering"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time

    Pros

    Generous bonus Very flexible working hours Good company outings and events Freedom and autonomy in your work

    Cons

    Lack of engineering rigour (CI/Tests) Large messy codebase without test coverage Hacking around on production systems is the usual workflow Many employees are not open to suggestions for improvement

    Advice to Management

    Need more experienced technical leadership.

    Gambit Research2016-12-09

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern, I was given the opportunity to work here as a first year. That alone is a green flag, most other employers simply wipe your CV out through filtering programs. Shows they do truly value the individual, and the skills you provide. The interview process was somewhat difficult, especially the Codility, but the on site interviews were pleasant and staff are very acommodating. Actually working at the... company is amazing, flexible hours, good pay, and interesting, thought provoking work. Starting off is difficult, there's a lot of terminology that hits you in the face, but once you absorb it, working is actually fun, knowing the goals you are working towards. Starting off as an intern, the beginning was quite shaky as the tech lead was the only person who had experience in the sector of the project I was working in. However, constantly harrassing my mentors helped me get up to speed, and they did their best to help me along the way, I'd honestly get annoyed if I were in their position from the amount of questions I asked. The atmosphere is great, everybody seems willing to help, if you're willing to learn, and you genuinely feel valued as a team member. It also helps that everybody who works there is extremely intelligent. I felt like I learnt an astronomical amount during my internship. Exposed to loads of technologies I had previously avoided, and are quite fond of now. Also, chef comes in twice a week and there's plenty of snacks and things to nibble on!

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    Cons

    I guess if I'm really pushed for something, the initial orientation, first 3 days-ish could have been more rigorous...there was a lot of 'discovering things along the way' which probably should have been explained, but then again there is a boat load of things to go through so I can't exactly blame them.

    Gambit Research2019-09-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've been working at Gambit Research for 6 months and love it. There are flexible working hours meaning you can start your day whenever you like. Holidays are generous (25 days +some extras at christmas), there are training budgets and days off for conferences/ learning etc. And most importantly the work is interesting and challenging. It's a really great place to work

    Cons

    Honestly none - best place I've worked.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

    Gambit Research2019-08-20

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