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"OK. Just."

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Abingdon, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Abingdon, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Sophos full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Very good work life balance.
Most colleagues care and are very helpful.
Subsidised lunch (used to be top notch. now (sub?) standard canteen fare) and free buns and coffee.
Excellent surrounds for a luchtime walk/jog.
Lots of good people so you can learn a lot if you're starting out in your career.

Cons

Dreadful pay rises. In real terms your salary decreases most years.
Legal minimum benefits e.g. pensions, holidays, paternity leave etc.
Excessive layers of management which try to justify themselves to the detriment of the company.
Not particularly flexible.

Advice to Management

Lose some weight. Get some focus.
Take a history lesson from CA before contemplating off-shoring.

Other Employee Reviews for Sophos

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager in Sophos"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sophos full-time

    Pros

    Was a good company to work for, but changed after a few re-orgs.

    Cons

    no longer work for great products, just for the profit.

    Advice to Management

    Great products will bring great profit automatically.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Abingdon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Abingdon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really friendly place to work. Surrounded by passionate capable people. Some good small touches that show company care about employee e.g. free fruit and pastry's. Great company culture and good vision for the future. All in all much better than any other company I have worked for.

    Cons

    Company has experienced rapid growth in recent years and as a result investment in systems has not maintained pace. Although this happens in any medium size business that grows rapidly.

    Many longer serving employees still see the company as a small local company rather than a medium size global business; this holds things back.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in systems. Need to invest more in developing leadership capability from within rather than hiring it external. Good vision and strategy. Keep up the good work.

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