Glispa - Stay away | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glispa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Cakes, cookies, free food that the startup normally provides. - Some very talented employees (both business and tech sides) developed high quality solutions, but they are all gone. The poor quality legacy solutions are still alive for already many years. So it enables you to learn the beauty of the high quality by using the legacy with pain. - The company does marketing itself very frequently in many places although...

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    Cons

    Management treats employees as enemy and they are not transparent to the employees at all. They will tell you something completely different than what they are planning to, and you will figure it out after several months. Either what you work on will completely not be used meanwhile they already know it, or they claim it in public that they emphasis on this project but at the same time they plan to remove this project

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent to your employees. Find a real vision of the company, as there is none.

    Glispa2019-03-28

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Very entrepreneurial, great global culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glispa

    Pros

    gispa has a highly diverse team and stellar, focused management. If you thrive in a high growth environment and a place that honors multiple nationalities, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Global offices with HQ in Berlin, therefore fiscally conservative.

    Advice to Management

    "Americanize" benefits program.

    Glispa2015-06-29
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great individuals, less than great management"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Glispa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Friendly atmosphere and camaraderie among highly skilled professionals with great work ethic that care for their craft - Freedom to use the latest and greatest technologies to tackle technically challenging problems - Mostly flat structure with not much politics, at least within the Athens office (less so in the company as a whole) - Central easily accessible location, flexible schedule, low pressure environment...

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    Cons

    - Several large strategy and management changes over the years (restructures, acquisitions, etc), leading to uncertaintly, lack of focus and low morale - Occasional, if not frequent, friction among teams in remote locations, "us vs them" mentality and toxicity - Non-trivial amounts of technical debt, mostly due to inherited codebases from remote teams & acquisitions - The company has slowly drifted away from...

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    Glispa2019-03-17

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