- Former Intern, less than 1 year★★★★★
Great people, interesting projectsJul 1, 2021 - Software Developer, Intern in Stokesley, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
A very lively workplace full of interesting projects, great people and a great work culture. As an intern, you are placed on a live project team and given real responsibilities, which is satisfying. Project teams are relatively small, so each member has to understand the project as a whole - you don't feel like one small cog in a large machine. The work culture is fantastic. There is a pretty flat hierarchy so communication is efficient within the company. You are expected to work hard but not in excess. Employees organise group activities for dozens of hobbies, and there are recreational facilities onsite too, including a climbing wall, gym and squash court. The company also is fully supportive of engineering/maker side projects and offers its facilities for such endeavours.
As a software developer, you likely won't be working with a large team of other software developers on a project, so you have to be prepared to work through problems on your own. This suits some people more than others. The Stokesley office location is awkward and best reached with a car, either your own or through a car-share.
Other Employee Reviews
- Current Employee★★★★★
A unique place to work where good engineers can thriveMar 12, 2023 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Open culture allows contribution anywhere in the business without being constrained by specific job titles. A strong structure helps to know who is responsible for each area of the business and the culture leads to everyone helping each other.
Those that are not particularly strong (in engineering ability) get some support but are out-performed by more capable staff and this is not the place for them.
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great idea, poorly executedApr 26, 2023 - Engineer in Stokesley, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great modern workspace with scope to work in many areas of the business. The idea of work hard play hard is promoted but rarely possible and is used as a sales gimmick.
Very negative management, managing director who would rather waste time with petty arguments than actually let qualified engineers get on with work. Micro management, stale people who have worked there too long and think they know better than everyone elseContinue reading
Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your experience working with us. We genuinely want to create a space where staff can ‘play hard’. All members of staff have access to our gym, squash court and bouldering wall. As well at the opportunity to play 5-a-side or join in yoga at subsidised rates, to name but a few. We respectfully disagree that it is a 'gimmick' but appreciate we expect these activities to be undertaken outside of when you are working so might not be for you if you have commitments elsewhere. We foster a very open approach when it come to management. All members of staff have access and are encouraged to engage with each other. The MD is not unapproachable or hidden away in an office and if you have questions, thoughts or ideas you can discuss these. Yes, opinions can differ from time to time, one of the quirks of having a building full of engineers. We wish you all the best in your next position. Go well.
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