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"New leadership is great, Engineering Focus is back"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Current Employee - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Life changing services and world class technology teams. On the cutting edge.

Cons

Chaotic and missing internal operational systems (HR, Finance, IT). But improving..

Advice to Management

Invest in the people and the technical parts.. the rest will come.

Other Employee Reviews for Skype

  1. Helpful (1)

    "When chaos is not such a good thing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment when I first started was really good and the company thought about it's people. The free breakfasts and lunches were good and "beer o'clock" was really great!

    Cons

    With the recent changes the company has lost it's 'disruptive and fun' nature and now is just disruptive, and not in a good sense. Too much politics, double standards and unfair processes, particularly in the one team where it counts most!

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the focus on people, the caring family nature. If you focus more on your people and what motivates them, maybe you will see people's "discretionary effort" rise. Remember it's the people that make the products. Too much distrust and lack of cultural respect exists in what used to be a "family-feel" company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, nice people and lots of challenges included"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Skype is a great product and it is exciting to be able to shape a product that millions of people all over the world use every day to stay in touch and communicate. It is a challenge to have such wide variety of users, both in terms of their communication needs and their cultural background.
    The working environment is relaxed and informal and it's possible to work remotely if it's necessary. Colleagues are smart and nice and it's fun to work with people from many different countries. The office has a really nice cafeteria / chill-out area with a kitchen and comfy sofas.

    Cons

    As the company is still young and growing fast at the same time, the processes in place are not sometimes not ideal and it can be frustrating when things keep changing throughout a project.
    But at the same time that's a challenge as there is still room to improve how we work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on improving our internal processes to develop and deliver a great product for our users.

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